Changes in Naval Warfare

From the Washington Naval Treaty to the end of the Second World War.
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tameraire01
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Changes in Naval Warfare

Post by tameraire01 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:04 pm

With the rise of the Aircraft carrier in WW2 could the Battleship/Battlecruiser concept be modified to Fast Escort/Fire Support of Amphibious operations?
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Re: Changes in Naval Warfare

Post by Steve Crandell » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:15 pm

I think that is pretty much what happened, even if there was no "doctrine".

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Re: Changes in Naval Warfare

Post by tameraire01 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:11 pm

I mean as long range cruise missile and SAM platforms?
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Re: Changes in Naval Warfare

Post by Steve Crandell » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:18 am

Try looking at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)

You will see that the USN did that with the Iowa class battleships. By the time they were withdrawn from service for the last time they had a large missile battery, and the Tomahawks were used against Iraq.

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