By Ron Field
The half performed within the Civil battle (1861-1865) by means of the small Marine Corps of the United and accomplice States is overshadowed via the confrontations of the nice armies. however, the coastal and riverine campaigns have been of actual significance, given the strategic importance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the fight for the Mississippi River. Marines donning blue and gray fought in lots of dramatic activities afloat and ashore – ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This ebook bargains a entire precis of all such battles, illustrated with infrequent early photos, and meticulously researched colour plates detailing the usually vague trivialities of Marine uniforms and kit.
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Later in that year the new ‘D’ Class asdic-fitted destroyers of the 21st flotilla joined the China squadron, giving the Royal Navy, for the first time, an effective A/S capability permanently based in the Far East. Although, superficially, it seems odd to have left the Far East without an A/S capability until 1934, the China squadron was only intended to demonstrate Britain’s continued interest in the region, perhaps quelling the occasional colonial bush fire. It was never meant to stop the advance of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1, p. 278. PRO ADM 167/56, Navy Board Minute 958 of 25 Sept. 1919. Roskill, Naval Policy, Vol. 1, p. 327. Woodward and Rohan Butler, eds, DBFP 1919–1939, 1st series, vi, London, 1956, cited in Arthur Marder, Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy, Strategic Illusions, 1936–1941, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1981, p. 6. PRO CAB 16/109, DRC paper 20, dated 24 Feb. 1934, Foreign Office notes about situation in the Far East. Marder, Old Friends, New Enemies, p. 6. PRO CAB 5/4, CID 176C, 28 July 1922.
49 CONCLUSION In the early post-war years then, there was no readily identifiable submarine threat either to trade or naval units, but there was a general awareness that such a threat could easily develop. The consolidation of the capabilities developed during the war was, therefore, not driven by any particular menace, but by a general need to maintain a core skill. Similarly, there was no need to 23 Copyright © 2003 George Franklin BRITAIN’S ANTI-SUBMARINE CAPABILITY, 1919–1939 prepare for a specific conflict, but it was felt important to pursue the subject at an academic level and to continue scientific research.
American Civil War Marines 1861-65 by Ron Field