By Mark Lardas
The ‘Original Six’ frigates have been commissioned by means of the new-born US military at a striking rate of approximately $700,000.
Designed to be mild and quickly, those warships enabled the USA to venture its energy around the globe.
Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the 1st send to be commissioned via the USA Navy.
Alongside stirring debts of engagements in the course of the Barbary Wars, the writer explores the layout and improvement
of those frigates, explaining the shortcomings that resulted in their alternative by means of higher, heavier 44-gun versions by way of 1800.
Packed with modern illustrations folks frigates and their British and French competitors, this ebook follows
the escalation of the naval ‘arms race’ through the 18th century.
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27 Copyright © 2003 George Franklin 2 Organisation THE NAVAL STAFF In order to have any understanding of the process which led to major decisions about capability development, we need to have a sound understanding of the structure of the Naval Staff. 1 Leading the organisation was the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), also known as the First Sea Lord (1SL or simply ‘First’), the professional head of the navy. He was responsible, through the First Lord of the Admiralty, a politician, to the CID and the Cabinet for the running of the Royal Navy.
Those appointments shown as ‘Fleet’ jobs include all postings to surface ships other than ships of 1 A/S, which has been placed in a category of its own as it was an experimental and trials unit rather than a true fighting formation. The fleet appointments were made up of anti-submarine specialists embarked in each of the major fleet flagships as ‘Fleet A/S Officers’, those embarked in the leaders of all asdic-fitted destroyer flotillas, those embarked in asdicfitted cruisers, and those in private ships of the asdic-fitted destroyer flotillas.
Rather, the A/S forces which would protect a fleet should be kept with that fleet in order to develop the instinctive reactions in mutual support that would be so important in battle. It should be borne in mind that the bulk of the fighting strength of the Royal Navy was, throughout the period under consideration, divided between the Atlantic (later Home) Fleet and the Mediterranean Fleet. The Commander-in-Chief of the former was, before the emergence of the German threat, free to concentrate on some rather theoretical studies of the way a future war might be fought.