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Impact of the General Board of the Navy on Interwar Submarine Design Jeffery K Juergens

Impact of the General Board of the Navy on Interwar Submarine Design

Jeffery K Juergens

Published September 13th 2012
ISBN : 9781249367901
Paperback
146 pages
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The United States submarine force underwent significant improvement between the two world wars. In World War I, United States submarines sank no enemy ships. A little over 20 years later the United States submarine force crippled Japans warMoreThe United States submarine force underwent significant improvement between the two world wars. In World War I, United States submarines sank no enemy ships. A little over 20 years later the United States submarine force crippled Japans war efforts. One of the reasons was that the Navy had developed the Gato class submarine, which was successful independently operating in the vast Pacific Ocean in support of War Plan Orange. The group in the interwar Navy responsible for ship and submarine characteristics was a group of Admirals called the General Board of the Navy. This thesis examined the General Board of the Navys impact on submarine design between World War One and World War Two. Using transcripts of the General Boards meetings, improvements in submarine offensive armament, propulsion, endurance and habitability were examined.