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Re: Did the WW2 USN suffer from a shortage of heavy cruisers?
Posted by Russell Prentiss on May 7, 2018, 6:25:01, in reply to "Did the WW2 USN suffer from a shortage of heavy cruisers? "
I think their hay day was the first 8 months of the war. They were replaced by Atlanta type AA cruisers. After 8 months the Battleships were coming back on line with 6 new 16" ships. Followed by the Iowa's. It was all about AA and bombardment later on
: Considering war losses at beginning of war why
: so few heavy cruisers being added to the USN
: WW2 fleet? Was it resources and economy or
: doctrine and tactic change?
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