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Re: Did the WW2 USN suffer from a shortage of heavy cruisers?
Posted by Doug on May 7, 2018, 10:41:04, in reply to "Did the WW2 USN suffer from a shortage of heavy cruisers? "
17 CAs (of 24 authorized) were launched during WW II. 7 were lost during the war.
The changing role of the cruisers during the war made CAs less attractive.
: 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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