Sunday, December 4, 2016

Patrolling the Seas

Good Morning,
I feel good this morning. Something I learned this past week.. Fact The United States was not in the war prier to December 7, 1941. What I learned was that the United States was building Navel Ships to help Patrol the Atlantic (it was a huge war effort on our part prier to us declaring war on Japan); we were building escort ships to protect ships traveling the Atlantic before the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

Quoted text from

"Roosevelt had pledged the United States to the "good neighbor" policy, transforming the Monroe Doctrine from a unilateral American manifesto into arrangements for mutual action against aggressors. He also sought through neutrality legislation to keep the United States out of the war in Europe, yet at the same time to strengthen nations threatened or attacked. By 1932, due to the continuance of building in the interval by the other Powers the relative naval inferiority of the United States has increased rather than decreased. The Navy recommended a large building program to correct this deficiency. The destroyer force faced the end of the service life for all but five destroyers by the end of 1936, if no new destroyers were laid down. The Board recommended building four 1850-ton destroyers and twenty 1500-ton destroyers in fiscal year 1934, and at least four 1850-ton destroyers again in 1935."

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