By C. S. Forester
Notwithstanding the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is the ugliest and least fascinating two-decker within the military and a staff scarcity capacity he needs to recruit 200 and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower understands that by the point Sutherland and her squadron achieve the blockaded Catalonian coast each seaman will do his responsibility. yet with bold raids opposed to the French military and military to be made, it is going to take all Hornblower's seamanship and stewardship to guide a gentle direction to victory and residential. this can be the 6th of 11 books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower
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The next step down was for the Admiralty to accept limitation to two main fleets (1945), a minimum set training into because one fleet to concentrate all tactical would abolish flexibility of outlook and competition. Economics dictated that one fleet be based in Britain and the other abroad but not too far away, which meant the Mediterranean. Similarly, effective training would an escort group (eight ships) and one submarine flotilla (ten craft). However, the HomeFleet would have an extra escort group and 15 more submarines, plus ships for trials and training (two light carriers and three cruisers).
The support convoy or at force could operate either close to the some distance. would provide reconnaissance, and anti-submarine search and strike. War experience showed that two were needed to provide the air support to counter heavy submarine and air attacks. At least one cruiser would be needed to deal with enemy surface raiders or cruisers, and to provide antiaircraft support for the carriers. The support force escorts would hunt down submarines. They would be organized into two four-frigate hunting groups, and a third four-frigate screen for the light carriers to remain when the hunters were Light carriers fighter cover, detached.
Attack ships (and ill adapted to defending A defender must remain continuously on station, against the possibility of a surprise attack; it cannot realistically rely on intelligence or early warning. its 1600 miles away, in mid-Atlantic. Similarly, a bomber which used up its limited stock of weapons early in a patrol could not be relieved (strike) aircraft or modern air-launched anti-ship weapons. The Soviets, however, presented a two-fold threat in the north with fast gun-armed cruisers as well as submarines.
A Ship of the Line (Hornblower, Book 6) by C. S. Forester