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Emergence of the Escort Carriers

By Macdonald, Scot

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Title: Emergence of the Escort Carriers  
Author: Macdonald, Scot
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Macdonald, S. (n.d.). Emergence of the Escort Carriers. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt: Toward the end of World War I, Great Britain experimented in converting light cruisers to airplane carriers- notably in HMS Cavendish of 32 knots and about 10,000 tons displacement. But with the signing of the Armistice, the project was abandoned. Despite this, it was a subject of interest in the following years. In 1925, the General Board seriously considered the conversion of cruiser hulls to aircraft carriers. Although treaty limitations restricted the building up of carrier strength, there was sufficient uncommitted construction tonnage to permit the building of more carriers than the U.S. Fleet had. Could this uncommitted tonnage be best employed in building small carriers? The Board’s answer can best be summed up in this excerpt from its report...

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