This document (courtesy of David Dickson, (firstname.lastname@example.org)) describes United States Navy tactical doctrine as of the mid-1930's. Not only is this an important record in its own right, but it is based on the lessons from the First World War as seen by the USN - hence its inclusion here.
1. Red, Blue and Orange refer to the British, American and Japanese Navies respectively.
2. the "General Action" is the term given to a major Fleet battle.
3. "O. T. C." stands for Officer in Tactical Command.
Unfortunately, the quality of the copy used for this transcription wasn't the best. Thus, there are a few places where there is text missing, a few of the diagrams are poor (and 18-20 + 24 missing as well). In the future, it is hoped that these gaps will be filled-in.
An enlargement of each plate can be seen by clicking on the small thumbnail versions, scattered through the text.
Section I - Outline of Discussion
Section II - Preliminary Survey of Employment of Cruisers and Destroyers in the General Action
Section III - Cruisers and Destroyers in Defense of the Battle Line
Section IV - Cruisers and Destroyers Attacking Enemy Battle Line
Section V - Synthesis of Attack and Defense by Cruisers and Destroyers
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