Re: Italians Head Toward LCS Concept
Couldn't agree more Chief -- in reading many World War II histories of one kind or another, one thing that really seemed to jumb out was the fact that many of the truly competent sea-going ship commanders in that conflict came up through the small combatents (up to destroyer size). Seems in those days that school of learning produced those whose marlinspike seamanship, navigating, and ship-handling skills were of the best caliber. I like commanders like that..they have better odds of not getting you killed in battle.
Don Boyer, GMT-2,
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
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