United States Navy

The United States Navy in World War II

Allied Submarines in the Pacific

Starting on the day of the Pearl Harbor raid, the US Navy fleet submarines designed in the 1930’s had a standing order: sink whatever you can of the enemy’s military and merchant fleet. Yamamoto had a different standing order for his boats: save your torpedoes and go for the capital ships. Both strategies had very different implications for their navies.

The Battle of the Atlantic, 1943-1945


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