CNA’s Five Battleships
You likely recall my post “the 5 Battleships” where I detailed that most of the procurement in warships was going toward modern versions of capital vessels, an amazing 5 of the most expensive and powerful naval vessels ever devised, that often duplicate each other’s function. While reading deep into the Center For Naval Analysis’ “The Navy at a Tipping Point” report, I came across this:
They also commanded more than 50 percent of the capital ships of their time (CVNs, big deck
amphibs, TLAM shooters, SSNs, and SSBNs).
This is in reference to the historical dominant naval powers of Britain, the Netherlands, and Portugal, with their caravels, fluyts, and dreadnoughts.