The redoubtable Phil Ewing of Scoop Deck offers up a bevy of new books exploring traditional small warships, the true destroyers and MGB’s of the war years. Within his comments is a familiar outstanding quote:
One thing you do learn is that then, as now, one of the most effective weapons against a small boat is another small boat. Or ship.
Giving us proven historical lessons, that small warships which provided the antidote to the German U-boat scourge might be what is needed for the modern scourge of piracy, and small boat threats from rogue powers. Forgotten lessons of real combat.