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The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval
Policy, 1900–1953$
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Peter V. Nash

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033679

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033679.001.0001

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World War II

World War II

The Fleet Train Comes of Age

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(p.21) 2 World War II
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The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953
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Peter V. Nash

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0002

This chapter looks at how and why this extremely vital and effective capability was developed for both U.S. and British navies during World War II. It also introduces some of the consequences that would influence future logistic planning. The most crucial component in this newly devised fleet-train model was the science of replenishment at sea, where logistics effectively met the front line. The discussion intends simply to undertake a broad survey of the British contribution but provides some focus on less familiar but still important aspects of how the Royal Navy's logistic effort was transformed during this period.

Keywords:   World War II, logistics, fleet train, U.S. navy, Royal Navy, logistic planning

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