Naval tactics are based upon conditions, the chief causes of which, namely the arms, may change; which in turn causes necessarily a change in the construction of ships, in the manner of handling them, and so finally in the disposition and handling of fleets.—Morogues
Jutland, with its clear-cut lessons, looms so large in naval minds that, so far as the weapons then employed are concerned, we may expect to see an approximate uniformity in the tactics and ship designs of the leading naval powers. New weapons, their employment and the defense against them, consequently form the most promising field for study. Head and shoulders above them all stands the airplane. Since many others have discussed its potentialities, limitations, and tactics, this paper will be devoted to a consideration of the inevitable readjustment. In discussing this problem, we can deal incidentally with other new or augmented menaces: the fleet submarine, gas, coastal motor boats, mines, and plunging fire.
Strategy and Tactics