Abstract

Multinational naval operations have become almost routine for western navies, but little is known about how navies came to work together cohesively. This article suggests that the naval cooperation formalized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after World War II had its roots in the wartime experience of the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy (RN), which incorporated the remnants of European navies driven from the continent by Germany. In particular, the article analyzes the RN’s 9th Submarine Flotilla based at Dundee, Scotland (1940– 45), which comprised British, Polish, Free French, Norwegian, and Dutch submarines, for lessons concerning successful multinational naval operations.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7795
Print ISSN
0899-3718
Pages
pp. 1179-1212
Launched on MUSE
2008-10-26
Open Access
No
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