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The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953
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Though completely unsung and commonly left out of battle histories, nothing is more important than the details of logistics and support operations during a military campaign. Without fuel, food, transport, communications, and medical facilities, modern military engagement would be impossible.

Peter Nash compares the methods the British and American navies developed to supply their ships across the vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean during the first part of the twentieth century. He argues that the logistics challenges faced by the navies during World War II were so profound and required such innovative solutions that the outcome was the most radical turning point in the history of mobile logistics support. He shows how the lessons learned during the final campaign against Japan were successfully implemented during the Korean War and transformed the way naval expeditionary force is projected to this day.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Conversion Tables
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Series Foreword
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxiii-xxiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxv-xxxii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxxiii-xxxiv
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  1. 1. Naval Logistics, 1900–1940: Historical Perspective, Political Context
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. World War II: The Fleet Train Comes of Age
  2. pp. 21-46
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  1. 3. Underway Replenishment at Sea (UNREP/RAS)
  2. pp. 47-76
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  1. 4. Postwar Logistics: Turning Practice into Procedure
  2. pp. 77-108
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  1. 5. Fleet Sustainability and Its Effect on Auxiliary Ship Design
  2. pp. 109-134
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  1. 6. Strategic Mobilization: The Case for Reserve Fleets
  2. pp. 135-160
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 161-181
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  1. 7. Fleet Mobility: Tactical Development, 1945–1953
  2. pp. 182-216
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  1. 8. Conclusion
  2. pp. 217-226
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  1. Appendix A. U.S. Naval Train Squadron, 1926
  2. pp. 227-262
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  1. Appendix B. BPF/Fleet Train: Planned and Actual Strengths, 1941–1946
  2. pp. 228-229
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  1. Appendix C. Admiralty Plans (Q) Division, 1944
  2. pp. 230-265
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  1. Appendix D. Pacific Ocean Distances (miles
  2. pp. 231-266
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  1. Appendix E. Task Force 37, BPF, July 13–August 20, 1945
  2. pp. 232-267
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  1. Appendix F. The BPF Fleet Train in the Pacific, December 1944–January 1946
  2. pp. 233-235
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  1. Appendix G. Replenishment Formations, 1946
  2. pp. 236-271
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  1. Appendix H. Royal Navy Cruising Disposition during Replenishment, 1947
  2. pp. 237-272
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  1. Appendix I. Replenishment at Sea Liquids Transfer Rig Comparisons
  2. pp. 238-240
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  1. Appendix J. Replenishment at Sea Solids Transfer Rig Comparisons
  2. pp. 241-242
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  1. Appendix K. USN Logistics Plans Division OP-12, 1944
  2. pp. 243-278
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  1. Appendix L. USN CNO Organization, 1945
  2. pp. 244-279
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  1. Appendix M. USN CNO Logistic Agencies, 1942–1946
  2. pp. 245-280
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  1. Appendix N. USNWC First-Year Logistics Course, 1947–1948
  2. pp. 246-247
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  1. Appendix O. Naval Staff Admiralty, 1949
  2. pp. 248-283
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  1. Appendix P. Naval Staff Admiralty, January 1952
  2. pp. 249-284
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  1. Appendix Q. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1947
  2. pp. 250-285
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  1. Appendix R. RFA Tanker Plan, 1946
  2. pp. 251-286
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  1. Appendix S. Proposed USN Postwar Fleet Dispositions, November 1945
  2. pp. 252-253
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  1. Appendix T. U.S. Navy Force Levels, 1945–1955
  2. pp. 254-289
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  1. Appendix U. RN Naval Estimates: Personnel, Active, and Reserve Fleet Statistics, 1945–1955
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. Appendix V. Royal Navy Fleet Train Deployed during the Korean War
  2. pp. 257-292
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  1. Appendix W. USN Organization Chart for the Operating Forces, 1947
  2. pp. 258-293
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  1. Appendix X. Mobile Logistic Support: Related Doctrine Manuals
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 261-292
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  1. Glossary of Replenishment Terms
  2. pp. 293-294
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 295-312
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-320
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 356-359
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