Author: Stephen K. Stein
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Size: 17.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 255
The career of Washington Irving Chambers spans a formative period in the development of the United States Navy: He entered the Naval Academy in the doldrum years of obsolete, often rotting ships, and left after he had helped like-minded officers convince Congress and the public of the need to adopt a new naval strategy built around a fleet of technologically advanced battleships. He also laid the groundwork for naval aviation and the important role it would play in the modern navy.