Saturday, 8 April 2017

New shore stations policy by US Navy according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1923

An item referred to the Naval and Military Record reporting that the advice board for a new shore stations policy commission presided by admiral Hugh Rodman (1) concluded that the small bases founded in the local defence policy were to be closed as soon as possible. New York, Narragansett bay and Chesapeake bay along the Atlantic coastline and San Francisco bay and Puget Sound along the Pacific coastline were to be maintained. In the [Panama] Canal Zone and at Oahu, Hawaii were new bases to be founded to start with Oahu.

1. Rodman (6 January 1859 Frankfort, Kentucky, USA-7 June 1940 Bethesda. Maryland, USA), served in the US Navy between 1880-1923 ending in the rank of 4 stars admiral.