"What We Can Learn from Jackie Fisher"

Ames, Allan T.
May 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2004, Vol. 130 Issue 5, p27
Conference Proceeding
There seems to be something wrong with the U.S. ships today. Vice Admiral David Beatty made the remark after seeing three of his battle cruisers blow up under German shellfire with the loss of some 3,000 souls. Beatty's superior, Admiral John Jellicoe, not only did not make the remark, he was unaware of losses for some time because of Beatty's failure to report them.


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