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By C. S. Forester

The 12 months is 1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Horatio Hornblower, a seventeen-year-old boy unschooled in seafaring and the methods of seamen, is ordered to board a French service provider send and take command of staff and load for the distinction of britain. although now not an unqualified luck, this primary naval experience teaches the younger midshipman sufficient to release him on a chain of more and more excellent exploits. This novel-in which younger Horatio will get his sea legs, proves his mettle, and exhibits the makings of the legend he'll become-is the 1st of the 11 swashbuckling Hornblower stories which are this day considered as vintage event tales of the ocean.

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I do not have anything like this scale of forces at my command. and so it would be quite clear what the result of a second Battle of the Atlantic might be" (Briefing. 1981. p. 4). His conclusion is that in times of war the Soviet Navy must at a very early stage be prevented from entering the Atlantic (ibid). Friedman (1979. Ch. 2) argues that both power projection and sea control were major themes in post-war naval development East and West. but he adds that in the mid-fifties. "(t)here was a tacit assumption that wars as that in Korea were special cases.

Equipment. The Egyptian navy now mainly purchases Western European products. We might venture to state that as internat ional spheres of influence are becoming less stable. the THE DEMAND FOR NEW AND USED WARSHIPS IN THE OUTSIDE MARKET, BY TYPE OF VESSEL AND MODE OF PROC~I;rMENT. See Note on Sources and Methods. FIGURE 10: CONVENTIONAL SUBMARINES 100 % FIGURE 11: DESTROYERS, FRIGATES, AND 100 CORVETTES % IMPORTS OF NEW SHIPS o1955-59 1960-64 1965-69 1970-74 1975-79 FIGUHE 12: FAST ATTACK CRAFT 100 0 ~------------------------- 1955-59 1960-64 1965-69 1970-74 1975-79 FIGURE 13: ALL CATEGORIES 100 IMPORTS OF USED VESSELS % IMPORTS OF NEW VESSELS O~--------------------1955-59 1960-64 1965-69 1970-74 1975-79 o L -_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ 195~-59 1960-64 1965-69 1970-74 1975-19 -61- 3 INTERNATIONALISATION OF WARSHIP BUILDING military market is becoming more open.

Helicopters for large and small escorts. and the development of air-defence missiles for point and area defence. and partly from the acceleration of technological innovation. Thus our 1980 data on the weapons of Royal Navy escorts (Wasp (Sea comprise and Slug missiles two Lynx). and Sea (Seacat and generations two Dart). W. helicopters area-defence missiles and two generations of standard point-defence Sea Wolf) These observations. of generations (Tables A9. ll especially the last. raise the question whether rapid technical innovation in naval equipment leads to growing diversity or rather to greater standardisation.

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