The Navy's Admiral-To-Ship Ratio, Then And Now

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The US amphibious assualt ship USS Iwo Jima off the Norwegian coast, as part of the naval component of the exercise the high value units such as Iwo Jima are escorted by other warships such as the UK's HMS Northumberland

The US amphibious assualt ship USS Iwo Jima off the Norwegian coast, as part of the naval component of the exercise the high value units such as Iwo Jima are escorted by other warships such as the UK's HMS Northumberland

It has been said before, but as the song says, it bears repeating: “In 1944 there were 256 flags for 6,084 ships; today there are 359 flag officers for 280 ships.”

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