Before World War II Naval Logistics was more of a theoretical than a practical problem. Logistical support was considered a matter of routine by a majority of the officers of the Navy. In fact, the only logistic problems normally presented were those involved in fleet exercises and winter cruises.
Sweeney, John M.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
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