Since mid-1950, the Navy has increased greatly in size; not only as to ships of the Navy itself but as to ships of the Military Transportation Service as well. Increases have been largely by way of activation of ships of the "moth ball fleet." Relatively few new ships have been added to our active seagoing forces.
Nunn, Ira H.
"Admiralty Law and its Relation to Command at Sea,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 6:
9, Article 2.
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