The size of our Navy is at levels not seen since 1916. I will restore our Navy to the size needed to fulfill our missions by building 15 ships per year, including three submarines.Now we are not professional battleship bloggers at Riddled, but in the course of an erratic education I did learn that the arena of naval conflict (at least in 1923) was between the ZZ rays discovered by British boffins and the inimical Ultra-K beams that the Germans had learned to generate.
"Ultra-K" rays may sound like a breakfast cereal but were in fact a form of directable radiation that could destroy ships at distances of hundreds of leagues -- even Ships of the Line, even Dreadnaughts! -- by heating their constituent metals to incandescent temperatures and causing explosives to detonate. They were the EMP weapons and directed X-Ray beams of the day. Able to wipe the Royal Navy off the waves, seemingly the Huns had attained supremacy of the sea.
Interested minds are wondering what will Mitt Romney do to close the Wireless-Waves Gap, and to ensure that the US Navy maintains a strong wooden-ship capability.
secret battleplane" scheme to combat the Zeppelin menace.