Material for Navy Indoctrination courses and written by high ranking Naval officers, this book is enlightening reading for civilians who are interested in clarifying their knowledge of the make-up of our fleet, the functions of the different branches and why the teamwork of surface vessels, submarines and the air arm is an essential factor in our striking force. Stress on magnitude of task in Pacific. Not a book about specific ships or their stories, but a comprehensive picture of all types, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, etc., some historical background, past and present, some analysis of the theory of their function, mission, organization, etc. Tribute to accomplishments, blame placed on public that refused to support demand of officials for ships, naval bases, fortifications. Virtually no space given to staff work, the men behind the forces, the training; this is a book dealing with the actual ships that compose ""Our Navy"".