The U.S. Navy's task forces: 1–199

  title={The U.S. Navy's task forces: 1–199},
  author={C. Donald Robinson},
  journal={Defense \& Security Analysis},
  pages={109 - 122}
  • C. Robinson
  • Published 2 January 2020
  • History
  • Defense & Security Analysis
ABSTRACT Grouping warships for combat has evolved greatly over the centuries. In the early 1940s, the United States Navy began to group its warships for combat in much more flexible task forces than the previous single-type-of-warship formations. This system has evolved and spread to naval forces ashore but remains fundamentally unchanged. It now covers numbers between 1 to over 1000, of which the most prominent is the first 100 or so which U.S. Navy combat forces use. The numbered fleets… 
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