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Ships flying American flag, Brest, France, WWI.

Two U.S. Navy sub chasers and an auxiliary fly the American flag in the harbor of Brest, France, circa 1917/18 (NH 121653).

The War Begins



Navy Operations

Allied Cooperation 

  • The American Naval Planning Section London. This is the seventh of seven monographs in a series on the U.S. Navy in World War I. Read an introductory overview from NHHC historian Jon Middaugh and access the original text in the Online Reading Room 
  • "Bayly’s  Navy." In this contribution originally published in 1980 by the Naval Historical Foundation, World War I destroyerman Vice Admiral Walter S. Delany, USN (Ret.), describes Allied escort and antisubmarine operations carried out from the Royal Navy's Queenstown, Ireland, base under the command of Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly, RN, Commander in Chief, Western Approaches

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Published: Tue Nov 02 11:39:33 EDT 2021