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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

  • "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: Fri Jun 14 10:19:01 EDT 2019