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01/31/2014
Proceedings Magazine Jan. 2014
A Modular Warship for 2025 | by Capt. Michael Junge
The U.S. Navy has a tradition when it comes to shipbuilding. Two, actually. The first involves building large, technically complex ships. The second is to rapidly build smaller, technically simple ships when war looms on the horizon. From the dawn of the Navy until the end of the battleship era, this latter tradition dominated shipbuilding. With the rise of the aircraft carrier, the ship-launched surface-to-surface missile, and afloat computing, the cost and complexity of ships skyrocketed. 

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