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Historic Tidbit: "Bloody Ships..." Beatty's second quote more telling...

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"Castles of Steel" by RK Massie

Everyone quotes Beatty's "There is something wrong with our Bloody Ships!", but what he said next, was even more telling!  He's added afterward, "Or with our system!"...  The ships were fine, it's was the system put in place by Admiralty Leadership, like Beatty himself, that caused the deaths of so many sailors...

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Jackie Fisher made a ton of revolutions in the Royal Navy, but the one thing he overlooked was the dogmatic "speak only when spoken to, take action only when ordered" doctrine.

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5 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

Jackie Fisher made a ton of revolutions in the Royal Navy, but the one thing he overlooked was the dogmatic "speak only when spoken to, take action only when ordered" doctrine.

Did the RN ever figure that one out!?!..  After WW2?...

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