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 Posted: Sat May 30th, 2009 06:25 am
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Regarding the lack of Southern ability to construct a Navy, granted not a condition of cause, but certainly a major contributor to the outcome, there was one major marine construction site in the South. Norfolk possessed the largest naval organization in the U.S. That ships were not built there is due to the need to use the facilities for maintainance without tieing up same. The Scott "Anaconda Plan", honed by John Gross Barnard, took the need to reduce Southern industrial efforts quickly into consideration. The addition of the attack from the Louisiana delta northward was in recognition of increasing industrial capacity in Department Number 1's city of New Orleans.
Shipbuilding in general in the Americas never reached its possible potential until the U.S. Civil War. A controlled dependence on Europe appears to have been maintained.
As the topic of this thread does not appear to have lost any steam I'll fade back into the backgound and read of the causes as they are argued.

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