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SS vs. CV

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HMS Courageous, September 17, 1939, after being torpedoed by U-29.

First in what may be a new series at the National Interest: Submarine vs. Aircraft Carrier!

This article traces the course of the balance of power between aircraft carriers and submarines.  This balance has swayed back and forth across the decades, and remains unsettled. Submarines and aircraft carriers have become the capital ships of the modern naval era, and continue to constitute the decisive element of naval power.

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