Contributed by Pat Householder
Poem by Richard Voge, LCDR, Naval War College 1942
Battleships are Title B,
That's lesson one in strategy.
They are the backbone of the fleet
Their fighting power can't be beat
They dominate the raging main
While swinging round their anchor chain
And bravely guard your home and mine
While anchored out there all in line.
They fill the Japs with fear and hate
From well inside the Golden Gate
Now Lesson Two in Strategy,
Our Subs and Planes are Title C
Just send them out on any mission
And win the battle by attrition.
Where'er you send the subs and planes
You're bound to chalk up lots of gains
And losses too, but what the hell,
Who cares about their personnel.
For planes are chauffered by young studs
Lieutenant Commanders run the subs.