Accession Number:

ADA218028

Title:

Shipbuilding and the Wilson Administration: The Development of Policy, 1914-1917

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

577.0

Abstract:

This study is based on the official records of the U.S. Shipping Board and Navy, the private papers of leading government officials, and the published papers of President Woodrow Wilson. The narrative reveals the confusion and disputes that hampered the initial efforts of the Wilson Administration to meet the merchant shipping crisis caused by U-boat attacks. Special emphasis is placed on the impracticality of the Shipping Boards plans for building a large fleet of wooden steamers, the personality conflicts that delayed the implementation of a logical merchant ship construction program, and the indecisiveness of President Wilson in dealing with these challenges. EG

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE