USS Carl Vinson transits the Strait of Hormuz.. ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 16, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released) 120216-N-BC134-478
Blohm & Voss shipyards in Hamburg building Type VII-C U-Boats for the German Navy, 1940. Hitler was not a sea person and underestimated the naval arm. Sub production never reached the level that could make a strategic difference in the war despite the German technical expertise in this type of shipbuilding.