Although, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) started the war with a stronger force than the US Navy (USN) in the Pacific, it had virtually no Chance in winning the War in the long run. This becomes very apparent, if you watch the numbers evolving over the course of this video. I put together a chronologically ordered list of ships from the size of “destroyer escorts” upwards that were produced by the United States and the Japanese from December 1941 to September 1945, to give you an idea on how the situation progressed.
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» SOURCES «
H.P. Willmott, The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies, February to June 1942. Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, 2008
Evans, David C.; Peattie, Mark R.: Kaigun – Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY 1887-1941. US Naval Institute Press: United States, 2012.
Parshall, Jonathan B.; Tully, Anthony P.: Shattered Sword. The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Potomac Books: United States, 2007.
Chesneau, Roger; Gardiner; Robert: Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships 1922-1946. Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, 1980
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Overy, Richard: Why the Allies Won. Pimlico: London, UK (2006).
Spector, Ronald H.: Eagle against the Sun. The American War with Japan. Cassell & Co: Cornwall, UK, 2000.
Symonds, Craig L.: World War II at Sea. A Global History. Oxford University Press: New York, 2018
Important source, which I used to validate various numbers – note that I think there IJN submarine numbers early on are wrong: http://www.combinedfleet.com/economic.htm
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