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The Fleet the Gods Forgot

For those living in the Asia Pacific region today, the US Seventh Fleet is the epitome of great power projection, replacing that of the British Navy whose presence in Asia was greatly diminished after World War 2. The sheer capability of US naval forces based in Japan is obvious to those fortunate enough to be a guest aboard a visiting aircraft carrier, amphibious landing vessel or destroyer which routinely dock in Hong Kong on friendship visits. 

This lecture was given by HKMM Museum Director Richard Wesley, in 2014 as part of the Museum’s Saturday Talk public programme.