Post War Conflict: Surface Fleet

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World War Two brought widespread changes within the Royal Navy both in terms of technology and manpower these changes had a huge impact on the post war fleet.

At the end of the World War Two large numbers of men returned to civilian life and the Royal Navy had to pay off many of its warships. Royal Navy began to once more adopt a new role ranging from meeting obligations under new treaties through to covering the numerous guerrilla wars in colonies seeking independence. The most prominent of the new treaties was the North Atlantic Alliance or NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).

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