John R. Pattison’s Sufficiency Project

Project Title:
The Carrier’s Path
Completed during Spring 1999 semester

This paper outlines the progression of aircraft carrier development, in both form and function, from early experiments through World War II.  In doing so, it illustrates the thesis that aircraft carrier development, beginning primarily in Britain, switched to America by World War II.  It also stresses the importance of early British carrier development in the later carrier development of the United States.  Finally, the paper shows that by 1945, carriers were an inseparable part of naval warfare.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Deborah Gray

Contact John Pattison to request a copy