I haven't had a nice intellectual argument with Polish and X recently, so how about this . . . Be it resolved that . . . The only significant naval engagement of World War II in the Atlantic was the U-boat war; all the rest--battleships, cruisers, and all other sea fights--were nothing but a sideshow. If the Germans had possessed even 150 U-boats at the beginning of the war, instead of the roughly 52 they actually had, Germany would have controlled all of Europe, including Great Britain, by mid-1941, and the United States would have concentrated its efforts on Japan after Pearl Harbor, not on Europe. OK, I've packed in plenty of ammo and reenforced my bunker, so fire when ready, Polish!