If the 4th Fleet were comprised entirely of submarines it could not be more mysterious.
was established in 1943, by Admiral Ernest King. Remember, it had been Capt. Ernest King
who in 1923 had proposed distinguished uniform insignia (dolphins were later selected) for U.S. submariners
A few years or ago, Hugo Chavez expressed his concerns that the U.S. was planning to invade Venezuela. Perhaps a war game had even been conducted offshore in his vicinity. The initials for Chavez's concern (invading venezuela), of course are IV, the roman numeral representing 4.
During WW2, the United States 4th Fleet was a major command of the United States Navy in the South Atlantic. The Fourth Fleet waged relentless war against raiders, blockade runners, and submarines in the South Atlantic. In April 1943 Fleet Air Wing 16 transferred from Norfolk to Natal, Brazil, to direct patrol plane antisubmarine operations under the Fourth Fleet in the South Atlantic.
There can be no question that the 4th Fleet would have plans to invade Venezuela, if military action ever became necessary. Nothing is new about it.
Ever heard about a SEAL team that does not officially exist? In which theater did it concentrate
its operations that never took place? Me either.
Prior to 1950, the Fourth Fleet
was allegedly absorbed into the Second Fleet. Was it
? A curious reference to the 4TH FLEET IMAGERY INTERPRETATION UNIT (FIIU) is found here
. Look hard enough and you will even come across Klingon
and Imperial Japanese Navy
But none of that will ever help Hugo Chavez allay his most annoying suspicions. Sleep well, Hugo. We are all going to have to wait and see. The 4th Fleet is silent and strange, like submarines.
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