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A century later, the story lives on: Human drama on an epic scale—even though the stage was the desolate North Atlantic, and the only audience was the players themselves. In all of maritime...
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The buildup of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has caused quite a stir with the United States and its allies over the past few years. But China hardly has us over a barrel.
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The U.S. military and civilian agencies should collaborate to wage successful counterinsurgency—not battle each other.
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By: Daniel J. Demers
In 1941, a weekend pass in San Francisco and an impetuous sailor’s good intentions erupted into an international incident with Nazi Germany.

From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

Editor's Page
The U.S. Navy has a global mission to project power and protect the sea lines of communication that help keep our economy, and the world’s,...
Now Hear This - Know Your Navy
When a fellow naval officer, a pilot, asked me the following question, I was stunned. “Surface warfare is a community without a mission,...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - We Still Need the Prowler
The U.S. Marine Corps has begun in earnest to divest itself of the EA-6B Prowler and the unique electronic warfare (EW) capabilities of the ICAP III...
From the Deckplates - The Beatings Will Continue until Morale Improves
The recent Military Times report America’s Military: A Force Adrift exposes shockingly low morale in the services. The findings add to those...
Special - The Postwar Years: The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1950–59
Digitizing Proceedings Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed digitizing every issue of Proceedings...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

In Contact

The ‘Perfect Enemy’

William R. Walsh

Armaments & Innovations - The Navy's 'Supershells'

The newer U.S. battleships that fought in World War II had many important gunnery advantages over earlier battleships, such as excellent fire-...

Naval History News

Hunter and Prey from Battle of the Atlantic Discovered

Approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, researchers led by the...

Historic Aircraft - The Hall Contribution

During the 1920s and 1930s scores of aircraft firms around the world developed flying boats for both military and commercial roles. One that was...

From Disaster to Desegregation
Shock waves from the calamitous 1944 explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine resulted in the courts-martial of 50...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Stick Your Neck Out

“Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” -President John Adams If John Adams were a junior officer in the Navy today, his admonition to his...

What to do about the Disappearing Royal Navy…

It is an often quaffed line, ‘British Defence Spending is the 5th largest in the world’ – inferring therefore that everything must be fine. The...

Remember what we are rewarding with LCS to FF

It is always a good time to back up and review where we are with the LCS. Now that we have doubled down on both hulls with their...

On Midrats 11 Jan 15- Episode 262: The fight against malaria with RADM Tim Ziemer, USN (Ret.)

Please join us at 5pm EST, U.S., on Sunday, 11 January 2015, for Midrats Episode 262: The fight against malaria with RADM Tim Ziemer, USN (Ret.)...

The Carrier Debate

“Why is the Naval Academy Museum hosting a debate on the future of aircraft carriers?” It’s a question I was asked earlier this week about the...

Naval History Blog

Bathyscaphe Trieste Overcomes the Challenge of the Deep

  From National Museum of the U.S. Navy On January 23, 1960, bathyscaphe Trieste made history by reaching the bottom of the Challenger Deep...

WNY’s Most Lasting Legacy: Home to Thomas Tingey

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command From Commander-in-Chief of the British Squadron off Newfoundland to architect and...

What is History? And Why Is It Important?

History is a human endeavor. As such, it is complex, inherently limited, and evolving. What has counted as “history” and how “history” has been...

101 Candles: Naval Air Station Pensacola Celebrates a Legacy of Aviation Excellence

  By Hill Goodspeed, National Naval Aviation Museum Before January 20, 1914, when the Navy’s aviation establishment arrived at a recently...

Surface Force in Desert Storm: USS Nicholas Leads a Distributed, Lethal Attack on Enemy Troops

From the Naval History and Heritage Command The Battle of Ad-Dawrah may not have the branding of other naval warfare conflicts, like Midway or...


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Maritime Security Dialogue

Fri, 2015-01-16

  Please join us for a Maritime Security Dialogue, featuring: Admiral Paul Zukunft, USCG Commandant of the U.S. Coast...

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Thu, 2015-01-29

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