Naval History Magazine - February 2015

Cover Story
Shock waves from the calamitous 1944 explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine resulted in the courts-martial of 50 black sailors on mutiny charges and a reevaluation of...
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The Pinchpenny Flotilla
The U.S. Navy was a key ingredient to American victory in the 1814–15 New Orleans campaign, despite the naval station...
Ghost Team of Island X
In a prelude to the real contest against the Japanese on Iwo Jima, the 4th Marine Division fielded an all-star football...
On Our Scope

The U.S. sea services emerged from World War II as history’s most powerful naval force. But the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard also changed...

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From Disaster to Desegregation
Shock waves from the calamitous 1944 explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine resulted in the courts-martial of 50...
Change Hastened by Conflict
After making early moves toward racial equality, the Coast Guard lowered barriers to blacks in both the enlisted and...
Memories of Montford Point
In 1942 the Marine Corps began accepting African-Americans into their ranks. Men such as Sergeant Major Edgar R. Huff...
Remembering the Maine in Key West
As they were in life, the sailors who perished in the event that precipitated the Spanish-American War would be welcomed to...
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...

Historic Fleets - 'A Very Large & Capital Frigate'

The clearing weather on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland on 6 June 1776 yielded the sight of several sails, indicating prey. The 32-gun frigate...

Museum Report - A Hidden Gem in Madrid

Spain’s national naval museum, Museo Naval de Madrid, is located in the heart of the tourist district on the Paseo del Prado next to the...

Contributors

Robert L. Allen is adjunct professor (emeritus) of African-American studies and ethnic studies at the University of California,...

Looking Back - The Case of the Proactive PIO

The hour was late, and the television set was replaying an old episode of Perry Mason. The series was based on the fiction of Erle...

Book Reviews

Evans Carlson, Marine Raider: The Man Who Commanded America’s First Special Forces

Duane Schultz. Yardley, PA: Westholme...

Pieces of the Past

Collect ’em, trade ’em with your friends—but...


 
 

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