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Naval History Magazine - April 2015

Cover Story
The sinking of a Japanese submarine off Guadalcanal led to three New Zealanders receiving the U.S. Navy Cross.

For good reason, the Japanese referred to...

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The Marines' Vietnam Commitment
Fifty years ago, Leathernecks led the deluge of American ground-combat troops into South Vietnam and what would prove to be...
The Navy Targets Tokyo
From inception to takeoff, the U.S. Navy played an instrumental role in an April 1942 mission that helped alter the course...
Landing the Troops . . . Across the Rhine
In an unusual assignment hundreds of miles inland, U.S. Navy sailors and their landing craft helped Army forces breach...
Ships of Honor
Six 20th-century U.S. Navy chaplains received the ultimate recognition of their bravery: a namesake warship....
On Our Scope

So far, the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War seems to have slipped under the American public’s radar. That’s sure to change in 2016...

Contributors

Murray Dear, a retired New Zealand banker, regularly contributes articles to New Zealand and Australian naval and nautical...

Armaments & Innovations - Continuous-Aim Fire: Learning How to Shoot

In November 1900, Lieutenant William Sims joined the wardroom of the Kentucky, the U.S. Navy’s newest battleship. He had just come...

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'A Weekend's Leave in Auckland'
The sinking of a Japanese submarine off Guadalcanal led to three New Zealanders receiving the U.S. Navy Cross....
The Gallipoli Gamble
A century ago, with the fighting on the Western Front stalemated, the Allies seized on a bold naval plan that eventually...
'To Take or Destroy'
Sir George Collier was willing to gamble his 44-gunner against a rough New England river passage for a singular prize: a...
Looking Back - Canadian Time Capsule

A few years ago, my Canadian-born wife, Karen, and I got acquainted with a television program called Murdoch Mysteries. Then we got...

In Contact

‘The Best Watertender’

Commander Louis D. Chirillo, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval History’s...

Naval History News

New NHHC Director Steps Up

Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired), recently assumed...

Historic Fleets - A Cook With Plenty To Do

Condition I-A on the boat deck. Off the mouth of South Vietnam’s Tra Bong River at 0640 on 23 April 1965, the high speed transport Cook...

Historic Aircraft - The Flying Commando

The Douglas C-47/R4D Skytrain, or Dakota, as the British labeled it, was the outstanding U.S. cargo...

Book Reviews

America’s U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I

Chris Dubbs. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. 206 pp....

Museum Report - A River Community’s Civil War Ties

The Mandarin Museum aims to celebrate and preserve the history of Mandarin, Florida, located at the southern end of the greater Jacksonville...

Pieces of the Past

As everyone knows, sailors and soldiers of old dispelled the myth that tough guys can’t sew. Quick and clean needle-repair acumen was a...


 
 

Conferences and Events

2015 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Wed, 2015-04-22

The U.S. Naval Institute Members and Supporters are cordially invited to attend the 2015 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting. The...

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Guest Speaker

Tue, 2015-04-21

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN

Guest Lecturer

Wed, 2015-04-22

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