Naval History Magazine - August 2016

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In a drastic change from typical shipboard duties, a small contingent of USS Olympia sailors fought in an undeclared war in the remote wilderness of North Russia....
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Olympian Effort to Save the Olympia
The historic cruiser that led the U.S. Navy to victory at Manila Bay and heralded the United States’ arrival as a...
Flags Not of Our Fathers?
An official Marine Corps investigation into one of the most iconic images in American history has stirred doubts about the...
On Our Scope

With a crowd of curious Doughboys looking on, a dozen Bluejackets in peacoats and watch caps gaze at the camera, most smiling broadly. It seems...

Contributors

James P. Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage for the National Marine Sanctuaries Program at the National Oceanic and...

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Bluejackets vs. Bolsheviks
In a drastic change from typical shipboard duties, a small contingent of USS Olympia sailors fought in an...
How Promise Turned to Disappointment
Pushed through Congress by President Woodrow Wilson, the expansive Naval Act of 1916 set the U.S. Navy on course to become...
The Navy's 'Imitation Game'
During World War II, U.S. Navy success in breaking Japanese codes had wide-ranging effects. But in a less-well-known but...
The Short Life and Hard Times of an Armored Cruiser
Commissioned in 1906 as the U.S. Navy was emerging as a world-class force, the USS Tennessee served a decade...
The Royal Navy's Incomparable Aviator
Starting off as a fighter pilot in World War II, Captain Eric Brown went on to test a multitude of different types of...
'Today We Sail into History'

The morning of Saturday, 30 April 2016 had not yet dawned on Annapolis when signs of activity could be seen at the seawall at the U.S. Naval...

'Missing and Presumed Lost'
While underwater archaeology has located many sunken U.S. Navy ships, many others remain mysteries, comprising a ‘U.S...
Looking Back - Subic Bay Revisited

For a host of veterans of the Vietnam era, a touchstone of memory is the naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines. At the time, its location...

In Contact

A Reliable Witness?

Joe Jordan

In the June issue, a painting that runs with Norman C. Delaney’s article, “...

Armaments & Innovations - Aiding the Ascendancy of the Roman Navy

In its first centuries, the Roman Republic was largely preoccupied with gaining dominance of the Italian Peninsula, and thus concerned itself with...

Naval History News

Happy 25th, DDG-51

This 4th of July will enjoy extra significance for the U.S. Navy, as it marks the 25th anniversary of a ship class...

Historic Ships - First and Forgotten

Saratoga is a seminal American ship name that virtually spans the nation’s existence. Six ships have carried the name in the...

Historic Aircraft - Four Engines and No Tailhook

Several four-engine aircraft have flown from carriers. Two such quadruple-engined planes intended from the outset for carrier operation...

Book Reviews

The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War

Jonathan Dimbleby. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Photos. Maps...

Museum Report - Britain's Historic Submarines are Showcased

Within Gosport’s marina in England lies HMS Alliance—Britain’s only surviving World World II–era submarine. The...

Pieces of the Past

Sometimes, even in defeat there is a modicum of victory, with the sting of loss ameliorated by a main mission nonetheless achieved. And sometimes...


 
 

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