Naval History Magazine - June 2015

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Lieutenant Woodie McVay’s Hellcat went down on Saipan in 1944, but 65 years would pass before his story had an ending.

On 13 July 2009, Lieutenant...

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From Hampton Roads to Spithead
The U.S. Navy’s fleet of monitors was built to root out Confederate warships guarding the Southern coastline—so...
Seabee Service with the Marines
Turned down by the Marine Corps, Jack Edwards ended up a member of the 121st Naval Construction Battalion fighting...
On Our Scope

On 22 March, thousands of curious observers crowded the shoreline near Portsmouth, England, to see a display of U.S. naval might. The USS ...

Contributors

Roger Dingman is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California and a U.S. Navy veteran. His research and...

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Home at Last
Lieutenant Woodie McVay’s Hellcat went down on Saipan in 1944, but 65 years would pass before his story had an ending...
A Mission, A Monument
Deeply affected by his formative experiences with Matthew Perry, Rear Admiral Lester Beardslee would make it his final...
The Royal Navy's 'Old Ark'
Spending much of her fighting career in the Mediterranean, the British aircraft carrier Ark Royal ventured into...
Sailor, Prisoner, Captain, Spy
Nathaniel Fanning’s heroics alongside John Paul Jones were just one part of the young officer’s distinctly...
Gilded Men and the Suicide Fleet
Recognizing that building all of the subchasers needed to counter the World War I U-boat threat would take too long, FDR...
Looking Back - The Fatal Chain

In any maritime disaster—such as collision, grounding, or sinking—a chain of events leads to the mishap. Take out almost any link, the...

In Contact

A Lucky Day

Lieutenant Commander Richard J. Nowatzki, U.S. Navy (Retired)

I was a witness to some of the events that...

Armaments & Innovations - With a Cough, Not a Roar

In the decades immediately following the Civil War, naval weaponry underwent a massive change as muzzle-loading smoothbores firing solid shot were...

Naval History News

A New Chapter for the Musashi

The thrilling discovery of the Japanese superbattleship Musashi in March marks an...

Historic Fleets - ‘The Majesty of a Floating Fortress’

‘All sail set to the best advantage,” wrote Midshipman Harry Ingersoll in his journal for 10 September 1825 as the 54-gun frigate ...

Book Reviews

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea

Tim McGrath. New York: NAL Caliber, 2014. 544 pp...

Museum Report - The Remaining Forts of Pensacola

In April 1861, Northern newspapers blared headlines of federal garrisons holding out behind the...

Pieces of the Past

On 1 July 1945, after 28 years of naval service, longtime U.S....


 
 

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