Naval History Magazine - August 1999 Volume 13 Number 4

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A controversy over whether today's Constellation is one of the U.S. Navy's first sail frigates or its last sail corvette stemmed from the Navy's inexplicable...

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  • Last of the Sailing Corvettes
    By John D. Barnard


    A controversy over whether today's Constellation is one of the U.S. Navy's first sail frigates or its last sail corvette stemmed from the Navy's inexplicable 1909 classification of her as a frigate of 1797. Even...

  • The Secret Side of the Tonkin Gulf Incident
    By Dale Andrade and Kenneth Conboy


    A firewall existed between covert patrol-boat attacks on North Vietnamese positions and Desoto patrols eavesdropping on shore-based communications. The North Vietnamese didn’t buy the distinction; they attacked the...


 
 

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