Naval History Magazine - February 2008 Volume 22, Number 1

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An Illustrated History of American Submarine Development



Open Content

The Sculpin's Lost Mission: A Nuclear Submarine in the Vietnam War
One would expect that Cold War "special ops" involving U.S. nuclear-powered submarines are shrouded in secrecy. Other...
Historic Aircraft

Streaks and Rockets in Space

When Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first American to fly faster than the...

Historic Fleets

Trainer to Cruiser 

Designed from the keel up as a training ship for naval cadets, the USS Bancroft was to serve as a...

Book Reviews

1812: War with America


Jon Latimer. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2007. 408 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $...

In Contact

"Improving the Breed"

(See N. Polmar, pp. 22-27, October 2007 Naval History)

Martin A. Snyder


Looking Back

The Last Diesel Boat

Though there was little public notice at the time, the diesel-boat era ended in the U.S. Navy on 15 January 2007...

Museum Report

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus

It is 1864. Columbus, Georgia, is a bustling river port, the second largest contributor...

Naval History News

Another Turtle in the Water

On Our Scope

When I take an out-of-town trip, I always try to squeeze in at least a brief visit to a historical site—be it a museum, ship, or...

The Truth About Tonkin
Questions about the Gulf of Tonkin incidents have persisted for more than 40 years. But once-classified documents and tapes...

Subscriber Only Content

From One-Man Submersible to High-Tech Behemoth
An Illustrated History of American Submarine Development


Remembering a Forgotten Naval Historian

A Gentlemanly Mutiny
A brief 13-week cruise was the prelude to perhaps the most significant blot on the otherwise stellar record of the USS ...
One-Boat Wolfpack
A junior officer on a late-1942 Java Sea patrol in the USS Thresher pays tribute to his cunning skipper and recounts,...
Water Ballet Off Iwo Jima
Two days before the Marines landed on Iwo Jima, Ensign Joe Artman and other Underwater Demolition Team "frogmen"...
Last Visit with My Father
The final times the author saw his father were memorable. In August 1942, the senior Leighton Wood, skipper of the USS ...


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