Naval History Magazine - October 2008 Volume 22, Number 5

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Cover Story
During a ferocious 1850 nor'easter, volunteers on a New Jersey beach used a well-aimed shot and an innovative boat to rescue passengers and crew from an offshore shipwreck.

Open Content

Historic Aircraft

Flying Whales Part II: Vietnam

Edward "Ed" Heinemann's Douglas A3D Skywarrior had its genesis as a 68,000-pound carrier...

Courage in the Face of Terror
On the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marines' Beirut barracks, a veteran of the 1983 U.S. military mission...
'Wallowin' in a Typhoon Before Morning
As the Great White Fleet steamed out on its round-the-world voyage, the only stormy seas projected seemed political and military in...
On Our Scope


Admiral Chester Nimitz called it the worst loss the U.S. Navy had suffered in the Pacific "without compensatory return"...

Battling the Pacific's Most Deadly Force
During Halsey's Typhoon, the barometer was dropping like a rock, mountains of water were slamming into the escort carrier, and the...

Subscriber Only Content

Bouncy But Dry Ride to Safety
During a ferocious 1850 nor'easter, volunteers on a New Jersey beach used a well-aimed shot and an innovative boat to rescue...
Book Reviews

If By Sea: The Forging of the American NavyFrom the Revolution to the War of 1812

George C....

'I Was a Navy Misfit'
After causing a series of minor catastrophes, a World War II motor machinist's mate found himself manning a 200-foot emergency...
Historic Fleets

First of Her Breed

As technological change transformed submarines from novelty to weapon of war, it naturally followed that more...

The Cruise Missile Comes of Age
Sailors on the deck of the Israeli destroyer first noticed a green flash on the horizon. Less than two minutes later, naval history...
In Contact

'Halsey Knows the Straight Story'

(See A. P. Rems, pp. 40-46, August 2008 Naval History)

Lieutenant Commander Neil G....

How Civil War Sailors Lived


Faber-Castell, Lea & Perrins, E. R. Squibb, and Goodyear Rubber. What do these companies have in common? In existence since at...

Looking Back

A Warrior in Autumn

One of the fascinating aspects of interviewing retired Navy men and women is discovering what sorts of personalities...

Museum Report

Florida's Fort under Six Flags

"I will take St. Augustine or leave my bones before its walls," claimed British General James...

Naval History News

Fitting Way to Finish

Thunder and lightning heralded the Navy's unique NR-1 as she pulled into port at the New London, Connecticut,...

The Ship that Couldn't be Built
At the start of the Civil War, the futuristic Stevens Battery warship had been on the building ways for seven years. Despite her...
Those Stout Manitowoc Boats
Inside a submarine at test depth in the predawn Bering Sea is no place to be wondering what just hit you. Fortunately, the USS ...


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