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'Children of the Storm' Life at Sea in the First Six Frigates
By Charles E. Brodine Jr.
Some of the most famous ships in U.S. Navy history were its earliest frigates. But while many of their exploits are legendary, the experiences of the men who sailed in the powerful vessels are often overlooked.
In late July 1942, U.S. Navy and Marine forces gathered off the Fiji island of Koro to practice landings that would open America's first major offensive of World War II. Fortunately for the Sea Services, the actual landings on and...
By Senior Chief Marine Science Technician Dennis L. Noble, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)<p>
Fifteen years before 1980's Mariel Boatlift, the U.S. Coast Guard faced a humanitarian crisis in the Florida Straits when Fidel Castro allowed Cubans to leave the country, provided civilian boats could come pick them up.
For those who enjoy the ultimate in the art of building ship models, a visit to the new model exhibit at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum is a must. The museum has been closed for redesign and renovations since 2007 and...