Naval History Magazine - February 2010 Volume 24, Number 1

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Cover Story
Germany's World War II U-boat offensive in the Caribbean managed to jeopardize the Allies' oil supply before falling victim to high-command bickering and superior technology and...

Open Content

A Naval Tragedy's Chain of Errors
A lean budget and distrust of new technology combined to help precipitate a naval tragedy at Honda Point, California. On an early...
Two Coconuts and a Navy Cross
In a stranger-than-fiction Pacific war encounter, Navy Lieutenant William A. Read Jr. successfully fended off a bayonet-wielding...
The South Carolina Sisters: America's First Dreadnoughts
The products of a flawed process, the revolutionary USS South Carolina and Michigan nevertheless heralded a new era in battleship...
On Our Scope


This issue of Naval History focuses on a tried-and-true war-at-sea topic-battleships. But instead of studying the behemoths'...

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Slaughter in Paradise
Germany's World War II U-boat offensive in the Caribbean managed to jeopardize the Allies' oil supply before falling victim to high...
Another Piece of the Torpedo Junction Puzzle
The discovery of the wreckage of a U.S. Navy patrol craft that lost a heroic but lopsided duel with a U-boat offers a chance to...
The Sad Case of Sir George
More than nine years after the Constitution gave a pursuing Royal Navy squadron the slip, the episode came back to haunt the...
Book Reviews

The Civil War at Sea

Craig L. Symonds. (Reflections on the Civil War Era Series) Santa Barbara, CA.: Praeger Publishing, 2009....

Cat on a Cold Steel Dive Plane
With morale on board his nuclear-powered submarine way down, the skipper of the Finback came up with a novel-but risque-solution....
Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the February issue of ...

Battleship Sailors of the Dreadnought Era
For the men who served on board the U.S. Navy's battleships in the 1910s, life at sea often meant backbreaking work shoveling coal...
Historic Fleets

Fifty Years Ago, an Unusual Vessel Made History

Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, a Naval Academy classmate once observed, "had adapted...

Historic Aircraft

The Flying Banshee

Naval History News

Trafalgar Artifact Sold

The only surviving Union Jack from the Battle of Trafalgar was sold at auction in late October for a world-record...

In Contact

'More Than Just Blockade Duty'

(See R. M. Browning Jr., pp. 14-21,...

Looking Back

A Step Forward

Museum Report

Where the History of Yachting Comes Alive

Newport, Rhode Island, is arguably the capital city of American yachting. The glory days of the...


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