Naval History Magazine - October 2010 Volume 24, Number 5

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Lieutenant Colonel Steven Eden, U.S. Army (Retired), graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and served more than 25 years as...

On Our Scope

In the early 1920s, majestically powerful battleships ruled the oceans. But change was coming—in the form odd-looking flush-deck floating...

Forging the Weapon
From modest beginnings during the World War I era, aircraft carriers evolved into powerful ships that would dominate the...
Aided by Perception and Luck
In the 1920s, the U.S. Navy leaped forward in naval aviation by learning how to vastly increase the number of planes its...
The Carrier Comes of Age
After playing a key role in the United States entry into World War II, aircraft carriers made possible America’s...
The Carrier War Remembered

Commodore Barney at the Bladensburg Races
In the darkest hour of the War of 1812, Joshua Barney and his Chesapeake flotillamen valiantly attempted to forestall...
Second Salvo at Surigao Strait
More than six decades after the largest naval battle in history, the U.S. destroyer Bennion now can claim her...

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Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the October issue of Naval...

Looking Back

The Durable Lexington

When searching for longevity in aircraft carrier performance, one need look no further than the former...

In Contact

Walker, Scorpion Unconnected

Norman Polmar

Naval History News

Buried Ship Discovered at 9/11 Site

Age of Sail, meet the Age of al Qaeda. Excavation crews at the World Trade Center site in Lower...

Historic Fleets

A Stylish Veteran of Two Wars

Operation Chromite Target: INCHON
Epic in scale, audacious in concept, the Inchon invasion dramatically altered the course of the Korean War—and...
Surprise Strike for Israeli Independence
During Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, a 26-year-old former U.S. Navy lieutenant coordinated a daring sea attack...
Historic Aircraft

The Last Picture Plane

The RF-8 Crusader—often called the Photo Crusader—was the U.S. Navy’s last specialized photo...

Book Reviews

Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific

R. V. Burgin. New York: NAL Caliber, 2010. 296 pp. Maps. Illus. $24.95...

Museum Report

Lighthouse History and Traditions

On the waterfront of Rockland, Maine, an extensive collection of lighthouse-related artifacts was...


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