Naval History Magazine - April 2011 Volume 25, Number 2

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The Sailor Who 'Torpedoed' a Train
An enlisted man with a thirst for action and a will to win, ‘Swish’ Saunders helped revolutionize how submarines could...
The Navy's Evolutionary War
During the Civil War, the U.S. Navy harnessed revolutionary technologies and designs—and pioneered extensive joint...
The Sumter Conundrum
On his first day in office, President Abraham Lincoln faced one of his most vexing problems: Should he dispatch a naval...
'An Appalling Calamity'
Trouble brewing between Western powers in the Pacific was sidelined by a fateful interruption—the Great Samoan Typhoon of...
Suggestions for Further Civil War Reading

Cold War Duty in the Black Sea Fleet
A conscript naval officer looks back on his service in a bygone era—a revealing portrait of everyday life in a Soviet...
On Our Scope

Naval History has been fortunate to have top historians contribute to its biannual “fold-out” issues, and this one,...

Flight Line

The Great War Catalyst

A Cup o' Joe
Forget grog. It’s coffee—steamingly seductive and stimulating—that keeps the Sea Services afloat in war and...

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Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the April issue of Naval History...

Looking Back

The End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Shortly before Christmas, President Barack Obama signed into law a repeal...

In Contact

The Olympia Then and Now

Thomas S. Wyman

Naval History News

Shipwreck Yields Possible Blackbeard Blade

Archaeologists working on a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast announced in January...

Historic Aircraft

Flying Camels

Lincoln's "Father Neptune"
Noted for his eccentricities and blunt judgments, Gideon Welles proved to be a surprisingly adept chief administrator of the Navy...
Historic Fleets

Eyewitness to the Fall of Fort Sumter

The wooden steam sloop Pawnee pounded toward the South Carolina coast through heavy...

Book Reviews

Passport Not Required: U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941

Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond, and R. E....

Museum Report

Splendor of Gods and Kings in Thailand

The letters exchanged in 1861–62 between Mongkut, king of Siam, and President Abraham...


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