Naval History Magazine - August 2011 Volume 25, Number 4

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Cover Story
During a Pacific war patrol in which she inflicted only ‘meager damage,’ the submarine Cod nevertheless suffered her only loss of World War II.


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Beep, Beep, BOOM!
From his battle station high in the Mark 37 gun director, the author had a ringside seat to his destroyer’s night attack on...
The Alabama's "Bold and Determined Man"
Serving under an alias in a renowned and notorious commerce raider, Michael Maher became one of the CSS Alabama’s...
Weird & Wacky—The Lighter Side of Lifesaving
In its turn-of-the-century heyday, the U.S. Life-Saving Service—a Coast Guard forerunner—was flooded with unusual...
On Our Scope

Granting a reader’s wish is always rewarding. And in this issue, Bob Dowd, a New York policeman who retired to Greenville, South Carolina...

Flight Line

The Defining War

From the Naval Institute Photo Archive. During 2011 these and other photographs tracing the history of U...

Catastrophe Averted!
When a quick-thinking sailor kept a tragedy at sea off Korea from exploding into a full-blown disaster, his actions typified the...
Keeping Floating Museums Afloat
A retired sailor takes a hard look at retired ships—their allure, their importance, and the challenges they pose to those...

Dr. Robert M. Browning Jr. is the chief historian for the U.S. Coast Guard and the author of four books and nearly 50 articles...

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Fire in the Torpedo Room
During a Pacific war patrol in which she inflicted only ‘meager damage,’ the submarine Cod nevertheless...
Man of War
After inventing weapons for foreign powers, Robert Fulton built the world’s first steam warship for America, a vessel that...
Naval History Digital Edition

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

Looking Back

Surrounded by a Sea of Books

In Contact

The Confederacy’s Cotton Policy

Keith Castelluccio

Naval History News

Original Black Sheep Meet New Generation

Marine Attack Squadron 214 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, welcomed three of its...

Historic Fleets

Farragut’s Forgotten Flagship

Historic Aircraft

The Yellow Peril

When discussing historic aircraft, one usually mentions fighters, bombers, and even cargo planes. But in some...

Book Reviews

Recollections of Lifeon the Prison Ship Jersey

Thomas Dring; edited by David Swain. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2010...

Museum Report

Help Great Lakes Celebrate Its Centenary


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