Naval History Magazine - April 2012 Volume 26, Number 2

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Cover Story
In 1941, a weekend pass in San Francisco and an impetuous sailor’s good intentions erupted into an international incident with Nazi Germany.

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The Monitor Boys

Referring to themselves as “the Monitor Boys,” the men of the U.S. Navy's first ironclad experienced storms, battles,...

A Titanic Centennial
A century later, the story lives on: Human drama on an epic scale—even though the stage was the desolate North...
Proving the Power of Iron Over Wood
Often overshadowed by her smaller, turreted nemesis, the ironclad CSS Virginia inaugurated a new era in naval warfare....
On Our Scope

As virtually anyone with a passing interest in naval history knows, the duel between the Monitor and Virginia—which took...

The Last Union Survivor
Before he passed away in 1921, John Driscoll left behind one of the few accounts by an enlisted participant of the...
When the Well Runs Dry
In response to funding cuts, Navy leaders have consistently worked to preserve the service’s essential force...
The Last Voyage of Andrew Sterett
A rising hero of the early U.S. Navy resigned before his prime; for him, private-sector seafaring would prove far more...

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The Navy's 'Screwballs'
In 1941, a weekend pass in San Francisco and an impetuous sailor’s good intentions erupted into an international...
And the Winner Was . . .
When a Confederate officer on board the Virginia fired his cannon at the pilothouse of the Monitor, the...
Looking Back - Born in 1912

This year there will be a great deal of hoopla over the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the British liner Titanic on her first...

Naval History Digital Edition

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

Contributors

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

In Contact

Special Ops and SEALs

Sergeant Major Mike R. Vining, U.S. Army (Retired)

I have a few comments about Captain Dick...

Naval History News

Long-Lost WWII Shipwreck Located

For 70 years her final resting place remained a lingering mystery of World War II, but HMS ...

Historic Aircraft - A Premier Fighter

Almost all famous fighter aircraft—those of the United States and other nations—primarily gained their fame by a large number of...

Historic Fleets - More Lives Than a Cat

When one needs ships, it is usually too late to build them. In mid-February 1898, as tensions heated the diplomatic climate between the United...

Continuing the Monitor Story
Visitors can explore the evolving history of the Navy’s first ironclad at the state-of-the-art USS Monitor...
Book Reviews

Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamato at Midway

Elliot Carlson. Annapolis, MD:...

Museum Report - Discovering the Navy’s Elite Special Warfare Unit

The aquamarine waters and golden sands of Fort Pierce, Florida, are a fitting setting for the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, which bills itself...


 
 

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