Naval History Magazine - June 2012 Volume 26, Number 3

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That Other Air Service Centennial
The Marine Corps trailed the Navy in acquiring wings. But in their first 100 years, flying Leathernecks doggedly made their...
Building on a 200-Year Legacy
Three bedrock lessons from the War of 1812 remain the basis for U.S. Navy operations in the 21st century.
On Our Scope

On paper—and on water—it was a lopsided fight 200 years ago: the United States’ 20-odd warships versus Great Britain’s...

The War's Pervasive Naval Dimensions
Viewing the War of 1812 through a wide-angle lens reveals that few aspects of the conflict were unaffected by naval and...
The Constitution's Great Escape
Through her captain and crew’s creativity and determination, the big frigate demonstrated U.S. seamanship early in...
Mitscher and the Mystery of Midway
Compelling evidence suggests the Hornet CO deliberately filed a misleading report after the puzzling ‘flight...

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Charles E. Brodine Jr. is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command and associate editor of the Command’s...

Looking Back - Ignominious Ends

Sometimes it’s the little things that have enormous consequences. An old proverb has it that for want of a nail—and intermediate steps...

In Contact

SEALs’ Weapon of Choice

Colonel Charles A. Jones U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

The February 2012 issue of...

Naval History News

Monitor Faces Revealed

Haunting. Eerie. Poignant. These are just three of the words whispered to describe what those assembled...

Historic Aircraft - Great but Impractical Aircraft

After World War II, aeronautical engineers in several countries sought to combine a very new aviation technology with a very old one. The former...

Historic Fleets - ‘As Fine a Sea-Boat as We Have in the Service’

As the U.S. sloop Hornet skirted the Corobana Bank to approach the British brig-of-war Espiegle at 1530 on 24 February 1813,...

Contesting the Four Oceans
On the high seas during the War of 1812, the outgunned U.S. Navy gained an early upper hand only to be gradually worn down...
America's Frigate Triumphs
During the first seven months of the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy scored three stirring victories at sea that caused the...
Voyage to Tsushima
A Russian squadron traversed the globe in 1904–5 to turn the tide of war in the Pacific, but when its bedraggled...
Book Reviews

1812: The Navy’s War

George C. Daughan. New York: Basic Books, 2011. 491 pp. Illus. Maps. Bibliog. Index. $32.50.


Museum Report - Shipbuilding History Wrought in Wood and Iron

As visitors stroll between buildings on a beautiful summer morning, heads turn to find the source of a rhythmic tap-tap-tapping. The sound of...


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