Naval History Magazine - August 2012 Volume 26, Number 4

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Cover Story

John J. Domagalski, a native of Chicago, is the author of Lost at Guadalcanal: The Final Battles of the Astoria and Chicago as Described by Survivors in...


Open Content

The Monitor Boys

First-class Fireman John Driscoll was just one of the hundred-odd sailors who served on board the Monitor during her brief life....

Composure Amid a Naval Disaster
At the Battle of Savo Island, the first Allied warship to spot the approaching Japanese immediately found herself in a...
Observations of 'the Canal'
The Marines’ first combat correspondent to see action in World War II answers questions about Guadalcanal....
Judging the Good from the Bad
When it comes to warships, bigger is usually better, and the most successful vessels are often those that are adaptable to...
The Story behind the Famous Kiss

The two participants in the world’s most famous kiss didn’t even know each other, nor was their photograph staged. A new book...

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John J. Domagalski, a native of Chicago, is the author of Lost at Guadalcanal: The Final Battles of the Astoria and...

On Our Scope

While planning this issue’s package of articles commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, it occurred to me that ...

Looking Back - The End of a Nation

Although it doesn’t appear in statute books, one particular law has wide application nonetheless: the law of unintended consequences. Forty...

In Contact

Overlooked Cause of War

John Pauly

Naval History News

Brown, Naval Academy Barrier-Breaking Pioneer, Passes Away

Retired Lieutenant Commander Wesley A. Brown, the first African-American to...

Historic Aircraft - Vikings at Sea

After World War II, the U.S. Navy began the development of specialized carrier-based aircraft for antisubmarine warfare. Previously, standard...

Historic Fleets - ‘The Busy Lady’

Eight days before Christmas 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Captain Daniel J. Callaghan, his naval aide, to suggest names for a number...

No Ordinary John Smith
As skipper of Guadalcanal’s tiny band of Marine fighter pilots, his leadership in the air and on the ground was...
The Witch's Final Fight
On a rainy night on a remote station, the U.S. Navy paid the price for poor training and lack of vigilance when Confederate...
Searching for Nelson's Iconic Quote
Rising young U.S. Navy officer Stephen Decatur earned famous praise for ‘the most bold and daring act of the age...
At Sea in the Great War
A Coast Guardsman’s photos and letters home provide a ‘from-the-deckplates’ view of patrol service in the...
Book Reviews

Utmost Gallantry: The U.S. and Royal Navies at Sea in the War of 1812

Kevin D. McCranie. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press,...

Museum Report

Respecting Marines and Prehistory on Parris Island

Men who enlist in the Marine Corps east of the Mississippi River and all women joining...

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


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