Naval History Magazine - October 2012 Volume 26, Number 5

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The Soviet Navy’s Caribbean Outpost

After ‘defeat’ in 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis forestalled a massive Soviet military buildup in the island nation, Moscow...

Japan's Sea Lords in the South Pacific

The U.S. Navy flag officers who waged Guadalcanal’s naval battles are well known. But who were the admirals who led the opposing...

Firebrand of the Union Navy

Headstrong and impetuous, William Cushing’s skill and daring often as not were overshadowed by a sense of honor that made him his...

Reflections on the Special Relationship
The hand the United States lent Great Britain during the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982 was one gesture of many between...

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Thomas B. Allen is the author or coauthor of several books on military and intelligence subjects, including Declassified: 50...

On Our Scope

In October 1962, President John F. Kennedy called on the U.S. Navy to play a crucial role in what would be the most tension-filled superpower...

Looking Back - Enterprise at Fifty

During World War II, the war-ship that made the largest contribution to victory in the Pacific was the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (...

In Contact

VT-8 at Midway

Jonathan Parshall-Regarding remarks by Commander William E. Brooks Jr. under “‘Real’ Mystery of...

Naval History News

Ongoing Bonhomme Richard Search an International Effort

A joint U.S.-French research team spent three weeks in late May and...

Historic Aircraft - Some of the First

The Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company of Keyport, New Jersey, was one of numerous small aircraft firms that existed in the early 20th century,...

Historic Fleets - 'The Good Ship Dale'

In May 1846, 33-year-old Lieutenant Tunis A. M. Craven, U.S. Navy, a married father of six children, received orders to the 16-gun sloop-of-war...

‘Mister President, the Navy Will Not Let You Down’

From manning quarantine lines to flying reconnaissance missions to preparing for an invasion, the U.S. Navy played instrumental roles...

The Challenging Life of a Patriot Captain
From Revolutionary War herocics to the launching of the Constitution, Samuel Nicholson was a seminal, and largely...
The Last Gunfights

In 1972, destroyers and cruisers raided along Tonkin Gulf in the Navy’s final sustained ship-vs.-shore gunnery duels of the 20th...

Book Reviews

Enterprise: America’s Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II

Barrett Tillman. New York: Simon and...

Museum Report - Presenting the “Full Glory” of the War of 1812

An excellent museum exhibit on the impact on Maryland of the War of 1812 is on display at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. Here is a...


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