Naval History Magazine - December 2012 Volume 26, Number 6

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Cover Story
Men of the U.S. Revenue Cutter, Life-Saving, and Lighthouse services were pushed to the edge of endurance when the Great Galveston Hurricane hit in 1900.



Open Content

Close Air Support: The Pioneering Years
Marine aviators’ commitment to deliver support to ground forces—a tactic once deemed too dangerous—grew...
A Vital Concept Refined
The helicopter revealed its potential in Korea. As the Marine Corps honed close air support in the years since, it has...
Climax of Isolationism, Countdown to World War
The United States got a foretaste of what would befall its forces at Pearl Harbor when Japanese aircraft sank the USS ...
The Constitution's Victorious Captains
Hull, Bainbridge, Stewart—the roll call of Old Ironsides’ commanders during the War of 1812 conjures a series...
Appointment with Destiny in the North Atlantic
In 1943, the author’s uncle boarded his Liberty ship in Nova Scotia with a strong sense of foreboding....

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Saving Lives During America's Deadliest Disaster
Men of the U.S. Revenue Cutter, Life-Saving, and Lighthouse services were pushed to the edge of endurance when the Great...
Grabbing and Holding 'the Rock'
The lone battle honor on the Royal Marines’ crest recalls early 18th-century exploits that secured a future anchor of...
Looking Back - ‘The Finest Naval Officer I Ever Met’

The U.S. Naval Institute lost a good friend in mid-August with the passing of Rear Admiral Robert W. McNitt at age 97. Tall, slender, friendly,...

In Contact

Enterprise’s Long History

Captain Charles T. Creekman, U.S. Navy (Retired), executive director, Naval Historical...

Naval History News

Archaeologists Document Civil War Shipwreck in Gulf of Mexico

A team of marine archaeologists and technicians assembled by the National...


Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), the 2010 Naval History Author of the Year, served 29 years as...

On Our Scope

The late 1940s was a tumultuous time for the U.S. Marine Corps. Amid interservice feuding and postwar budget tightening, funding for the Corps was...

Historic Aircraft - A Dart from the Sea

From the 1920s into World War II several nations developed high-performance floatplane aircraft. Indeed, some were among the fastest aircraft of...

Historic Fleets - The Saga of the Williebee

Shortly before the end of the midwatch on 8 December 1941, a radioman on board the destroyer-seaplane tender USS William B. Preston (AVD-...

Book Reviews

Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns, and Pearls

James P. Delgado. College Station: Texas A&M University Press...

Museum Report - Reliving the War of 1812 at Nancy Island Historic Site

Among its many battles and skirmishes, the War of 1812 brought a sharp contest at Wasaga Beach, Ontario, along the sandy shores of Lake Huron...


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