Naval History Magazine - April 2013 Volume 27, Number 2

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Cover Story
At the 1898 Battle of Santiago, the U.S. Navy earned an overwhelming victory, one that the opposing Spanish commander had long foreseen.

On 15 February...


Open Content

Sammy B’ sailors fought fire and flood to save their ship.

In February 1988, the...

'New Orleans is Ours!'
In letters to his parents, Marine Private Charley Morrison conveyed vivid impressions of life on board the Union sloop ...
John Ford, USN
The iconic American film director and mythmaker is famed for frontier epics, but his heart was never far from the Navy he...
Timber for America's Wooden Walls
Harvesting the live oak that helped make ‘Old Ironsides’ and other early American frigates so formidable proved...
Looking Back - Thresher and the CNO

Just as spring was spreading its renewing warmth to the nation, the stunning...

NEW DEPARTMENT: Pieces of the Past

Anyone who’s heard of (or perhaps even tried) the Twinkie-on-a-windowsill experiment may want to ponder an even more remarkably durable...

Subscriber Only Content

'We . . . Must Expect a Disaster'
At the 1898 Battle of Santiago, the U.S. Navy earned an overwhelming victory, one that the opposing Spanish commander had...
One Day of War
When Iran challenged American sea power in the spring of 1988, the Navy’s response in Operation Praying Mantis was...
King Neptune: World War II's Pig with a Purpose
Spared from a fate on a barbecue spit, this patriotic porker became a home-front star raising funds for building a...

Greg Bailey, a St. Louis–based freelance writer who covers a variety of subjects in addition to naval ones, is currently...

On Our Scope

There’s little argument that the Spanish-American War marked the debut of the United States as a world power and the U.S. Navy as a modern...

In Contact

Gibbs and His United States

Commander Louis D. Chirillo, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Armaments and Innovations - The Ubiquitous 5-inch/38

Designed to fulfill the needs of battleships as well as destroyers, the 5-inch/...

Naval History News

Hurricane Serves Up Historic Weapon

After Hurricane Sandy smashed ashore on the Delaware River in October, members of the Anchor Yacht...

Historic Aircraft - The Big Flying Boat

The outstanding accomplishments during World War II of the U.S. Navy’s...

Historic Fleets - A Credit to the Submarine Service

At 1120 on 16 April 1945, a warm and sunny day, the submarine USS Bullhead...

Book Reviews

In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake

Ralph E. Eshelman and Burton K. Kummerow. Maryland...

Museum Report - War of 1812 Gem

Plattsburgh, New York, at the northwest corner of Lake Champlain, bills itself...


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