Naval History Magazine - August 2013 Volume 27, Number 4

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Cover Story
After a dismal early war record in destroyer-versus-destroyer battles, the U.S. Navy applied lessons learned and experienced a reversal of fortune in the Upper Solomons....
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Two Captains at Breakfast
Who deserves to be called ‘Father of the American Navy’—John Paul Jones or John Barry? The two icons at...
North from Guadalcanal
Led by Admiral William Halsey, the Allied drive through the Upper Solomon Islands toward Japan’s massive South...
'Pearl Harbor in Reverse'
When a Japanese task force threatened the U.S. Marine Corps beachhead on Bougainville, Admiral ‘Bull’ Halsey...
The Navy's Aerial Oscar
One of Hollywood’s finest Korean War films succeeded by combining glamorous star power with U.S. Navy flight-deck...

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Defeat into Victory
After a dismal early war record in destroyer-versus-destroyer battles, the U.S. Navy applied lessons learned and...
Capitalizing on an 'Ideal Order'
DesRon 23’s commander recounts how his squadron fought a destroyer battle in textbook fashion on 25 November 1943 off...
The Fleets Visit Panama
When U.S. fleets paired up in Panama in 1921 to test their ability to operate jointly in a crisis, the Navy offered some...
Contributors

Richard B. Frank is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and retired attorney. His first book, Guadalcanal (Random House, 1990),...

On Our Scope

Seventy years ago, Admiral William F. Halsey’s South Pacific forces followed up six months of land, sea, and air combat that secured...

Looking Back - Bottom of the Pecking Order

Without question, some shipboard jobs are considered less desirable than others...

In Contact

The Night 5-inch Fire Broke the Viet Cong

Joseph Todd, Former supply officer

In his April article “...

Armaments and Innovations - The Launch of Navy Radar

The rectangular frame-like object seemingly fastened above the pilothouse of the...

Naval History News

Dolphins Branch Out into Underwater Archaeology

Navy SEALs get a lot of accolades, but Navy dolphins are nothing to sneeze at, either. In...

Historic Aircraft - The Tail-sitters, Part II—Convair

While Lockheed was developing the XFV-1 vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) fighter, Convair was working on a competitive design—the XFY-1,...

Historic Fleets - From Steamer to Flattop

The ceremonies having been driven belowdecks to the wardroom by a drenching rain, Captain Warren K. Berner, U.S. Naval Academy class of 1922...

Book Reviews

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865

James M. McPherson. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North...

Museum Report - Commemorating the War of 1812 in Art and Artifacts

Given the amount of effort and resources the U.S. Navy has dedicated to the War...

Pieces of the Past

Escape and Evasion Kits: Don’t leave home without one—especially if you’re a naval aviator flying over hostile territory in...


 
 

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