Naval History Magazine - October 2013 Volume 27, Number 5

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Cover Story
While U.S. naval forces won ‘signal’ victories on Lakes Erie and Champlain, the Navy’s inability to achieve mastery of Lake Ontario has long—and...

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The War's Most Challenging Theater
After hopes for a quick conquest of Canada evaporated in 1812, U.S. leaders realized that control of the northern lakes was...
More Important Than Perry's Victory
Heroics at the Battle of Lake Erie generated lasting fame, but Macdonough’s triumph on Lake Champlain did more to...
Daring Moves on the Niagara
During the War of 1812, operations that present-day naval analysts would call ‘maritime irregular warfare’ were...
Charting a Course toward Rescue
In September 1945, an American task group navigated a minefield of uncertainties to liberate POWs being held in Japanese...
Billy Mitchell Takes on the Navy
America’s most controversial World War I airman returned home intent on creating a unified air service. ...

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The Cautious Commodore?
While U.S. naval forces won ‘signal’ victories on Lakes Erie and Champlain, the Navy’s inability to...
Risk vs. Reward Off the Italian Riviera
During the last eight months of World War II, Flank Force, a multinational Allied naval unit, waged a frustrating campaign...

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy, is a naval aviator currently serving in the Pentagon. He is a research...

On Our Scope

Finding inspiration to work on Naval History is always easy. And sometimes outside events conspire to add extra enjoyment to the...

Looking Back - One from the Bucket List

Several years ago, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starred in a delightfully...

In Contact

Gone but not Forgotten

Charles H. Dunlap, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Armaments and Innovations - The Navy Toys With Telegraphy

In 1793 France began building a revolutionary line-of-sight telegraph...

Naval History News

Captain James E. Wise Jr., 1930–2013

Prolific Naval Institute Press author Captain James E. Wise Jr. (U.S. Navy, Retired), passed...

Historic Aircraft - The Pioneering Pioneer

The Navy has led the use of unmanned aircraft—drones or unmanned aerial...

Historic Fleets - ‘The Happiest Ship I Ever Served In’

With more than 800 souls on board, including a nephew of an emperor, the U.S....

Book Reviews

At Belleau Wood with Rifle and Sketchpad: Memoir of a United States Marine in World War I

Louis C. Linn; Laura Jane Linn Wright...

Museum Report - Admiral Peary’s Dream Home

Among the hundreds of small rocky islands that rise out of Maine’s Casco...

Pieces of the Past

On 16 November 1815, a four-man committee came aboard the frigate Java, laid up for repairs in New York Harbor, to present her commanding officer...


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