Naval History Magazine - April 2014 Volume 28, Number 2

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Cover Story
The American privateer Prince de Neufchatel bedeviled the British in the War of 1812, repeatedly outrunning pursuers and fighting back when cornered....

Open Content

Yes, Privateers Mattered
History is ill-served by a peculiar recent trend to downplay the significance of American privateering in the War of 1812...
A Daring Defense in the Azores
Twenty-three hundred miles from home, a small crew of American privateers fought off nearly 400 British sailors and marines...
'Take Veracruz at Once'
A century ago, an encounter between U.S. sailors and Mexican troops snowballed, eventually leading President Woodrow Wilson...
Voyage of Rediscovery
A renowned undersea archaeologist recounts venturing thousands of feet below the surface of the Pacific in search of...
Book Reviews

Message in a Model: Stories from the Navy Model Room of the Rijksmuseum

Ab Hoving. Florence, OR: Sea Watch Books, LLC. 246 pp....

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Obstinate and Audacious
The American privateer Prince de Neufchatel bedeviled the British in the War of 1812, repeatedly outrunning...
From Singapore to Halifax
The U.S. Navy troopships of Convoy WS-12X went from eluding U-boats to trying to avoid Japanese bombs.


Crewless Ghost Ships of the Interwar Navy
Despite lacking a sailor at the helm, these revolutionary radio-controlled auxiliaries helped the U.S. Navy perfect the...
On Our Scope

During the first two years of the War of 1812 bicentennial, our Naval History content has focused on the U.S. Navy’s blue-water and...

Looking Back - Salute to a Bronx Bomber

For many years the New York Yankees, a baseball team that has won more World...

In Contact

Behind the Scenes of The Fighting Lady

Major Norman T. Hatch, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

On sailing through the February...

Armaments and Innovations - The Union Navy’s Stubby Gun

“The destruction goes beyond all description,” Ferdinand H. Gerdes...

Naval History News

Funding Problems Close Monitor Center Lab

The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, has announced that due to lack...

Historic Fleets - ‘Ready for Any Call at Any Time’

During the second week of January 1942, Commander William N. Thornton, captain...

Historic Aircraft - The Grasshoppers, Part 2: The Ships

Army and Marine “grasshoppers” (light-observation/liaison aircraft)...

Pieces of the Past

Any sailor knows that being in the service involves maintaining a veritable wardrobe of diverse uniforms for various contingencies and conditions...


Lieutenant Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong is a naval aviator currently serving in the Pentagon, as well as a...

Museum Report - Ontario’s Forgotten Relic

Although Ontario’s Fort Mississauga is recognized as a National Historic...


Conferences and Events

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Thu, 2014-12-04

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

Defense Forum Washington will take place December 4, 2014 at the Newseum - Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC.

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Meet the Author & Book Signing

Fri, 2014-11-21

Meet the Author & Book Signing

Fri, 2014-11-21

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