Naval History Magazine - August 2014 Volume 28, Number 4

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Cover Story
Although Vietnam took a heavy toll on the Navy, in retrospect the experience equipped the service with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the late 20th century....

Open Content

Photographer at War
Alf Sedivi did not make it home from World War II, but thousands of his images—a remarkable collection detailing Pacific...
Grand Delusion: U.S. Strategy and the Tonkin Gulf Incident
In 1964 U.S. leaders were confident that by gradually increasing military pressure on North Vietnam they could curb its...
'Damn the Torpedoes'
What did Farragut really say at Mobile Bay? In the wake of the battle, accounts varied, and speculation continues to this...
Perils of the Quest for Supremacy
The construction and commissioning of more and more battleships and dreadnoughts defined the Anglo-German naval arms race...
On Our Scope

For the 3.6 million men and women who served abroad in the U.S. Navy during World War II, letters and perhaps a rare phone call or...

Subscriber Only Content

Forged in Battle
Although Vietnam took a heavy toll on the Navy, in retrospect the experience equipped the service with the skills needed to...
'They Did Their Duty as Became American Sailors'
Cuttermen rose to the occasion during the War of 1812, a conflict that forged the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service’s...
The Marines' Commando Experiment
Under the guidance of very different commanders, the 1st and 2d Marine Raider Battalions excelled when operating behind...

Robert M. Browning Jr. is the chief historian for the U.S. Coast Guard and the author of nearly 50 articles relating to the Coast...

Looking Back - Naval Officer for Two Nations

Half a century ago, in the summer of 1964, I underwent training at the Navy...

In Contact

Whiteout in Antarctica

Richard Paul Smyers

I have some additional information that could further...

Armaments and Innovations - A Gun to Counter the Dive Bomber

The quadruple 1.1-inch machine cannon, affectionately known as the “Chicago Piano,” was the first medium-range antiaircraft...

Naval History News

Looters Also Found the Santa Maria

On 13 May, underwater archaeological ...

Historic Fleets - ‘Prepared for the Work of War’

A little over halfway through the forenoon watch on 11 June 1942, the American tanker Hagan was steaming off the northern coast...

Historic Aircraft - The first BIG Bomber

The first American-built large bomber flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps was the Glenn Martin GMB-1, as the Army designated the...

Book Reviews

In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson

Sam Willis. New York: W. W. Norton & Company,...

Museum Report - The Lucky Windjammer

Built in Glasgow in 1903, the SV Pommern is now—75 years after going out of service—afloat and  restored. She...

Pieces of the Past

A few hands of “White Squadron,” anyone? Preserved in the archives of the U.S. Naval Institute, this educational card game from 1896...


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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From the Press

Guest Lecturer

Fri, 2014-10-31

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN

Keynote Speaker & Book Signing

Mon, 2014-11-03

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