Naval History Magazine - October 2014 Volume 28, Number 5

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Cover Story
Two hundred years ago, with the nation’s capital in peril, a handful of stalwarts held the line while all other defenders melted away.

U.S. Marine...

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Highlights

  • War Visits the Chesapeake
    By Charles E. Brodine Jr.
    Beginning in 1813, Britain unleashed a campaign of raids in the Chesapeake Bay that escalated to large-scale assaults against two of America’s most important cities in August and September 1814. While the invaders...
  • The Navy's Gallant Sentries
    By Michael D. Hull
    Primarily designed for high-speed torpedo attacks against much larger adversaries, PT boats fulfilled a host of vital roles in the Pacific, English Channel, and Mediterranean during World War II.

    Church bells...

  • The Pueblo Scapegoat
    By Jack Cheevers
    Although ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship’ has long been a defining U.S. Navy motto, when confronted with an impossible situation, what exactly is expected of a captain?

    When Commander Lloyd M....

  • The Crucible of Naval Enlightenment
    By Lieutenant Commander Claude Berube, U.S. Navy Reserve
    The Naval Lyceum rose to prominence in the 1830s, ushering in an age of intellectual thought and inspired debate among Navy enthusiasts.

    From the time...

  • On Our Scope

    It’s no secret the publishing industry is rapidly evolving. That fact was reinforced last week when I flipped open a magazine I subscribe to and read the words “This issue of Golf World is your last in print as it now will be...

  • Contributors

    Lieutenant Commander Claude Berube, U.S. Navy Reserve, teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy, was previously the Chair of the Naval Institute’s Editorial Board, and has written for Proceedings magazine. His most recent...

Extra

  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...

  • SURVEY RESULTS: THE TOP THREE MOST EFFECTIVE NAVAL WEAPONS EVER USED!

    # 3 The Exocet Missile 

    ...

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  • Last Stand at Bladensburg
    By Chipp Reid
    Two hundred years ago, with the nation’s capital in peril, a handful of stalwarts held the line while all other defenders melted away.

    U.S. Marine Corps Private Charles Dechard stood next Captain...

  • 'God, Preserve Them!'
    By Scott S. Sheads
    From Fort McHenry to Hampstead Hill, Captain George Stiles and the First Marine Artillery of the Union were key participants in the defense of Baltimore.

    In Baltimore’s War of 1812 military annals,...

  • Defending the Prize of the Chesapeake
    By Scott S. Sheads

    Two weeks after the British defeated American forces at Bladensburg, Maryland, and destroyed much of Washington, D.C., the invaders looked toward Baltimore—the prize of the Chesapeake and source of many of the privateers that had scoured...

  • Looking Back - The Making of a Best Seller
    By Paul Stillwell

    This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the Naval Institute Press’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. It put the Press on the map, led to a successful movie, and was the making of a superstar career for Clancy,...

  • In Contact

    Continually in Harm’s Way

    Captain William Manthorpe, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Armaments and Innovations - The U. S. Navy's Early Machine Guns
    By Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U. S. Navy (Retired), with Gary M. Gibson

    When General George Washington retreated from New York in the fall of 1776, young Joseph G. Chambers abandoned his studies at Princeton and escaped ahead of the invading British to join his father’s New Jersey militia regiment. He...

  • Naval History News

    NHHC Director Retires After Spearheading Changes

    On 27 June Captain Henry J. Hendrix, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), retired after two years in the position during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Historic Aircraft - A Most Versatile Aircraft
    By Norman Polmar

    The Beech Aircraft Corporation’s commercial Model 18, or “Twin Beech,” may have flown with more U.S. military designations and names than any other aircraft. Beginning in 1940, almost 6,000 of these planes were procured for the...

  • Historic Fleets - 'For the Purpose of Repressing Piracy'
    By Robert J. Cressman

    Soon after the U.S. Navy schooner Grampus arrived in St. Thomas Harbor on 9 August 1822, her commander, Lieutenant Commandant Francis H. Gregory, received disturbing news. Captain John Souther, master of the schooner Coquette,...

  • Book Reviews

    Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

    David J. Bettez. University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2014. 367 pp. Biblio. Index. Notes. $26.

    Reviewed by Dick Camp...

  • Museum Report - Remembering Normandy's Other Invasion
    By William Galvani

    The beaches of Normandy, France, are synonymous with the greatest amphibious invasion in history when Allied armies surged across the English Channel and began landing on D-Day, 6 June 1944. But the city of Bayeux, set amid these beaches, was the...

  • Pieces of the Past

    Functional Folk Art Department: This beautiful, intricately embroidered seabag has a Bayeux Tapestry–like quality of offering something new to the observer with each viewing. Sailors of old transformed their requisite stitching skills into...


 
 

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