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“Far Yangtze Station,” by Tom W. Freeman (prints available from the U.S. Naval Institute), depicts the USS Tutuila at Chungking in 1939. The story of these gunboats begins on page 16.
“Pacific Nights,” by Tom Freeman, pays tribute to World War II Pacific submarine operations. For a list of events marking the centennial of the U.S. submarine force, see page 59.
This scene in Civil War artist Xanthus Russell Smith’s dramatic art series depicts the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. For a profile of this Navy veteran and artist, see pages 26–32.
The Eagle leads the Amerigo Vespucci past the cruiser Hué City and carrier John F. Kennedy in Tom Freeman’s rendition of OpSail 2000 and the International Naval Review. See page 30.
Acclaimed illustrator Jan Adkins captures the drama on board the fictional sloop Gaspee, one of the exciting moments in store for readers of “The Log of Matthew Roving.” See page 32.
Artist Charles Waterhouse depicts the heroic actions of Navy Cross recipient John Ripley at the Dong Ha bridge in Vietnam. For a report on a new Waterhouse art museum, see page 64.