Highlights from Naval History
USS Lakatoi

A Brief But Heroic Life

By Commander Thomas F. McCaffery, USNR (Ret.)
June 2022
Although the USS Lakatoi's career was less than a week it served an important role in the early days of World War II.
Leningrad residents welcome US Navy

Back in the U.S.S.R.

By Captain James “Ros” Poplar III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2022
Remembering a historic, groundbreaking port call to Leningrad by the USS Leahy and USS Tattnall in 1975.
Union Square

Manhattan’s Battleship

By J. M. Caiella
June 2022
The Recruit was to serve not only as a recruiting vehicle, but also as a training “ship” and a hands-on interface between the Navy and general public.
painting

Pieces of the Past

By Frank A. Blazich Jr.
June 2022
An artifact in the National Museum of American History tells the intriguing tale of a U.S. Navy connection to, of all things, the Battle of the Little Bighorn.


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