Highlights from Naval History
Engraving of a naval gun crew preparing to fire its Dahlgren boat howitzer.

On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
April 2019
One of the great things about history is that new, fascinating chapters—even on familiar topics—lie just beneath the surface.
Nieuport 28 aircraft taking off from a platform atop a 14-inch gun turret on a U.S. battleship about 1921

The French Connection

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2019
Although not flown by the U.S. Navy during the war, the French-built Nieuport 28 had a role in post-war naval aviation development.
Painting, "HMS Erebus in the Ice, 1846," by Francois Etienne Musin

Mystery in the Ice

By MacDuff Perkins
April 2019
“Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition” assembles a collection of artifacts bringing to life the doomed 1845 Arctic mission to navigate the farthest portion of the ...
 Japanese Type 93 “Long Lance” torpedo on display at the U.S. Naval Academy

A Massive Torpedo

By Norman Friedman
April 2019
The capabilities of the Type 93 torpedo were such a well-kept secret, and so far beyond those of U.S. torpedoes, that the U.S. Navy did not appreciate the threat it ...


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