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The Big E's Impatient Virgins

By Randolph Bartlett
April 1987
Some of the most notable recently published naval books run the gamut from classic reference work to revisionist take on the Battle of Midway.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

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April 1987
‘First in the fight and every graceful deed.’Alexander Pope (1688–1744)The guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73) is silhouetted by the early morning sun on Christmas Day, 2001. She ...

Lest We Forget ...

April 1987
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Lest We Forget ...

April 1987
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Carriers Sail On

April 1987
Debates about the future of the carrier battle group seem to be inevitable. Success in obtaining approval for Nimitz (CVN-68)-class carriers (CVN-71-75) in 1979, 1983, and 1987 demonstrated Congress's support ...

Diminishing Returns in the CVA

April 1987
The shifting imperatives of strategic employment should never detract from the basic mission of any military force - the destruction of the enemy. If our capability of destroying an enemy ...

PBY Odyssey

Text by Captain Richard C. Knott, U. S. Navy (Retired), Photos by Journalist Senior Chief Kirby Harrison, U. S. Navy
April 1987
Like Odysseus, who after the Trojan War wandered far before reaching home, Connie Edwards found that reenacting the epic NC-4 Transatlantic flight involved much more than just a takeoff and ...

Voyage of the NC-3

By Clark G. Reynolds
April 1987
Through either foresight or accident, the Navy treated the May 1919 transatlantic flight of Seaplane Division One as more of a nautical than aeronautical expedition.

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April 1987
FEAT OF THE WEEK: The propeller of an Eastern Aircraft FM-1/2 Wildcat fighter was imbedded in the trunk of a coconut palm when the plane swerved off the runway during ...