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By Jim Barber
September 1990
Behind all the personnel, ships, and weapons that comprise a navy is the strategy that defines its objectives. One of the benefits of history is that it affords us the ...

Oral History—Destroyer Man

By Michael Bak, Jr.
September 1990
Bak represents hundreds of thousands of young men who grew up during the Depression and went off to fight in a global war on behalf of their nation.

When Russian Guns Were Welcome

By Stephen A. Schoff
September 1990
In September 1863, a flotilla of Imperial Russian warships sailed through the Verrazano Narrows into New York Harbor, uninvited and unannounced. Although their arrival had nothing to do with the ...

In Profile—Robert Sherrod

By Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
September 1990
World War II correspondents are a vanishing breed. In September 1989, five hundred of them were invited to a reunion in New York City. Half that number was expected; only ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Commander Carl O. Schuster, U.S. Navy, Captain Charles Rush, U.S. Navy (Retired), Reviewed by Lieutenant W. P. Holland, U.S. Naval Reserve and Kenneth P. Czech
September 1990
The U-Boat War in the Atlantic, 1939-1945 Gunther Hessler. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1989. 3 Volumes, 396 pp. Maps. Tables. Figs. Notes. Bib. Ind. $49.95. Reviewed by Commander Carl ...

In Progress

September 1990
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE Proceedings/Naval Review: From the beginning, the Y-Mission was regarded as a long-shot gamble—but one that many U.S. aviators were eager to take in order to wreak vengeance ...

In Contact

September 1990
“New Life for a Liberty” (See T. A. Dietz, pp. 54-58, Winter 1990; A. J. Horn, Sr., R. Kuchen, and J. E. Wright, pp. 10-13, Spring 1990 Naval History) Lieutenant ...

The San Diego Maritime Museum

By Craig Arnold
September 1990
The West Coast’s oldest maritime Museum, and the only one entirely afloat, in moored in San Diego Bay, California. The San Diego Maritime Museum was formally established in 1948 but ...

Great Balls of Fire

By Sergeant Major Jack W. Jaunal, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 1990
A lot of people in this country think it is U.S. technology that sets the pace for nuclear power. That may be true, but some of us know it is ...