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By Jim Barber
September 1992
A great diversity of topics falls under the broad heading of naval history. One of the features in this issue reminds us anew of that phenomenon. It is not about ...

Strike One, Task One

By Commander Daniel J. Franken, U.S. Navy
September 1992
For the U.S. Navy and its Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy counterparts, the Battle of Savo Island was a horrible, devastating, and demoralizing experience.

Disaster at Saxo Island

By Captain John Lacouture, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1992
Characterized by a “lack of battle mindedness,” the U.S. Navy didn’t counter the Japanese Bettys’ strafing runs in early August 1942.

In Contact

September 1992
“The Enigma of Battleship Nevada (See J. D. Bruce, pp. 52-54, Winter 1991 Naval History) Rear Admiral Francis J. Thomas, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)—As the assistant damage-control ...

The Beverley R. Robinson Collection

By Kenneth J. Hagan and Sigrid H. Trumpy
September 1992
The Beverley R. Robinson Collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum is exceptional in scope and quality. Its 6,000 prints reflect the naval history of Europe and the New World ...

Drug War at Sea

By Lieutenant Daniel A. Laliberte, U.S. Coast Guard
September 1992
On 8 March 1973 the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless (WMEC-624) seized the sportfisherman Big L, which marked this service’s entry into the current ongoing struggle against the importation of ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Major Ken McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, Captain John Coote, Royal Navy (Retired), Barry Gough, & Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1992
Samuel Eliot Morison’s Historical World Gregory M. Pfitzer. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991. Bib. Illus. Ind. Notes. 367 pp. $29.95 ($26.95). Reviewed by Captain Roger Pineau, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired) ...

In Progress

September 1992
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE Proceedings/Naval Review: The August issue of Proceedings continues its half- century retrospective of major battles and campaigns of World War II with a special section on the ...

Ships of Discovery

Photography By Dan Beigel
September 1992
Although the names of Columbus’s small fleet—(here, entering Annapolis Harbor, left to right) the Pinta, the Santa Maria, and the Nina—are exceedingly familiar to us, surprisingly little is ...