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By Jim Barber Publisher
April 1994
Two hundred years ago the Navy Act of 1794 essentially gave birth to the U.S. Navy as we know it. In that vein, a former skipper of the USS Constitution ...

Those Other Grads

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 1994
During national emergencies, the U.S. Naval Academy has trained reserve midshipmen for war. One of their own pays tribute to these "other" Academy alumni.

Women At War

By Maria T. Armas
April 1994
The remarkable mobilization, organization, training, and performance of the WAVES behind-the-scenes decidedly helped win the war.

Flying the Barrier

By Intelligence Specialist 2 William J. Sifnas, U.S. Naval Reserve
April 1994
In the midst of the Cold War, the Warning Star and her crew kept a watchful eye on the Atlantic harrier.

Humphreys’s Real Innovation

By Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Commander John C. Roach, U.S. Naval Reserve
April 1994
Joshua Humphreys, Josiah Fox, and William Doughty answered the challenge of building a strong Navy.

Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
April 1994
Twenty-five years ago this spring, the United States was a much different place from the one I had left in the summer of 1966. During the ride home on a ...

In Contact…

April 1994
“Stand By for a Ram! Part I” (See R. A. Maher and J. A. Wise, pp. 24-28, Summer 1993 Naval History) “Stand By for a Ram! Part II” (See ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Captain Rosario M. Rausa, U.S. Navy (Retired), Reviewed by Lieutenant General John H. Cushman, U.S. Army (Retired) & Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 1994
Carrier Warfare in the Pacific: An Oral History Collection Capt. E. T. Wooldridge, USN (Ret.) (ed.). Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. 286 pp. Append. Gloss. Ind. Map. Photos. $24.95 ...

Naval History News

Edited by Bert Hubinger
April 1994
Naval Aviator Monument Ready for Take-Off The first of five figures in the new Naval Aviator-Monument—a World War II ace—has a sponsor. Donald Rumsfeld is backing the memorial in honor ...

Salty Talk

By Commander Ty Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 1994
Some who read this will be old enough to remember at least a little about the days of Prohibition and the audacious activities of rum runners. Did you ever wonder ...

Historic Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
April 1994
In addition to the larger AV-series seaplane tenders it operated from the 1920s to the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy also employed three classes of smaller ships in support of ...