Strange Silence

By Richard A. Russell
December 1996
Russian naval history appreciation in the West has a checkered past. Only recently has it expanded to offer insight.

Better to Lose the Name . . .

By Paul Stillwell
December 1996
The Guinness Book of Records does not have a category for warship christenings. If it did, the record might well read as follows: “Most elapsed time between christenings of U.S ...

In Contact

December 1996
“How Did the Titanic Really Sink?” (See W. Garzlce and D. Brown, pp. 15-19, September-October 1996 Naval History) John Protasio The article states, in error, that at 1030 on the ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by A. D. Baker III, Bruce F. Thompson, Maryland’s Assistant State Underwater Archaeologist, & Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 1996
The Founding of Russia’s Navy: Peter the Great and the Azov Fleet, 1688-1714 Edward J. Phillips. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995. 232 pp. App. Notes. Glos. Bib. Ind. $55.00 ...

Naval History News

December 1996
News from Pearl Harbor The First to Fall Nearly 55 years after his death, Seaman Lawrence McCutcheon was honored by family, friends, and neighbors from his home town of Gridley ...

Salty Talk

By Commander Ty Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 1996
If you are out driving and decide to make a quick call some place, you use the brakes to bring the car to a stop, put it in “park,” and ...

Historic Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
December 1996
Antisubmarine nets were a common harbor and anchorage defense system during World War II, and the U.S. Navy ordered 77 new-construction ships in three similar classes to act as net ...