On Our Scope

By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief
December 2002
Every time someone on our staff broached the subject of underwater archaeology, Membership Services and Communications Director Carol Mason—who left us recently in favor of academic pursuits—liked to poke good-natured ...

Raising the Turret

By Justin Lyons
December 2002
After nearly 140 years on the floor of the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a fabled artifact from the Civil War is back on the surface.

Fulcrum of Greatness

By Lieutenant Commander Henry J. Hendrix, U.S. Navy
December 2002
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt uses his office to leverage a completely refurbished foreign policy based around the Navy.

By Way of the Azores

By Robert Barrie Beattie, Former Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Naval Reserve
December 2002
A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel subscribes to the spellbinding memoir of his grandfather, who goes to World War I in a converted fishing boat.

Live from the Expedition

December 2002
On 8 August 2002, Naval History accepted an invitation to participate in an extraordinary news conference. It was being conducted from the deck of the derrick barge Wotan, which at ...

Soldiers Take the Tidewater

By Charles Dana Gibson
December 2002
When the CSS Virginia attacked the USS Congress in March 1862, nearly 90 of the Union gunners on board were members of the 99th New York Infantry, the “Union Coast ...

What T. R. Hath Wrought

By Eugene B. Canfield
December 2002
A frequent correspondent of Naval History recently discovered this rare photo taken of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet—the germ of which was planted when T. R. was Assistant Secretary ...

A Matter of Loyalty

By Paul Stillwell
December 2002
Back in the mid-1980s, I had the pleasure of conducting an oral history with Rear Admiral Francis Drake Foley. The combination of his slight physical stature and warm, clever personality ...

In Contact

December 2002
“Savo Island: The Worst Defeat” (See G. Kittredge, pp. 20-26, August 2002; D. Kloenne, W. Goode, T. Stetler, p. 16, D. Ressler, pp. 16-17, B. Blee, pp. 17-18, October 2002 ...

Historic Fleets 

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
December 2002
In January 1945, in response to the growing effectiveness of Japanese kamikaze attacks, the Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, ordered that shipboard antiaircraft defenses be beefed ...

The Eyes of the Fleet

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
December 2002
The Vought OS2U Kingfisher was a widely used floatplane of World War II, employed for spotting gunfire from battleships and cruisers and, especially, rescuing downed airmen. Considered a two-place aircraft ...

Naval History News

December 2002
Pearl Harbor Midget Submarine Found On 28 August 2002, the University of Hawaii’s Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) located a Japanese World War II Type-A midget submarine. Two deep- diving submersibles ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by James P. Delgado, Barry Gough & Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2002
Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy Diana Preston. New York: Walker & Company, 2002. 532 pp. Ulus. Notes. Bib. Index. $28.00. Reviewed by James P. Delgado Among the ranks of the ...

Museo Storico Navale—Venice, Italy

By William Galvani
December 2002
The Museo Storico Navale is much like Venice: overstuffed, intriguing, and filled with treasures around every corner. Wandering its galleries is somewhat like exploring the complicated streets of the “Queen ...

Salty Talk

By Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2002
A blockade, under the terms of international law, is an act of one belligerent against another whereby an adequate number of warships is stationed off an opponent’s coast to render ...