On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
August 2005
In this issue of Naval History we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in an unorthodox way. Instead of concentrating on the final climactic events ...
Treaty of Portsmouth

An Unlikely Location

By Commander Henry J. Hendrix II, U.S. Navy
August 2005
Against the backdrop of President Theodore Roosevelt's diplomacy, the Portsmouth Navy Yard hosted talks ending the Russo-Japanese War.

Pensacola Days

By Hill Goodspeed
August 2005
In letters home, Frank Simpson Jr. chronicled the stress and excitement of training to become a naval aviator in 1917.

Tiny Fleet Big Job

By Lieutenant Douglas Daniels, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2005
While the Coast Guard has never had an overabundance of ships and boats, called upon, they have always delivered. Such was the situation in the Vietnam War’s Operation Market Time.

Two Men in New Mexico

By Paul Stillwell
August 2005
My recent trip to New Mexico on behalf of Chicago’s Pritzker Military Library included visits with two veterans who had separate but related roles in the winning of World War ...

In Contact

August 2005
“Bob Larkin: Artist of War” (See D.J. Zimmerman, pp. 36-40, June 2005 Naval History) Don Boyer I am a bit curious as to the “action-packed” cover art. I find ...

Historic Fleets

By A.D. Baker III
August 2005
The supply ship Alchiba (AK-23) had already seen considerable service in the Pacific when on 25 November 1942 off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, at least one torpedo slammed into her. The ...

The Plane That Could—And Couldn’t

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
August 2005
The Douglas T2D “torpedo-bombing-scouting” aircraft was one of the most successful U.S. naval aircraft of the period between the World Wars. However, although designed specifically for carrier operation, the T2D ...

Naval History News

August 2005
Forgotten Sub Reexamined On 19 June 1941, USS O-9 (SS-70) left New London, Connecticut, with two other O-class boats for tests off the Isle of Shoals. After the two other ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Dr. Eric Grove, Centre for Security Studies, University of Hull, Captain James E. Wise Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired), Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy (Retired) & Captain Don Walsh, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2005
To Rule The Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World Arthur Herman. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2005. 648 pp. Maps. $26.95. Reviewed by Dr. Eric Grove, Centre ...

Fort Mifflin: Defender of the Delaware

By Donald A. Wambold Jr.
August 2005
Philadelphia’s Fort Mifflin—the oldest American fort in continuous service—faced the biggest test of its more-than-175-year U.S. military career in late 1777. During the Revolutionary War’s Philadelphia campaign, the earth and ...