On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
October 2005
With this issue of Naval History we celebrate the bicentennial of one of history's great battles—Trafalgar, the Napoleonic wars' climactic sea fight. Too much of Napoleonic history is monopolized by ...

Norfolk vs. San Diego

By Bruce Linder
October 2005
The two ports are disparate in many ways, including geography, climate, and history. But they stand as nearly identical capitals of U.S. Navy power.

Kindness Personified

By Paul Stillwell
October 2005
It’s easy to think that I developed a bond of friendship with Jean Ellinger because both of us grew up in western Missouri. An explanation much closer to the truth ...

In Contact

October 2005
“The Amphibious Revolution” (See R.B. Frank, pp. 20-26, August 2005 Naval History) Ensign C.H. Hollander, U.S. Navy (Retired) Throughout the article I kept looking for a mention of the ...

Naval History News

October 2005
Sydney Still Controversial ‘“Curiouser and curiouser,’ cried Alice,” and so it was with the final moments—and subsequent 64 years—of HMAS Sydney. More than a half century of suspicion, rumor, and ...

Historic Fleets

By A.D. Baker III
October 2005
With the end of combat in World War II at hand, construction of a number of warships came to a halt. Among them, the Northampton (CA- 125) would lay idle ...

The Biggest Blimp

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
October 2005
Several U.S. government agencies— among them the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—are looking into new roles and designs for lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft, or ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Robert S. Bolia, Vice Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy, Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired) & Robert Enrione
October 2005
Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World Roy Adkins. New York: Viking, 2005.416 pp. $27.95. Reviewed by Robert S. Bolia With the bicentennial of Trafalgar upon us, it is ...