On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
October 2006
This issue of Naval History features our second historical travel package. As its title implies, Tom Huntington's article, "Birthplace of the Civil War," is about the important role Charleston, South ...

Birthplace of the Civil War

By Tom Huntington
October 2006
With attractions that range from the iconic-Fort Sumter-to the innovative-the submarine H. L. Hunley-Charleston, South Carolina, is an ideal location to explore the War Between the States' naval history.

Return to Tarawa

By David McCormack
October 2006
Tarawa Atoll’s Betio Island still clings to its history as the site of one of the bloodiest U.S. Marine battles of World War II.

A Short and Savage Ambush

By Ivan Travnick
October 2006
In the dim light of dawn on 24 May 1967, a two-boat Navy patrol was silently drifting down a South Vietnamese river when Vietcong machine-gun fire erupted. Within minutes, the ...

The Summer of ’66

By Paul Stillwell
October 2006
The years sped by so swiftly. First 1966 was only a year in the past, then 10, then 25, now 40. A college degree brought with it an ensign’s commission ...

In Contact

October 2006
“Diving at the Crossroads” (See J. P. Delgado, pp. 20-21, August 2006 Naval History) Chief Quartermaster (Submarine) William R. Kee, U.S. Navy (Retired) Dr. Delgado states that the USS Pilotfish ...

Naval History News

October 2006
Film Inspiration Dies Master Chief Carl M. Brashear died 25 July at the age of 75. The story of his courage and perseverance became known to millions of filmgoers in ...

Historic Fleets

By A.D. Baker III
October 2006
The Battle of Lissa in July 1866 was effectively won when the Austrian flagship Erzherzog Ferdinand Max rammed and sank the Italian Re d’ltalia. Admiral Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff’s feat ...

A World War I Legend

By Norman Polmar Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
October 2006
The DH-4 “Liberty plane” was the only American-built land plane to see combat in Europe in World War I. Copied from an effective British bomber-reconnaissance aircraft, the DH-4 was flown ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Trent Hone, Samuel Loring Morison, Norman Polmar & Robert S. Bolia
October 2006
The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution Milan Vego. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 479 pp. Maps. Appen. $55. Reviewed by Trent Hone So ...

A Plethora of Vessels and Aircraft

By Tom Huntington
October 2006
The first thing that greets visitors to Patriots Point Naval &. Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is a submarine that appears to be cruising through a beautifully landscaped ...