On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
April 2007
When Naval History began publishing biannual historical travel packages last year, we knew it was only a matter of time before we'd feature eastern Virginia's tidewater area, a longtime center ...

Voyage to Destiny

By Lieutenant Samuel Dana Greene, U.S. Navy
April 2007
The Monitor's executive officer recounted the ship's hazardous voyage to Hampton Roads and epic duel with the CSS Virginia in a letter he wrote to his parents five days ...

Pray for a Miracle

By Earl H. Taylor
April 2007
Escaping the quickly sinking USS Cooper (DD-695) after she was hit by a Japanese torpedo was just the beginning of one Sailor's harrowing ordeal off Leyte Island.

History Abounds at Hampton Roads

By Fred Schultz
April 2007
From the battleship Wisconsin to Jefferson Davis’ cell at Fort Monroe, the area surrounding the site of the Monitor Virginia battle offers visitors a vast array of nautical and historical ...

Four Centuries Ago...

By Joseph A. Gutierrez Jr.
April 2007
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, we look back on the circumstances that brought a tiny fleet of ships to the New World.

Death of a Scapegoat

By Edwyn Gray
April 2007
A U-boat commander’s bizarre surrender set the stage for an illegal trial that ultimately resulted in the death of the sub’s executive officer.

One Day In Baltimore

By Paul Stillwell
April 2007
We are now so accustomed to color television, streaming video, and all the other wonders of the technological age that we take them for granted. If something of interest is ...

In Contact

April 2007
“The Big E’s Impatient Virgins” (See R. Bartlett, pp. 44-49, December 2006 Naval History) Bob Brunson Captain Jack Endicott, U.S. Navy (Retired), shared his copy of this issue with ...

Naval History News

April 2007
U-boat Still a Threat More than 60 years after she set sail, the U-864’s deadly cargo is poised to cause destruction never envisioned by the command that ordered her mission ...

Jeeps for the Fleet

By A. D. Baker III
April 2007
An escort or “jeep” carrier acquisition program was first recommended to the U.S. Navy by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. The Navy initially typed the projected ships as APV ...

Brewster’s Buffalo

By Norman Polmar Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2007
A lack-luster carrier-based aircraft, the Brewster F2A Buffalo had the distinction of being the U.S. Navy’s first monoplane fighter. When the United States entered World War II on 7 December ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Michael J. Crawford, Ron Benigo, Hal Buell & Captain James B. Bryant. U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2007
The War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins. New York: Viking Penguin, 2007. 560 pp. Illus. $27.95. Reviewed ...