On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
August 2007
Midway, the focus of Naval History's June issue, is traditionally considered the turning point of the war in the Pacific. In this issue, however, we're commemorating the 65th anniversary ...

Pounding the Do Son Peninsula

By Commander John G. Robinson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2007
During a closely coordinated 1972 operation to shut down Haiphong Harbor, U.S. cruisers and destroyers put their guns on target and then opened fire.
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Combat Artists of Guadalcanal

By Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
August 2007
Navy and Marine Corps artists captured the drama that unfolded before them on the sea and in the jungle during the Guadalcanal campaign.

Collision at Spithead

By John Protasio
August 2007
A frightening accident between an ocean liner and a Royal Navy cruiser in 1911 led to a series of court proceedings and elaborate analyses that yielded differing interpretations of the ...

Falklands War in Retrospect

By Paul Stillwell
August 2007
For centuries the Royal Navy was the hallmark of naval power. Two years ago Britain celebrated the 200th anniversary of Horatio Lord Nelson’s stunning victory at Trafalgar. Sea power was ...

In Contact

August 2007
“‘Outside World, Are You There?’ Memories of OCS (W)” (See Barbara Bradlyn Morris, pp. 48-53, June 2007 Naval History) Lieutenant Commander Paul E. Cornelius, U.S. Navy (Retired) Ah, nostalgia! The ...

Naval History News

August 2007
Cutty Sark Burns A fire that severely damaged the 19th-century clipper ship Cutty Sark on 21 May is being treated as suspicious by police. The 138-year-old tea clipper, which was ...

A Pearl Harbor Phoenix

By A. D. Baker III
August 2007
The Nevada (BB-36) and her ill-fated sister ship Oklahoma (BB-37) were the first U.S. Navy battleships designed to the “all or nothing” theory of armoring, wherein the vital portions of ...

A Super Constellation

By Norman Polmar Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
August 2007
The Constellation and its derivative Super Constellation were the most advanced commercial airliners of their respective times. These aircraft, and especially the latter—called the “Super Connie”—were also important military aircraft ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel John J. Abbatiello, U.S. Air Force, Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve & Eric Mills
August 2007
Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I William N. Still Jr. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2007. 1,008 pp. Illus. Maps. Bib ...

Surprises in Inland Waters

By Stephanie Bayless
August 2007
One might expect to see many things when visiting Arkansas—farmland, fried food, even an ex-President—but a submarine might not make that list, especially considering that central Arkansas is more than ...