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Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
April 2009
Bucher and the Pueblo A new presidential administration has just taken office. And, as was the case when a different administration arrived 40 years ago, the political and military leaders ...
Naval History and Heritage Command

Twilight of the High Seas Fleet

By John Prados
April 2009
The assumption that after Jutland Germany's surface fleet sat out the rest of World War I obscures what it actually accomplished in the conflict's final years.
Erie Maritime Museum, Bob Lowry

On Our Scope

Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
April 2009
For the past several years Naval History has helped with your summer travel plans by featuring a historical travel package in the April issue. In doing so this year, however, ...

Museum Report

By Robert T. McLaren
April 2009
A Walking Tour Through the USS Cod (SS-224) Want to see what life was really like in a World War II submarine? Then take a trip to the Lake Erie ...

Book Reviews

April 2009
George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea James L. Nelson. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 330 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $26.95. Reviewed by Frederick C. Leiner ...

South from Tjilatjap

By Lion G. Miles
April 2009
One of the oldest members of the Asiatic Fleet, the gunboat Asheville ran out of luck while trying to make an escape from Java to Australia in March 1942.

Collector's Guide to Pirate Movie DVDs

By Eric Mills
April 2009
From a silent-era swashbuckler that was filmed in color to a Disneyland ride-inspired trilogy, our reviewer takes a look at well-known and obscure pirate films available for home viewing.

In Contact

April 2009
'The Commodore's Fateful Command' (See R. L. Taylor, pp. 56-59, February 2009 Naval History) Captain Lawrence B. Brennan, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Retired) This article is an important and detailed ...
Far left: Fix Bayonets!, John W. Thomason Jr.; Left: Courtesy of the author

The Marines' Most Bizarre Hero?

By Lieutenant Colonel Merrill L. Bartlett, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2009
Louie Cukela, who left the Corps a legacy of courage on the battlefield, is legendary for his outrageous stunts and mangled diction.
United States Senate Collection

Perry Triumphant

By David Curtis Skaggs
April 2009
A key victory for the early Navy, the Battle of Lake Erie demonstrated how courage and resolution can sometimes trump faulty command and control.

Historic Aircraft

By Norman Polmar Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2009
The First Jet Fighter. . . . Sorta Three new fighter aircraft entered Navy squadrons as the Pacific war was reaching its violent conclusion: Grumman's twin-engine F7F Tigercat and "lightweight" ...
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Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
April 2009
Beef Boat Extraordinaire Logistics. If Napoleon declared that an army travels on its stomach, how much less could a navy keep the sea if its sailors did not eat? Soldiers ...

Naval History News

April 2009
Squalus' Last Survivor Dies Carl Bryson always prided himself as a youth in being able to swim underwater on a single breath across the Saluda River in his native ...

Naval History Digital Edition

April 2009
A digital edition of the April issue of Naval History is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and ...