Naval History Digital Edition

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

By Paul Stillwell
December 2009
A Survivor's Tale Some people are particularly gifted at describing the lives they have experienced. One man who had that narrative ability in large measure was Richard Harralson, who joined ...
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On Our Scope

Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
December 2009
Nearing a publishing deadline is always a hectic time for editors. That's especially true when the Naval History issue we're working on includes a bonus gatefold package. And as you ...

In Contact

December 2009
'Book Review: Battle of Surigao Strait' (See T. Bean, p. 68, October 2009 Naval History) Paul M. Hupf The reviewer notes that author Anthony P. Tully rejects the traditional ...
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Historic Aircraft

By Norman Polmar
December 2009
The First to Go Up and Down The Hawker Siddeley Kestrel was not a naval aircraft. But the British airplane had a profound impact on U.S. naval aviation: It was ...
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Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
December 2009
Cool Courage Under Hot Fire Clearly, a fight lay ahead in late July 1864, and Commander J. R. Madison Mullany keenly desired to take part in it. Commanding the sidewheeler ...
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More Than Just Blockade Duty

By Robert M. Browning Jr.
December 2009
In addition to interdicting Confederate shipping, the West Gulf Blockading Squadron seized New Orleans and helped open the Mississippi River.
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'Go Ahead, Go Ahead'

By Robert M. Browning Jr.
December 2009
After watching from his flagships rigging as his battle plan collapsed, Admiral Farragut acted with characteristic boldness in leading his squadron forward.
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Who Will Hear the Bells?

By Jack Sweetman
December 2009
A German Navy chaplains letters home detail his efforts to keep up crewmens spirits on the armored cruiser Gneisenau during World War I.
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Naval History News

December 2009
Found: The Alexander Hamilton Some seeping oil has led to the discovery of one of the first U.S. warships sunk after the United States entered World War II. On 7 ...
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Book Reviews

December 2009
The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815 Jonathan R. Dull. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. 250 pp. Maps. Notes. Index. $29.95. ...
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Museum Report

By Robert S. Bolia
December 2009
The World's Oldest Battleship For more than 50 years, the battleship was regarded as the capital ship of the world's navies. Hundreds were built between 1880 and the end of ...