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Slaughter in Paradise

By Holger H. Herwig
February 2010
Until overwhelmed by Allied air power and undercut by dissension, a U-boat offensive squeezed the flow of oil from the Caribbean.
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Book Reviews

February 2010
The Civil War at Sea Craig L. Symonds. (Reflections on the Civil War Era Series) Santa Barbara, CA.: Praeger Publishing, 2009. 224 pp. Pref. Notes. Index. $39.95. Reviewed by Stephen ...
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Two Coconuts and a Navy Cross

By Barrett Tillman
February 2010
After his bomber was shot down, a Navy lieutenant used quick thinking, his throwing arm, and available ordnance to fend off a Japanese officer.

Naval History Digital Edition

February 2010
A digital edition of the February issue of Naval History is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and ...

Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
February 2010
Related: Oceans - A Dive to the Bottom of the Sea . . . 50 Years Later by Don Walsh (January 2010 Proceedings)
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The Flying Banshee

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
February 2010
By the late 1940s turbojet technology had advanced to the point that the U.S. Navy, which already had some jet fighters in service, began converting all its carrier fighter squadron ...
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Naval History News

February 2010
Trafalgar Artifact Sold The only surviving Union Jack from the Battle of Trafalgar was sold at auction in late October for a world-record sum of $638,102, nearly 40 times its ...
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In Contact

February 2010
'More Than Just Blockade Duty' (See R. M. Browning Jr., pp. 14-21, December 2009 Naval History) William R. Deeble An extra complication to the West Gulf squadron's blockading duties ...
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On Our Scope

Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
February 2010
This issue of Naval History focuses on a tried-and-true war-at-sea topic-battleships. But instead of studying the behemoths' exploits in combat, our package examines the often-overlooked evolutionary period when the U.S. ...
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Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
February 2010
A Step Forward The passing of John Wesley Lee Jr. a few months ago serves as a reminder of his place in the history of the U.S. Navy. On 15 ...
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Museum Report

By William P. Galvani
February 2010
Where the History of Yachting Comes Alive Newport, Rhode Island, is arguably the capital city of American yachting. The glory days of the America's Cup were sailed here, and every ...