September 2012
Thomas B. Allen is the author or coauthor of several books on military and intelligence subjects, including Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents that Changed History (National Geographic, 2008) and Rickover: Father ...
Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

On Our Scope

September 2012
In October 1962, President John F. Kennedy called on the U.S. Navy to play a crucial role in what would be the most tension-filled superpower showdown of the Cold War ...
Courtesy of Vice Admiral Kent L. Lee

Looking Back - Enterprise at Fifty

By Paul Stillwell
September 2012
During World War II, the war-ship that made the largest contribution to victory in the Pacific was the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6)—hands down. By war’s end, though, newer and ...

In Contact

September 2012
VT-8 at MidwayJonathan Parshall-Regarding remarks by Commander William E. Brooks Jr. under “‘Real’ Mystery of Midway” in your August issue (“In Contact,” p. 9), there are several problems ...
Ocean Technology Foundation

Naval History News

September 2012
Ongoing Bonhomme Richard Search an International EffortA joint U.S.-French research team spent three weeks in late May and early June on the latest expedition to locate one of the holy ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Historic Aircraft - Some of the First

By Norman Polmar
September 2012
The Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company of Keyport, New Jersey, was one of numerous small aircraft firms that existed in the early 20th century, providing various airplanes, in mostly small ...
Naval History and Heritage Command

Historic Fleets - 'The Good Ship Dale'

By Robert J. Cressman
September 2012
In May 1846, 33-year-old Lieutenant Tunis A. M. Craven, U.S. Navy, a married father of six children, received orders to the 16-gun sloop-of-war Dale. Under Commander William W. McKean ...

Firebrand of the Union Navy

Second Lieutenant Zachary Schwartz, U.S. Marine Corps
September 2012
He was the epitome of dash, daring, and élan, but the legendary Civil War hero William Cushing could be his own worst enemy.
U.S. Navy

The Last Gunfights

By Lieutenant Commander Rex McCoy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2012
As the gun crews of the 1972 Freedom Train/Linebacker raids shot it out with North Vietnamese batteries, the fire's roar signaled the end of an era.

Book Reviews

September 2012
Enterprise: America’s Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War IIBarrett Tillman. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2012. 320 pp. Illus. Maps. Bibliographical references. Index. $29.99 ...

Naval History Digital Edition

September 2012
A digital edition of the October issue of Naval History is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and ...