Greg Bailey, a St. Louis–based freelance writer who covers a variety of subjects in addition to naval ones, is currently working on a book about a 1920s historical event. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois—home of the bell off the battleship Illinois, as described in his article.
Eric Mills, an associate editor of Naval History and adjunct professor of history at Chesapeake College, is the author of Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War (Schiffer, 2010), The Spectral Tide: True Ghost Stories of the U.S. Navy (Naval Institute Press, 2009), and Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties (Cornell Maritime Press, 2000).
Louis Arthur Norton, University of Connecticut professor emeritus, has published extensively on maritime history. His books include Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolutionary War and 1812 (Naval Institute Press, 2000) and Captains Contentious: The Dysfunctional Sons of the Brine (University of South Carolina, 2009).