November 2013
Jeffrey G. Barlow is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command. He has written more than a dozen chapters for books on the U.S. Navy in World War ...
Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

Triumph of Civil War 'Jointness'

By Commander Michael A. Reed, U.S. Navy, with Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2013
Fort Fisher was one of the Confederacy’s last bastions, until the Union Army and Navy harnessed the power of combined operations.
Naval History and Heritage Command

The American Bonaparte

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
November 2013
The Baltimore-born scion of the Napoleonic clan served as secretary of the Navy under the ultimate navalist president—Theodore Roosevelt.
Beverley R. Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy Museum

A Boy at Copenhagen, 1801

By Jack Sweetman
November 2013
Ten-year-old Paul de Bourgoing had a front-row seat to one of Nelson’s most famous battles, and its impression was indelible.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Bloody Dawn in Penang

By Todd Crowell
November 2013
The Russian cruiser Zhemchug emerged battle-scarred from Tsushima, only to meet her fate at the hands of Germany’s infamous Emden in 1914.
Michael Heidler

Pieces of the Past

November 2013
This rare curiosity from the captured-weapons collection at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, may be one of the last of its kind, according to German ...
National Archives

On Our Scope

November 2013
Lasting 5½ years, the Battle of the Atlantic was World War II’s longest struggle. While the Royal Navy shouldered most of the burden of organizing and waging the prolonged campaign ...
Karen Stillwell

Looking Back - The Man in the Hat

By Paul Stillwell
November 2013
Pictures of his face and Stetson hat are familiar ones to Americans of a certain age. On 24 November 1963, half a century ago, Dallas Police detective Jim Leavelle was ...

Book Reviews

November 2013
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines that Battled JapanJames Scott. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013. 426 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $28.Reviewed by Colonel John Abbatiello ...
National Archives

Historic Fleets - Gunboat on the Great River

By Robert J. Cressman
November 2013
Flying her largest colors to proclaim neutrality amid China’s revolutionary strife, the American gunboat Monocacy, painted a somber gray “war color,” stood up the brown Yangtze River an hour ...
Zuni Maritime Foundation

Naval History News

November 2013
Historic Tug’s Fate SealedShe earned four battle stars, survived the Battle of Iwo Jima, carried out heroic rescues during “the Perfect Storm,” and served 46 years in between, but time ...
National Archives

In Contact

November 2013
Fantasy of FlightByron A. NilssonI read with interest the “The Navy’s Aerial Oscar” by David Sears (August, pp. 52–57). The introduction states, “One of Hollywood’s finest Korean War ...
National Archives

Scenes from the Storm

By Captain Earl J. Wilson, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
November 2013
More and more debris filled the water as we neared the desolate shore.1 Several times a bullet whined near us, and I ducked behind the boat’s wheelhouse. Then, when no ...