January 2014
Hill Goodspeed has worked at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, since 1994, where he serves as historian and artifact collection manager. He is also an adjunct professor ...
CSS Atlanta at Philadelphia's League Island Navy Yard after Union forces captured her near Savannah, Georgia, on 17 June 1863

The Confederate Ironclad Navy

By William N. Still Jr.
January 2014
Everyone remembers the CSS Virginia, but she was just one of more than 20 ironclad warships that steamed forth to fight for the Rebel cause.

Book Reviews

January 2014
Sunk in Kula Gulf: The Final Voyage of the USS Helena and the Incredible Story of Her Survivors in World War IIJohn J. Domagalski. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2012 ...
National Archives

Operation Blue Nose

By Carl LaVO
January 2014
A young naval officer’s correspondence provided an up-close and detailed view of the soon-to-be enemy—Japan—on the eve of World War II.

On Our Scope

January 2014
For many months during World War II, U.S. Navy and Army strategists wrestled with the thorny problems of Rabaul and Truk Atoll, two of Japan’s most formidable bases in the ...
John Hamilton/Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

Two Birds with One Hailstone

By Alan P. Rems
January 2014
A pair of mighty bastions blocked the push toward Japan, but Operation Hailstone managed to take out both Truk and Rabaul in a single bold stroke.
Naval History and Heritage Command (Underwater Archaeology Branch)

Naval History News

January 2014
Piece of the Georgia ResurfacesAn initiative to deepen Savannah’s shipping channel has resulted in the recovery of a piece of the Georgia port’s Civil War past. On 12 November archaeologists ...

In Contact

January 2014
Michener’s Editor Deserves Credit, TooLieutenant Commander David K. Sturges, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)David Sears’ vivid feature in the August issue on the creation of the novel and film ...
Courtesy of Gordon and Peggy Davis

Looking Back - Striving for Dignity

By Paul Stillwell
January 2014
A few months back, Margarett “Peg” Cooper died 3½ weeks short of her 100th birthday. Her mind remained impressively supple to the end; invariably on top of current events, she ...

Pieces of the Past

January 2014
Here’s an underwater-archaeology version of the classic before-and-after picture pairing, courtesy of 137 years’ worth of concretion on the one side and painstaking, meticulous conservation efforts on the other. One ...