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On Our Scope

June 2015
On 22 March, thousands of curious observers crowded the shoreline near Portsmouth, England, to see a display of U.S. naval might. The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) was making a port ...

Contributors

June 2015
Roger Dingman is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California and a U.S. Navy veteran. His research and publications have focused on the origins, conduct, and consequences of World ...
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Looking Back - The Fatal Chain

By Paul Stillwell
June 2015
In any maritime disaster—such as collision, grounding, or sinking—a chain of events leads to the mishap. Take out almost any link, the chain breaks, and calamity is avoided. But when ...
College of the Holy Cross

In Contact

June 2015
A Lucky DayLieutenant Commander Richard J. Nowatzki, U.S. Navy (Retired)I was a witness to some of the events that James M. Scott’s April article, “The Navy Targets Tokyo” ...
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Armaments & Innovations - With a Cough, Not a Roar

By Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2015
In the decades immediately following the Civil War, naval weaponry underwent a massive change as muzzle-loading smoothbores firing solid shot were replaced by breech-loading rifled weapons firing projectiles that could ...
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Naval History News

June 2015
A New Chapter for the MusashiThe thrilling discovery of the Japanese superbattleship Musashi in March marks an important and intriguing advance in underwater exploration. The Musashi, sister ship ...
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From Hampton Roads to Spithead

By Howard J. Fuller
June 2015
“The second gun was charged with 35 lbs. powder, a solid iron shot of 460 lb., and fired point blank,” the reporter continued. “If the last shot was grand, as ...
National Archives

Seabee Service with the Marines

By Commander James C. Rentfrow, U.S. Navy<p>
June 2015
There is a lesser-known story in the Seabee records—that of those specialist sailors who were embedded in Marine combat units, assaulting the beaches and enemy foxholes alongside their Marine comrades, ...
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Home at Last

By Bruce M. Petty
June 2015
On 13 July 2009, Lieutenant Woodie Lackland McVay Jr., U.S. Naval Reserve, was laid to rest next to his parents in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama. In attendance ...
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A Mission, A Monument

By Roger Dingman
June 2015
Sometimes a naval career’s beginning predicts how it will end. This was certainly true for Rear Admiral Lester Anthony Beardslee, who went ashore with Matthew Calbraith Perry when the commodore ...
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The Royal Navy's 'Old Ark'

By Michael D. Hull
June 2015
After pioneering naval aviation and launching the first true aircraft carrier, HMS Argus, in late 1917, the Royal Navy emerged from World War I with two flattops under construction, ...
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Sailor, Prisoner, Captain, Spy

By Ensign Samuel Oat-Judge, U.S. Navy
June 2015
All too often in venerating the accomplishments of military leaders, the heroism of the soldiers and sailors without whose sacrifices victory would not be possible can be overlooked. Rightly honored ...
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Gilded Men and the Suicide Fleet

By Stephen D. Regan
June 2015
Countering the Sub ThreatWoodrow Wilson—elected president in the aftermath of the Republican internecine war between Progressives and Stalwarts—selected Josephus Daniels, a Southern newspaperman, as secretary of Navy, a cabinet position ...

Book Reviews

June 2015
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at SeaTim McGrath. New York: NAL Caliber, 2014. 544 pp. Battle maps. Illus. Index. Notes. $26.95.Reviewed by ...
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Pieces of the Past

June 2015
On 1 July 1945, after 28 years of naval service, longtime U.S. Naval Academy Chaplain William N. Thomas was promoted to Navy Chief of Chaplains, and the LOG magazine lamented, ...