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On Our Scope

August 2018
Americans are rightfully proud of the wartime service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. But occasionally, while under the spell of triumphalism, we narrowly focus on the ...
Courtesy Col. J. A. Barton Campbell, USAR (Ret.)

In Contact

August 2018
Colonel J. A. Barton Campbell, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired)You cannot imagine my astonishment, thumbing through the June issue, to spot a reference to the USS Leary (DD-879) in Robert ...
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Naval History News

August 2018
Expedition to Search for Shackleton's Lost Ship Could the separation of a giant Antarctic iceberg and a pair of state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) solve a famous lost-ship mystery more ...
Royal Collection

Lessons from George III

By James R. Holmes
August 2018
The American colonies—Britain’s prime cause for waging war in the 1770s—ended up among Britain’s less pressing commitments. Faced by a hostile alliance, London demoted the colonies to preserve higher priorities ...
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Paul Allen's Winning Season

By James P. Delgado
August 2018
An undersea explorer reflects on the vision, focus, planning, technology, and teamwork that go into finding long-lost and long-sought shipwrecks.In a rapid succession of successes, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen ...
Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

'I Neglected to Consult the President'

By Alan P. Rems
August 2018
After acquiring unprecedented power as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Ernest King challenged the Navy Department administration—and the President—by trying to extend his power ...

Midwife to the Fleet Boat

By Captain Rodney K. Watterson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2018
Portsmouth Navy Yard from 1915 to 1930 birthed the blue-water submarines that helped the U.S. Navy win World War II in the Pacific.the Navy’s dissatisfaction with the submarines it ...
Shearwater Aviation Museum

The Eagles of Protection

by Colonel John L. Orr, Canadian Armed Forces (Retired)
August 2018
How and why the Navy deployed aircraft and personnel to Nova Scotia during World War I is a little-known chapter in the annals of U.S. naval aviation.Navy, which maintained ...
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Blueprints for Destruction

By David Reimers
August 2018
During U.S. naval exercises in the 1930s, carrier aircraft twice successfully “attacked” Pearl Harbor. After taking notice, the Imperial Japanese Navy would repeat the formula on 7 December 1941.; ...
U.S. Coast Guard

End of the Line for the Night Train

By Captain Daniel A. Laliberte, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
August 2018
Maritime smuggling of marijuana through the Caribbean into the United States was rampant in the late 1970s. But close cooperation between a Coast Guard cutter and undercover DEA agents resulted ...

Book Reviews

August 2018
Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. 592 pp. Illus. Maps. Index. $28.Reviewed by Thomas B. AllenAn epic battle can inspire an epic book. Often, though, ...

Pieces of the Past

August 2018
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry’s 1853–54 Japan expedition was more than a successful diplomatic mission that negotiated a treaty; it was the catalyst that introduced the American people to Japan. Before ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

As I Recall - Ernie King: A Sensitive SOB?

By Commander Albert K. Murray, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
August 2018
Unlike most of the U.S. Naval Institute’s oral histories, which contain the recollections of seagoing line officers, the memoir of Commander Albert K. Murray (1906–1992) is from a skilled artist ...
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Bluejacket's Manual - On the Lookout

By. Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2018
On the night of 8–9 August 1942 off Savo Island, the Japanese 8th Fleet surprised an Allied task force protecting the landing at Guadalcanal, destroying four heavy cruisers and killing ...
U.S. Navy

Historic Aircraft - Ever Hear of the Sea Horse?

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
August 2018
The outstanding U.S. land-based fighter of the World War II era was the P-51 Mustang. North American Aviation produced 14,819 Mustangs during the war, including photo (F-6) and attack (A-36) ...