Hanriot biplane fighter

A French Connection

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
August 2022
The first U.S. Navy fighter to go to sea was a variant of the French-built Hanriot HD-2 floatplane.
Ordnancemen on board the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)

Evolution of a Ship-Sinker

By Norman Friedman, Author of U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft, 1920–2020 (Naval Institute Press, 2022)
August 2022
The Mk 13 torpedo emerged as a devastating weapon responsible for sinking a Japanese superbattleship at the Battle of Leyte Gulf and another one off Okinawa.
La Gloire

The Glorie and Warrior

By Rebecca Batley
August 2022
A cool autumn day, 24 November 1859 witnessed the birth of a new type of warship at the Mourillon Arsenal, Toulon, France. Her name was the Glorie and she was ...