Naval History Magazine - October 2015

Cover Story
In June 1945, the heavy cruiser would meet her most formidable opponent in the Pacific: monstrous waves and winds.

On 5 June 1945, a typhoon in the Pacific...

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The Fleet's Ambiguous, Versatile Warships
While their roles have frequently changed, cruisers have remained key members of the U.S. fleet ever since the Steel Navy...
On the Edge

An adapted excerpt from the new Naval Institute Press book Fremantle’s Submarines: How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to...

On Our Scope

‘Our New Cruisers” was how the U.S. Naval Institute announced the news in 1883. The ten-year-old organization had been founded by a...

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The Pittsburgh's Typhoon Battle
In June 1945, the heavy cruiser would meet her most formidable opponent in the Pacific: monstrous waves and winds....
On Board the 'Augie' at Casablanca
Long vigils at general quarters and on watch punctuated by bursts of combat left a junior officer on board the cruiser ...
Renaissance of a French Frigate
An ambitious project to bring a piece of history to life resulted in the construction of an 18th-century warship in...
A Corsair's Story
The scant record of Napoleonic-era French privateersmen is brightened by the thrilling (perhaps too thrilling?)...
An Admiral's Letters to His Son
From on board more than 126 nuclear-powered ships during their initial sea trials, Admiral Hyman Rickover wrote letters to...
Contributors

Roger Barr is the author of nine books, including America’s Wars: The Vietnam War (Lucent Books, 1991), The...

Looking Back - Legacy of Dentente

Though it is little remembered today, a period of détente allowed for a brief thawing in the decades-long Cold War between the United States and...

In Contact

Surprises From a Reader

Howard Fuller

Armaments & Innovations - The Revolutionary Rangekeeper

‘I would construct a machine to do any old thing in any old way” was young Hannibal C. Ford’s yearbook motto at Cornell...

Naval History News

Bonnyman Found on Tarawa

Marine First Lieutenant Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman’s valor during the November 1943 Battle for...

Historic Aircraft - If It Flies Like a Duck . . .

When discussing great aircraft one almost invariably talks about fighters, attack aircraft, bombers, and maybe even cargo and transport planes....

Historic Fleets - 'Calculated to Do Good Service'

Using an old French chart, Commander James Findlay Schenck, the 53-year-old commander of the U.S. steamer Saginaw, decided to begin his...

Book Reviews

Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack

John Wukovits. Boston...

Museum Report - Plotting Beneath the Gardens of Valletta

What do Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, 17th-century grand masters of the Knights of Malta, and Cold War Soviet submarines have in common? The answer...

Pieces of the Past

‘War is a racket. . . . It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.” Those may sound like the words...


 
 

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