Naval History Magazine - February 2016

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The CSS Shenandoah’s three-week stay at Melbourne, Australia, threw into relief the controversial and slippery international status of such Rebel commerce...
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Open Content

An Act of War on the Eve of Revolution
A year and a half before the more famous Boston Tea Party, the Gaspee Affair marked the first blow struck for...
Marines' Desert Victory
With the U.S.-led allied coalition’s heaviest forces deployed to the west, two Marine divisions were poised to drive...
Naval Weapon of Choice
First used in battle during Operation Desert Storm, Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles quickly became precision...
Perilous Ordeal Off Leyte
A pair of LSMs—landing ships, medium—proved their resilience during a December 1944 odyssey in which the...
On Our Scope

Twenty-five years. It’s hard to believe Operation Desert Storm was so long ago. Perhaps that’s because the United States seemingly has...

Contributors

Thomas B. Allen is well known for his writing on the subjects of espionage and military history. His books include Tories:...

Subscriber Only Content

Pirate, Privateer, or Man-of-War?
The CSS Shenandoah’s three-week stay at Melbourne, Australia, threw into relief the controversial and...
The Generalissimo's Naval War
When the Spanish navy failed to join the insurrection that led to the Spanish Civil War, Nationalist leader Francisco...
A Black Hero's Courage Under Fire
Mess Attendant Dorie Miller’s heroism on board the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor earned him accolades...
Looking Back - The Cruisebook Comes to Life

No, I said to the executive officer, Lieutenant Jose Gamboa, I didn’t want to put together a cruisebook for our ship. I was the operations...

In Contact

A Man Without Empathy

Tido H. Holtcamp

Armaments & Innovations - Crude But Effective in Large Doses

You’ve probably seen the movie. Submarine crewmen look up anxiously. Suddenly there’s a terrific explosion. Lights flicker off and on...

Naval History News

National WWII Museum Set to Unveil ‘Road to Tokyo’

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opens its newest permanent exhibit...

Historic Aircraft - The Last Biplane

The Curtiss SBC Helldiver holds two places in naval aviation history: First, it initially flew as a monoplane but was produced as a biplane, and,...

Historic Fleets - 'Admirably Fitted for the Performance of Her Duty'

The brig Porpoise, part of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, sailed through frigid Antarctic waters on 30 January 1840, off a seemingly...

Book Reviews

Privateering: Patriots & Profits in the War of 1812

Faye M. Kert. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 147 pp. Append....

Museum Report - The Embodiment of Britain's Pride as a Naval Power

Few ships symbolize the legacy of a country; HMS Victory is such a ship. Dry-docked in Portsmouth, England, Vice Admiral Horatio Lord...

Pieces of the Past

Exploration—for the furtherance of science, for national bragging rights, to fill in the remaining blank spaces on the map—was...


 
 

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