Naval History Magazine - June 2016

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Tension between the British and German navies had been building since Kaiser Wilhelm II launched a naval arms race in 1898, and in the early afternoon of 31 May 1916 a climactic battle seemingly...

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Jutland's Place in History
Though its impact initially seemed minimal, a titanic clash of dreadnoughts and battlecruisers ended up heavily influencing...
The Tragic Indy's Enduring Fascination
The story of the ill-fated Indianapolis and her sailors has been recounted in bestselling books, magazine articles...
Contributors

Jeremy Black is a native of Great Britain, a professor of history at the University of Exeter, England, and a senior fellow at...

On Our Scope

In Naval History, we try to recognize small but significant naval anniversaries as well as large and momentous ones, such as the...

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Charting the Battle of Jutland's Course

Tension between the British and German navies had been building since Kaiser Wilhelm II launched a naval arms race in 1898, and in the early...

The Lützow’s Trial by Fire
Big, fast, and strong, the battlecruiser Lützow led the German line of battle at Jutland, hammering British...
Indianapolis Sailors' Legacy and Lessons
The author of In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its...
The Marine Aviation Experience in Vietnam
A visual overview of the wide array of Marine Corps fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft that served in the skies over Southeast...
'The Firing Here Became Continual'
A young English seaman serving on board the CSS Alabama provided history with a rare and riveting firsthand...
Japanese Success at Okinawa
Against great odds Emperor Hirohito’s troops fought tenaciously for nearly three months, inflicting heavy casualties...
Looking Back - A Royal at Jutland

Te volume on the shelf in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library looked unimpressive. The binding showed tears, and the book was faded and...

In Contact

In Praise of the Wilburs

Commander Peter B. Mersky, U.S Naval Reserve (Retired)

Armaments & Innovations - DASH, Snoopy, and the Night Panther

In the mid-1950s modern helicopter development was in its early years, and was full of innovative design ideas. The technology, less than two...

Naval History News

Happy Birthday, Dreadnought (Guitar, That Is)

One hundred years ago, the warship that dominated the waves was the formidable dreadnought...

Historic Aircraft - Not the Last Gunfighter, Part 11: Hot Wars

On the night of 3 August 1964, South Vietnamese small craft attacked two North Vietnamese islands in the Tonkin Gulf. The U.S. destroyer ...

Historic Ships - A Very Short Life

One of 50 ships designed by the U.S. Maritime Commission as a “small airplane transport with flight deck,” the USS St. Lo (...

Book Reviews

The Battleship Book

Robert M. Farley. Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2015. 256 pp. Biblio. Illus. $19.99.

Reviewed by Paul...

Museum Report - New Technology Highlights Old Battleship's Former Glory

Visitors to the Battleship Iowa Museum may notice right away just how busy the ship and her surroundings are. Berthed in the...

Pieces of the Past

Baseball memorabilia collectors just love to get their hands on a ball covered with the autographs of a winning team’s players—and if...


 
 

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