Naval History Magazine - December 2015

Cover Story
The extent of the Coast Guard’s involvement in the Vietnam War is unknown to many.

Every day dozens of military members, retirees, and family members...


Open Content

Navy Air Strike North Vietnam
Dodging SAMs by pulling high ‘Gs,’ and weaving and jinking to avoid antiaircraft fire were key survival skills...
From Blue to Green and Brown
Proving its adaptability during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy created coastal and riverine forces from scratch that...
Götterdämmerung German Admirals on Trial
Seventy years ago, the Nuremberg Tribunal endeavored to dispense fair and impartial justice. Yet the verdicts and sentences...
A Most Timely Skirmish
A reckless attempted prison break from Alcatraz in 1946 highlighted the necessity of the U.S. Marine Corps to critics...
On Our Scope

As the Navy attack group and supporting fighters headed west over North Vietnam, small gray puffs blossomed in the clear sky—antiaircraft...


Lieutenant Colonel George S. Converse (U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.) graduated with a BA in English from Montana State University in...

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Overlooked Service
The extent of the Coast Guard’s involvement in the Vietnam War is unknown to many.

Every day dozens...

'Too Young to Be Scared'
Although they were underage, boys who volunteered for combat in World War II were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice....
A WHAT in Union Square?
The ‘battleship’ USS Recruit—one of the most unusual sights in World War I–era Manhattan...
Struggle to Save the Raleigh
A heroic effort on the part of her crew kept the light cruiser afloat on the Day of Infamy.

During the...

Looking Back - A Friend Indeed

Throughout the course of our lives, we make many friends. One who brightened my existence from the early 1990s until his passing earlier this year...

In Contact

Rickover’s Letters

Doug Sjoberg

Armaments & Innovations - The First Shell Gun

Centuries ago, perhaps a gunner accustomed to firing his cannon became captivated with the idea of getting a second bang—not from his weapon...

Naval History News

Missouri Memorial Honors Veterans

The 70th anniversary of the signing of the Instruments of Surrender ending World War II was...

Historic Aircraft - 'There's a Ford in Your Future'

Eccentric innovator Henry Ford built airplanes as well as automobiles and antisubmarine ships (the Eagle boats), and developed low-cost housing...

Historic Fleets - 'This Vessel Most Successfully Accomplished Her Mission'

As the transport Susan B. Anthony (AP-72) stood toward the Normandy coast to disembark her troops early on a June morning in 1944, Chief...

Book Reviews

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

Adam Makos. New York: Ballantine Books, 2015. 464 pp. Maps. Illus. Notes....

Museum Report - Showcasing Naval Treasures as Masterpieces

The imperial barge of Napoleon, with a gilded, resplendent Neptune astride its bow, is the first and largest object visitors see at the French...

Pieces of the Past

“Torture, boredom, and inventiveness. . . .” Such are the words that seek to describe the prisoner-of-war experience in an exhibit...


Conferences and Events

Defense Forum Washington 2015

Mon, 2015-12-07

Defense Forum Washington will take place 7 December 2015 at the Newseum - Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC.  

Maritime Security Dialogue

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From the Press

"Goldrick Seminar: 2015"

Thu, 2015-12-03

Guest Speakers & Book Signing

Mon, 2015-12-07

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