Naval History Magazine - April 2016

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In an excerpt from a 1969 Proceedings article, a celebrated naval historian explores the command styles of the admirals who led the U.S. Pacific armada during the...
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'Dear Admiral Halsey'
Captivated by outspoken ‘Bull’ Halsey’s ability to back his tough talk with bold action, average...
Out of the Jaws of Victory
Highly decorated for his role in gaining victory over the Japanese at Midway, Captain Miles Browning was defeated by his...
The Coast Guard's Aerial Visionary
Highlighted by a record-setting transatlantic flight, Elmer Stone’s prodigious achievements had a lasting effect on...
A Sailor's Story Revisited
Legendary comic-book artist Sam Glanzman experienced the Pacific war up-close and...
On Our Scope

On 20 September 1945, two-and-a-half weeks after he’d hosted the formal Japanese surrender on board his flagship, Admiral William F. Halsey...

Contributors

Alan Fraser Houston, MD, a graduate of Amherst College, served from 1969 to 1972 as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy. His...

Subscriber Only Content

Halsey and Spruance: A Study in Contrasts
In an excerpt from a 1969 Proceedings article, a celebrated naval historian explores the command styles of the...
The Many Faces of Lady Sterling
From Civil War blockade-runner to U.S. Navy prize vessel to presidential yacht to Cuban privateer, this English beauty had...
Semper Sealift - Second Prize, 2015 Naval History Essay Contest: Marine Corps Actions Shaping History
The partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and Merchant Marine—a relationship that...
Looking Back - When the Forum Wasn't Open

The strength of the U.S. Naval Institute has been the integrity of its open forum. At the 2011 Annual Meeting, its members rose up in indignation...

In Contact

Not Official German Policy

Edward Von der Porten

Armaments & Innovations - The Instrumental Oerlikon

One of the most widely used naval weapons of World War II, the 20-mm Oerlikon antiaircraft cannon was installed aboard virtually every U.S. Navy...

Naval History News

A Luxury Liner Once More?

The famed ocean liner SS United States could avoid the scrap yard with the announcement in February...

Historic Ships - The Wampanoag: 'Germ Idea' of the Battlecruiser

Ships live because of the men, and now women, who give them life. Most often it is the crew that provides the essence of the ship, but at times a...

Historic Aircraft - Not the Last Gunfighter, Part 1: The Cold War

The Chance Vought F8U Crusader was developed in response to the U.S. Navy’s 1952 requirement for a supersonic, carrier-based day fighter....

Book Reviews

Hunters and Killers Volume 1: Anti-Submarine Warfare from 1776 to 1943

Norman Polmar and Edward Whitman. Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval...

Museum Report - Mighty Tugboat Displays Oregon's Maritime History

The last of the operating steam-powered stern-wheel tugboats in the United States, the Portland, is docked on Oregon’s Willamette River in...

Pieces of the Past

One of history’s greatest love stories involved one of naval history’s greatest icons—we refer, of course, to the...


 
 

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