Naval History Magazine - August 2010 Volume 24, Number 4

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Designing the Arleigh Burke's Hull

For many of the men and women who form the crews of the Navy's warships, the process generally involves going aboard, learning their jobs, and then...


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Despite the best efforts of builders, captains, and crews, a nautical fact of life is that ships sometimes sink. What later happens...

The Innovative, Mysterious Alligator
Four months after the Monitor sank there, the Graveyard of the Atlantic pulled another victim down into its murky depths—the...
A Pearl of a Discovery
The author's vacation to Panama's Pearl Islands resulted in his identification of a historic American boat from the 1860s...
Missouri Endgame
Taking on the enemy and often each other, Navy and Marine commanders under a remarkable leader—Fleet Admiral Chester W....
Disaster at Lady Franklin Bay
Brutal Arctic elements, bureaucracy, and half-baked resupply attempts doomed the men of the ill-fated Greely Expedition—until...
'To Do My Duty'
What motivated American servicemen to put their lives on the line in distant World War II battles...


James P. Delgado is the president and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. He has led or participated in...

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Looking Back

Designing the Arleigh Burke's Hull

For many of the men and women who form the crews of the Navy's warships, the process generally...

In Contact

Naval Aviation Firsts

Tom Phillips

Naval History News

A Revolutionary War Ship Reappears

She guarded Boston Harbor on the eve of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and provided fire support...

Historic Fleets

'No Ship Has Been Fought So Obstinately'

Historic Aircraft

The Flying Banana

The Piasecki HRP Rescuer—usually called the "flying banana"—was the first U.S. helicopter...

The Trouble with Treasure
Against the backdrop of a contentious case to decide ownership of one of the world's most valuable undersea discoveries, a noted...
'I was born into the Navy. . . East Asia was a part of my life'
The bestselling author of The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts interviews one of the...
Book Reviews

Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816: The Journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy

Edited by Don Bamford and Paul...

Museum Report

Lake Huron's British Naval Base after the War of 1812

Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the August issue of Naval...


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