Naval History Magazine - February 2014 Volume 28, Number 1

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Cover Story
In July 1947, Admiral Allan McCann led a submarine expedition to go where no U.S. Navy vessel had successfully gone before—under the Arctic ice cap. The dangerous...

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Two Birds with One Hailstone
Two mighty bases—Truk and Rabaul—protected Japan’s Pacific empire. Seventy years ago, a devastating...
One-Way Mission of the H. L. Hunley
One hundred and fifty years ago, an unusual, innovative craft viewed by many as a failed experiment made naval history when...
The Confederate Ironclad Navy
Starting from scratch and relying on ingenuity and innovation, the Confederacy was able to put into action more than 20...
Aftermath of Victory: The Perry-Elliott Controversy
The Battle of Lake Erie lasted three hours—but the battle over the reputations of two American officers there would...

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Operation Blue Nose
In July 1947, Admiral Allan McCann led a submarine expedition to go where no U.S. Navy vessel had successfully gone before...
Letters from the Precipice of War
Lieutenant (junior grade) Stephen Jurika’s correspondence reveals American subterfuge in Japan prior to World War II...

Hill Goodspeed has worked at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, since 1994, where he serves as historian...

On Our Scope

For many months during World War II, U.S. Navy and Army strategists wrestled with the thorny problems of Rabaul and Truk Atoll, two of Japan...

Looking Back - Striving for Dignity

A few months back, Margarett “Peg” Cooper died 3½ weeks short...

In Contact

Michener’s Editor Deserves Credit, Too

Lieutenant Commander David K. Sturges, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)


Armaments and Innovations - Age of Sail’s Shipboard Machine

A capstan is a vertically mounted drum, powered manually or mechanically, used...

Naval History News

Piece of the Georgia Resurfaces

An initiative to deepen Savannah’s shipping channel has resulted in the recovery of a...

Historic Aircraft - The Grasshoppers, Part 1: The Planes

The U.S. armed forces procured several thousand light observation/liaison...

Historic Fleets - ‘May Her Career Be Triumphant’

In failing health, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut looked forward to the...

Book Reviews

Sunk in Kula Gulf: The Final Voyage of the USS Helena and the Incredible Story of Her Survivors in World War II

John J...

Museum Report - The Large Tug That Fought

Alongside the quay at the Port of Oswego, New York, an old warrior stands guard...

Pieces of the Past

Here’s an underwater-archaeology version of the classic before-and-after picture pairing, courtesy of 137 years’ worth of concretion...


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