Portrait of Andrew C. A. Jampoler

Andrew C. A. Jampoler spent nearly twenty-five years as an active duty naval aviator including a year on the ground in Vietnam, command of a squadron and a naval air station, and service on several high level staffs. He is the author of six other Naval Institute Press books, beginning with Adak in 2003 and most recently Congo.

Articles by Andrew Jampoler

Brig USS Perry confronting American slave ship Martha off Ambriz

Slavery and the U.S. Navy's Africa Squadron

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
February 2019
The international slave trade had been outlawed in the early 19th century, but smugglers still kept up a brisk trade—and kept the U.S. Navy’s slave-ship chasers gainfully occupied.
World War II gallery at the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy

The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
December 2018
The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Torpedo Bay Navy Museum and the country’s Maritime Museum offer a good, one-day overview of the island nation’s rich history at sea.
Naval History and Heritage Command

A Civil War Visit by the Tsar's Navy

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
October 2011
In 1863 the battle-fatigued United States welcomed the arrival of Russian warships—but was their mission more than a mere matter of goodwill between nations?
Naval History & Heritage Command

Disaster at Lady Franklin Bay

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
August 2010
The 1881 Greely Expedition might have ended up as another unsolved Arctic mystery, but the U.S. Navy saw its chance to rise to the heroic occasion.
Harper's WEEKLY

Returning the Last Conspirator

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
October 2009
After barely surviving the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Robert Hagen endured an even worse ordeal: the USS Johnstons death ride off Samar.

America's Amazon Adventure

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
February 2009
Its goal was ostensibly scientific exploration, but the U.S. Navy's mid-19th-century Amazon expedition also had a much more controversial objective.
Deniz Muzesi

Museum Report

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
June 2008
Former Foes' Naval History on Display Both Madrid and Istanbul boast navy museums—the Museo Naval and Deniz Muzesi, respectively—but the collections on display are so different it's difficult to recall ...
naval historical center

Who Was Henry Eckford?

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
December 2007
Born in Scotland in 1775, Henry Eckford learned his trade in Canada and died in distant Turkey. History, however, remembers him as one of the United States' greatest 19th-century shipbuilders.

Books by Andrew Jampoler