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Naval Battles

'Nazi Attack on America' Coming to PBS

Gerald D. Swick | Published: April 29, 2015 at 6:01 am
'Nazi Attack on America,' a compelling new NOVA/National Geographic special, tells the story of U-166, the only enemy sub sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during WWII.

MHQ Reviews: The Royal Navy in the Age of Nelson

Anthony Brandt | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:33 am
Sam Willis's latest book highlights seven great naval battles that together gave the Royal Navy command of the seas

MHQ Reviews: America's Revolution at Sea

Joseph F. Callo | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:32 am
A series of mini-stories that illuminate the nitty-gritty of colonial America’s desperate struggle at sea

USS Olympia: Symbol of a Sea Change

Jon Guttman | Published: April 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm
The oldest steel warship still afloat, USS Olympia embodies the United States' historic transition into a global seapower.

Book Review: The Shining Sea, by George C. Daughan

HistoryNet Staff | Published: December 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm
George Daughan relates Captain David Porter's truly epic 17-month Pacific voyage on USS Essex during the War of 1812 in The Shining Sea.

Game Review: Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, by Maximum Games

HistoryNet Staff | Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers transports players to key aerial conflicts from that theater of World War II, while allowing for a measure of historical revision.

Interview - Everett Alvarez - A Vietnam POW for the Duration

Published: April 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm
A few hours after the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964, Navy A4 pilot Everett Alvarez was shot down on a bombing mission near Hanoi, the first U.S. aviator taken captive during the Vietnam War

Torpedo Junction

John Prados | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:23 pm
In the battle for Guadalcanal, Imperial submarines ruled the sea—until rigid doctrine dragged them down.

What If the Bismarck Had Escaped Destruction?

Mark Grimsley | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:18 pm
The battleship might have severely harried the British war effort.

MHQ Reviews: The Flesh and Blood Behind Horatio Hornblower

James L. Nelson | Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:12 pm
James L. Nelson reviews Stephen Taylor's biography of Sir Edward Pellew

Weapons Manual: The Independence-class light carrier

Jim Laurier | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Hard-charging hybrids, these U.S. Navy vessels were built on hulls meant for cruisers

The War List: Commanders From the Age of Sail

James L. Nelson | Published: August 07, 2012 at 3:21 pm
James L. Nelson gives proper credit to overlooked naval geniuses

Portugal's victory over Islamic navy in the Indian Ocean?

Published: June 12, 2012 at 12:01 am
 What was the and name and year of the naval victory Portugal have over Islamic navy in the Indian Ocean? —Greg ? ? ? Dear Greg, You are probably referring to the Battle of Diu, also called the Second Battle …

Irrational Actors: The Battle of Leyte Gulf

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 05, 2012 at 11:43 am
Japan's response to finding itself outnumbered, outproduced, and outclassed: Launching another offensive in late 1944.

Playing the Odds: Leyte Gulf

Robert M. Citino | Published: May 21, 2012 at 11:09 am
When the battlefield is 450,000 square miles of deep blue sea, strength can count for a whole lot less.

War of 1812: ‘Swarms of Privateers’

Wade G. Dudley | Published: May 03, 2012 at 4:47 pm
During the War of 1812 flotillas of well-armed U.S. privateers stalked the world’s oceans for fat British prizes
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