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Naval Battles


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

Book Review: Front Burner, by Kirk S. Lippold

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 03, 2012 at 2:51 pm
In Front Burner, Kirk Lippold, former commander of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, reviews the October 2000 terrorist strike on his vessel in Aden, Yemen, and the aftermath, both military and personal.
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