Sea Classics

Magazine features stories and first-hand accounts of the world’s major sea battles of all eras.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 10, October

100th ANNIVERSARY OF the Royal Canadian Navy
Celebrating the Canadian Navy's long and often controversial histroy(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)One hundred-years ago, on 12 January 1910, the government of Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier introduced the Naval Service Bill. After...
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Corrections
I just finished reading "The Lost Ships of Ironbottom Sound, Part III" in Sea Classics, March 2010, Vol. 43, and offer the following observations:"The Battle of Cape Esperance," pp 27-29: While sources agree that the Duncan was hit by friendly fire,...
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Intel File
Latest Naval & Maritime Happenings Around the WorldTHE ROSE FESTIVAL AND WARSHIPS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWESTPortland, Oregon, is known for its roses and flowers due to high rainfall, and thus, lush foliage. The city's week-long Rose Festival celebrates...
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JAPAN'S Deadly Long Lance Torpedoes
Boasting remarkable range, accuracy, and destructiveness, the Type 93 torpedo was Imperial Japan's surprise "secret weapon" of WWII"We didn't know what hit us," recalled Boatswains Mate 2C Marv Marcetti of New York. "The Minneapolis (CA-36) was at flank...
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SHEPHERDS OF THE SEA: Destroyer-Escorts in WWII
SHEPHERDS OF THE SEA: Destroyer-Escorts in WWII By Robert F. Cross 320 Pgs, 20 Photos, 6-in x 9-in, Hardback. ISBN# 978-1-59114-144-0 - $34.95. US Naval Institute Press, (800) 233-8764; www.nip.orgDuring the war, they were called many things by many...
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Sinking the Awa Maru: Captain Loughlin's Disastrous Mistake
Making a radar-guided attack in pea soup fog, an American submarine commander was called to account for accidentally sinking a Japanese freighter granted immunity from attackThe night was pitch black. A thick fog reduced visibility to less than 200-yds....
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SPIG WEAD: Helping the Navy Grow Wings
While watching television, I happened to see John Ford's tribute to "Spig" Wead, a crucial pioneer in Naval aviation for the United States. The MGM feature length film The Wings of Eagles starred John Wayne as the everirrepressible Wead who literally...
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THE GREAT NAVAL GAME: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire
THE GREAT NAVAL GAME: Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire By Jan Ruger Cambridge University Press, $39.95, 2010As we, today, are witnessing another Great Power Naval race by the United States and the People's Republic of China, this is a very timely...
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Tragedy off Eaton's Neck: STEAMBOAT LEXINGTON
It was to have been a routine overnight trek for the fastest steamboat in service but fate stepped in and only four out of 143 survived the fire that sank the steamboat Lexington in what still is long Island Sound's worst sea disaster BY OWEN GAULTDistinguished...
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Warships on Skis
Unique hydrofoils gave the Navy a fast, multi-purpose gunboat that, for a time, intrigued planners with their versatilityIn a previous article on the US Navy's experience with the lowly "patrol gunboat" ("Armed & Alone: America's Century-Long Romance...
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