Sea Classics

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 6, June

A MERCHANT MARINER'S Journal
Jay P. Cooper was just another patriotic teenager anxious to help the war effort when he joined the Merchant Marine. Two years later he came home from the sea a wizened mariner who had seen the best and worst of war from the decks of the tanker SS Mission...
Antisubmarine Warrior in the Pacific: Six Subs Sunk in Twelve Days (Uss England)
SEA CLASSICS FIRST NOMINEE FOR THE 2005 "BOOK OF THE YEAR" AWARD ANTISUBMARINE WARRIOR IN THE PACIFIC: SIX SUBS SUNK IN TWELVE DAYS (USS ENGLAND) By John A. Williamson 248 Pages, Illustrated, 6'' x 9'', Hardcover. ISBN# 0-8173-1415-6 $29.95. University...
A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages of the Most Improbable Vessels
EPIC VOYAGE INTO THE WORLD OF EPIC VOYAGESA SPECK ON THE SEA: EPIC VOYAGES OF THE MOST IMPROBABLE VESSELSBy William H. LongyardA Speck on the Sea is an epic voyage into the world of epic voyages. William Longyard lets us travel along with voyages of...
Forcenet: Face of Naval Warfare to Evolve
The Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps signed the FORCEnet Functional Concept 7 February to focus on exploiting the power of networking decision-makers at all levels, giving naval forces the speed and agility to dramatically...
Japan's Forgotten Sushi Squadron
Little recalled today are the fine Eastern-class merchantmen built in Japan for the United States in World War OneThrough the years much has been written about the various classes of ships built by the US Shipping Board for WWI, and the role these ships...
Lincoln Csg Returns Home from Southeast Asia
The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), the largest American warship to actively participate in assisting in the tsunami rescue effort in Southeast Asia, and her Carrier Strike Group, including Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, returned home early in March after an...
NAVY'S TROJAN HORSES: APD Fast Transports
In the era before helicopters, the Marines desperately sought means to reach potential hotspots with maximum speed and necessary logistics. The Navy's answer was to convert six old destroyers into high-speed transports which could deliver a Marine strike...
Out of the Ashes: Ordeal of the Uscgc Evergreen
"Fire!" is an unwelcome cry on any ship... and the cutter Evergreen was no exception as the new s flashed on a cold and blustery day in Boston HarborPart Two/ConclusionIt is not known when L/Cmdr. Baumgartner, the Evergreen's CO, arrived. It is not recorded....
Sea Mail
FLOATING RESTAURANTReally liked the SOS article on the USS Williamsburg by Start Jacobs. I have one small addition to make to the story. On page 53 the author states the presidential yacht never became a restaurant while it was berthed in New Jersey....
SIMON LAKE: The Man and His Submarines
Though overshadowed by John Holland, pioneer submarine developer Simon Lake contributed many innovations still in use todayAlthough largely overshadowed by Irish-American submarine pioneer John Holland (1841-1914), US inventor and entrepreneur Simon...
USS Mount Whitney Becomes Us 6th Fleet Flagship; USS la Salle to Decommission
Vice Admiral Harry Ulrich, Commander, US 6th Fleet, transferred his flag from USS La Salle (AGF 3) to USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) 25 February in a ceremony aboard both ships."During its time here, La Salle has distinguished itself over and over by...