Sea Classics

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

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 11, November

America's Forgotten TANKER WAR with Iran
Though it lasted only nine suspenseful hours, 2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the largest sea battle the US Navy fought since World War IITwenty years ago, the US and Iranian Naval forces engaged in a 9-hr sea battle, the largest for the US since...
ARMED & ALONE: America's Century-Long Romance with GUNBOATS
Long before powerful nuclear armed fleets controlled the seven seas, it was the forlorn little unarmored warship, often boasting only a single cannon, that kept trouble at bay in what was known as "gunboat diplomacy"/ Part 1The buzz-word in US Naval...
Chesapeake Collection
Every once in a while, maritime museums are recipients of aquisitions that enrich their collections and temporarily overwhelm their staffs as work begins to classify, catalog, what will be exhibited and what will be temporarily stored.Early this year,...
FRIGID FATE of the GENERAL ARNOLD
While few history books record the Revolutionary War's wintry loss of the brig General Arnold, sunk in a freezing storm in Plymouth Harbor carrying supplies to Washington's rag-tag army, the survival of 34 of the 105 aboard proved to be an epic tale...
Intel File
Latest Naval & Maritime Happenings Around the WorldCHANGES IN SHIP STATUSNORWEGIAN FRIGATE - MOST MODERN IN EUROPEAN INVENTORY OF MID-SIZED WARSHIPSThe Royal Norwegian Navy is introducing a series of five state-of-the-art frigates. To date, their...
Maryland, My Maryland: She Rose from the Ashes of Pearl Harbor
Fighting Mary's 16-in guns knew no rest until they had avenged the attack that sought to destroy herOne of the ghosts of Battleship ow at Pearl Harbor in World War II, battleship Maryland (BB-46) lived to strike at the Japanese again and again. Under...
Sea Mail
IX SHIPSI have read with great interest, your story on the IX ships. It's a great story. There is a lot more to be told of this. The story of the men who served aboard the ships of the LX fleet is one of great frustration, great sacrifice, and great...
SITTING DUCK for a U-Boat
Drifting powerless in the mid-Atlantic, the hapless crew of the SS Bayou Chico could only pray and hope that a rescue tug might reach them before a German torpedo wrote an end to their weeks of misery on the high seasIt was a typical hot, humid summer...
THE GALLOPING GHOST: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Legend Eugene Fluckey
THE GALLOPING GHOST: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Legend Eugene Fluckey By Carl LaVO 240 Pgs, 32 photos, 6-in x 9.25-in, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-59114-456-4-$28.95. US Naval Institute Press, 800-233-8764; www.NavalInstitute.orgOne glance at the...
The Mysterious Fate of Adolph Hitler's "BLACK SEA FLEET"
Unwilling to transit Turkey's neutral waters, the Third Reich's determined dictator transported an entire fleet of small warships, including submarines, overland in hopes of gaining control of a vast inland waterwayWhen someone learns that German submarines...
Uncovering the Gulf of Mexico's Sea of Lost Ships
Thanks to modern technology and the petroleum industry's ongoing exploration of the Gulf's sea bottom, dozens of long-lost ships including Spanish galleons and WWII wrecks are now regularly being discoveredLong known as the breeding ground of vicious...