Sea Classics

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, January

aIRBORne ROBOTS: HOW THE NAVY DEVELOPED DRONES & MISSILES
The US Navy never received full credit for its pioneering role in the development of today's remarkable drones and missiles" Imagine a war where the lives of pilots are not placed at risk," says Dyke Weatherington, Deputy Director of Air Warfare in the...
Critters at Sea
The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich/London, has announced the publication ?? Animals At Sea, authored by Liza Verity. She is the Information Specialist and Curator of Weapons at this major maritime museum.She noted that, until WWII, animals of all...
DNA Match Positively Identifies Hunley Crew Member
The Naval Historical Center's (NHC) Hunley project staff and consultants positively identified Joseph Ridgaway, a Hunley crew member, through DNA testing on 24 September.The NHC Hunley staff has been actively working to identify the eight pioneers who...
FLEET SUBMARINES on the ChInA PATROL
Between the wars, the submarines of the Asiatic Fleet played a key but unpublicized role in guarding American interests in the OrientWith the "opening" of China to the West in the early 18th century, American traders and missionaries were quick to join...
Forgotten Fleet 2: An Updated and Expanded History of the Part Played by Australian Men and Ships in the Us Army Small Ships in New Guinea, 1942-1945
FORGOTTEN FLEET 2: AN UPDATED AND EXPANDED HISTORY OF THE PART PLAYED BY AUSTRALIAN MEN AND SHIPS IN THE US ARMY SMALL SHIPS IN NEW GUINEA, 1942-1945. By Rill and Ruth Lunney 367 Pages, Illustrations, Maps, Bibliography, Index, Hardcover. ISBN: 0-9751683-04....
If This Be Glory: ANZIO-The Invasion That Nearly Failed
PART TWO/ CONCLUSIONOften labeled WWII's greatest blunder, the Allied invasion of Anzio became a breakthrough victory even though it was almost another repeat of the catastrophe at Dunkirk!SYNOPSIS OF PART ONE (DECEMBER 2004 ISSUE)With the Allied armies...
Navy to Christen Destroyer Forrest Sherman
The newest Arleigh Burke-dass guided-missile destroyer, Forrest Sherman, was christened on 2 October during a 10 am CST ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Mississippi.Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi delivered the ceremony's...
Panama Canal to Expand
The Panama Canal, seen by some as an alternative artery to get around the clogged ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, appears to be in need of a bypass procedure itself.With record amounts of cargo being brought through the Los Angeles/Long Beach port...
Resolving A D-DAY Mystery
There's always a degree of confusion when a ship is sunk in wartime. In the case of YMS-350 - sunk early in the greatest invasion in history - it took nearly half a century to discover the fate of a missing shipmateMANY HISTORICAL ARTICLES HAVE BEEN...
Sea Mail
KIT BONNERCongratulations on the December issue and the bonus 2005 Calendar featuring our Navy's current ships. A great idea and a perfect gift item. Enclosed is my check for two extra issues I intend to send to old shipmates. By the way, I noticed there...
Six Minutes in Hell: Terror in the Hole
Stark horror comes in many forms on the high seas and often begins with a simple single accident like tearing a small hole in an Arctic supply ship while underway in high seasMy knee scrapped over a shattered ship's rib. Sparks shot inside my eyelids...
Southampton: The On-Going Evolution of England's Best-Known Port
Famed for its prominence as a key stop for the world's great ocean liners, the port of Southampton reveres its past as it prepares for its futureSouthampton, located 75 miles from London, is one of the oldest and ost famous ports in the world. The city...
The Threat: New Challenges for the Navy
With the demise of the Soviet Navy in the early 1990s, the US Navy was actively seeking a new mission. No blue-water adversary could match the unquestioned power of its carriers, submarine, and amphibious groups, so the Navy looked to the littorals or...
USS Ticonderoga Decommissioned
Latest worldwide Maritime and Naval happeningsFriends, family members, plankowners and former crew members said farewell to USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), as she was decommissioned in a traditional Navy ceremony at her homeport, Naval Station Pascagoula, on...
Where Lies the City of Rio De Janeiro?
Sunk in the fog shrouded waters of San Francisco in February 1901, the remains of San Francisco's most appalling shipwreck and its reputed $3,000,000 treasure trove have never been locatedCptain William Wood yawned wake over a cup of hot coffee s he...