Sea Classics

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 10, October

Annapolis, Maryland
A recent visit to the Museum of the United States Naval Academy proved that another trip to that place should be made in order to appreciate all there is to be seen. However, during the limited two hours that we had, we noticed that there are large photomurals...
Death of the Cold War Navy
Writer Kit Bonner begins a new series highlighting the various facets of dismantling our Cold War Navy In this first installment we look at the sad f ate of the KNOX-class frigates of 1964/7. DEATH OF THE COLD WAR NAVES From 1945 up through 1991, the...
Get the Musashi!
Thought to be invincible, Japan's super 18-inch gunned battleships YAMATO and MUSASHI were targeted for early destruction once they left their protected anchorages. Easily found by Halsey's carriers in the opening stages of the Battle of Leyte Gulf,...
Graveyard of the Lakes
GRAVEYARD OF THE LAKES By Mark L. Thompson 424 pages, 64 illustrations, hardback, ISBN O-8143-2889-X $34:95; Wayne State University Press, Detroit; MI; (313) 57?-4603, Fax (313) 577-6131. Boasting a charisma all their own, the Great Lakes have a spellbinding...
Is Hollywood Taking a 'Mickey Mouse' Approach toward Navel History? Yes It Is! / No, It Isn't!
`YES IT IS,' SAYS AUTHOR/LECTURER KIT BONNER - `NOT REALLY' RETORTS EDITOR ED SCHNEPF. Two devout movie buffs debate the question of historical accuracy in today's big budget action epics like "PEARL HARBOR" and "THE PERFECT STORM." Read on and join...
Minesweepers: The Wooden Wonders of Wonsan-Part One
Even without a navy of their own the North Koreans made Wonsan Harbor hot for our Fleet by sowing the sea with a variety of deadly mines that took a terrible toll of American ships and sailors. When the Navy argues for an overland assault on an enemy...
Sea Mail
Dear Editor: Re: Sea Classics, June 2000, Volume 33, Number 6: "America's Forgotten War: Korean War 50th Anniversary," page 38. It is difficult for me to read the Korean War article in Sea Classics since the author did not mention the Minesweepers that...
Special Warfare Boats
The impressive Mark V Special Operations Craft (SOC) is a highperformance combatant with the speed and firepower necessary to perform demanding Naval Special Warfare (NSW) missions. Intended mainly to insert and extract Special Operations Forces (SOF)...
The Jinxed Sealift: Building the Pacific Island Air Bases
Overlooked in the high drama that became the Pacific War ulas the grueling effort to quickly, and quietly build American air bases on remote islands that would link the United States to Australia. It was November of 1941. Time was running out for American...
The Replica Slave Ship 'Amistad'
Completed just in time for OP SAIL 2000, 138-ton replica slave ship AMISTAD was launched in Mystic, Connecticut, as an educational tool that will sail all over the world. AMISTAD isn't just another proud tall ship. She replicates a very special vessel...