Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ghost Ship Barry: Happy Halloween!

Screams echoed across Washington Navy Yard on Friday night, as visitors crowded on board the haunted Ghost Ship Barry, an annual Halloween tradition. An estimated 955 children and adults survived the horrors lurking below decks of this Cold War era … Continue reading

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Admiral Holloway Receives Dewey Award from Naval Order

On Saturday, 22 October, the Naval Order of the United States (NOUS) held its annual Dewey Luncheon in which Admiral James L. Holloway, III, USN (Ret.) – former Chief of Naval Operations, and Chairman Emeritus of the Naval Historical Foundation … Continue reading

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Dynamic New Lighting for Submarine Exhibit

In June 2011, the Naval Historical Foundation cut the ribbon on the brand new Covert Submarine Operations exhibit, at the Cold War Gallery, Washington Navy Yard (see photos of the ceremony, which was attended by CNO Admiral Jonathan Greenert, on … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Global-Regional Nexus – The Sea and the Second World War

3-5 May 2012, King’s College London The King’s College London War Studies Group and Global War Studies are pleased to announce a conference on the impact of the sea on the conduct, experience, and legacy of the Second World War. … Continue reading

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USS PEGASUS: An Important Name Change

By Captain Karl Duff, USN (Ret.) A good name is to be more desired than great riches – Prov. 22:1 Early in 1974, I was serving as the NATO Patrol Hydrofoil Missile Ship (PHM) Deputy Program Manager under the late … Continue reading

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Douglas A-3D Skywarrior Restoration: From Airport Eyesore to Airport Pride

By AOC Delbert Mitchell, USN (Ret.) The Mojave Desert of southern California can be a very foreboding place during any time of the year – from the extreme dry heat of the summer months, to the cold windy days of … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Heritage Speakers Survey

Opportunity: Since 1997, the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) has maintained a list of members who are available to speak to groups on naval historical topics in their areas of expertise.  Many of our speakers are scholars who have conducted research … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Manila and Santiago – The New Steel Navy in the Spanish-American War

by Jim Leeke, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2009). Reviewed by JJ Ahern Theodore Roosevelt referred to the Spanish-American War as a “splendid little war.” It is the shortest declared war in United States history – lasting only four months … Continue reading

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USS Ohio Model at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92

This fall, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation will open a new exhibition and visitors center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92. Among the many items on display at this new museum will be an intricately detailed … Continue reading

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