Monthly Archives: May 2012

Call for Papers: International Journal of Naval History

The International Journal of Naval History recently put out a call for papers, with a particular interest in naval and maritime scholarship related to World War I. The 100th anniversary of that conflict is approaching, and historians and scholars are … Continue reading

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Battleship Iowa Departs for Los Angeles

Our good friend Bob Fish from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum was on hand for the departure of the battleship ex-USS Iowa from Richmond, CA. You may recall that he shared some great photos in November of the battleship … Continue reading

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Interview with Captain Jerry Hendrix, New Director of Naval History

The following interview is an interview with Captain Henry J. “Jerry” Hendrix, USN, who took over as Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command on 14 May 2012. He is the author of Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy – The … Continue reading

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2012 Beach Naval History Award: Midshipman Zach Schwartz

Continuing a 10-year tradition, the Naval Historical Foundation on 24 May 2012 presented the Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr. Naval History Award to Midshipman First Class Zachary D. Schwartz, for his contributions to the study of naval and military history … Continue reading

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Into the Lion’s Den Exhibit Installation Underway

All of the hard work and generous donations that have gone into development of the new “Into the Lion’s Den” exhibit at the Cold War Gallery are finally coming together. This week, Design and Production, Inc. has begun preliminary installation … Continue reading

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NHF Donates War of 1812 Vintage Navy Pistol to Naval History and Heritage Command

The Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Navy Yard has an extensive collection of historic arms. It includes weapons from the early 18th century all the way through today. But it was recently determined that the collection had … Continue reading

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USS Providence Veterans Recall Operation Lion’s Den

The Foundation has been busily occupied preparing the new exhibit “Into the Lion’s Den” for the Cold War Gallery, and on Thursday, 3 May, we were reminded of the reason we strive to build such exhibits in the first place. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Great Wall at Sea, Second Edition – China’s Navy in the Twenty-First Century

By Bernard D. Cole, Naval Institute Press, 2010. Reviewed by Dr. David F. Winkler On the banner on the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings reads “The Independent Forum of the Sea Services.” This certainly can be said of the Naval Institute … Continue reading

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RADM Callo Speaks at Detroit Athletic Club on War of 1812

In a recent speech to an audience of 50 community leaders at the prestigious Detroit Athletic Club, Rear Admiral Joe Callo, USN (Ret), spoke about the decisive role of the U.S. Navy in the War of 1812. Among the major points … Continue reading

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Brigadier General James L. Collins Jr. Book Prize in Military History

The U.S. Commission on Military History announces the inauguration of the Brigadier General James L. Collins Jr. Book Prize in Military History. The prize entails a $1,000 award to the author of any nationality of the best book written in … Continue reading

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New Photo Donation: Submarine USS Besugo (SS 321)

From time to time, we get something interesting or surprising in the mail. We recently received a wonderful collection of photographs – completely unsolicited – from Marie Gennette. Upon opening this unexpected package, we were delighted to find dozens of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Turning the Tide – How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-Boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic

By Ed Offley, Basic Books, New York, NY, (2011) Reviewed by Thomas P. Ostrom Ed Offley brings writing and research skills to his book on the World War II Battle of the Atlantic. The conflict featured German submarines (U-boats) versus … Continue reading

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Three New Aircraft Models Installed in Cold War Gallery

The Cold War Gallery houses an impressive collection of aircraft models, all built by retired naval aviator Michael “Pyscho” McLeod. On Wednesday, 2 May 2012, three new models joined the collection. Psycho lives in Florida, and builds the aircraft in … Continue reading

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New Video Series on the War of 1812

RH Rositzke & Associates, LLC, has completed work on five videos for the U.S. Navy’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. We’ve posted previously about some of their recent work, including a video on last year’s Centennial of Naval Aviation and … Continue reading

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Navy Museum Kicks off Mission Ocean Educational Program

On Friday, 27 April, and Tuesday, 1 May, the Mission Ocean program was inaugurated in the Cold War Gallery, at the National Navy Museum in Washington DC. One hundred-thirty students from two Prince William County schools were the first children … Continue reading

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