Monthly Archives: June 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Nineteen-Gun Salute – Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership during the 20th and Early 21st Centuries

Edited by John B. Hattendorf and Bruce A. Elleman. Naval War College Press/Government Printing Office (2010). Reviewed By Corbin Williamson Nineteen Gun Salute is a collection of short biographies of American admirals who demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities during their naval … Continue reading

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NHF Annual Meeting and Ribbon Cutting of New Museum Exhibit

The Naval Historical Foundation 2012 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, 23 June, and featured the debut of a brand new exhibit for the Cold War Gallery. Admiral James Holloway, USN (Ret), christened the new exhibit with a riveting firsthand … Continue reading

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RADM Mitchell Succeeds VADM Dunn as NHF President

At the Naval Historical Foundation 2012 Annual Meeting, VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret) stepped down after 14 years as President. He will be succeeded by RADM John Mitchell, USN (Ret), who has served on the NHF Board for the past … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: A Hard Fought Ship – The Story of HMS Venemous

By Robert J. Moore and John A. Rodgaard, Holywell House Publishing, 2010 (first published in Great Britain by Robert J. Moore, 1990) Reviewed by Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret) Every ship has a unique life, and in the … Continue reading

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Navy Museum Store Used Book Sale 27-28 June

The Navy Museum Store will be hosting a two-day used book sale in the Museum Education Center (Building 76) on 27 and 28 June from 0900 – 1400.  Please enter through the main Navy Museum entrance on Sicard Street. We … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Tirpitz – The Life and Death of Germany’s Last Super Battleship

By Niklas Zetterling  & Michael Tamelander, Casemate Publishers, USA 2009. Reviewed by Capt. John A. Rodgaard, USN (Ret.) Zetterling and Tamelander tell the story of the Tirpitz, Germany’s last super battleship, and the desperate, if not obsessive, efforts by the … Continue reading

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NHF is Hiring: Development Director

The Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) seeks a full-time Development Director who will support the Navy’s premier non-profit historical organization by being responsible for fundraising (outright and planned gifts) and membership growth. The Development Director will be responsible for strategy and … Continue reading

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US Navy Commemorates War of 1812 in Baltimore

Today is the 200th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war against Britain, and the start of the War of 1812. The U.S. Navy will be marking the day with commemorations around the country (see our earlier story about the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-1945

By Mark Stille, Osprey Publishing, 2011 Reviewed by Samuel Loring Morison This book, number 176 in Osprey’s “New Vanguard” series discusses the construction, design and role of the six classes of Heavy Cruisers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to RSVP for 23 June NHF Annual Meeting!

We’ve sent out a few reminders, but we want to make sure everyone is aware that we’ll be holding the 2012 Naval Historical Foundation Annual Meeting on 23 June, at the Cold War Gallery, Washington Navy Yard. The event is … Continue reading

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Into the Lion’s Den Exhibit: USS Robison (DDG 12)

We are drawing closer to completion of the new “Into the Lion’s Den” exhibit in the Cold War Gallery, and we’d like to take the  opportunity to remember the fourth U.S. Navy surface warship involved in the 1972 night battle … Continue reading

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Declaration of the War of 1812 to be Read at Navy Museum

Next Monday, 18 June, at the National Museum of the United States Navy, there will be a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. The declaration of war will be read aloud, and a … Continue reading

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Group Seeks to Bring ex-USS Charles F Adams to Jacksonville

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of our trip to Philadelphia to scavenge parts off a Cold War destroyer, ex-USS Forrest Sherman. Moored alongside Forrest Sherman is another decommissioned destroyer, ex-USS Charles F. Adams (DDG 2). Coincidentally, just … Continue reading

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DUAL BOOK REVIEW: US Submarines 1900-35 and Defeating the U-Boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare

US Submarines 1900-35 by Jim Christley, Osprey Publishing, 2011.         Defeating the U-Boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare by Jan S. Breemer, Dept. of the Navy, 2010.     Reviewed by James-Joseph Ahern Introduced into naval service at the … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Exhibit opens June 10 at the Maryland Historical Society

“In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812” During this anniversary year, two centuries removed from the War of 1812, America’s “Second War of Independence,” the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is retelling a dramatic story. With five thousand … Continue reading

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