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USTS Charleston (PG 51) Massachusetts Maritime Academy Training Ship 1948-1957

By Captain George Stewart, USN (Retired)   This article is intended to provide a basic description of the ex USS Charleston (PG 51) when it served as the USTS Charleston, the training ship for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy during the period between 1948 and 1957. USS Charleston (PG 51) was one of only two Erie

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Norman’s Corner: Working for John Lehman, Part 2

By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the fourteenth in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar, author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.) About the time that he was named Secretary of the Navy in February 1981, John F. Lehman met with two of

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Norman’s Corner: Working for John Lehman, Part 1

By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the thirteenth in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar, author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.) John Lehman had an almost revolutionary impact on the Navy. He walked into the Pentagon in 1981 knowing what he wanted

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Are Young Americans Into Mahan? Naval History Strongly Represented in 2013 National History Day Contest

By Christopher Eckardt The annual National History Day (NHD) concluded with the national awards ceremony on 13 June at the University of Maryland. Every year, the NHD contest invites historically minded students in all fifty states, the territories, and even internationally, to research a topic of interest to them and present their work in a

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Seawolf: Maritime Strategy Covered In Sub History Seminar

With the Covert Submarine Operations exhibit in the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery serving as a backdrop, a large crowd filled the Gallery’s North Hall on the evening of 11 April 2013 (coinciding with the Submarine Force’s 113th Birthday) to witness and participate in a program titled “Seawolf and The Maritime

Call for Papers – Naval and Maritime Power in Two World Wars: Contemporary Relevance and Historical Importance

11-12 April 2014 Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich Global War Studies and the Greenwich Maritime Institute are pleased to announce an international conference on the naval and maritime history of the First and Second World Wars. On the centenary of the First World War, the conference seeks to promote an international and interdisciplinary dialogue

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2013 Submarine History Seminar: Seawolf and the Maritime Strategy

Policy, Strategy, Technology, Tactics, Acquisition: the interrelationship of these five distinct but related spheres of interest and the activities associated with each is not always apparent, even to those in high level positions in the various spheres. An examination of the 1981-1986 Maritime Strategy and the coincident design and construction of USS Seawolf offers an

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The Henry N. Barkhausen Award For Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History

All entries for must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2013 Guidelines for Entrants Since 2001, the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History has sponsored the Henry N. Barkhausen Award program to recognize and encourage new research in the field of Great Lakes maritime history. Submissions are encouraged on any topic related to the

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RADM P.D. Smith Visits Cold War Gallery

On 8 January 2013, RADM P.D. Smith, USN (Ret) visited the Cold War Gallery at the Washington Navy Yard. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the layout of a future Maritime Patrol Aircraft exhibit for the Gallery. RADM Smith generously donated money for the construction of a Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune model, on display

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Call for Papers: North American Society for Oceanic History 2013 Conference

Call for Papers  The North American Society for Oceanic History 2013 Annual Conference Alpena, Michigan 15-18 May 2013   NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will host the 2013 Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History. It will take place 15-18 May 2013 at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in Alpena, Michigan

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Call for Papers: Navy and Nation, 1688 to the Present

National Maritime Museum Conference, 25-27 July 2013 From conflict, culture and science to society, economics and politics, the Royal Navy’s relationship with Britain has always been complex and reflexive. It has been the nation’s primary arm of defence and the means by which empire was expanded and sustained. In both peace and war, it has

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 asked to submit papers to the IJNH editorial board for consideration. IJNH is an online,

Henry N. Barkhausen Award For Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History

Deadline: May 15, 2012 Guidelines for Entrants The Henry N. Barkhausen Award is sponsored annually by the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History (AGLMH) to recognize and encourage new research in the field of Great Lakes maritime history. Submissions are encouraged on any topic related to the region’s maritime history, and will be accepted from

Students: Become A Shipwreck Investigator

The Marine Forensics Committee (MFC) of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) invites students in grades 7 thru college, to the Students day program in Marine Forensics Investigations. The International Marine Forensics Symposium Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, Washington, DC Student Day Thursday April 5th 2012 8AM-4PM Email questions and requests