Liberty cartoon USS Halsey Powell Cruise Book 1960-1961

Fletcher Class Destroyer Operations – Part II

By Captain George Stewart, USN (RET) This is the fourth in a series of articles by Captain Stewart detailing the technical specifications, manning, and operations of the U.S. Navy’s Fletcher class destroyers. In my last article (read it here) I wrote about operations of a Fletcher class destroyer, based on my experiences serving in USS

InTheirOwnWords1812Emery

In Their Own Words: A New Look at the Naval War of 1812

  The emotions captured by the War of 1812: patriotic fervor, anxiety, the immediacy of the moment, the joy of peace… all and more abound in In Their Own Words. Whether encouraging peers, issuing orders to subordinates, lamenting a hero’s death or reporting a glorious frigate action, these emotions spring from the stirring contemporary letters,

USS Enterprise Awards March 2013

USS Enterprise Leadership Award Winners Recognized at Cold War Gallery

  In a ceremony held at the Navy Museum’s Cold War Gallery, at the Washington Navy Yard on 21 March 2013, five USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Sailors were recognized for their outstanding leadership in the “Big E” during its final year of operational service in a storied 51-year career. The Naval Historical Foundation arranged for

Call for Papers: Press Gangs, Conscripts and Professionals – Recruiting the Royal Navy from the Age of Sail to the Present Day

To be held at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth 6 and 7 September 2013 Keynote Address by Brian Lavery Conference Reception Onboard HMS Victory This conference will explore how the Royal Navy recruited its personnel from its earliest times to the present day, including its various branches and services such as the

NMUSN-1812-declaration

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 performance by the Chanteymen of Ship’s Company will follow. For information on visiting the Museum

Lost Crew of Civil War Ironclad Comes to Life

By MC2 Gina Morrissette and MC1 Amy Kirk As part of the 150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor and the legendary Battle of Hampton Roads, the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosted a commemorative program in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office (NOAA) of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Naval History and

BOOK REVIEW: The Lady Gangster – A Sailor’s Memoir

By Del Staecker, Cable Publishing, Brule, WI, (2009). Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart The author is the son of Irvin H. Staecker who served on board the Lady Gangster from 1941 to 1945. The Lady Gangster was the crew’s name for USS Fuller (APA 6). The ship’s nickname developed from the fact that many of

BOOK REVIEW: The True Story of a Destroyer Sailor’s Life at Sea During World War II

By Jerome S. Welna, Heritage Books, Westminster, MD, (2009). Reviewed by J. Wandres Jerome S. Welna makes a heroic effort to tell The True Story of a Destroyer Sailor’s Life at Sea During World War II. The first 90 pages give a pocket peek at events causing and leading to World War II. Welna relies

2010-2011 Admiral James L. Holloway III Leadership Award

On Tuesday, 15 November, Naval Historical Foundation Executive Director Captain Todd Creekman had the opportunity to participate in a Capitol Hill luncheon honoring officers and sailors from USS Enterprise who were selected as the 2010 and 2011 leadership award winners. The Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership has established a special leadership awards program on