BOOK REVIEW – Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps’ Desperate Defense of the Philippines

By John Gordon, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (2011). Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, U.S. Navy (Retired) This is a book well worth reading from several standpoints. First, the role of the Navy and Marine Corps in the defense of the Philippines in World War II, as compared to the Army, is not generally

National Maritime Historical Society Richard Belliveau Seminar—“1812: The Navy’s War,” with George Daughan

Daughan, a Harvard-trained historian who lives in Portland, Maine, examines how the young nation’s naval victories against the ships of the world’s largest imperial power helped establish America as a burgeoning power in the world. All lectures are open to the public. For more information call National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or

BOOK REVIEW – The Navy in Norco

By Kevin Bash and Brigitte Louxtel. Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant SC. (2011) Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart This book is part of the Images of America series. Norco, California, is located some 50 miles east of Long Beach. On 8 November 1941, the U.S. Navy began proceedings to purchase the bankrupt 700-acre Norconian Resort and

USS Guardian (MCM 5) and the Navy’s Post-World War II Minesweepers

  By Captain George Stewart, USN (Retired) On 17 January, 2013, the USS Guardian (MCM 5) ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. The ship had gotten underway after a port call at Subic Bay. An investigation by US Naval authorities came to the conclusion that it was not practical to salvage the ship

Authors on Deck at the Navy Memorial – Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War

As part of the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series in honor of Black History Month, author Bland Simpson will present his literary work, Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press; September 2012).  Two Captains from Carolina

BOOK REVIEW – The Navy at Point Mugu

By Gina Nichols, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, SC, (2011) Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart Written by Gina Nichols, archivist of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum at Port Hueneme, California, this is another publication in Arcadia Publishing Images of America series. Point Mugu had developed as an upscale fishing camp during the years before World War

Lunchtime Lecture at the Navy Museum – The Zimmerman Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I

With author Thomas Boghardt The definitive account of Germany’s plot to keep the U.S. out of the European war by helping Mexico re-conquer the American southwest, and the British counter-intelligence coup that brought the startling news to the American public. For more information on the National Museum of the United States Navy: www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-1.htm

9/11 Patriot Day Events at the Navy Memorial

Huntington Ingalls Industries, U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation cordially invite you to attend 9/11 Patriot Day Events Events to include: 4:00 p.m. – Wreath Laying Ceremony 4:30 p.m. – USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) Photo Exhibit and Reception 6:00 p.m. – Book Release – In the Shadow of Greatness (for more