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View From the Quarterdeck: April 2016

Historians, and those interested in history, are readers.  Thucydides anticipated this fact when he wrote his famous account of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta in the 5th Century BC.  He said that his purpose in writing about this … Continue reading

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Vol. 13, Issue 1: About the Authors

Will Edwards From Fleet Exercise to Fast Carrier Task Force William Edwards is a recent graduate from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies , concentrating in Strategic Studies and International Economics in Strategic Studies and International Economics. His … Continue reading

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From Fleet Exercise to Fast Carrier Task Force: The Development of Multicarrier Formations

Contents: The Bureau of Aviation and Pre-war Developments The UK and Japan: Influence on the US and Alternative Approaches to Carrier Formations Doctrine Applied and Early Wartime Lessons: 1941-1943 PAC 10 and the Fast Carriers Task Force 58 and the … Continue reading

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The Treatment of Survivors and Prisoners of War, at Sea and Ashore

Contents: Background Sinking and Capture USNOB Argentia Boston “Fiery Furnace” at Fort Hunt Reunion Dr. Philip K Lundeberg Curator Emeritus of Naval History, Smithsonian Institution Background On the eve of POW/MIA remembrance day, we may seek deeper understanding by beginning … Continue reading

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History of the Navy Laboratory System

Contents: Development of the Bureaus Changing the Organization The Director of Navy Laboratories (DNL) Changing the Processes Decline of the DNL References Robert V. Gates, Ph.D. U.S. Naval War College Abstract: The role of the federal government in science and … Continue reading

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The First Naval War College Plan Against Spain by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton

Contents: Introduction The Historical Setting Stockton’s West Indies’ Strategy and the War Plan The Legacy of the Stockton War Plan Endnotes Kenneth C. Wenzer 1 Naval History and Heritage Command Introduction In a message to Congress on March 8, 1880 … Continue reading

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A Navy of Foreigners, Mercenaries, and Amateurs: Naval Enlistment in the Spanish-American War

Contents: The State of the Navy Encouraging Enlistment Naval Militias Conclusion Daniel Roberts Naval History and Heritage Command In April of 1898, the former Spanish Minister of Marine José María Beránger y Ruiz de Apodaca was confident that the Spanish … Continue reading

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Alfred and Theodore Go to Hawai’i: The Value of Hawai’i in the Maritime Strategic Thought of Alfred Thayer Mahan

Contents: Introduction Mahanian Maritime Theory Pertaining to the Value of Hawai’i (1892-1895) Theodore Roosevelt and Domestic Perceptions of the Annexation of Hawai’i – The Short Story Conclusion Bibliography By Ambjörn L. Adomeit 1 Candidate (Civilian), Master of Arts in War … Continue reading

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The Australian Experience of Joint and Combined Operations: Borneo 1945

Contents: Australians and Coalition Warfare during World War II Command Preparing for the OBOE Operations Australian Organization and Structure OBOE I: Tarakan OBOE VI: Brunei Bay and Labuan OBOE II: Balikpapan Action at Balikpapan Lessons Learned and Lessons Missed Gregory … Continue reading

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What Are They Reading? Vol. 1

Charles C. Chadbourn, III Editor, International Journal of Naval History Historians are fundamentally readers. The difficult question is how one selects what to read in the limited amount of time available. Book reviews of all kinds help us decide. So, … Continue reading

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Inside the Archives: Lessons Learned: Researching the Battle of Jutland 1916 at the Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College

Dara A. Baker Head Archivist U.S. Naval War College Newport, RI It all started with the desire to create an exhibition for the Battle of Jutland’s 100th anniversary. Sure, I thought, I’m positive that the Naval Historical Collection includes enough … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – A History of the Royal Navy: World War I

Mike Farquharson-Roberts, A History of the Royal Navy: World War I. London: I.B. Taurus, 2014.  236 pp. Review byJohn Abbatiello, PhD Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society This is a delightful overview of the Royal Navy’s wartime experience during the First … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History

Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History. New York: Sentinel, 2015. 238 pp. Review by Caitlin M. Gale, PhD Trinity College, Oxford Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates is … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – The Last Big Gun: At War and at Sea with HMS Belfast

Brian Lavery, The Last Big Gun: At War and at Sea with HMS Belfast. Oxford: Pool of London Press, 2015. 352 pp. Review by Joseph Moretz, PhD British Commission for Military History Readers of this forum familiar with London doubtless … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – The Second Pearl Harbor: The West Loch Disaster, May 21, 1944

Gene Salecker, The Second Pearl Harbor: The West Loch Disaster, May 21, 1944. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. 296 pp. Review by CPT Andrew Ziebell, USAResearch Assistant, National War College The Second Pearl Harbor is Gene Salecker’s commendable effort … Continue reading

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