Aug 2005: Vol. 4, Issue 2


Editorial: The Neglected Player?
Gary E. Weir,
U.S. Naval Historical Center,
Washington D.C.
For the IJNH

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover USN and the UK Nuclear Submarine Propulsion Programme
By Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill
United Kingdom

Editor’s Note: The above paper first appeared in a limited print run as one of the Thomas Lowe Gray Memorial Lectures sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom. The lecture was presented by Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill on 19 April 2005.

More than “Rum, Buggery, and the Lash”: Social History in American Naval Documents
By Michael J. Crawford
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Washington D.C.USA


William F. Althoff, USS Los Angeles: The Navy’s Venerable Airship and Aviation Technology, Washington D.C.: Brassey’s, 2004. Bibliography, illustrations, index.
Reviewed by Lt. Colonel John J. Abbatiello, USAF
Department of History
U.S. Air Force Academy, USA

Thomas J. Cutler, A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2005. ISBN 1-59114-151-6
Reviewed by David F. Winkler
Naval Historical Foundation
Washington D.C. USA

Albert Helfrick, Electronics in the Evolution of Flight, College Station: Texas A & M Press, 2004. ISBN 1-58544-413-8. Bibliographic references, index.
Reviewed by Lt. Colonel John J. Abbatiello, USAF
Department of History
U.S. Air Force Academy, USA

Richard A. Hoffman, The Fighting Flying Boat: A History of the Martin PBM Mariner. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2004.
Reviewed by Lt. Colonel John J. Abbatiello, USAF
Department of History
U.S. Air Force Academy, USA

Michael Palmer , Command at Sea: Naval Command and Control since the Sixteenth Century. Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass. 2005. 377 pp. ISBN 0-674-01681-5 maps, bibliography.
Reviewed by Andrew D. Lambert
King’s College, London, UK

J. Charles Schencking, Making Waves: Politics, Propaganda, and the Emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy: 1868-1922. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005.
Reviewed by Terrance Rucker
The George Washington University
Washington D.C. USA

James H. Wilbanks. Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost the War. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2004. ISBN: 0-7006-1331-5. 27 photos. 19 maps. 3 charts. 11 tables. Notes. Bibliography. Index. xi + 377 pages.
Reviewed by John Darrell Sherwood
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Washington Navy Yard, DC


Naval Gun Factory,
Washington Navy Yard, D.C., USA
A scene of the foundry in operation during World War II.
(Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.)


Bibliography: Admiral Erich Raeder
From a forthcoming biography to be published by Naval Institute Press in 2006
Keith W. Bird, Chancellor
Kentucky Community and Technical College System

PBN-1 Catalinas in the Soviet Union!
Rear Admiral Boris G. Novyy, Russian Federation Navy, Ret.
Moscow, Russia., October 20, 2001

Naval Historical Foundation
Edward Beach Prize Essay for 2005
“Train for the Known, Educate for the Unknown:” The Navy’s Struggle for Clarity with Graduate Education in the Humanities, from Holloway to Rickover
Midshipman Seth Powell,
US Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Maryland USA


From the Argentine Navy Strategic Studies Center
The Argentine Navy Strategic Studies Center has produced a research paper about Argentine naval strategic thought.

From the Sea Power Centre – Australia and the U.S. Naval Historical Center
The Combined Strategic Alternative: The Naval Dimension to Modern Localised Conflicts, 1990-2002
The Combined Operations Project

From the Naval Historical Center
Annual Awards and the Naval History Seminar Program for


September 2005, Number 17
Edited by Professor Eric Mills,
Dalhousie University

Prepared in Association with
The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
Division of the History of Science
Commission of Oceanography

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