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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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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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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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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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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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Vol 12, Issue 3: About the Authors

Christian Perkins Water Scarcity, Conflict, and the U.S. Navy Christian Perkins is a recent Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, in Political Science .  His paper on “Water Scarcity, Conflict, and the U.S. Navy” was the … Continue reading

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View from the Quarterdeck: July 2015

In the summer of 2015, l’Hermione, a beautifully reconstructed replica of an 18th century, three-masted, 32-gun, Concorde class French frigate visited ports on the east coast of North America from Yorktown, Virginia, to Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. Her namesake vessel gained … Continue reading

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Inside the Archives: The Yangtze River Patrol Collection

John Sanders Special Collections & Archives Dudley Knox Library Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California Wednesday, April 26, 1911: “Got into tail of typhoon about 5 a.m. Sea roughest experienced yet. Lucky we are heading into it. Eased up a bit … Continue reading

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View from the Quarterdeck: January 2015

In 1950 Samuel Flagg Bemis, long-time Sterling Professor of Diplomatic History and Inter-American Politics at Yale, won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography with his book entitled John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy. A decade later Bemis … Continue reading

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The Development of Modern Counter-piracy Initiatives in Southeast Asia: Vietnamese Boat Refugees and Alternative Incidents 1979-1997

Robert C. McCabe Maynooth University Introduction Between 2009 and 2012, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a specialised division of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), recorded 648 reports of actual and attempted pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia and … Continue reading

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Swimming in the ‘Fishpond’ or Solidarity with the ‘Beresfordian Syndicate’: An Analysis of the Inquiry by the Subcommittee of Imperial Defence into Naval Policy, 1909

Keith McLay Canterbury Christ Church University Modern histories of the army and navy have long recognised that these institutions are in respect of their external and internal relationships, sui generis, political. The former relations, typically manifest in a competition for … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden, Jr., 1852-1855

John A. Wolter, David A. Ranzan, and John J. McDonough, eds., With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden, Jr., 1852-1855. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2013. B & W illustrations; maps; appendices; notes; bibliography, 256 pp. Review by … Continue reading

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