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The Rise and Fall of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, 1900-1918

Stanley D. M. Carpenter Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval War College At 1645 on 31 October 1918, onboard the flagship of the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Navy, the red-white-red ensign of the Habsburg Navy fluttered down from the jackstaff.  Rear-Admiral (Kontre-Admiral) … Continue reading

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An Unatoned War Crime of the First World War: The Sinking of a Hospital Ship by U-86

Ulrich van der Heyden University of South Africa, Pretoria German War Crimes during the First World War?  Even a hundred years after the beginning of the First World War, 1  some segments of the German media still glorify submarine warfare … Continue reading

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Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1815 — 1837

John Rodgaard1  Captain, USN (Ret.) Words such as admiration, contempt, cooperation, and hostility might describe the Anglo-American naval relationship that followed The Napoleonic Wars. Yet, that relationship formed the framework for today’s Anglo-American naval partnership. Examining the Anglo-American naval relationship … Continue reading

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Kamikazes: Understanding the Men behind the Myths

Michael Anderson1 United States Army Officer In the western military tradition, the popular, common understanding of the Japanese kamikaze of the Second World War inspires images of lone, suicidal modern-day flying samurai knights devoid of empathy with a seemingly fanatical … Continue reading

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Neptune’s Commandments: Invented Traditions and the Formation of USS Alabama (BB-60) as an Imagined Community

By moving through and responding to USS Alabama (BB-60) as a place—not a space—Lindstrom and those of his shipmates who participated in the establishment of the ship as a memorial park, or in crossing the line hijinks as enlisted sailors decades before, arranged their worldviews into similar structured and meaningful “centers of felt value.” Continue reading

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Network Survivability in the Age of Great Power Competition

ENS Joseph P. BunyardUSNA 2020 Voices of Maritime History Prize Essay Executive Summary Question How can the United States Department of the Navy (DoN) continue to leverage its advantages in Network Centric Warfare (NCW) in a communications contested environment? Key … Continue reading

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The International Journal of Naval History Interest Group on Facebook

Chuck SteeleInternational Journal of Naval History From its inception, the International Journal of Naval History has endeavored to “provide a pre-eminent forum for works of naval history researched and written to demonstrable academic standards.” In a sense, the IJNH was … Continue reading

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The Pueblo Incident: Locating the “Hidden” Spy Ship

“Pueblo is Shifted by North Koreans: The North Korean moved the captured United States intelligence ship Pueblo from the port of Wonsan to another place, State Department officials said today.” 1 New York Times (AP)May 10, 1968 Bill StreiferFreelance Journalist … Continue reading

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The Scissored Pueblo Record

“Two weeks ago, I visited personally with Commander Bucher and many members of the crew of the Pueblo. I was asked repeatedly by them: ‘Why wasn’t our call for help answered? We held out as long as we could, but … Continue reading

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“Unwelcomed Soldiers Invading a Fraternity”: Breaking Gender Barriers in the United States Military

National History Day Video Process Annotated Bibliography Jessie Henderson National History Day National History Day Video Process Before researching this topic, I brainstormed about topics which matched the theme. After a family friend suggested naval pilot Captain Rosemary Mariner, I … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy and the Conquest of the Pacific by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton

Contents: Introduction The Historical Context Stockton and Mahan Afterthoughts Kenneth C. Wenzer Independent Historian Introduction In 1513 Vasco Núñez de Balboa claimed the entire Pacific and all the shores washed by its waters for the Spanish Empire. Three hundred and … Continue reading

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Presidential Crisis Decision Making Following the Sinking of the Panay

Contents: The Setting The Domestic Context Presidential Crisis Decision Making Douglas Peifer US Air War College Setting Last December marked the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the US gunboat Panay by Japanese aircraft, an incident that predated the Japanese … Continue reading

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Sailing Away From the Turbulent Waters of Vietnam: The Overflowing Waves of Boat People

Vy Nguyen National History Day (Return to September 2018 Table of Contents)

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Old Salts in the New Steel Navy

Roy T. Greim Swarthmore College The photograph “The Old Navy,” also known as “The Old Salts of the Square Rigger Navy,” taken on board the USS Mohican in 1888, is one of the most iconic images of America’s “Old Navy” … Continue reading

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The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay: How Regulatory Compromise Created Conflict

Contents: Introduction The Booming Oyster Industry Problems in the Emerging Oyster Industry Regulation  of the Oyster Industry and the Violence that Ensued The Unsuccessful Oyster Police The End of the Oyster Wars The Tragedy  of the Commons Conclusion Appendices Zoe … Continue reading

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