Dec 2007: Vol. 6, Issue 3


“Just like a Training Exercise” The Destruction of U-198 in the Indian Ocean 12 August 1944
Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones MBE
Naval Historical Branch
Ministry of Defence , United Kingdom


Randolph Cock and N. A. M. Rodger, editors, A Guide to the Naval Records in the National Archives of the UK, London: University of London, School of Advanced Study, Institute of Historical Research in conjunction with the National Archives of the UK. 379pp., document lists, appendices, index.
Review by Professor John B. Hattendorf
U.S Naval War College, Newport , Rhode Island

Philip Kaplan, Battleship, Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004, 240 pp., illus.
Review by Steven J. Ramold
Eastern Michigan University

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Halsey’s Typhoon, New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007. 322 pp., maps, illustrations, appendix, bibliography, and index.
Review by Professor Charles Steele
United States Air Force Academy

Bradley Peniston, No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf, Annapolis MD : Naval Institute Press, 2006. 275 pp., photographs, figures, notes, bibliography and sources, index.
Review by Jessica Salter
Double BA (Hons), MA

Norman Polmar and K.J. Moore, Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines, Dulles, Virginia : Brassey’s Inc, 2004. 430 pp.
Review by Matt Trudgen, Ph.D. Candidate
Queen’s University

John H. Schroeder, Commodore John Rodgers: Paragon of the Early American Navy, University Press of Florida, 2006. 255 pp., Series: New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology.
Review by Benjamin Rennison
University of Bristol

Michael Stammers, Figureheads & Ship Carvings, Annapolis , Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2005. 120pp., illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index.
Review by Amanda Hale, MA
Flinders University

Nicholas Blake, Steering to Glory: A Day in the Life of a Ship of the Line, London: Chatham Publishing, 2005. 288 pp.
Review by Douglas McElvogue
Senior Research Fellow, Mary Rose Trust

Dan Summitt, Tales of a Cold War Submariner, College Station , Texas : Texas A&M University Press, 2004. 266 pp., illustrations
Review by Regina T. Akers
U.S. Naval Historical Center

Robert J. Cressman, USS Ranger 1934-1946: The Navy’s First Flattop from Keel to Mast, Washington , DC : Potomac Books, 2003. 451 pp., heavily illustrated.
Review by Andrew Lambert
King’s College, London

C. Northcote Parkinson, Portsmouth Point: The Navy in Fiction 1793-1815, Liverpool University Press, 2005, 156 pp.
C. Northcote Parkinson, ed. Samuel Walters, Lieutenant R.N.: Memoirs of a Naval Officer in Nelson’s Navy, Liverpool University Press, 2005, 156 pp.
Review by John T. Broom
Norwich University


September 2007, Number 19
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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