By Captain George Stewart, USN (Retired) This is the first of three articles that describe my experiences while serving as an engineer aboard commercial tankers in 1961. These articles provide perspective on the different engineering practices between the Navy and Merchant Marine in the post World War II-era. As will become apparent, there were some
By Philip Kaplan, Pen & Sword Books, Ltd, South Yorkshire, UK, (2013) Reviewed by Jan Churchill Eminent aviation historian Philip Kaplan, an American living in Cheltenham, England, wrote a compelling book that explores the most significant aspects in the development of naval aviation over the past century. When air power became a major factor during
Some people might say you can’t put a price tag on the value of naval history. Well, for the next two days, you can. The Naval Historical Foundation is hosting its much-anticipated book sale at the Navy Museum Store (inside National Museum of the US Navy) today and tomorrow from 9 am to 2:30 pm
Amirs, Admirals & Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, and the Arabian Gulf, by Dr. David F. Winkler “This book should be required reading for all who sail ‘east of Suez.’” —Rear Adm. Paul E. Tobin Jr., USN (Ret.) The Naval Institute Press is pleased to announce Dr. David Winkler’s 2007 study of the U.S.
By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the eighteenth in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar—author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.) We often tend to use terms and words to describe people that, when we learn the true meaning of the word, often