Top Coverage: Of the Past, Present & Future of Naval History

Sea Classics November 2017


On the cover

Magnificent photograph of the USS Connecticut (BB-18) undergoing full-speed trials during October 1906 when she was the most advanced ship in the US Navy as the service became a global power with its new generation of battleships. (National Archives)

OTHER FEATURES

  • USS  QUINCY:  SHE  DIED  SO  THAT  OTHERS  COULD CARRY  ON  THE  FIGHT
    One of the proudest ships in the US Navy’s pre-war Fleet, the Quincy immediately went into action following the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor / by Robert J. Cressman
  • BIRTH  OF  THE  AMERICAN  BATTLESHIP 
    Soon after the turn of the last century, the USA abandoned a policy of isolationism and embarked on a building program, which ultimately led to supremacy on the world’s oceans / by Jon M. Nielson
  • “GET  THE  RUMMERS!” 
    It was an always-frustrating, often-bizarre battle that the US Coast Guard waged for 14-years against the rum runners in an effort to enforce the highly unpopular 18th Amendment / by Philip L. Jewett
  • “THIS  TERRIBLE  WEAPON  WILL  DESTROY  THE  WORLD” 
    Edmund Zalinski’s huge dynamite gun using compressed air to silently spew out shells packed with hundreds of pounds of dynamite was capable of blowing up whole neighborhoods from miles distant / by J. David Truby
  • YOUR  NAVY 
    Latest US Navy photographs from the service’s best photojournalists / by Howard Carter
  • LOST  AT   SEA 
    Our photo feature of ships in distress / by Susan Duprey
  • T.O.C.
    This months Table of Contents