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Sea Classics  September 2016


On the cover

Rising fully up on its hydrofoil, USS Taurus (PHM-3) makes for an imposing sight. One of the Pegasus-class of vessels designed for high speed and mobility, the ship was commissioned on 10 October 1981 and was built by Boeing. However budget cuts led to her, and the five other ships of the class, being decommissioned on 30 July 1993 and scrapped in 1996. (USN)

OTHER FEATURES

  • A BATTLE MOST VITAL
    The incredible Union Navy action that guaranteed the capture of the vital Civil War Port of New Orleans / by A.B. "Bud" Feuer 
  • CANADA'S COURAGEOUS CORVETTES
    Created from rugged whale boats, these little warriors took on the best Nazi Germany had to offer / by Owen Gault
  • RASHER: TERROR OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY
    Venturing out on war patrol after war patrol, this sub and its valiant crew took a terrible toll of the enemy / by Charles A. Bogart
  • CAPTAIN BLIGH: 4000 MILES IN AN OPEN BOAT
    Cast adrift from the HMS Bounty in what would become a world-famous mutiny, Bligh led his small band on one of history's most incredible sea voyages / by Ralph D. Paine
  • SEA MAIL
    News and views from our readers
  • MUSEUM NEWS
    Global updates on global nautical preservation / by Mike Samms
  • INTEL FILE
    How an historic hydrofoil prototype can become yours / Staff Report
  • YOUR NAVY
    Latest photographs from the United States Navy / by Howard Carter
  • LOST AT SEA
    New photo feature of ships in distress / by Susan Duprey
  • T.O.C.
    This months Table of Contents