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

Sea Classics October 2019

 

ON THE COVER:

 

With the capture of Eniwetok (see article “Catchpole” in this issue), Seabees and Army engineers created a major port to be utilized for the on-going march towards Japan. In this photograph, the forward deck of the USS New Mexico (BB-40) is covered with 14-inch shells as the ship replenishes at Eniwetok for the coming invasion of Saipan. (National Archives)

 

OTHER FEATURES:

 

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CLIPPER SHIP

The giant Great Republic was built to set records but a New York bakery fire caused a major change in her career / by H.L. Miller

 

CATCHPOLE: THE INVASION OF ENIWETOK

This was a massive amphibious invasion that showed just how well a coordinated amphibious attack could overwhelm the enemy / by Russell L. Harris

 

“WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST!”

It appears this protocol of the sea came about with the disaster that overtook the British trooper HMS Birkenhead / by Frank H. Shaw

 

ROE ISLAND LIGHT: VICTIM OF WAR

Located in a vital and important WWII shipping area, the Roe Island Light was one only American lighthouse decommissioned due to WWII damage / by Betty S. Veronico

 

SUICIDE MISSION!

With incredible daring, the crew of German U-Boat U-9 sank three British cruisers within a matter of minutes / by John Surmont

 

YOUR NAVY

Monthly selection of the best photographs from the Navy’s top photojournalists / by Howard Carter

 

T.O.C.

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