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Sea Classics  February 2017


On the cover

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) transits the Philippine Sea as part of Keen Sword 17. KS17 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, US Pacific Command-sponsored Field Training Exercise (FTX). KS17 is designed to meet mutual defense objectives by increasing combat readiness and interoperability between Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) and US forces. Chancellorsville is on patrol in the Philippine Sea with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (USN/Andrew Schneider)

OTHER FEATURES

  • HOBSON: UNSUNG HERO
    Although it complied an outstanding combat record, the USS Hobson is best remembered for its tragic collision with the USS Wasp / by Charles M. Robinson III
  • “ENGAGE THE ENEMY… MORE CLOSELY!”
    During the early days of WWII, the dark waters of the English Channel became the deadly proving ground for a new generation of MTB/MGB vessels / by Al Ross II
  • STONEWALL: THE CONFEDERATE THAT WENT TO JAPAN
    The most modern ship available to the Confederate Navy never had a chance to fight while flying the Rebel flag / by Robert W. Munson
  •  LANDING SHIP MEDIUM: WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
    The creation of one of the Navy’s most important ships of the Second World War / by Owen Gault
  •  WARATAH: AUSTRALIA’S TITANIC
    Several recent expeditions have claimed to have found this lost ship, yet the disappearance of the Waratah remains one of the great mysteries of the sea / by Charles Evans
  • SEA LANES
    Our popular photographic department / by Susan Duprey
  •  YOUR  NAVY
    Latest USN photographs by the service’s best photojournalists
  • T.O.C.
    This months Table of Contents