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

Sea Classics  April 2017


On the cover

Artist Edward Moran created this magnificent portrait of the burning of the USS Philadelphia. More information may be found in “Captain Paddock on the Coast of Barbary.” (US Naval Academy)

OTHER FEATURES

  • VANDERBILT’S YACHT GOES TO WAR
    Many American millionaires handed over their deluxe yachts to the US Navy to fight the Hun during the Great War / by Robert J. Cressman
  • FINAL VOYAGE OF THE SS MAUNA LOA 
    Discovery of an old box of papers leads the author on a search to find more about a relative’s service during the dark, early days of WWII / by Ron Anderson
  • FIRST TO DIE
    USS Reuben James was torpedoed while trying to protect an Atlantic convoy — before the USA entered WWII / by William Behr Mueller
  • THE FORGOTTEN PT-BOAT 
    The Elco 77-foot PT-Boats were ready and available when America most needed them / by James Thompson
  • THE SECRET OF POINT JUDITH
    The last U-Boat sunk by the US Navy during WWII / by Michael Maynard
  • CAPTAIN PADDOCK ON THE COAST OF BARBARY
    A heroic sea captain’s battle against Barbary pirates and blood-crazed Muslim slave traders / by Ralph D. Paine
  • YOUR  NAVY
    Latest images from the Navy’s best photojournalists / by Howard Carter
  • T.O.C.
    This months Table of Contents