Archive for the 'Naval History Magazine' Category

May 3

Shipwreck Discovery

Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:01 AM


In the latest issue of Naval History, we featured in “Naval History News” the discovery of the USS Juneau (CL-52) and USS Lexington (CL-2) by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Allen and his team in March of 2018. Below are additional photos and videos we could not include courtesy of Paul Allen. Please enjoy!   взять займ онлайн online-payday-loans-in-america online payday loans no credit check payday loans online same day no credit check no credit check payday loans how to get fast payday loan online get payday loans and cash advances online… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Salty Talk: Posh

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 AM


Many have heard the term “posh,” used to mean something fancy or luxurious — swanky. The word has its origin in the operations of the Pacific and Orient Steamship Company of nearly a century-and-a-half ago. The P. & O. line made voyages principally between England and British Empire ports on the rim of the Indian Ocean and in the Far East. Its steamers traveled south across the Bay of Biscay, east through the Mediterranean, south again through the Suez Canal and Red Sea, and then fanned out across the Indian Ocean to such places as Bombay, Calcutta, Trincomalee, Singapore, and… Read the rest of this entry »

May 6

'The Necessity of the Fight'

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 AM


We were in an editorial meeting when our secretary, Marcia Owens, walked in and whispered, “There’s a guy on your phone who says he’s Walter Cronkite. Yeah, right! It actually does sound like him, though. What should I say?” It was indeed the man who had become known as “the most trusted man in America.” He was calling to correct an error in memory he had made in an answer to a question I had posed during our interview the previous week. We were putting together our D-Day 50th Anniversary commemoration, and we thought that someone who had had a… Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Salty Talk

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:01 AM


We have many ways of saying “Hurry up,” including “Get the lead out,” “Step on it,” and “Move it.” Another-“Shake a leg”-has nautical origins. In the bygone world of wooden ships and iron men, some skippers would allow the men to take their “wives” with them on the long journeys. These females often shared much of the work with the men, ate with them, and shared their hammocks. The area below decks set aside for sleeping usually allowed little space and less privacy, with the hammocks slung less than a foot apart in a close compartment with little illumination. When… Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

‘A Broadside from Battleship Burns’

Monday, February 22, 2016 12:01 AM


On occasion, what we do at the U.S. Naval Institute, in this case, Naval History magazine, has caught the attention of the mainstream press. One such instance was in 1999, after we conducted an interview with award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns at his Florentine Films headquarters in Walpole, New Hampshire. Back in the Institute’s Beach Hall, Public Relations Director Kevin Clarke asked whether Burns had said anything controversial during the course of our conversation. Well, apparently he had, because we heard from Ann Gerhart, writer at the time for The Washington Post’s popular “Reliable Source” column. Her story went like… Read the rest of this entry »