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How the 1967 Fire on USS Forrestal Improved Future U.S. Navy Damage Control Readiness

By Hank Stewart, Commander, USN (Retired), Assistant Professor of Engineering, Maine Maritime Academy Editor’s note: While on active duty, Commander Stewart wrote his U.S. Army Command and General Staff College master’s thesis on ‘The Impact of The USS Forrestal’s 1967 Fire on United States Navy Shipboard Damage Control.’ The thesis …

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A Class Project to Invade Canada

The United States Plans Invasion of Nova Scotia, Canada U.S. Forces to Occupy Halifax and Destroy the Pictou Coal Mines By Michael J. Crawford Were the title and subtitle of this article to appear as headlines in a major American newspaper today, the reaction would be shock and disbelief. After …

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Farming to Feed the Forces

  By Gina Nichols, Supervisory Archivist/Head of Collections Department, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum How did the U.S. provide fresh fruits and vegetables to 3.6 million service men and women throughout the Pacific during World War II? This may seem a trivial topic in today’s day and age with steak and lobster …

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In Memoriam: Admiral Powell F. Carter, Jr.

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division In a July 12 message to active and retired Navy flag officers, the director of the Navy staff shared news of the passing of a former U.S. Atlantic Fleet commander who began his military career as an enlisted Sailor. In …

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