Volume 56, Number 2 (2003) Spring
Our painting of the centerboard sloop Shamrock, ca. 1890, sets the tone for our lead article by Dr. John Hattendorf examining the development and current status of the sometimes uneasy relationship between the U.S. Navy and maritime (including naval) history. It also signals the commitment of the Naval War College to the study of history—as recently evidenced by the foundation of a Maritime History Department, with Professor Hattendorf at its head.
Shamrock itself, built for the well-known yachtsman J. Roger Maxwell in 1887 by John Mumm, was one of the first vessels built to the New York Yacht Club’s specifications for Class One. The vessel had an overall length of seventy-seven feet three inches, a waterline length of sixty-eight feet six inches, a beam of nineteen feet seven inches, and a draft of eight feet five inches. Shamrock was listed in the New York Yacht Club Register from 1888 to 1894. The artist is unknown, but the painting may be an original or a copy of a work by either James E. Buttersworth (1817–94) or Elisha Taylor Baker (died 1890).
From the Editor
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Frederic L. Borch
Small Navies and Network-centric Warfare—Is There a Role?
Paul T. Mitchell
Homeland Security: A Competitive Strategies Approach; Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis
Warren M. Wiggins, Frank G. Hoffman, and Michael E. O’Hanlon
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050
Brian R. Sullivan, MacGregor Knox, and Williamson Murray
Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941
Robert Cressman and Mark R. Peattie
Lost Subs: From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest SubmarinesEver Lost—and Found
Frank C. Mahncke and Spencer Dunmore
The U.S. Army War College: Military Education in a Democracy
Bill Brown and Judith Hicks Stiehm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Morrison of White Springs, Florida, donated the painting to the Naval War College Foundation in 2000, to be placed on permanent loan to the College.