The Naval Institute Historical Atlas of the U.S. Navy

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 1101 pages
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From the Battle of Flamborough Head during the American Revolution to the naval air wars over Vietnam and Kuwait, this historical atlas charts the course of the U.S. Navy across its entire history. Laid out here are the frigate duels of the War of 1812, the confrontation of ironclads during the Civil War, the World War II carrier battles in the Pacific, and the amphibious landings in Korea. Depicted also are campaigns, operations, and interwar interventions--like the cruise of the Susquehanna, Perry's mission to Japan, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Desert Storm--all helping to make this cartographic portrait of U.S. naval actions understandable at a glance. The maps in this large-format, high quality book are presented in full color and show the deployment of ships, their tracks, and even some shore activity. Each map has facing text that describes the action and its political, economic, and strategic significance. The atlas is organized chronologically into ten eras with each section preceded by a thoughtful essay about that historical period and accompanied by relevant illustrations of ships, battles, and portraits of significant individuals. Winner of the 1996 John Lyman Book Award, this handy and attractive reference will be treasured by everyone who enjoys reading American maritime history. Students, scholars, and old salts alike will appreciate the bird's eye view of how the Navy's fortunes have changed over the years, successfully guarding the nation and securing its interests.
  

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Contents

The American Revolution 17751783
3
Map 3Benedict Arnolds Navy Valcour Island 11 October 1776
10
Map 6Charleston FebruaryMay 1780
16
The Age of Sail 17831812
23
Map 11 The Barbary Wars II September 1803July 1805
30
Map 14The Gunboat Navy 18071809
36
Map 15Cruise of the U S Fleet 21 June31 August 1812
42
Map 18The Great Lakes Battle of Lake Erie 10 September 1813
48
Map 54Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
140
Map 55The Rising Sun December 1941April 1942
142
Map 56Divided American Command JanuaryMay 1942
144
Map 57Battle of the Coral Sea 78 May 1942
146
The Japanese Attack 4 June 1942
148
The American Counterattack 4 June 1942
150
Map 60Guadalcanal I AugustSeptember 1942
152
Map 61Guadalcanal II October 1942February 1943
154

Map 21Lake Borgne and the Battle of New Orleans December 1814January 1815
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Pirates Explorers and War with Mexico 18151860
57
Map 22Back to the Med MayAugust 1816
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Map 23Pirates of the Caribbean 18101824
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Map 24Distant Stations 18151860
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Map 25The Great United States Exploring Expedition August 1838July 1842 i
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The Gulf Coast May 1846May 1848
68
The California Coast July 1846January 1847
70
The Cruise of the Susquehanna June 1851February 1852
72
Map 29Perrys Mission to Japan November 1852March 1854
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The Civil War 18611865
77
Map 30The Union Blockade 18611865
80
Map 31Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island August 1861 and February 1862
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Map 32Port Royal 7 November 1861
84
Monitor vs Virginia 9 March 1862
86
Forts Henry and Donelson 416 February 1862
88
Island Number 10 14 March7 April 1862
90
New Orleans 1525 April 1862
92
Vicksburg December 1862July 1863
94
Map 38Charleston 7 April 1863
96
Map 39Mobile Bay 5 August 1864
98
Map 40Wilmington Fort Fisher FebruaryMarch 1865
100
Map 41Confederate Commerce Raiders 18621865
102
Retrenchment and Renaissance 18651900
105
Map 42Defending American Interests Overseas 18661893
108
Map 43Battle of Manila Bay 1 May 1898
110
Map 44The Search for Cervera AprilJuly 1898
112
Map 45Battle of Santiago 3 July 1898
114
Map 46The Boxer Rebellion MayOctober 1900
116
A Global Navy and a World War 19011939
119
Map 47The Great White Fleet December 1907February 1909
122
The Navy and Marines in Central America 19021915
124
Map 49Jutland 31 May1 June 1916
126
Map 50Atlantic Convoys 19161918
128
The Navy and Marines in Europe December 1917November 1918
130
Map 52The Treaty Navies 19211930
132
Orange to Rainbow 19221941
134
World War II 19391945
137
Map 62Battle of the Atlantic December 1941December 1942
156
The Landings in North Africa 81 1 November 1942
158
HUSKY AVALANCHE and SHINGLE January 1943January 1944
160
The Advance to Rabaul JulyNovember 1943
162
The Gilberts Tarawa 2023 November 1943
164
The Marshalls February 1944
166
The Marianas 1518 June 1944
168
Map 69Battle of the Philippine Sea The Marianas Turkey Shoot 1920 June 1944
170
The Landings in Normandy 6 June 1944
172
Map 71 The Allied Breakout and ANVIL DRAGOON JulyAugust 1944
174
Map 72Return to the Philippines JulyOctober 1944
176
The Sibuyan Sea 23 October 1944
178
The Battle of Surigao Strait 25 October 1944
180
The Battle off Samar and Cape Engano 25 October 1944
182
Map 76Iwo Jima 19 February16 March 1945
184
Map 77Okinawa 1 April21 June 1945
186
Map 78The Pinal Assault JulyAugust 1945
188
The Cold War Navy 19461980
191
Map 79The Korean War JuneSeptember 1950
194
The Inchon Landing 1 5 September 1950
196
Map 81The Hungnam Evacuation OctoberDecember 1950
198
Suez and Lebanon JulyDecember 1956 and JulyOctober 1958
200
Map 83Underway on Nuclear Power January 1955July I960
202
Map 84The Cuban Missile Crisis 1628 Ocrober 1962
204
The Tonkin Gulf Incident August 1964
206
Map 86The Naval Air War August 1964March 1968
208
Map 87MARKET TIME March 1965March 1968
210
Map 88GAME WARDEN and the Mobile Riverine Force December 1965February 1969
212
The Marines in Vietnam March 1965June 1971
214
The Pax Americana 19801994
217
Operation URGENT FURY 2531 October 1983
220
Operation EL DORADO CANYON MarchApril 1986
222
Operation PRAYING MANTIS March 1987August 1988
224
The Air War 16 January24 February 1991
226
The Ground War 24 February6 May 1991
228
The U S Navy in the Twentyfirst Century
230
Index
231
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Craig L. Symonds is professor of history at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and a specialist in military history.

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