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Sea Classics February 2018

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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) transits the Atlantic Ocean on 7 November. (USN/Ryan Kledzik)


    This small German protected cruiser was basically abandoned by Adm. von Spee and his Far Eastern Squadron. Undaunted, Emden became a bird of prey — sinking 70,000-tons of shipping before her epic battle with HMAS Sydney / by Gene T. Zimmerman
    Crewed by eager, young German cadets this immaculate sailing ship would head out on a training voyage — and completely disappear / by Ralph D. Paine
    The USS Bogue and her Wildcats and Avengers helped destroy the grip Hitler’s U-Boats had on the North Atlantic / by James E. Wise, Jr.
    Meeting the enemy was not what these fastest of all WWII Navy craft were designed for — but they did it anyway / by Fred West
    More portraits of lost ships / by Susan Duprey
    Up-to-the-minute images from the Navy’s top photojournalists / by Howard Carter
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