Braynard OpSail

Frank Osborn Braynard (1916-2007) is well-known for achieving “Op Sail76,” the parade of tall ships and naval vessels that filled New York Harbor in celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial. Braynard and colleague Howard Slotnick traveled the globe to enlist ships from all over the world, including from the Soviet Union at the height of the…

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Nathaniel Philbrick was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he attended Linden Elementary School and Taylor Allderdice High School.  He earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in America Literature from Duke University, where he was a James B. Duke Fellow. He was Brown University’s first…

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William H. White

Having finished 7 books on the War of 1812 and the Barbary Wars (6 historical fiction and 1 non-fiction), as well as 2 volumes of historical fiction about the British Royal Navy, I more or less hung up my pen for “formal writing” about four years ago. I have focused on providing interesting maritime news…

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William Thiesen

Dr. William Thiesen serves as Atlantic Area Historian for the United States Coast Guard. He earned an M.A. from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime History and a Ph.D. from University of Delaware’s Hagley Program in the History of Technology. His books include Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920 and…

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In 2018, VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) is presented with the NMHS 2018 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership as CEO…

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