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SEA HISTORY

No. 113

WINTER 2005-2006

CONTENTS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

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10 Dangerous Voyage, by Roger Tilton In Late June and into July of 1942, an eighteen-year-old Roger Tilton used his sketchbook to document his first voyage as a merchant seaman. It was a month when more commercial ships were sent to the bottom than in any other time in history. His story recalls life aboard the tanker John D. Archbold as a green hand sailing in dangerous waters.

16A French Spoliation Case: Not-Quite Justice after Never-Was War, 10

by Jock Yellott Spoliation claims from the loss ofcommercial shipping during the Quasi- Wtir with France linger on two hundred years later. A look at one unresolved case, handed down through the generations ofthe Yellott family, sheds light on maritime commerce and international relations during the confasing times of undeclared wars and questionable alliances.

26 Samuel Eliot Morison, He Stands for Things Too Important for the World to Lose, by Peter Stanford In the 20th century, Samuel Eliot Morison was our country's preeminent maritime historian. A prolific writer and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Morison was the true "Sailor-Historian. "NMHS President Emeritus Peter Stanford takes a look at the man in his times and how he changed American historiography.

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33 Maritime History on the Internet: Sharing Your Opinion with the World-Weblogs, Photoblogs, and Podcasts by Peter McCracken

Cover: "1he Old Man Comes Aboard, Norfolk" by Roger T ilton. Original drawing, sketched aboard the tanker john D. Archbold in the summer of 1942 (See pages 10-15).

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Sea History 113 - Winter 2005-2006  

10 Dangerous Voyage, by Roger Tilton • 16A French Spoliation Case: Not-Quite Justice after Never-Was War, by Jock Yellott • 26 Samuel Elio...

Sea History 113 - Winter 2005-2006  

10 Dangerous Voyage, by Roger Tilton • 16A French Spoliation Case: Not-Quite Justice after Never-Was War, by Jock Yellott • 26 Samuel Elio...