Our Navy

Our Navy magazine began publication in 1897 and was published on the 1st and 15th of each month. Each issue ranged from 66 to 82 pages with a format of 8-3/8″ x 11″ inches. Each issue has had several long running article series which are briefly described here: Traditions of the Navy – Origins of their Terms and Customs …… Scuttlebutt Scandals – Comical Tales …… Salt Shakers – Funnies by Walt Munson …… Naval Cancels and Cachets – collecting Naval Stamp cancels and envelope cachets …… Roundup on the War – Military and Naval Aspects of World War II …… What’s in a Name? – Heroic Ship’s stories …… Lay Aft on the Fantail – Short Stories …… Awards, Commendations and Promotions – recent Navy Crosses, DFC’s and commendations …… Bulletin Board of Naval Interest – New Ships, Bases, Ship losses, Training and news …… The Skipper and the Boot – Comic series by Jack Watson ** Look for note under contents list “Click on magazine date for inside articles” for selected complete stories, starting in 1942. The Our Navy magazine is now complete from 1941 thru 1945 with the recent addition of the rare 1941 issues.

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