44 episodes

A naval history podcast from Preble Hall - the United States Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. Preble Hall will interview historians, practitioners, military personnel, and other experts on a variety of naval history topics from ancient history to recent history.

Preble Hall U.S. Naval Academy Museum

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    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

A naval history podcast from Preble Hall - the United States Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. Preble Hall will interview historians, practitioners, military personnel, and other experts on a variety of naval history topics from ancient history to recent history.

    Teaching Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy

    Teaching Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy

    Commander Mike Norton, USN, PhD of the Naval Academy's Leadership Department discusses how they teach midshipmen as future naval officers.

    • 49 min
    The Traditions of the U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Weeks and Graduations

    The Traditions of the U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Weeks and Graduations

    Mr. James Cheevers, Senior Curator/Historian Emeritus of the Naval Academy Museum, discusses the history of U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Weeks and Graduations. Mr. Cheevers served at the museum from 1967 until his retirement in 2017.

    • 37 min
    The U.S. Naval Academy Library Past, Present, and Future

    The U.S. Naval Academy Library Past, Present, and Future

    Larry Clemens, Director of the Nimitz Library at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses the history of the Academy's library since 1845, how its services to the midshipmen have changed, and how it responded to the COVID19 semester.

    • 56 min
    The US Navy & the Development of High Steam Engines, Part II: 1941-45

    The US Navy & the Development of High Steam Engines, Part II: 1941-45

    Tyler Pitrof continues his discussion of high steam engines and their impact on WWII with regard to operations, fast oilers, and ultimately decision-making by the fleet commanders.

    • 30 min
    The US Navy & the Development of High Steam Engines, Part I: 1930-1940

    The US Navy & the Development of High Steam Engines, Part I: 1930-1940

    Tyler Pitrof discusses his doctoral research on the U.S. Navy's development of high steam engines from 1930 to 1945. In Part I, he discusses the technology, one of the key proponents, and both the challenges and opportunities this presented for operations in World War II

    • 40 min
    The Making of Fleet Admiral Ernest King, Pt 2: 1941-1945

    The Making of Fleet Admiral Ernest King, Pt 2: 1941-1945

    Dr. David Kohnen, Director of the Hattendorf Historical Center at the Naval War College, continues his discussion of Fleet Admiral King based on his forthcoming books.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Grunt Squid ,

Naval Academy’s Best Kept Secret!

Preble Hall is a top notch maritime museum - highlighting the history not only of the Naval Academy but also the world’s greatest navy! This podcast is a much appreciated and noteworthy part of this museum’s educational experience! Bravo Zulu!

Desert Fox 1989 ,

New and Excellent!

In a handful of episodes I have learned nuance about events I thought I understood, very illuminating having actual historians tell you history.

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