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This webpage reproduces part of
Makers of Naval Tradition

by
Carroll Storrs Alden
and Ralph Earle

published by
Ginn & Company, 1942

The text is in the public domain.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
If you find a mistake though,
please let me know!

This site is not affiliated with the US Naval Academy.

Makers of Naval Tradition
p. xiii List of Illustrations

(facing the title page) 
[image ALT: A two‑line inscription reading 'DONT GIVE UP • THE SHIP' in capital letters slightly irregular in their size, shape, and alignment. It is the battle flag flown at the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813.]

A Maker of Tradition: the Flag that brought Victory
at the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813a

A Maker of Tradition: the Flag that brought Victory, Battle of Lake Erie, 1813
Preserved in Memorial Hall, United States Naval Academy. Courtesy of Curator, United States Naval Academy.

Frontispiece

Vice Admiral, Lord Nelson
From the painting by John Hoppner in St. James' Palace. Copied from Mahan's "Life of Nelson." Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company.

2

John Paul Jones
From a rare print marked "Done from an original designed in Amsterdam." Courtesy of Curator, United States Naval Academy.

8

Stephen Decatur
From the painting by Thomas Sully.

38

Thomas Macdonough
From the painting by John Wesley Jarvis.

66

Matthew Calbraith Perry

94

Matthew Fontaine Maury
From a photograph taken about 1855.

112

John Adolphus Dahlgren
From a photograph taken on the U. S. Pawnee on blockade off Charleston, S. C.

130

David Glasgow Farragut
From his last photograph. Courtesy of the Navy Department Library.

146

David Dixon Porter

176

p. xiv Stephen Bleecker Luce
From a photograph.

204

Alfred Thayer Mahan
From the copyrighted photograph by Purdy, Boston.

228

George Dewey
From the copyrighted photograph by the Clinedinst Studio, Washington.

248

William Thomas Sampson
From the copyrighted photograph by Chickering.

272

William Sowden Sims
From a photograph. Courtesy of Office of Naval Records and Library, Navy Department.

292

Arrival of the American Battleships at Scapa Flow
From the painting by B. F. Gribble. Courtesy of the Navy Department Library.

310

The Wrecked NC‑3 Safe at Ponta Delgada
From a photograph. Courtesy of the Navy Department Library.

342

James S. P. Devereux
Official United States Marine Corps photograph. Courtesy of United States Marine Corps.

360

Wake Island (Last Pre_War Photograph)
Official United States Navy photograph. Courtesy of Office of Public Relations, Navy Department.

366

Attack on Wake Island by United States Naval Forces, 24 February, 1942
Official United States Navy photograph. Courtesy of Office of Public Relations, Navy Department.

366

Thayer's Note:

a Perry's original flag was enshrined in Memorial Hall at the Naval Academy for over a century, but is now in the Naval Academy Museum. For a classic color photograph of the replica in Bancroft, see my note to Norris's Annapolis: Its Colonial and Naval Story, p6.


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