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The Navy’s Ex Ex and a legacy of military naturalists
On Aug. 18, 1838, the Exploring Expedition led by Navy Lt. Charles Wilkes embarked on a world cruise of scientific discovery. He fit well into a class of armed scientists, military naturalists who rose to prominence in the 18th and 19th centuries.
When John Paul Jones crossed over
In 1905, an American cruiser took the remains of the Revolutionary War naval hero home.
John Paul Jones: Sea power visionary
John Paul Jones pioneered the idea of global sea power a century before the rise of the modern U.S. Navy.
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