The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field.
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The U. S. Navy battleship New Jersey (BB-62) passing through the Panama Canal at the Gaillard Cut on 27 April 1984, en route back to homeport Long Beach, California, after an extended Mediterranean deployment. Official USN Photograph DN-ST-84-08496, taken by Don S. Montgomery USN (Ret.) This photograph appeared on the back cover of Warship International Vol.57 No.1. Some new details concerning late changes in the detail design of this class of ships were published in the journal’s information service feature in Vol.57 No.1, with additional new information to appear in Vol.57 No.3 later in 2020.
New Jersey (BB-62) under construction on the building ways on 8 July 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (National Archives), Bureau of Ships General Correspondence 1940-45. This photograph appeared with others in the Vol.57 No.1 information service section that covered late changes in the design for the Iowa class battleships.
View aft of New Jersey (BB-62) under construction on the building ways on 8 July 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (National Archives), Bureau of Ships General Correspondence 1940-45. This photograph appeared with others in the Vol.57 No.1 information service section that covered late changes in the design for the Iowa class battleships.
The U. S. Navy’s famous battleships of the World War II era have been featured in a number of major articles in this organization’s journal Warship International over the years. For example, the late Mr. E. R. (Ray) Lewis authored the article “American Battleship Main Battery Armament—The Final Generation” in Vol.11 (1976) No.4, detailing for the first time the late discovery of a serious misunderstanding between design bureaus concerning the diameter of the barbettes intended for the Iowa class. As other examples, our member CDR Strafford Morss USN (Ret.) authored a series of articles providing extensive detail on the battleship Massachusetts (BB-59) and others of these ships: “The Machinery Arrangements of USS Massachusetts (BB-59)” in Vol.41 (2004) No.4; “The Washington Naval Treaty and the Armor and Protective Plating of the USS Massachusetts” in two parts, in Vol.43 (2006) Nos.3-4; and “Excellence Under Stress: A Comparison of Machinery Installations of North Carolina, South Dakota, Iowa, and Montana Class Battleships” in two parts, Vol.47 No.4 and Vol.48 No.1. Our members Brad D. Fischer and William J. Jurens provided a detailed study of the actual performance of these ships’ main battery in the article “Fast Battleship Gunnery During World War II: A Gunnery Revolution” in two parts, Vol.42 (2005) No.2 and Vol.43 (2006) No.1.
While there always has been much popular interest in prominent capital ships such as the World War II-era battleships, Warship International’s scope of coverage includes the full range of ship types of all nations and treats a wide range of topics concerning warship design, construction, and operations. The journal seeks to provide new information based upon identified authoritative sources. Accordingly, our coverage focuses on the years up through World War II, where authoritative official records have been released to the public and can be used to support such in- depth study. Information concerning membership in the International Naval Research Organization (INRO), publisher of the quarterly journal Warship International, may be found on this website at the “membership” tab. Renewal notices for current members will be included in the Vol.57 No.3 mailing expected during September 2020. Individual members of INRO will be provided with free online access to back issues for 1964-2017 on the JSTOR website, once INRO has verified their active membership status (new or renewal for the calendar year 2021) to the JSTOR administrators. The INRO website includes indexes to material appearing in prior issues of the journal, together with additional information describing the organization. Institutional subscriptions to the journal also are available, see the tab concerning “membership”.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field.
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October 2020

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