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Professor John B. Hattendorf

Professor John B. Hattendorf, FRHistS, FSNR, is the Ernest J. King Professor Emeritus of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, a chair he occupied from 1984 to 2016. Additionally, he served as chairman of the College’s Maritime History Department and director of the Naval War College Museum, 2003-16. He is the namesake of the Naval War College’s newly established John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research. A former officer in the U.S. Navy, he earned his degrees in history from Kenyon College (A.B., 1964), Brown University (A.M., 1971), and at Pembroke College in the University of Oxford (D.Phil., 1979; D.Litt., 2016). He has received many awards as the author or editor of more than 40 books on British and American maritime history, including England in the War of the Spanish Succession (1987), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (2007), and Talking About Naval History (2012), Among other projects, he is currently editing for publication The Journals of Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke, 1700-1704.

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