U.S. Naval War College Awards the 5th Hattendorf Prize to James Goldrick

April 2022

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) awarded retired Rear Adm. James Vincent Goldrick, Royal Australian Navy, the 5th Hattendorf Prize for Distinguished Original Research in Maritime History in a ceremony at Spruance auditorium, March 2. The Hattendorf Prize is an international award that was established in recognition of Professor John B. Hattendorf’s legacy of scholarship and service at the Naval War College.

Goldrick spent 1992 as a research scholar at the Naval War College and is a professorial fellow of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security.

Some of Goldbrick’s published books include “The King’s Ships Were at Sea: The War in the North Sea August 1914-February 1915,” “With the Battle Cruisers” (edited), “Reflections on the Royal Australian Navy” (co-edited), “Mahan is Not Enough” (co-edited), “No Easy Answers: The Development of the Navies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,” “Before Jutland,” and “After Jutland.”

Goldrick is also the recent recipient of the Society for Nautical Research’s Anderson Medal  for his book ‘Before Jutland’


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