Recently, it was my good fortune to receive on behalf of the men and women of MTMC the USS Admiral of the Ocean Sea
award from United Seamen's Service.
But the famed Dominican friar did not have a dispassionate view of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea
. Despite his deep regard for Columbus's accomplishments, Las Casas viewed him as the embodiment of Spanish policy towards overseas expansion and particularly treatment of Native Americans.
Morison's writings include Maritime History of Massachusetts (1921); Admiral of the Ocean Sea
(1942), a biography of Columbus for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize; John Paul Jones (1959), which also received a Pulitzer; the 15-volume History of U.S.