Motto: "When a strong mom armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace."—St. Luke, xi: 21.
The President, our commander-in-chief, in a recent address at the Naval War College, clearly refuted the idea of having a navy merely for coast defence. Nothing could have been more opportune than the definite statement of the real relationship of the navy to the coast defence. He said: "For the protection of our coasts we need fortifications. We need to have these fortifications, not merely to protect the salient points of our possessions, but we need them so that our navy can be foot-loose."