War and Policy

By Captain J. S. Mckean, U. S. Navy
January 1914
Policy.—The Century Dictionary defines "Policy" as an object or course of conduct, or the principle or body of principles to be observed in conduct; specifically, the system of measures ...

A Higher Standard of Discipline

By Lieutenant Ernest Durr, U. S. Navy
January 1914
Motto: Mahon in peius ruit, Perfection adhuc perficienduni potest; Quid multa! The need of a higher standard of discipline in the navy does not imply that the discipline is lax. ...

All Torpedoes!

By Vittorio Cuniberti, Translated by Lieutenant Thomas Withers, Jr., U.S. Navy
January 1914
(From Rivista Marittima. May, 1913)"All big guns!” has been our cry for the past ten years, prior to which the armament of ships consisted of many guns of small ...

Loss of Life By Drowning in Naval Warfare

By Surgeon T. W. Richards, U. S. Navy
January 1914
*Reprinted from the United States Naval Medical Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 2, April, 1912, by permission of the Navy Department and of the author.Losses in personnel, incident to war, ...

Emergency Repairs to a Destroyer

By Lieutenant Commander J. F. Hellweg, U. S. Navy
January 1914
Last winter during the maneuvers off the Cuban coast, the U. S. S. Burrows had her bow twisted to port about 80 degrees and badly crushed in a collision. The ...

Some Suggestions in Practical Navigation

By Lieut. Commander A. J. Hepburn, U. S. N.
January 1914
With the appearance of the "New Navigation" about fifteen years ago there began a period of increased interest in the technique of that art. The Institute has printed numerous articles ...

The U. S. S. Independence: An Appreciation

By Surgeon A. Farenholt, U. S. Navy
January 1914
With the striking from the Navy Register on September 3, 1913, of the frigate Independence, there passes into retirement a sturdy old veteran of the days of wooden ships and ...

Fuel Oils: Their Origin, Production and Treatment

By Dr. David T. Day, of the U. S. Geological Survey
January 1914
Adapted from lectures delivered in the Post Graduate Department of the U. S. Naval Academy in February, 1913. SYNOPSIS CHAPTER I. THE CONDITIONS OF OCCURRENCE OF PETROLEUM.a. The Nature of ...


January 1914
Naval Personnel Legislation(SEE PAGE 1607, WHOLE No. 148, Vol. 39, DEC. 1913) LIEUTENANT W. W. BRADLEY, JR., U. S. Navy.—As yet there is a decided opposition on the part ...

Time Element in Maneuvering

By Commander G. H Burrage, U. S. Navy
January 1914
The time element is such an important factor in maneuvering ships, both from the standpoint of the officer of the deck and from that of the officer directing the maneuver, ...

Advantages of the Gyro Compass

By Ensigns R. E. Byrd and H. E. Saunders, U. S. Navy
January 1914
Lieut. Commander Dinger, U. S. N.,1 and Mr. Gillmor,2 of the . Sperry Gyro Company, have written articles on the "Gyro Compass in Service," which were, of necessity, partly theoretical. ...

Moral Training in Preparation for War

By Charles M. Bakewell, Ph. D., Professor Of Philosophy At Yale University
January 1914
*Lecture delivered at the Summer Conference, 1913, U. S. Naval War College, Newport, R. I.It needs no argument to prove that victories are won, not by greater numbers or by ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
January 1914

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