The Role of Doctrine in Naval Warfare

By Lieutenant Commander Dudley W. Knox, U.S. Navy
March 1915
Prize Essay, 1915 Motto: “Let us learn to think in the same way about fundamental truths.”—Darrieus The American Navy acknowledges no superior in its ability to steam and to ...

The Signal Question in the Atlantic Fleet

By Ensign T. G. Berrien, U. S. Navy
March 1915
Since the revised and improved edition of the General Signal Book has been introduced on board the ships composing the Atlantic fleet, the efficiency of the ship's signal force has ...

The Exploits of the "Emden"

By Lieut. Commander Lyman A. Cotten, U. S. Navy
March 1915
Motto: Nil desperandumIn a war of the size and extent of the Great World War, the magnitude and importance of the major operations are apt to make one overlook operations ...


By Captain Geo. R. Clark, U. S. Navy
March 1915
Motto: "Do the duty that lies nearest thee."—CARLYLELee said, " ' Duty ' is the sublimest word in the English language." This truth cannot be too strongly impressed upon the ...

The Frolic in the Baltic, 1867: A Reminiscence

By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
March 1915
Admiral Farragut came out to Cherbourg in the summer of 1867, his flag hoisted on board the steam frigate Franklin, to take command of the European squadron. At the same ...

The Island of Guam as a Naval Base

By Commander A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy
March 1915
Except as a naval base—a place from which to sail forth to "capture or destroy the enemy, fleet "—Guam has no value to the navy and is, perhaps, of but ...

The United States Navy in Mexico 1821-1914

By Louis N. Feipel
March 1915
CHAPTER IIIWAR WITH MEXICO-THE OCCUPATION OF CALIFORNIA, 1845-1847The United States Government had not yet declared war, and it was not until the news of the battles of Palo Alto and ...

"The Man's The Thing"

By P.A. Paymaster K. C. McIntosh, U.S. Navy
March 1915
I. OUR COAT DOES NOT FIT After the Civil War, this country of ours found herself with a magnificent army, a wonderful navy, millions invested in war material—and no enemy ...

The Ships of the United States Navy

By Robert W. Neeser
March 1915
AN HISTORICAL RECORD OF THOSE NOW IN SERVICE AND OF THEIR PREDECESSORS OF THE SAME NAME1776-1915IDAHOIDAHO.—One of the United States in the Northwest, acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, and admitted ...

A Battery Officer's Suggestion

By Lieutenant C. L. Lothrop, Jr., U. S. Navy
March 1915
In preparing a battery for target practice, there are a number of small details which must be attended to, and the omission of any one may spell trouble for one ...

Discussion: The U. S. S. " Oneida"

March 1915
(SEE PAGES 1114 AND 1118, WHOLE NO. 152)COMMANDER RALPH EARLE, U. S. Navy.—As many people have been interested in this admirable article by Rear Admiral Farenholt, and as several persons ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
March 1915
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European War Notes

Compiled By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
March 1915
DIPLOMATIC NOTES THE UNITED STATES AND BELLIGERENT POWERS In reply to the American Note of December 28, in reference to British restrictions on American trade with neutrals and unnecessary detention ...


March 1915
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The Work Ahead of Naval Aviation

By Lieutenant R. C. Saufley, U. S. Navy
March 1915
The qualification of a few pilots of hydro-aeroplanes in the last three years, and the taste of experience under semi-service conditions during the late unpleasantness at Vera Cruz, have served ...

Discussion of Prize Essay, 1915

March 1915
Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U.S. Navy—It is to be hoped that every officer in the service will study Mr. Knox’s essay, and become fired with the fine spirit it ...

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