*Lecture delivered at the Naval War College during the summer of 1914.
The president of the Naval War College has done me the honor of asking me to present a "résumé of principles which have been brought out by operations (of the Atlantic flotilla) to date," and the "practical application of these principles to War College work." Also, "any points of technical value dealing with seamanship, engineering, etc."
It is of course not to be expected that I should be competent to present anything worth while upon all of these subjects, but, if time permits, it is hoped that most of them can be presented by members of the flotilla staff.
If they do so, you will at once recognize that to them, and to the commanding officers of the destroyers and of the Dixie, belongs chiefly the credit for such results as we have been able to achieve within the past year. My part in this development has been very much less than would naturally be assumed by those accustomed only to the usual methods of administration.