Strategy, Tactics, Logistics and Invention

By Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
December 1917
Perhaps no four words are more vaguely understood than the four words that head this page. Strategy comes from two Greek words: stratos , an army, and agein , to ...

"Goeben" and "Breslau"

By Lieutenant (J. G.) S. F. Bryant, U. S. Navy
December 1917
In arranging notes on the German battle cruiser Goeben and the cruiser Breslau two assumptions are made. First, that one can always appreciate a courageous act or duty skillfully done, ...

The Pay Corps of the Navy: A Sketch

By Pay Inspector David Potter, U. S. Navy
December 1917
I It has seemed timely to write a sketch of the pay corps of the navy for two principal reasons: First, because of the fact that the younger line officers ...

War and Aeronautics

By Wm. E. Beard
December 1917
On one afternoon late in the month of May the inhabitants of the capital city of a certain warring government, by looking northward, might have seen, if they occupied advantageous ...

Stonewall Jackson from a Naval Viewpoint

By Lieutenant Commander C. B. Mayo, U. S. Navy
December 1917
It may seem a far cry from the battlefields of Old Virginia to the broad Atlantic, the probable scene of future battles for our service, but whether on dusty road ...

The Loss of the British Motor Vessel "Sebastian"

By Ensign Z. W. Wicks, U. S. Navy
December 1917
The following account, with comments derived from personal observation, is rendered in hopes that the points brought out might be found useful in the prevention of a similar loss, especially ...

Description of a Battle Trench Pumping Outfit

By Lieutenant W. A. Edwards, U. S. Navy
December 1917
Recently there was brought to my attention a photograph of a small, light-weight boiler which, I was informed, "was used to generate steam to operate the pulsometer pumps used to ...

International Notes: Naval War Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant I. C. Kidd, U. S. Navy
December 1917
ATLANTIC SINKING OF U. S. TRANSPORT "ANTILLES."—Survivors of the United States transport Antilles, which was sunk by a German submarine while being convoyed on her homeward trip by American warships, ...

International Notes: Diplomatic Notes

Prepared By A. F. Westcott, Ph. D., Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy
December 1917
FROM OCTOBER 18 TO NOVEMBER 18 RUSSIA BOLSHEVIKI IN POWER, KERENSKY OVERTHROWN.—On November 7, forces controlled by the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates seized public buildings in Petrograd and ...

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