HINTS ON TACTICAL MANEUVERS
By Lieutenant Commander Jules James, U. S. Navy
1. On making a careful analysis of maneuvers it is realized that the big problem, pervading the entire system, is that of losing bearing with reference to a guide unit. With this well in hand a maximum of time and attention can be given to other details.
2. Most of the following notes and tables were prepared to furnish a systematic solution of this problem so that it could be handled without confusion, and with least effort. They are the result of several years of practical experience with tactical exercises in the fleet, and it is not known where anything to take their place can be found. It is hoped that they will be of use to the service at large.