Gentlemen, the Navy!

By T. Douglas Robinson, Assistant Secretary of the Navy
October 1925
PRESIDENT COOLIDGE once said: “Great light is always shed on the question of what ought to be done by finding out what has been done.”The Navy League of the United ...

The Naval Research Laboratory

By Captain Paul Foley, U. S. Navy, Technical Aide to the Secretary of the Navy
October 1925
The NAVAL Research Laboratory is, broadly speaking, concerned with investigations in the field of physical and technical science as applied to the special requirements of the naval service.The idea of ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
October 1925
FROM AUGUST 7 TO SEPTEMBER 7FRANCO-GERMAN SECURITY NEGOTIATIONSPreliminary Conference Decided Upon.—Following an exchange of notes at the close of August, Germany agreed to take part in a conference of legal ...


October 1925
Excellence of Naval Material(See page 1573, September, 1925, Proceedings)Commander C. S. McDowell, U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Commander Craven has given us a paper which contains so much truth and so ...

Comparative Naval Data for the Treaty Navies

October 1925
(Correct as of September I, 1923) Table I—Personnel (Unlimited) Power Regular Establishment (Including those of Dominions) Regular Establishment on Basis of 5-5-3-1. 67-1. 67 Ratio with Japan Increment Necessary to ...

The Government-Owned Merchant Marine

By Leigh C. Palmer, President, United States Fleet Corporation
October 1925
The origin of the present war-built merchant fleet of the United States is so well-known that it is needless to review it here. Suffice it to say that shortly after ...

New Lease of Life for Old Ironsides

By Herman F. Krafft
October 1925
*Reprinted from New York Times of July 26, 1925, by permission.OLD IRONSIDES, the gallant frigate Constitution, is in imminent danger of falling to pieces. But, rescue from ruin is at ...

Unified Procurement of Government Aircraft

By Commander E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy
October 1925
PROPONENTS of the United Air Force idea list, as one of the advantages of the proposed system, unity in the purchase of aircraft and aeronautical material. Such a proposal has ...

The Array Against Sovereignty

By Captain Wat T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy
October 1925
*Written for the National Republic.WE OWE our national existence to a struggle for independence and frequently, since that initial struggle, have we been called upon to maintain our sovereignty by ...

Navy Day

By Walter Bruce Howe, National Chairman, Navy Day, 1925
October 1925
NAVY DAY was first sponsored by the Navy League of the United States, a volunteer association of individuals, who seek to place information concerning the Navy before the public, and ...

The Development and Growth of the American Navy

By Captain Waldo Evans, U. S. Navy, Commandant 9th Naval District
October 1925
*Address delivered by Captain Evans before the Kiwanis Club of Chicago.The American Navy has been the outgrowth of the desire to protect our merchantmen lest the swarming pirates be thereby ...

The Wise Man Knows His Tools

By Rear Admiral J. K. Robison, U. S. Navy, Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy
October 1925
With all due regard to the present possible misinterpretation of the word, the Navy is a product of evolution. The whys and wherefores of the necessity for navies need not ...

Some Aviation Fundamentals

By Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics
October 1925
SINCE the organization of the Bureau of Aeronautics, the Navy has bent every effort to get naval aviation in readiness to go to sea with the fleet. It will be ...

The United States Marine Corps

By Major General John A. Lejeune, U. S. M. C., Major General Commandant, U. S. M. C.
October 1925
The tenth day of November of this year will mark the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the United States Marine Corps, since on November 10, 1775, the ...

Petroleum and National Defense

By Rear Admiral H. P. Jones, U. S. Navy, Chairman Executive Committee, General Board
October 1925
IN APPROACHING the subject of national defense from any angle, it is necessary to keep clearly in mind the real meaning of the term. Unfortunately, it is the general tendency ...

The Elements of Sea Power and the Future of the Navy

By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations
October 1925
Since the day the ship made possible the transportation of merchandise by sea the great nations of the world have been found among those having extensive coast lines. History proves ...

Book Reviews

October 1925
A COMPANION TO THE AZIMUTH TABLES. By H. B. Goodwin, M.A., F.R.A.S., formerly Examiner in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy under His Britannic Majesty’s Board of Education. Glasgow: James Brown and ...

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