The Battleship and Its Uses (Prize Essay 1926) By Hector C. Bywater March 1926 Proceedings Article View Issue “He that commands the sea .... commands the world itself." Member-Only Content Join the U.S. Naval Institute to gain access to this article and other articles published in Proceedings since 1874. Members receive this valuable benefit and so much more. Become a Member Today If you are already a Member, please log in to gain access, and thank you for your Membership.