Commerce and the Flag

By The Honorable Curtis D. Wilbur, Secretary of the Navy
October 1927
It is commerce, with its means of com­munication, that has placed the lips of every American to the ear of every other citizen and has demanded friendship and understanding. Commerce ...

Book Reviews

October 1927
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Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
October 1927
From August 1 to September 1FAILURE OF NAVAL CONFERENCE Conference Ends August 4.—The Tri- Power Conference for Limitation of Naval Armament called by President Coolidge ended in failure at the ...


October 1927
A Destroyer Leader for the U. S. Fleet (See page 325, March, 1927, Proceedings and page 685, June, 1927, Proceedings) Captain J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy.— In the March ...

The "Constitution" Campaign and Its Progress

By Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy, Chairman, National Committee to Save Old Ironsides Fund
October 1927
The Constitution is our greatest naval memorial, and certainly equal in historical value to the few other great memorials which this nation possesses. England has saved Nelson’s flagship Victory by ...

Sea Power

By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy
October 1927
Sea power may be compared to a chain of three gigantic links: commerce, merchant marine, and navy. Its strength is no greater than that of the weakest link. In past ...

Our "Stake" in Sea Power

By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)
October 1927
It is worth a moment’s reflection that practically every great center of population in the United States is located close to easy water transportation. At such points we have concentrated ...

Naval Aviation and Its Common Interest with Air Commerce

By The Honorable Edward P. Warner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics
October 1927
AVIATION in the United States has sailed for some years past in troubled waters in which commercial aviation and military flying alike were but struggling for a foothold, seeking to ...

The Training of the Fleet

By Rear Admiral H. J. Ziegemeier, U. S. Navy, Director of Fleet Training
October 1927
Note: This article was prepared at the request of the Navy Day Committee for the Special Information Number with a view of interesting Naval Reserve Officers and civilians when the ...

Naval Aviation

By Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics
October 1927
Viewed from every angle, the advance in naval aviation during the period following the World War has been satisfactory. Starting out with patrol planes as the only well developed type, ...

Sea Power and American Destiny

By Captain R. D. Gatewood (Construction Corps), U. S. Navy, On Duty with U. S. Shipping Board
October 1927
While in London last winter on a special mission for the United States Shipping Board I saw on the wall of one of the offices of the British Board of ...

United States Navy Hydrographic Office

By Rear Admiral W. S. Crosley, U. S. Navy, Recently, Hydrographer, U. S. Navy
October 1927
The one activity of the Navy Department which, as a matter of daily routine, assists the Navy and commerce at the same time, is the Hydrographic Office. The military mission ...

A Plea for the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve

By Rear Admiral R. H. Leigh, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation
October 1927
IN ORDER successfully to fulfill its mission in time of war, the Navy must thoroughly organize and prepare itself in time of peace. Preparedness is the keynote of its success ...

A National Merchant Marine Is Vital to Our National Security

By Brigadier General A. C. Dalton, U. S. Army (Retired), President of the Merchant Fleet Corporation
October 1927
TO ASSURE adequate national security for the United States, consideration must be given not only to providing an adequate Navy and an efficient Army, but also to all those great ...

The Farmer and the Merchant Marine

By Rear Admiral Luke McNamee, U. S. Navy, Commander Destroyer Squadron, U. S. Battle Fleet
October 1927
The American farmer is the backbone of the country. There is no doubt about that. Practically everything that we eat comes out of the ground and if it were not ...

The Sea-Borne Commerce of the United States

By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations
October 1927
The national wealth of the United States is estimated to be well over $400,000,000,000. Our annual export trade is close to $5,000,000,000. It is approximately the same as the export ...

Why the United States Asks Naval Equality

By Walter Bruce Howe, President of the Navy League of the United States
October 1927
The position taken by the United States government in recent years with respect to the strength of the Navy it shall maintain is that it should have a Navy equal ...

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