The Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps

By Captain C. W. Nimitz, U. S. Navy
June 1928
On March 4, 1925, with the approval of House Resolution 2688, the President set another strong prop under the structure of our national defense. Section 22 of that act authorizes ...

Handling Vessels in Restricted Waters

By Lieutenant F. E. Nelson, U. S. Navy
June 1928
The subject of navigation of rivers, canals, and other restricted waters has scarcely been touched upon from a scientific standpoint. Experiments along this line seem to be very meager, due, ...

Diesels for Naval Auxiliary Ships

By Lieutenant Ross A. Dierdorff, U. S. Navy
June 1928
In the Naval Institute Proceedings for May, 1925, there was published an excellent article by Captain A. M. Proctor, U. S. Navy, entitled, “Diesel Engines for Capital Ships—A Military Necessity,” ...

The Effect of Current Upon Target Approaches

By Commander Conant Taylor, U. S. Navy
June 1928
The statement has been made in an official publication that a cross current at short range battle practice would cause the ship and target to make good non-parallel courses over ...

A Naval Aviator in the Making

By Lieutenant S. H. Warner, U. S. Navy
June 1928
Attributes of an Aviator IT IS interesting to learn that there is no special type of man who can be pointed out as a potential aviator. Of course, there is ...

The Psychology of Pacifism

By K. L. Buell
June 1928
In one sense we are all pacifists. “Everybody hates war. Everyone longs to make it impossible.” 1 The day has gone when war was looked upon as a phenomenon of ...

Peter the Great—A Pirate of Tortuga

By Commander Willis W. Bradley, Jr., U. S. Navy
June 1928
He had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. Gibbon Nearly two hundred and fifty years ago, a bronzed and bearded man, tall and ...

Commodore Ridgely's Account of the Last of Somers

By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt (S.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1928
ANYTHING relating to Richard Somers must always be of absorbing interest. Of course, there can never be anything new to be revealed about his short life, of which we already ...


June 1928
Selection of Enlisted Men for the Naval Academy (See page 457 this issue) Rear Admiral R. R. Belknap, U. S. Navy.—While agreeing that officers generally should be correctly informed about ...

Professional Notes

Compiled By Commander F. W. Rockwell, U. S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander A. C. McFall, U. S. Navy And Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy
June 1928

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
June 1928
From April 3 to May 3 MULTILATERAL ANTI-WAR TREATY Secretary Kellogg’s Proposal.-—Following Foreign Minister Briand’s note of March 30 expressing willingness to take up negotiations for a multilateral war renunciation ...

Book Reviews

June 1928
BOOK DEPARTMENT Save money by placing your orders for all books, whether professional or not, with the Institute Book Department, which will supply any obtainable naval, professional or scientific book, ...

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