The Battle of Manila Bay

By First Lieutenant Dion Williams, U. S. Marine Corps
May 1928
(Written in 1898.) ON SUNDAY, April 24, when the war between the United States and Spain broke out, the United States Asiatic Squadron under command of Commodore George Dewey, lay ...

The General Mess of a Destroyer

By Commander R. E. Rogers, U. S. Navy
May 1928
Motto: The burnt child fears the fire The Navy Regulations require a monthly inventory of the provisions of the general mess. If this is taken carefully and computed correctly, and ...

The Tragedy of Admiral Byng

By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt, (S.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1928
The presence of Braddock and a British army in the woodlands of western Pennsylvania in July, 1755, may seem to some to have no connection with the occurrence of a ...

Notes on Ground Tackle

By Commander A. S. Dysart, U. S. Navy
May 1928
From the time the Boston Navy Yard started making chain there was little improvement in the material used until about 1916, when mild steel was substituted for wrought iron as ...

Our First Line-of-Battleship

By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow, (CC), U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1928
IN A SPACIOUS old Colonial house of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, standing deep- shaded by elms far back from the street, at whose foot the tides of an ancient port are ...

The Tale of the Lost Torpedo

By Captain Stanford E. Moses, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1928
From Florida the coast of the Gulf of Mexico trends westward beyond the Mississippi delta and Galveston and down to Yucatan. In the bight formed by the Yucatan peninsula lies ...

Turning into the Track of the Guide

By Captain O. L. Cox, U. S. Navy
May 1928
When do we turn? That is the question of vital importance to the commanding officer or unit commander when executing a maneuver, at the completion of which, the ship or ...


May 1928
Diesel Engines for Capital Ships (See page 1217, July, 1925, Proceedings) Captain A. M. Proctor, U. S. Navy.— An article under the foregoing heading was published in the July number ...

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
May 1928

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
May 1928
FROM MARCH 3 TO APRIL 3UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICANicaragua Election Decree.—Following the defeat in February of the original bill providing for United States supervision of the October presidential elections ...

Book Reviews

May 1928
BOOK DEPARTMENTSave 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, and ...

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