Elements and Outlook of American Sea-Power

By William Howard Gardiner, President of the Navy League of the United States
October 1928
I.In the Revue des Deux Mondes for October, 1902, Auguste Moireau said: “After his first book, and especially from 1895 on, Mahan supplied the sound basis for all thought on ...

Training in the Navy

By Rear Admiral R. H. Leigh, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation
October 1928
That the Navy is constantly taking thousands of untrained men and boys from civil life is so well known by the average person that he accepts it as a matter ...

Book Reviews

October 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
October 1928
FROM AUGUST 3 TO SEPTEMBER 3THE PACT OF PARISTreaty Signed—On August 27, in the Salle des Horloges, Quai d’Orsay, Paris, representatives of fifteen nations signed the Briand-Kellogg treaty ...

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
October 1928


October 1928
An Ancient Overseas Campaign (See page 201, March, 1928, Proceedings) Dr. Ing. Vladimir V. Mendl.—In his most interesting article Commander Stiles refers with some very valuable remarks to the vessels ...

To Whom the Blame?

By Brockholst Livingston
October 1928
“War is simply a political movement . . . .”—MahanCERTAIN questions arise when we consider the right to arm and defend a nation. Treitschke wrote:The highest duty of the state ...

The Civil Engineer in the Navy

By Rear Admiral L. E. Gregory, Civil Engineer Corps, U. S. Navy
October 1928
The civil engineer corps of the Navy, even though one of the corps in a military organization, has from its inception retained its designation “civil.” This professional title has been ...

Is America at Sea?

By Alfred H. Haag, Director Department of International Shipping, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
October 1928
We are confronted by a lamentable situation in matters affecting our national security. We have among us two kinds of propagandists, i.e., first, the foreign propagandist who assumes the role ...

The Heart of the Navy

By Rear Admiral Frank H. Schofield, U. S. Navy
October 1928
INSCRIBED on the heart of the Navy are the words: “Loyalty, Devotion, Service to National Ideals.” Judge the Navy in its every act by this inscription.Every naval officer who enters ...

Early History of the Washington Navy Yard

By Rear Admiral W. D. Leahy, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance
October 1928
The Washington navy yard and naval gun factory, which was established in its present location in 1800, was until 1886 maintained as a building and repair yard for ships and ...

The Hydrographic Office

A Service of Security for Mariners a?id Aviators By Captain Clarence S. Kempff, U. S. Navy Hydrographer and Commander Frank H. Roberts, U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office
October 1928
From the time man first ventured upon the sea he has appreciated the need of the knowledge which would enable him to complete his voyages in safety. Urge of sea ...

The U. S. Marine Corps, Present and Future

By Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune, U. S. Marine Corps
October 1928
The distribution of the Marine Corps personnel in round numbers at this time is as follows: within the continental limits of the United States, 6,000; outside the United States, 12,000. ...

Supplies for the Navy

By Rear Admiral Charles Morris (SC), U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
October 1928
When attention is focused on the Navy, the spectacular features of that organization stand out in such bold relief that many of the other essential elements of the service are ...


By Rear Admiral T. T. Craven, U. S. Navy, Recently Director of Naval Communications
October 1928
Communications and Peace StrategySome seventy years ago Emerson concluded that “after all, the greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering trade.” Today the accuracy of his observation is evident, ...

Development of the United States Naval Reserve By the Bureau of Navigation

By Captain C. R. Train, U. S. Navy, Recently of the Naval Reserve Personnel Division, Bureau of Navigation
October 1928
AFTER several years of intimate association with the naval reserve, two factors stand out predominantly in its successful development—community support and regular Navy support—in other words a sympathetic understanding by ...

Progress in Naval Aviation

By Rear Admiral W. A. Moffett, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics
October 1928
When Congress authorized the five year building program for naval aviation in 1926, the Navy had 351 serviceable airplanes on hand. The program is now well under way. On July ...

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