Naval Policy at the Crossroads (Prize Essay, 1930)

By Lieutenant Leland P. Lovette, U. S. Navy
April 1930
The strong arm of the government in enforcing respect for its just rights in international matters is the Navy of the United States.—RooseveltNAVAL policy in its most comprehensive sense ...

What Price Leadership?

By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy
April 1930
LEADERSHIP is a word which implies volumes in the broad realm of human relationships. Abstract? Yes, but the supposedly concrete definition as gleaned from two standard dictionaries— “ability to lead”—seems ...

Book Reviews

April 1930
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Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1930
From February 3 to March 3THE LONDON NAVAL CONFERENCEConference in the Doldrums.—From the return of the French delegation to Paris in mid-February, quickly followed by the upset of the ...

Professional Notes

By Lieutenant Commander D. B. Beary, U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander D. C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy and Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1930
February 2 to March 1UNITED STATESThe New Lake-Class CuttersNautical Gazette, Feb. 15, by Capt. R. B. Adams, Engineer-in-Chief, United States Coast Guard.—The new Coast Guard cutters, Itasca, Sebago, Saranac and ...

Discussions

April 1930
The Construction and Repair Department of a Battleship(See page 965, November, 1929, Proceedings.) Lieutenant Commander B. S. Bullard (C.C.), U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Commander De Treville’s paper is an ...

The Naval Rhodes Scholar

By Lieutenant Commander Leon S. Fiske, U. S. Navy
April 1930
ICECIL JOHN RHODES, South African financier and statesman, was born in Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, in 1853. While studying in grammar school with the intention of preparing for the church, ill ...

Old Tropic

By Commander Alfred H. Miles, U. S. Navy
April 1930
A seaman in a masquerade Such as appears to me from the deep,When o’er the line the merry vessels sweep,And the rough saturnalia of the tar,Flock o’er the deck in ...

Disarmament Before 1914

By Lieutenant (J.G.) Frederick J. Bell, U. S. Navy
April 1930
The idea of universal arms reduction is not new. To discover a means of limiting the expense of armament without diminishing national security has been the political goal of various ...

Lost, Strayed, or Stolen—Four Gunboats

By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy
April 1930
HARBIN is situated upon a tributary of the Amur River. A look at the map will reveal the fact that the Amur flows in a general northeasterly direction from this ...

The Battle at Blanc Mont

By Lieutenant Colonel Ernst Otto, German Army (Retired); Translated from the German by Martin Lichtenberg, U. S. Marine Corps, Army War College
April 1930
(October 2 to October 10, 1918) (Continued from the March issue) The Ninth Day of October(See Map X.) THE commanding general of the American 2d Division, Major General Lejeune, on ...

Financial Control of Ships' Overhauls

By Lieutenant Commander G. C. Manning (C.C.), U. S. Navy
April 1930
The present method of financing the overhauls of ships of the United States Navy is, with minor variations, essentially as follows: (1) The ship about to have an overhaul prepares ...

Gas Defense Afloat

By Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
April 1930
DESPITE a very general revulsion against the use of gas in warfare, the gas menace cannot be ignored. This is particularly true in the case of the Navy; gas attacks ...

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