First Honorable Mention, 1930
And all my life I must be striving, striving, until I am laid in the grave.—Paul Jones in Churchill’s Richard Carvel
THIS is not history; it is a story of the wills of three men—a story of our Navy. Although an amount of history will enter into the story, the telling of it is not our purpose. Rather, it is our aim to take fragments of the chronicle of our young but brilliant Navy; to piece them together without attempting to choose more than a few of the many that form the mosaic of its existence; and to show, when the pattern is done, that a single greatness runs through all—the will of a man to win.