Elements Contributing To Aërial Superiority

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1931
Prize Essay, 1931 He (the seaman) will observe also that changes of tactics have not only taken place after changes in weapons, which necessarily is the case, but that the ...

Notes on Naval Reserve Training Cruises

By Lieutenant (J.G.) Hanson W. Baldwin, U.S. Naval Reserve
April 1931
Eight thousand officers and men of the naval reserve, the Navy’s second line of defense, were cruised on destroyers or other commissioned vessels of the Navy during the summer of ...

Book Reviews

April 1931
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Professional Notes

Compiled 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 1931
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April 1931
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Special Boats for Landing Operations

By Major Harold H. Utley, U. S. Marine Corps
April 1931
Manifestly this subject is one of the greatest importance to every officer in the naval service who may be connected in any capacity with forced landings. At the present time ...

A Destroyer Engineering Department

By Lieutenant Guy Chadwick, U. S. Navy
April 1931
The young officer assigned to engineering duty on a destroyer is confronted with a maze of technical details. If he has received special training for this assignment, it is probable ...

The British Occupation Of Guantanamo Bay

By Lieutenant Commander Forrest Sherman, U. S. Navy
April 1931
Familiar as most officers of the United States Navy are with the vi­cinity of Guantanamo, the fact that Guantanamo Bay was a British naval base in the year 1741 is ...

Using The Rudder With Personnel

By Lieutenant Harry A. Rochester, U. S. Navy
April 1931
THE crews of our ships need guidance to reach the channel of efficiency as well as ships need rudders to control heading and course. Take away your helms­man and the ...

Engineering Duty Only

By Commander Albert M. Penn, U. S. Navy
April 1931
A recent circular letter informed the service that the Secretary of the Navy had approved a policy providing for the annual assignment of a limited number of line officers to ...

Why Men Enlist

By Lieutenant Commander H. M. Kieffer, U. S. Navy
April 1931
The recruiting of men for armies and navies is an ancient business. Al­though the accomplishments of bodies of men are almost invariably matters of rec­ord, the details of the assembling ...

Navigation Progresses

April 1931
New systems of navigation were pro­posed as early as 1514. Perhaps there are records that would make this date b.c., but confining the research to easily accessible publications, one finds ...

The Early History Of The Screw Propeller

By Commander H. F. D. Davis, U. S. Navy
April 1931
IN MARVELING at the progress made in the field of transportation it is of interest to note that the first successful screw propellers for ships were put into use just ...

The United States Naval Home, Philadelphia

By Admiral Albert Gleaves, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1931
In the beginning and for fifty years af­terwards it was called the Naval Asy­lum, then the name was changed to Naval Home, which was considered more appropriate than asylum. As ...

American Interests in the West Indies

By Captain Elbridge Colby, U. S. Army
April 1931
Our whole interest in the Caribbean region arises from a geographical fact, potent in diplomacy and pertinent in international law. “Territorial propinquity” was a vital factor in the Lansing- Ishii ...

New Destroyers

By Lieutenant Commander G. D. Hull, U. S. Navy
April 1931
Our present fleet of eighty-six active destroyers is scarcely ten years old. Although some fifty of them have been recommissioned recently and have had but two or three years’ active ...

The Lobster Ghost

By Commander Raymond Stone, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1931
During the summer of the “One Hundred Days’ War,” by which name the Spanish-American conflict of 1898 was pretty generally known throughout the naval service, our good ship Taddledeaddly was ...

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