Farragut At The Crossroads

By Albert Mordell
February 1931
Admiral David Farragut’s deeds of bravery were not only those he performed when he ran his fleet by the fortifications below New Orleans, or ordered his flagship through the torpedo- ...

The Naval Ordnance Plant

By Lieutenant Commander E. L. Woodside, U. S. Navy
February 1931
Many people in and out of the naval service are aware of the existence of a Naval Ordnance Plant at South Charleston, West Virginia, but it is not sur­prising if ...

Book Reviews

February 1931
BOOK DEPARTMENT Members of the Institute may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per cent is allowed ...

Notes On International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
February 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
February 1931
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Discussions

February 1931
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"Saratoga" And Squadrons

By Lieutenant Commander Ralph Wood, U. S. Navy
February 1931
The airplane carrier introduces a markedly different type of ship from those to which we have become ac­customed. As one might imagine, the em­ployment of these carriers has certain novel ...

Some Abc's Of The Propeller

By Commander H. F. D. Davis, U. S. Navy
February 1931
SEAGOING men in general and naval personnel in particular should certainly have such clear ideas of how propellers work that necessary explanations can be made to inquisitive children or to ...

Pyrometry Applied To Submarine Diesel Engines

By Lieutenant E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy
February 1931
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Recommissioning the Destroyers

By Lieutenant Commander D. P. Moon, U. S. Navy
February 1931
In the War of 1812, that indefatigable leader, Commodore Thomas Macdonough, faced with the problem of gaining control of Lake Champlain in order to stop an invasion from Canada, took ...

Addition-Subtraction Logarithms

By L. M. Berkeley
February 1931
(See page 279 this issue) IN THE year 1802 there was published at Bordeaux a little work of the highest interest and importance. The title was Supplément Logarithmique, and the ...

The Reich Calls A Hand

By Captain George J. B. Fisher, U. S. Army
February 1931
On October 29 the foreign affairs committee of the Reichstag formally- called on the German government to bring to an end the perilous situation where­in a “disarmed Germany is surrounded ...

The U.S.S. "Essex" Versus H.M.S. "Phoebe"

By Lieutenant Commander Parker H. Kemble, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1931
While in England last summer I met Miss Phoebe Rees, the great, great granddaughter of Captain James Hillyar, who commanded the British frigate Phoebe in the action with the Essex ...

Buy—Don't Be Sold—Insurance

By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow (C.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1931
The year 1929, which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Navy Mu­tual Aid Association, proved to be a banner year in more senses than one. It was attended with great ...

Annie Daly—Navy Bumboat Woman

By Chief Pharmacist Walter H. MacWilliams, U. S. Navy
February 1931
Many customs and traditions of Navy life existing up to the beginning of the current century are little known in the present-day Navy. During the eigh­ties and nineties, wooden ships ...

Chart For Determining Height Of Tide

By Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Jr., Sc.D.
February 1931
THE standard method of determining the height of tide at any period between successive times of high and low water consists of drawing a circle and dividing the circumference proportionately ...

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