The Foundation of Naval Policy

By Lieutenant Wilfred J. Holmes, U. S. Navy
April 1934
Prize Essay, 1934"Courage and boldness of speech, unless they have material force at command, lead to peril in action."-DemosthenesThe foundation of naval policy is national policy. Whether or not ...

A Method of Search for the Akron

By Lieutenant (J.G.) Gill M. Richardson, U. S. Navy
April 1934
In his report to the chief of Naval Operations concerning the search for the Akron, the commanding officer of the U. S. S. Portland stated that there was very ...

Philippine Independence from the Economic Standpoint

By Lieutenant Commander H. L. Vickery (C.C.), U. S. Navy
April 1934
The question of Philippine Independence has been discussed pro and con for the past twenty years viewed from a sentimental standpoint without much consideration given to the economic facts underlying ...

Preface to the Freedom of the Seas

By Captain Damon E. Cummings, U. S. Navy
April 1934
From the time that men first ventured forth upon the waters of the earth they have found them the cheapest highways for transportation of goods between nations. At first there ...

Telegraphy's First Asiatic Cruise

By Lieutenant (J .G.) R. H. Gibbs, U. S. Navy
April 1934
In contemplating the early history of telegraphy, one might well wonder what use a man-o’-war of the 1850’s could have had for a magnetic telegraph set. Radio was then unheard ...

Standardizing the U. S. Naval Electric Detonator

By Charles E. Munroe, S.B., Ph.D.
April 1934
Though, when in 1886 I became chemist to the Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I., the Whitehead, Schwartzkopf, Howell, and other automobile torpedoes were in a well-advanced state, the spar torpedo ...

Mapping the Ocean Floor

By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
April 1934
Introduction.—The nautical chart plays an important r61e in the economic development of maritime nations. It raises the blockade laid down before their harbors by hidden rocks and reefs ...

The History of Aerology in the Navy

By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
April 1934
Editor’s Note.—The word meteorology comes from the Greek words meleora and logos, meaning the science of things in the air. The thermometer was invented by Galileo about 1602, and the ...

The Navy vs. News

By Lieutenant ( J.G.) Archie B. Sharp, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1934
When is a military secret not a military secret? When it's news! The fact that a United States naval vessel had to have a mainsail, that half the ships of ...

A Neglected Navigational Short Cut

By Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy
April 1934
If the body observed by a navigator is on the prime vertical, the astronomical triangle is right-angled at the zenith, and the solution of the triangle is about one-fourth as ...

John Berrien Montgomery

By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1934
Soon will be completed a vast engineering feat which will give our country a continuous Pacific coast highway from Mexico to Canada—a mammoth bridge spanning the Golden Gate. It is ...


April 1934
A Neglected Navigational Short Cut(See page 532 this issue.)Commander J. B. Oldendore, U. S. Navy.—This method for determining the altitude when a body is on the prime verticle is ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1934
From February 3 to March 3THE AUSTRIAN CRISISSocialists Beaten in Civil War.—The long threatened fight for control between the socialists and the Fascist Heimwehr in Austria reached its climax in ...

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