Peace-Time Artificiality

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1934
*This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934."Current opinion and plausible impressions should always be thoroughly tested; for if erroneous they work sure failure and perhaps disaster."—MahanViewed ...

The Evolution of the Navy Ration

By Lieutenant Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1934
“. . . and there shall also be allowed one-half pint of distilled spirits per day, or in lieu thereof, one quart of beer per day to each ration. . ...

The Issue at the Next Naval Conference

By Lieutenant Commander Melvin F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1934
Unless renewed, the structure of limitations resulting from the London naval treaty will expire on December 31, 1936. This agreement, however, provides that a meeting of the signatory powers be ...

The Manila Galleons

By Lieutenant John D. Hayes, U. S. Navy
December 1934
Introduction.—Almost forgotten now in these days of Anglo-Saxon and Japanese domination of the Pacific is that long before these peoples obtained a prominent place in the world's affairs there existed ...

Pleasure and Pain of 1918

By Commander W. Howard Michael (M.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1934
It is Quantico in early January, 1918. The other units of the Marine Brigade have already sailed for France to form a part of the 2d Division. The headquarters company ...

Candidates for Public Servants

By Lieutenant D. Adams Frost, U. S. Navy
December 1934
In the June issue of the Readers' Digest there appeared an article "Wanted—Public Servants for Life," a digest of an article from the March issue of Fortune entitled "British Civil ...


By Captain E. R. Wilson (S.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1934
The old gray mare she ain't what she used to be Many long years agoAs the gray hairs replace the few remaining darker ones on a man's scalp, reminiscence ...

Mistaken Attacks in the World War

By Lieutenant Commander Leonard Doughty, Jr., U. S. Navy
December 1934
In the World War, with its innumerable scientific advances in the technique of waging war, both on land and sea, it was natural that many unforeseen difficulties arose to complicate ...

Mechanization in Aid of Landing

By Lieutenant Harold D. Harris, U. S. Marine Corps
December 1934
Success or failure in a naval campaign has numerous contributing factors, one of the most important of which may be the seizure, utilization, and defense of an advanced base in ...

The Pratt Protractor and Plotting Scale

By Captain Frank Jansen, Head of Department of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, University of Southern California
December 1934
Since the use of plotting sheets has become universal in solving the line of position problem both at sea and in the air, different inventions have been placed on the ...


December 1934
The Pratt Protractor and Plotting Scale(See page 1740 this issue)Commander J. B. Oldendorf, U. S. Navy.—Captain Jansen's fame as a lecturer on navigation and nautical subjects is made. His ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
December 1934
From October 3 to November 3FAR EASTERN PROBLEMSNaval Talks Approach Deadlock.—Bilateral naval conversations preliminary to another naval conference in 1935 began in London in the last week of October, the ...

Book Reviews

December 1934
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