Promotions, Past and Future

By Lieutenant C. R. Brown, U. S. Navy
February 1934
Prior to 1899 promotion in the Navy was by seniority alone. Officers waited until those ahead had retired, died, resigned or had otherwise been removed from the active Navy list ...

A Civil War Parallel

By Louis H. Bolander
February 1934
A few brief, pungent phrases that American naval officers have used in the heat of battle, or in some tensely dramatic situation, are cherished today as embodying the finest traditions ...

Book Reviews

February 1934
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Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
February 1934
From December 3 to January 3UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICAPresident Roosevelt States Policy.—In an address at the Wilson dinner in Washington on December 28, President Roosevelt made a clear declaration ...


February 1934
The Aircraft Bomb and the Naval Gun(See page 1289, September, 1933, Proceedings)Lieutenant Cornelius A. Wood, U. S. Naval Reserve.—So far as this article goes it is unanswerable. It is ...

A Code for Correspondence

By Commander Alfred H. Miles, U. S. Navy
February 1934
Manufacturer’s of typewriters claim with some truth that the Allies could not have won the war had it not been for typewriters. A former chief of staff of a major ...

The Universal Signal Book, 1818

By Lieutenant Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy
February 1934
The International Code of Signals is properly considered as indispensable to the seafaring world. It is of such recognized importance than an international conference met some time ago in London ...

A Higher Standard

By Brigadier General Dion Williams, U. S. Marine Corps
February 1934
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.—ST. MATTHEW, V. 38.At the close of the Civil War the ...

The Nation in Arms

By Lieutenant Commander H. J. Ray, U. S. Navy
February 1934
Equal service for all, special profit for noneThe United States has been an advocate of peace, yet we have engaged in six wars during the 157 years of our ...

Speaking of Horizons

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1934
Doubtless many a navigator arrives at an erroneous fix due to the erratic effects of refraction. Seldom, however, is he in a position to get a careful check on the ...

The Submarine Mine-Layer Krab

By Alexandre Loukine, Formerly a Commander in the Imperial Russian Navy
February 1934
With the building of the Krab at Nicolaev the Russian naval engineers aimed to build the largest submarine mine layer in the world. Before the Great War the use and ...

Study of a Tropical Hurricane

By Lieutenant Bern Anderson, U. S. Navy
February 1934
A group of passengers, lounging in the after part of the promenade deck of the SS. President Polk, was watching a Red Sea sunset develop during the hour just ...

Air Transport and Security

By E. E. Wilson
February 1934
During the last five years, aircraft have become an integral part of national life. Military men have seen them develop from novel contraptions of doubtful effectiveness into most important weapons ...

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