The Loss of the Akron

By Lieutenant Commander C. E. Rosendahl, U. S. Navy
July 1934
In the setting sun of April 3, 1933, the U.S.S. Akron rose majestically into the sky as she had done more than 70 times before. Below the control car fluttered ...

National Policies and Defense

By Lieutenant George W. Akers, U. S. Naval Reserve
July 1934
With malice toward none; with charity for allEditor’s Note.—This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934.In a recent address, Walter Lippmann stated:There is no mistaking the conclusion that ...

A Noise Annoys

By Lieutenant R. L. Dennison, U. S. Navy
July 1934
When the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world they founded a glorious tradition. This occasion is further memorable because the apocryphal flight of sound waves ...

An Inexpensive Handmade Sextant

By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts
July 1934
Somewhere this very moment there may be a naval reserve instructor attempting to instruct a group of reservists in the construction and operation of the sextant. He no doubt has ...

The 1918 German Naval Mutiny

By Werner Husen, Formerly a Sub-Lieutenant in the Imperial German Navy
July 1934
After a 3-month course of theory and infantry drilling at the Naval Academy at Flensburg, Muerwick, followed by a 3-month term of practical naval training on board the school ship ...

Background of Coronel and Falklands

By Lieutenant Chester C. Wood, U. S. Navy
July 1934
History tells us that on November 1, 1914, a British naval force under Admiral Cradock was crushingly defeated by a similar German force under Admiral von Spee off Coronel, Chile. ...

Physical Prowess and Leadership

By Lieutenant John M. Kennaday, U. S. Navy
July 1934
If the Farnese Hercules should come to life and step down from its pedestal into a made-to-measure naval officer's uniform (and perhaps have its beard trimmed!), it would make, few ...

The Influence of Public Opinion upon War

By Lieutenant Bern Anderson, U. S. Navy
July 1934
Editor's Note.—This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934.It is a condition, not a theory, that confronts us.—Grover ClevelandWith the events of the World War still vivid ...

Vanished Ships

By Constance Lathrop
July 1934
From time to time in the history of our Navy one of its ships has vanished at sea without trace. Impenetrable mystery shrouds their disappearance, as unfathomable in this day ...

A New Formula for Azimuth

By E. B. Collins
July 1934
The table of haversines has brought to the navigator the best practical means for solving, irrespective of troublesome algebraic signs, certain required parts of the astronomical triangle. It was also ...

Ship-Model Building as a Naval Officer's Hobby

By Lieutenant Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy
July 1934
It is unlikely that the problem of finding new interests to absorb the increased leisure of a changing economic world will ever be a serious requirement of naval life. However, ...


July 1934
A Landsman’s Model of the U.S.S. Texas(See page 1819, December, 1933, Proceedings, and also pages 974 and 977, this issue.)Ensign W. A. Marchant, U. S. Naval Reserve.—It is customary among ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
July 1934
From May 3 to June 3United States and Latin AmericaAmerican Arms Embargo.—Following the League Council discussion of an arms embargo to end the Chaco warfare, and as an outcome of ...

Book Reviews

July 1934
INFANTRY IN BATTLE. Prepared by the Military History and Publication Section of the Infantry School. Washington: The Infantry Journal, Inc. 1934. $3.00.Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Edwin North McClellan, U. S. ...

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