Commerce Destruction—Past and Future

By Fletcher Pratt
November 1934
One of the most solid and widely accepted of Mahan's conclusions on naval strategy was that the guerre de course, the war against an enemy's sea-borne commerce, does not pay ...

Diesel-Driven Surface Craft

By Lieutenant Commander John O. Huse, U. S. Navy
November 1934
*This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934.Today, when the purse strings have been opened for new naval construction, in order that we may get the most return from ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
November 1934
From September 3 to October 3LEAGUE OF NATIONS ACTIVITIESSoviet Republic Enters League.—With the strong support of France, as well as Great Britain and Italy, the Soviet Republic on September 18 ...


November 1934
Accuracy in Aerial Dead Reckoning(See page 1561, this issue)Lieutenant Clyde W. Smith, U.S. Navy.—Considering Mr. Gatty's ability and professional standing, it is to be regretted that he has contributed such ...

Air Bombardment Regulation

By Ensign William Campbell Chambliss, U. S. Naval Reserve
November 1934
The frequent painting by editorial writers of the picture of defenseless cities being subject to a rain of missiles from the air has added nothing to the peace of mind ...

Accuracy in Aerial Dead Reckoning

By Harold Gatty
November 1934
To rely entirely on any one method of navigation is dangerous. In order to obtain the best results under all conditions it is necessary to use a combination of all ...

Native Craft of Samoa

By Lieutenant Commander Arthur T. Emerson, U. S. Navy
November 1934
To a sailor, one of the most interesting sights in his travels is the observation of the many and widely varying types of vessels and boats which have been developed ...

The Beaufort Wind Scale

By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
November 1934
In 1805, in the days of topgallants and royals, Admiral Sir F. Beaufort devised a numerical scale according to which wind velocity or force at sea might be estimated non-instrumentally.1 ...

The Flying Deck Cruiser

By Lieutenant (J.G.) John A. Collett, U. S. Navy
November 1934
Most commentators on the flying deck cruiser have regarded it as a hybrid type whose value either as a cruiser or as an aircraft carrier was likely to be inferior ...

Historic Ships of the Navy: Cricket

By Robert W. Neeser
November 1934
The Cricket was a river gunboat built during the Civil War. She was a small stern-wheel vessel, well adapted for scouting service, and of such light draft that it was ...

An Evaluation of the Tactical School

By Brigadier General J. C. Breckinridge, U. S. Marine Corps
November 1934
A war minister is reported to have said that he had to deal with generals who had spent their time "preparing not for the next war, but for the last ...

High Quality of Our Reserve

By Colonel Harold C. Reisinger, U. S. Marine Corps
November 1934
This question, important in a national sense, has recently been nudging me, demanding answer. Why do the officers and enlisted men of the reserve voluntarily subject themselves to the exactions ...

Book Reviews

November 1934
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