Aspects Of Future World Power

By Lieutenant Commander Stewart F. Bryant, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1935
“Defense is of more importance than opulence—Adam Smith WATT'S invention of the steam engine in 1775 marked the beginning of the pronounced shift from the use of muscular to that ...

Quotable Principles Of War

By Lieutenant Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy
December 1935
The very simplicity of the fundamental principles of war has, upon occasion, led to their neglect, with ultimately disastrous results. By the simplicity of these principles is meant, of course ...

War Finance

By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1935
War finance differs from peace finance in that extraordinary measures, often of an entirely different type, for raising funds have to be taken usually in great haste and under extreme ...

The Earliest English Signal Book

By Commander Hilary P. Mead, Royal Navy (Retired)
December 1935
The first naval signal book to be printed in the English language was issued within the years 1714 and 1715 by Jonathan Greenwood. According to information received from Stationers’ Hall ...

Air Tactics And Aircraft Design

By E E. Wilson
December 1935
Refinement in design of aircraft has reached a point where the possibilities of important improvements are diminishing. Retracted landing gears, internally braced structures, and careful streamlining have developed a very ...

The Naval Surgeon Afloat During Nelson’S Time

By Captain C. B. Camerer (M.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1935
From our modern Navy, with its high physical standards, preventive medicine, and up-to-the-minute equipment for treatment of the sick and injured, it seems a far cry, indeed, to the paucity ...

"The Way Of You American Navy Officers"

By Lieutenant W. B. Ammon, U. S. Navy
December 1935
A foreign naval officer’s unsolicited compliment praising the American Navy is worthy of preservation and dissemination. Though the destruction of the fishing vessel Forward apparently attracted no great attention in ...


By Rear Admiral W. T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy
December 1935
Human loss is ever recorded with a shock. No matter whether out of a clear sky or long-expected, the passing of one’s friend deals a cruel blow. The Navy Department ...

Navy Point - World’s Smallest Base

By Lieutenant (J.G.) Homer M. Rice, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1935
A little spit jutting into Black River Bay at Sackets Harbor (formerly Sackett’sHarbor), N. Y., can claim more records in naval history than almost any similar property on the shores ...

Reminiscences Of An Old—Timer

By Camille Noel Bear
December 1935
It was in June, 1863, that I first acquired a knowledge of and liking for the Navy. Farragut having made his memorable passage up the Mississippi River to New Orleans ...

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