The Brazilian Navy in the World War

By Walton L. Robinson
December 1936
The story of the part played by Brazil in the World War, and especially that played by her Navy, is of interest for many reasons, one of the most outstanding ...

Robert Fulton's Turtle Boat

By Commander W. B. Rowbotham, Royal Navy (Retired)
December 1936
It is well known that Robert Fulton produced a submarine boat, the Nautilus, at the end of the eighteenth century when he endeavored, but without success, to get the French ...

Professional Notes

December 1936
UNITED STATESQuality of RecruitsNaval Affairs, Fleet Reserve Association. —Year after year, admirals on duty in the Navy Department appear before committees of Congress and state, “We are getting a better ...

Book Reviews

December 1936
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
December 1936
FROM OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 3THE SPANISH WARThe Menace to Europe. —The prolongation of hostilities in Spain tended to emphasize its significance as a struggle between two opposing theories of ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

December 1936
International Law and the Submarine(See page 1213, September, 1935, Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander H. A. Gosnell, U. S. Naval Reserve.—Unless I have seriously misread the article I gather that two of the ...

Excess Weight in Submarines

By Lieutenant Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy
December 1936
The addition of weight to any vessel is a serious matter, as it usually results in a decrease of stability, a lowering of maximum speed, and an increased fuel consumption ...

What Is Modern Navigation?

By Henry F. Long, Master Mariner
December 1936
There seems to be a widespread opinion in naval circles that officers of the U. S. Merchant Marine have failed to avail themselves of the new and up-to-date methods of ...

The First American Submarine

By Lieutenant Harry Sanders, U. S. Navy
December 1936
MAN’S IMAGINATION has been captivated from early antiquity with the romance of underwater navigation. In very early times crude diving bells were devised. Alexander the Great was interested in submarine ...

The Results of Jutland

By Lieutenant (j.g.) L. T. Miles, U. S. Navy
December 1936
“In Hoc Signo Vinces”The results of the Battle of Jutland, the only action between the British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet during the World War, may be classed ...

Future Uses of Submarines

By Lieutenant J. C. Hubbard, U. S. Navy
December 1936
IDuring the various disarmament conferences, the submarine came in for considerable discussion. England would have liked to abolish this weapon entirely. The reason was obvious, as it constitutes a threat ...

Submarines and the London Treaty

By Commander E. E. Hazlett, Jr., U. S. Navy
December 1936
Public revulsion over the inhumane and ruthless use of submarines by our adversaries during the World War demanded that they be banished forever from the seas. With the passing of ...

Marking of Enlisted Men

By Lieutenant (j.g.) R. O. Lucier, U. S. Navy
December 1936
THE PRESENT system of marking enlisted men for quarterly marks and for promotion examinations is adequate and satisfactory, but the method used in that system is neither accurate nor satisfactory. ...

Fighting the U-Boats

By Carlos C. Hanks
December 1936
The Luckenbach’s Armed GuardCHIEF Master-at-Arms J. B. Trautner, U. S. Navy, stood in a bridge wing of the freighter J. L. Luckenbach, France-bound and in Lat. 48-08 N., Long. 08-31 ...

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