The Airplane in International Law

By Lieutenant Ephraim R. McLean, Jr., U. S. Navy
November 1936
“Tempora mutantur, el nos mutamur in illis” In December of 1903, upon the lonely sand dunes of North Carolina near Kitty Hawk, could be seen two brothers experimenting with a ...

Professional Notes

November 1936
UNITED STATES Admiral Sims Star, Washington (editorial). —The United States Navy probably is not primarily intended to produce great captains. Instead, theoretically at least, it is designed to be a ...

Book Reviews

November 1936
BOOK DEPARTMENT Members 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
November 1936
FROM SEPTEMBER 3 TO OCTOBER 3 THE SPANISH WAR Spain’s Future. —“Although the Left Government may lose, the Spanish Fascists cannot win.” Even though in early October the fall of ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

November 1936
General Work Uniform for Officers Lieutenant (j.g.) J. Wilson Lever- ton, Jr., U. S. Navy.—Probably many readers of the Naval Institute Proceedings have, as I have, felt the urge to ...

Three of a Kind

By Hanson W. Baldwin
November 1936
Across the gray, shouldering swells of the North Sea rolled the smoke of battle. Stabbing flashes of flame leaped out of the dark mist and black powder smoke; geysers of ...

A Convenient Preparation for Star Sights

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick Baltzly, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1936
When you go on the bridge for star sights it is very convenient to have in the hands of your quartermaster assistant a table showing the approximate bearing and altitude ...

Creep, or Latitude Error, in Torpedo Fire

By Lieutenant T. C. Evans, U. S. Navy
November 1936
Considering, for simplicity, a stationary target, it may be said that at the instant a torpedo is fired the torpedo’s axis and that of its gyro are horizontal and lie ...

Legal Bases for the Use of Foreign Armed Forces in China

By Captain Evans F. Carlson, U. S. Marine Corps
November 1936
THE CONDITIONS responsible for interposition.—In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the van of European traders and missionaries began pressing for admission along the eastern seaboard of China, the laws, ...

A Joyul Spirit

By Captain Stanford E. Moses, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1936
The following story of the life and death of Sir Richard Grenville, particularly of his death and manner of dying, includes some remarks upon the part which poets and their ...

The Evolution of the Sextant

By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts
November 1936
Early records show that without doubt the first mechanical instrument used for measuring angles, particularly in connection with navigation, was the astrolabe. There seems to be a slight difference of ...

The Zeiss Planetarium

By Lieutenant Commander G. B. Myers, U. S. Navy
November 1936
During the past ten years popular interest in astronomy has increased notably. Principally this has been due to the splendid group of New England amateur telescope makers whose art has ...

The Spirit That Wins

By Lieutenant Harry Sanders, U. S. Navy
November 1936
Lay Your Course and Steer It Froude, in his excellent work on Julius Caesar, remarks about that outstanding man: “No obstacles stopped him when he had a definite end in ...

Origin of the United States Navy

By Charles S. Morgan
November 1936
SOON AFTER the opening of hostilities between the British and Continental forces, in the summer of 1775, the need of a navy was severely felt. The enemy’s troops at Boston ...

Military Effectiveness

By Victor Safford
November 1936
No war will ever be won by developing highly specialized impersonal automatons and then chaining them to their guns. The effectiveness of any organization, military or otherwise, depends in the ...

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