Second Alma Mater

By Charles Loomis Funnell
September 1936
“Character is higher than intellect . . A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."—EmersonMany dozens of writers have sought to evaluate the effect upon ...

The Little Gray Ships

By Boatswain M. A. Ransom, U. S. Coast Guard
September 1936
Mine sweeping in the late war was a growth. Certainly at the beginning of hostilities no one realized the extent to which mines would be employed, the damage they would ...

Professional Notes

September 1936
UNITED STATES Expansion of Duties Herald Tribune, N. Y., July 10.—The Navy Department has been forced by a shortage of commissioned personnel and the completion of new ships during the ...

Book Reviews

September 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
September 1936
FROM JULY 3 TO AUGUST 3SPANISH CIVIL STRIFEClass War. —Less emphasized than national rivalries as a cause of war, class strife in Spain developed in July into a desperate conflict ...


September 1936
Horse Sense in Pilot WatersFirst Lieutenant John C. Groome, Jr., Cavalry, P.N.G.—There was a time long ago, when coming alongside in the old home port, I had visions of my ...

The Texas Navy

By Rear Admiral S. S. Robison, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1936
Texas, previously part of the Mexican state of Coahuila, declared its independence early in "1836 and the heroic resistance of the devoted band of patriots in the Mission Church at ...

Naval Tactics for Land Warfare

By Major George J. B. Fisher, U. S. Army
September 1936
During the past decade and a half, armies have been progressively striving to capitalize the machinery of movement, to integrate the armored land cruiser and the motored transport vehicle into ...

On the Duke of Wellington

By The Shop Philosopher
September 1936
RECENTLY I read Philip Guedalla’s notable portrait of the Duke of Wellington. It first appeared in 1931, so I am no more than five years behind the times. (I wonder, ...

Piloting and Maneuvering Diagrams

By Lieutenant C. J. Ballreich, U. S. Navy
September 1936
Great strides have been made in the simplification of navigation. Ships, however, run into their greatest dangers while in pilot waters or maneuvering. The diagrams accompanying this article were made ...

A Great Warrior’s Last Sacrifice

By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1936
The recent death of Admiral Togo brings to mind an extraordinary experience of this writer in connection with the death of Togo’s great counterpart, General Nogi.On September 11, 1912, two ...

A Breach of Neutrality

By Lieutenant Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy
September 1936
THE FIRST shot of the World War fired by the regular armed forces of the United States against any ship flying the flag of the Central Powers was fired by ...

Heraldry and Our International Signal Flags

By Lieutenant Commander F. C. Nyland (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy
September 1936
Persons not familiar with international signaling at sea will probably not appreciate the work and detail involved in the preparation of the new code which became effective January 1, 1934. ...

You Can Own Your Home in the Navy!

By Lieutenant (j.g.) A. C. Burrows, U. S. Navy
September 1936
BUT, OF COURSE, you can never have a home of your own in the Navy!” This statement has been repeated, sighingly, so frequently and has fallen so often upon resignedly ...

Vulnerability of Airships to Airplane Attacks

By Lieutenant (j.g.) E. K. Van Swearingen, U. S. Navy
September 1936
There is no belief more widely held than that which may be stated as, “Any airship will be immediately brought down if hit by a burst of machine- gun fire.” ...

British Destruction of Zeppelins

By L. P. Yates Smith
September 1936
THE CONSTRUCTION of the new giant Zeppelin has renewed in some quarters the discussions regarding the value of the airship in war, and it may be of some interest to ...


By Lieutenant James Hanna, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1936
THE WIND was from the northwest, causing a chop on the crests of the long ground swell that ever rolls in on the shore of Morocco, and the close-lying black ...

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