Of Pirates and Rovers

By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1937
I“Destroyer approaching, sir, two points on the starboard bow!" On receiving this information from the lookout the officer on the bridge of the British battleship opens his spyglass. It is ...

The Great Lakes Training Squadron

By Ensign Raymond J. Toner, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1937
The Great Lakes Training Squadron is a unique organization in the U. S. Naval Reserve and this quality of uniqueness seems to have characterized it from the very first. Before ...

Professional Notes

April 1937
UNITED STATES Vessels under Construction, Progress as of March 1, 1937 Type and Name Contractor Percentage of Completion Months to Build Date of Com­pletion as Re­ported by Building Yard Hull ...

Notes on International Affairs

April 1937
The Spanish WarAccord on Non-Intervention—It was announced on February 22 that the 27 nations represented on the London Non-Intervention Commission had defi­nitely agreed to put into effect at once a ...

Book Reviews

April 1937
Development and Change of Airship Utilization in Naval Warfare. By Dr. Helmut Beelitz, Korvettenkapitan a.D. (In German.) Dusselldorf: G. H. Nolte. 1936. RM. 3.80.Reviewed by Commander C. E. Rosendahl, U. ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

April 1937
The American Marine Thermopylae(See page 503, this issue)Commander R. B. Carney, U. S. Navy, commanding U.S.S. Reid.—Fame is an unpredictable commodity; some slogan or episode captures the public fancy and ...


By Lieutenant Commander Russell M. Ihrig, U. S. Navy
April 1937
In 1926 there were established Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Units at six leading universities: Yale, Har­vard, California, Washington, Northwest­ern, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The object of this new ...

Naval Limitations (Prize Essay, 1937)

By Lieutenant H. H. Smith-Hutton, U. S. Navy
April 1937
“Omnia Mutantur et Nos Mutamur” The history of attempts to regulate and standardize the navies of the world powers by mutual agreement's not an encouraging one. At the present time ...

Changes in the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea

By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Associate Professor of Transportation, University of Washington
April 1937
The latest international conference for the safety of life at sea was opened at London on April 16, 1929. More than 100 official delegates and numerous technical expert assistants were ...

The First Lighthouse in the United States

By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts
April 1937
Boston can boast of having the first lighthouse erected in the United States. On account of the increas­ing loss of lives and property at sea in Massachusetts Bay which was ...

The American Marine Thermopylae

By Lieutenant Commander T. W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1937
“One of the most desperate sea fights ever fought.”—Theodore RooseveltStrange indeed is the ignorance of many educated Americans concern­ing one of the fiercest fights ever fought and one that had ...

Action on the Yangtze

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Cameron McR. Winslow, Jr., U. S. Navy
April 1937
There is a phase of our naval careers of which the average officer has but a hazy knowledge. It is only when Asiatic sailors get together for a “bull session” ...

Insurance for Protection

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Robert T. Sutherland, Jr., (C.C.), U. S. Navy
April 1937
This article is in no sense a complete treatise on life insurance. The life insurance expert will find nothing of value herein aside from an interested layman’s opinions. Nothing new ...

A Plea for the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve

By Lieutenant Commander Louis Di Palma, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1937
For a number of years I have been reading articles in the Naval Insti­tute Proceedings anent the pros and cons and raison d’etre of the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve. Most ...

Professional Notes

April 1937
UNITED STATES Vessels under Construction, U. S. Navy, Joint Report of Progress as of June 1, 1937 Type and Name Contractor Percentage of Completion Keel Laid Months to Build Date ...

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