Sea Power and World Peace

By Lieutenant Commander Howard Gray Brownson, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1937
“Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis”From the dim dawn of history down to the present upheaval in the Old World the cry of man has been peace, yet only ...

The Blockade of Tripoli, 1801-1802

By Lieutenant Felix Howland, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
December 1937
On May 14, 1801, Tripoli declared war against the United States. Shortly thereafter an American squadron under the command of Commodore Richard Dale appeared in the Mediterranean, and on July ...

Commercial Air Navigation

By Ensign H. G. Gulbransen, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1937
IntroductionThe world has witnessed in the last 10 years the synthesis of the art of ocean flying, from a New York to Paris solo flight of international acclaim in 1927 ...

Sweden Reefs Her Sails

By Rodger L. Simons
December 1937
Sea lovers who mourn the passing of the spacious days of sail will find cause for tears in a recent action of the Swedish Riksdag or Parliament. Prompted to economize ...

War and Peace

By Lieutenant Commander Roland E. Krause, U. S. Navy
December 1937
“Equality causes no war.”—SolonPeace is a vision which mankind has long cherished but never achieved. Invariably the vision has faded and become but a dream. Yet the appeal for peace ...

The Wampanoag

By Lieutenant Ralph R. Gurley, U. S. Navy
December 1937
In 1868 there was launched, as a finish­ing touch to our immense Civil War naval building program, a vessel of such remarkable speed and endurance as to fail of credence ...

It's a Long Long Trail to Hawaii

By Commander H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy
December 1937
It is a busy day on a cargo transport in San Diego late in January and the deck winches are swinging out cargo a merry rate.Outside the Captain’s cabin are ...

Small Arms and the Navy

By Harrison P. Martin
December 1937
There was once a time, as every Navy man knows, when small arms — musket, pistol, cutlass, and pike — were of much greater relative importance in naval combat than ...

Training the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve Officer

By Lieutenant Commander Louis Di Palma, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1937
In considering the training of the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve of­ficer for possible service afloat in time of emergency, several important factors must be considered, in order to obtain a ...

The Sinking of the Alcedo

By Carlos C. Hanks
December 1937
Three heavily laden cargo carriers, slogging along abreast and escorted by four slim, gray steam yachts, groped through a misty night north of Belle lie, bound for Brest. Ahead, the ...

Recreational Camps For Enlisted Men

By Commander Truman Post Riddle (Ch.C.) U. S. Navy
December 1937
During the last two years the Thirteenth Naval District has maintained camps for the enlisted personnel of seven of our battleships and two aircraft carriers, giving over 3,000 men the ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

December 1937
Training the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve Officer(See page 1760, this issue.)Lieutenant W. N. Mansfield, U. S. Naval Reserve—Captain Di Palma has directed our attention to a condition that merits considerable ...

Book Reviews

December 1937
Brittany patrol. By H. Wickliffe Rose. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 368 pages. Illustrated. 1937. $3.50.Reviewed by Captain J. F. Shafroth, U. S. NavyBrittany Patrol is ...

Notes on International Affairs

December 1937
The War in ChinaConference at Brussels.—The final action of the League Assembly on October 6 was to adopt a resolution submitted by its Far Eastern committee which definitely condemned Japan’s ...

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