"Jus Angaria"

By Lieutenant Commander T. W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1937
“Omnia licere in hello qua necessaria.”—Grotius The year 1918 opened with deep doubt and gloom in the hearts of American and Allied commanders. True, American naval forces had given the ...

Classification Societies

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Harold M. Heiser (C.C.), U. S. Navy
February 1937
The fury of the seas and the perils of winds and rocks have not changed during the centuries, but the desire of man to overcome or more fairly meet these ...

Professional Notes

February 1937
UNITED STATES Industrial Mobilization Plan Herald, Washington, December 13.— The new joint Army-Navy industrial Mobilization plan ranks with the Defense Act of 1920 as a fundamental document in national war ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
February 1937
From December 3 to January 3 The Spanish War Pressure on Germany.—There can be little question that, if put to it, both France and Britain would be forced to take ...

Book Reviews

February 1937
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 ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

February 1937
American Personnel for American Merchant Ships (See page 171, this issue) Captain W. O. Spears, U. S. Navy.— The subject article, submitted by Lieu­tenant Commander T. C. Conwell, U. S. ...

The American Monitors

By Lieutenant (j.g.) P. R. Osborn, U. S. Navy
February 1937
Secretary of the Navy Welles, in his report of July 4, 1861, recom­mended that a competent board be appointed to investigate and report on the matter of ironclads. It would ...

The "Americanization" of the U. S. Navy

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Matthew Radom, U. S. Navy
February 1937
Not until 1912 did we stop enlisting aliens for general service in the U. S. Navy, after a long period when our nation built its warships in American shipyards, officered ...

Fijian Adventure

By Lieutenant W. B. Ammon, U. S. Navy
February 1937
When the Navy deserts the sea and usurps the coastal domain of the Army, the occurrence is unusual. But when seagoing sailors delib­erately march inland and intentionally en­gage mountaineers in ...

The Water Rises

By Lieutenant Commander Harry A. Rochester, U. S. Navy
February 1937
The Connecticut River gauge at Hartford established a new top of 37.56 feet at 10:00 a.m. March 21, 1936. Dead power mains, short-circuited by the rising waters, silenced telephones, darkened ...

Welding Versus Riveting in New Construction

By Lieutenant M. G. Vangeli (C.C.), U. S. Navy
February 1937
The last five years of shipbuilding have focused the industry’s spot­light on the rapid development of the rivet’s lusty rival, welding. The pre­mium placed on weight by the naval limi­tation ...

Ocean Tow

By Ensign John Wenlock Welch, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1937
She was a dirty tub and the cold drizzling rain that swept the Dundee Docks robbed her completely of even one redeeming feature. Her hull, top­side, and funnel were a ...

The Blockade of Boston

By Lieutenant (j. g.) Robert T. Sutherland, Jr. (C.C.), U. S. Navy
February 1937
On June 1, 1813, H.M.S. Shannon, a 38-gun frigate under the command of Captain Philip B. V. Broke, engaged the ill-fated 36-gun-frigate Chesapeake, under the command of Captain James Lawrence, ...

Longitude By H.O. 208 and the Eclipse

By Ensign Richard W. Mindte, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1937
En route to Chefoo, China, on June 19, 1936, an interesting possibility for a longitude sight developed. After 17 or 18 days of generally overcast and foggy weather, the sky ...

The Navy League of Japan

By Lieutenant H. H. Smith-Hutton, U. S. Navy
February 1937
During the past few years the ques­tion of the revision of the naval treaties signed at Washington in 1922 and at London in 1930 has attracted world-wide attention. Probably no ...

Sims - The Iconoclast

By Captain Harry A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1937
Admiral Sims died tonight. ...” I turned off the dial knob. What - more was there to be said? To those who knew him—nothing; to those who did not—everything. My ...

American Personnel for American Merchant Ships

By Lieutenant Commander T. C. Conwell, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1937
With our political leaders finally convinced that in order for the nation to enjoy the benefits de­rived from a nationally owned Merchant Marine we must renew and expand our merchant ...

An Ideal Merchant Marine Reserve

By E. H. Peterson
February 1937
After a number of years as a ship’s officer I have joined the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve. Many of my shipmates and friends belong and have belonged for years, some ...

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