The Genesis of Naval Policies

By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1937
I In spite of the Allied victory, sea power in the old acceptation of the word underwent a serious modification in the World War which the post-war period has accentuated. ...

Cafeteria Afloat

By Lieutenant Commander E. D. Foster (S.C.), U. S. Navy
January 1937
Three square meals each day com­prise a very necessary part of our enlisted men’s daily routine; necessary not only for physical sustenance but also for the maintenance of high morale. ...

Paying Combatants in Foreign Wars

By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1937
From the beginning of our national history until 1917, all our soldiers and marines had been paid in dollars when on foreign service. This was a cum­bersome and unsatisfactory method ...

Seagoing Language

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Allen B. Cook, U. S. Navy (Retired)
January 1937
There was a time when sailormen ashore could be as easily recognized as Model-T Fords on the highways. Even when they donned civilian clothes they kept not only a roll ...

The Curse of Santo Domingo

By Captain Hayne D. Boyden, U. S. Marine Corps
January 1937
Santo Domingo seems to have been a country cursed of God! The terrible hurricane of 1930 which destroyed so much of the capital and killed so many of the inhabitants ...

First Endorsement: Forwarded

By Lieutenant Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. Navy
January 1937
Jonas Briggs, seaman second, shiv­ered and spat upon his hands. Once more he set to work at the chilly task of shining a sadly tarnished dog on the sleek gray ...

Deviations By Watch

By John Schimm
January 1937
Occasions do arise at sea when the master of a vessel will enter­tain serious doubts as to the ac­curacy of the deviations of his compasses, and yet find himself in ...

Captain Allen’s Battle with the English Barge

By Lieutenant Commander H. E. Dow, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1937
During the war of 1812, English men-of-war blockaded the New England coast. Running the block­ade and operating small merchant vessels in the face of it have left many tales of ...

A Great Ship's Last Mooring

By Rodger L. Simons
January 1937
Polar explorers may come and go, but the greatest polar ship of all will go on forever. Norway’s stout little Fram is moored in her last port. Even the non-nautical ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

January 1937
Donald McKay, Master Shipbuilder (See page 1019, July, 1936, Proceedings) Lieutenant Commander H. A. Gosnell, U.S. Naval Reserve - was great­ly attracted by Commodore Clark’s article on Donald McKay and ...

Notes on International Affairs

January 1937
The Spanish War Franco Government Recognized.— The danger of a European conflagration kindled by the Spanish war became im­mediately more imminent when in the third week of November the German ...

Professional Notes

January 1937
UNITED STATES Vessels under Construction, Progress as of December 1, 1936 Type and Name Contractor Percentage of Completion Keel Laid Months to Build Date of Com­pletion as Re­ported by Building ...

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