Our Armor of Self-Containment

By Lieutenant Commander Melvin F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy
October 1937
“Fleets and armies are maintained, not with gold and silver, but with consumable goods.”—Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations. Of all the lessons of the World War, one stands out ...

Truxtun - The Builder

By Lieutenant Ernest M. Eller, U. S. Navy
October 1937
Presume you will have heard before this reaches you that a French Privateer has made captures at the mouth of our harbour. This is too much humiliation after all that ...

Notes on International Affairs

October 1937
Far East War on Two Fronts.—Japan’s exten­sion of her present conflict with China from the northern provinces into the Shanghai area, though a repetition of her course during the Manchurian ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

October 1937
Sidereal or Mean Time Chronometers? (See page 1430, this issue) Captain Radler de Aquino, B.N.— Since this article was written one year ago a very important development has taken Place ...

The Boatswain's Mate Passes the Word

By Captain Forde A. Todd, U. S. Navy
October 1937
It is a healthy sign when the service takes an interest in the refinements of its profession. This is evident by the warm reception that has been given to Lieutenant ...

The Confederate Submarine

By Lieutenant Harry von Kolnitz, C. W. S. Reserve
October 1937
On the evening of February 17, 1864, the first victim of a sub­marine’s torpedo attack sank off Charleston S. C. This marked the debut of the underwater craft as an ...

An Early Episode

By Lieutenant Commander Radford Moses, U. S. Naval Reserve
October 1937
It was the first week in November, 1913. Four new submarines were just completing under contract for the United States Navy at Quincy, Massa­chusetts. The first of these, the U.S.S. ...

Sidereal or Mean Time Chronometers

By Captain Radler de Aquino, Brazilian Navy
October 1937
In time of war even more, perhaps, than in peace time, astronomical observations will always be the principal resource of the sea as well as the air navigator. Every effort ...

The Kuroshio or Japan Current

By H. A. Marmer, Coast and Geodetic Survey
October 1937
On a chart that depicts the main systems of the surface currents of the sea, the Kuroshio in the North Pacific appears to be the counterpart of the Gulf Stream ...

Is War Inevitable?

By Dr. William Hovgaard
October 1937
During the last 400 or 500 years Great Britain, Russia, and France have been, each of them, engaged m some war or other on the average about one half of ...

Credo - The Main Mission

By Boatswain M. A. Ransom, U. S. Coast Guard
October 1937
“Unity is all powerful; no division, therefore, no contention among us.”— Von Goethe. It may be futile, perhaps, to speculate a thousand, or even a hundred years ahead in this ...

The Aggressive in Naval Battle

By Lieutenant Commander W. N. Thornton, U. S. Navy
October 1937
Attrition, like blockade, is a secondary method of warfare; a means to an end; a preliminary step in preparation for the vital thrust. Attrition is a logical prerequisite and may ...

Insurance for Naval Recruits

By Lieutenant J. J. Levasseur (S.C.), U. S. Navy
October 1937
Every man upon entry into the Navy is entitled to his share of the benefits of the naval service as a whole. Chief among these should be the initial interest ...

Book Reviews

October 1937
A History of Sea Power . By Professors W. O. Stevens and Allan Westcott. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1937. $6.00. Reviewed by Lieutenant Neil K. Dietrich, ...

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