The Fleet Hospital Ship

By Captain Lucius W. Johnson (M.C.), U. S. Navy
September 1937
*This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1937.It is reasonable to assume that no first-class nation will carry on a major war in these times without employing hospital ...

Man-Killers of the Ages

By Lieutenant Horace S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
September 1937
A shark is a physical marvel. No one has ever seen one asleep, al­though they may be spied basking in the sun on the surface on a lazy summer day, ...

Book Reviews

September 1937
Tragic Fallacy. By Mauritz O. Hallgren. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 474 pages. 1937. $4.00.Reviewed by Captain Dudley VV. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)The Tragic Fallacy by Mauritz ...

Notes on International Affairs

September 1937
Warfare in North China.—In the first week of August, though it was still be­lieved that the Nanking government would do its best to avoid a major conflict with Japan at ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

September 1937
Classification Societies(See page 220, February, 1937, Proceedings)Dr. Wladimir V. Mendl.—Lieutenant H. M. Heiser deserves great credit for tackling this intricate subject, which is by no means devoid of interest and ...

Flying Boats

By Lieutenant Ralph R. Gurley, U. S. Navy
September 1937
The fastest growing arm of the Navy- today is Aircraft Base Force, the patrol plane squadrons. The planes with which this expansion is being effected are the longest range seagoing ...

Hagner Position Finder

By Fred H. Hagner
September 1937
A desire to return to the West Indies, where I cruised as an ap­prentice on board the U.S.S. Hart­ford in 1903 and 1904, prompted my first thought of celestial navigation.Anchored ...

Leadership Can’t Be Taught

By Lieutenant Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy
September 1937
There are three ways of considering leadership: (1) Leaders are born, not made; (2) leaders are made, not born, (3) leaders are born, but are materially assisted by a little ...

Speed, Swells, and Damage - Who Pays?

By Lieutenant T. G. Schirmeyer, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1937
The swells created by a destroyer and other naval vessels, including power boats, oftentimes imperil har­bor craft and endanger shore property. A very recent admiralty case involving the U.S.S. Truxtun ...

The Administration of Enlisted Personnel

By Lieutenant Commander E. F. McCartin and Lieutenant Commander A. M. Bledsoe, U. S. Navy
September 1937
The common fallacy exists in the minds of many naval officers that handling men and administering personnel are one and the same, when, as a matter of fact, they are ...

Why Not A Warrant Quartermaster—Signalman?

By Lieutenant F. V. Rigler, U. S. Navy
September 1937
On June 30, 1936, there were 6,340 line officers, leaving a de­ficiency of some 1,600 officers be­low the essential number.”—Annual Re­port of the Secretary of the Navy, fiscal year 1936. ...


By Captain E. S. Kellogg, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1937
Hitherto Unpublished Footnote to HistoryThe battleship Iowa, firing rapidly, closed the enemy at full speed; her captain, “Fighting Bob” Evans, intent upon doing his utmost to destroy the advancing ships ...

Professional Notes

September 1937
United States Naval Officer Selection New York Times, July 24.—Because the Navy as a whole is a contented, well- disciplined, and generally efficient service, it is rare that what are ...

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