The Objective in Aerial Warfare

By Lieutenant Commander M. F. Schoeffel, U. S. Navy
February 1938
For over a century orthodox doctrine has held the correct objective for military operations to be the armed forces of the enemy. In the last two decades, however, the world ...

Now We Scoff at Scows

By Harlan Trott
February 1938
What the flivver is to motorists and the crate to airplane pilots, is the scow to men at sea. Barging down crowded waterways with cargoes consigned to places the Hydrographic ...

The Capture of Quebec in 1759

By Captain John F. Shafroth, U. S. Navy
February 1938
A Joint Military and Naval OperationIn Westminster abbey there stands a Garble monument to a great soldier, James Wolfe, and on the floor of the Abbey is cut a simple ...

Historic Ships of the Navy: Revenge

By Robert W. Neeser
February 1938
The first Revenge was an armed schooner built at Skenesborough, New York, in 1776. She was armed with four 4-pounders and four 2's, and 10 swivels, and carried a crew ...

Earthquakes and the Navy

By Captain Nicholas H. Heck, Coast and Geodetic Survey
February 1938
From the naval viewpoint earthquakes should be divided into landquakes and seaquakes, according to whether the point of origin is beneath the land or under the sea. Fundamentally they are ...

Tank-Ship Operation at High Speeds

By B. Orchard Lisle
February 1938
Introduction.—Commander H. L. Vickery (C.C.), U. S. Navy, in his review of the writer’s book Tanker Technique 1700-1936 (U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, August, 1937), deprecated the fact that “The ...

Notes on Handling 1,500-Tonners

By Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
February 1938
SHIP handling” has long been a factor in building up and tearing down service reputations, both official and unofficial; that is particularly true of destroyer officers, and it is with ...

Amphibious Infantry—A Fleet on Lake Lanao

By Colonel Parker Hitt, U. S. Army (Retired)
February 1938
A little to the west of the center of Mindanao lies Lake Lanao, filling the crater of a vast, extinct volcano at an elevation of 2,300 feet above sea level. ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

February 1938
Seagoing Language(See pages 45, January, 1937, and 9, January, 1938, Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander M. E. Murphy, U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Cook’s article, “Seagoing Language,” is an excellent contribution to a subject of ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
February 1938
THE WAR IN CHINAPANAY SETTLEMENT.-The sinking by Japanese naval aircraft of the U. S. gunboat Panay and three American oil tankers in the Yangtze River on December 12 brought ...

Professional Notes

February 1938
UNITED STATESOur Naval SituationChicago Tribune, December 18.—The drift of events in the Far East does not encourage complacency in the people of the United States with regard to the national ...

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