Sea Language and Its Origins

By Lieutenant Commander Elliott Ranney (S.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1938
* This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1937.“Scip on ancor faest”The origin of words is always an interesting study, that of nautical words and expressions particularly so. ...

Two Code Messages

By Captain F. L. Oliver, U. S Navy (Retired)
January 1938
Rap, rap, rap on my stateroom door. Never a heavy sleeper, I was instantly awake and, switching on the lights, was greeted by the orderly’s announcement, “Code messages, sir.”It was ...

Washington Navy Yard

By Lieutenant Commander Harley F. Cope, U. S. Navy
January 1938
The nation’s capital city fairly teems with buildings, museums, and parks of national fame and interest. Yet last Navy Day over 200,000 people considered it worth while to visit the ...

Communism in Search of a Home

By Lieutenant Commander H. M. Kiefer, U. S. Navy (Retired)
January 1938
To everyone according to his needs; from everyone according to his ability.” The abolition of money, symbolizing the abolition of greedy oppression; universal, static brotherhood and Peace; in short, the ...

Promotion by Professional Examinations

By Lieutenant Delwyn Hyatt, U. S. Navy
January 1938
Promotion examinations and selection are two widely discussed topics, s far as the writer knows, however, attempt has been made heretofore to co-ordinate them. The plan presented rein is designed ...

Making Naval Officers in Germany

By C. R. W. Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U. S. Naval Academy
January 1938
Introductory note.—This article is based on a close scrutiny of the following official mimeographed publications lent to the author through the kindness of Konteradmiral Robert Witthoeft-Emden, German Naval Attaché at ...

The Pillars of Hercules

By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1938
“Dispersit Superbos”*This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1937.To the “man in the street” the name Gibraltar suggests strength. It calls to mind the huge resources of ...

The Capture of Louisbourg in 1758

By Captain John F. Shafroth, U. S. Navy
January 1938
A Joint Military and Naval OperationThe French and Indian War, which is generally known in Europe as the Seven Years’ War, presents two outstanding examples of joint military and naval ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

January 1938
Brockholst Livingston.— Captain L. W. Johnson and Lieutenant R. R. Gurley have raised certain questions which may well be discussed under the general heading of auxiliaries. The former dealt with ...

Book Reviews

January 1938
A HISTORY OF THE ART OF WAR IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. By Sir Charles Oman. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 784 pages with 33 maps and 12 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
January 1938
FROM NOVEMBER 3 TO DECEMBER 3THE WAR IN CHINAFAILURE AT BRUSSELS.-During November the Brussels Conference on the Sino-Japanese conflict moved slowly toward predestined failure. Germany did not participate; the Italian ...

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