Running a Cruiser Wardroom Mess

By Ensign W. J. Lederer, U. S. Navy
November 1938
In 1937 the wardroom mess of a cruiser tried an experiment: four junior officers were elected to a mess committee. A mess committee is not a new thing, but this ...

Diesel vs. Steam: A Comparison for a 5,000-Ton Cruiser

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Allan McLane Chambliss (C.C.), U. S. Navy
November 1938
Introduction.—Within comparatively recent years, the use of Diesel propulsion for merchant ships has shown a notable and steady increase, and many people have believed that this form 0 Propulsion should ...

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum, Chinese Style

By Captain Walter E. Brown, U. S. Navy
November 1938
Ichang, which sits on the Yangtze just as that river comes tumbling down the rapids out of the gorges to become the placid middle river, has always been a labor ...

The First Around-the-World Flight

By Chief Boatswain M. A. Ransom, U. S. Coast Guard
November 1938
In 1924 it took the United States Army world flight aviators nearly 6 months to fly around the world. It took them a month to traverse the shores of our ...

To Youth in Uniform

By Rear Admiral W. T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy
November 1938
The world in turmoil about us has already uprooted man’s governments and will inevitably attack basic human relations.We, who have prided ourselves on the unique character of American citizenship, are ...

Changes in International Behavior

By Lieutenant Commander Joseph C. Hubbard, U. S. Navy
November 1938
Since creation man has been engaged in a struggle for existence, first _ against the elements, then against his neighbors. Individuals banded together for mutual protection and for enhanced offensive ...

A World Divided

By Brockholst Livingston
November 1938
“The United States has lost its leadership in world affairs...” – New York Times.In its classic editorial “America’s Aloofness” from which the above is quoted, the New York Times on ...

One Hundred Years Ago

By Bess Slyer Hurst
November 1938
One hundred years ago, on August 18, 1838, the first United States naval exploring expedition set sail from Hampton Roads under the command of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Although, according to ...

Old Oregon Gets a New Home

By Lieutenant Commander Wallace S. Wharton, U. S. Naval Reserve
November 1938
Forty-five years after she was first water-borne, the historic old battleship Oregon will occupy her permanent berth in the state whose name she carried throughout her gallant career, to be ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

November 1938
All Is Lost but Honor (See page 1107, August, 1938, Proceedings) H. de Booy, Treasurer of the Noord-en Zuid-Hollandsche Redding- Maatschappij, Amsterdam.—I read with much interest the article “All Is ...

Book Reviews

November 1938
THE YANKEE CHEESE BOX. By Robert S. McCordock, Ph.D. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., Inc. 470 pages. 1938. $3.00.Reviewed by Commander L. J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)Naval personnel and in ...

Notes on International Affairs

November 1938
EUROPEAN POLITICSThe Munich Settlement.—Like the events of July, 1914, the events of the September European crisis, though given below as they were announced to the world through the press, will ...

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