Fisher and His Warships

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
August 1939
*This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1939.“Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus."This is not a biographical sketch of the great British Admiral, but rather an effort to ...

Interdepartmental Instruction Aboard Ship

By Lieutenant T. C. Parker, U. S. Navy
August 1939
If one refers to the personnel section of U. S. Naval Policy he will find the following statements on standard requirements:(a) To maintain the personnel at the highest ...

"On Soundings"

By Lieutenant Commander K. T. Adams, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey
August 1939
Since time immemorial “man the chains” has signified to the sailor either an approach to port or an imminent danger. Sounding on approaching land and entering an intended port was ...

The U.S.S. Edsall on Relief

By Lieutenant Commander E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy
August 1939
Unless you have been in a foreign land which has suddenly gone mad, your knowledge of refugees is purely academic. However, it is not uncommon for naval officers to find ...

From Shakedown to Showdown

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1939
On September 12, 1938, at 10:30 a.m., the U.S.S. Honolulu glided from her berth at the Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, en route to Gravesend, England. As her band played ...

The Intermediate Warship

By Fletcher Pratt
August 1939
IDown to the date when Lord Fisher startled the navies of the world with his Dreadnought the fighting ship had developed, through various technical mutations, along lines that showed relatively ...

Selective Recruiting for the Naval Reserve

By Lieutenant Alvan Fisher, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1939
There is an old Chinese proverb to the effect that “One cannot carve rotten wood.” The logic of this statement is particularly apropos in the effort to develop efficient man-of-war’s ...

A Home on the Ocean Wave

By Lieutenant Commander Elliott B. Strauss, U. S. Navy
August 1939
The gunnery officer, using a fork prong for his calculations on the first ward tablecloth, announced,We average 30 members in the mess; the mess bill runs about $30. That’s $900 ...

Marq Saint-Hilaire: Father of the New Navigation

By Lieutenant Commander W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy (Retired)
August 1939
The maritime world is generally familiar with the lives and achievements of those who have added to the sum of knowledge of celo-navigation, and of the various methods that have ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

August 1939
Sea Dogs and Syntax(See Page 661, May, 1939, Proceedings)Commander M. F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy.—It seems to me that Lieutenant (j.g.) L. T. Miles raises an important question ...

Book Reviews

August 1939
INFANTRY IN BATTLE.Prepared by the Military History and Publication Section of the Infantry School under the direction of Colonel George C. Marshall.Washington, D. C.: Infantry Journal, Inc. 2d edition. 1939. ...

Notes on International Affairs

August 1939
EUROPEAN WAR TENSIONEmergency Preparations.—The seriousness of European conditions was emphasized by Premier Daladier in a statement at the close of June ending the French parliamentary session in which he ...

Professional Notes

August 1939
UNITES STATESProjected Navy BasesAero Digest, June.—Legislation for naval air bases as finally approved for appropriation, as well as authorized, by the Senate and the House include the following: Kaneohe, Hawaii, ...

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