Navigation Near the Pole

By Heber D. Curtis
January 1939
One of the first things taught the student in descriptive astronomy, as he endeavors to master the various systems of astronomical and geographical co-ordinates, is the uniqueness of the conditions ...

Results Vs. Training

By Lieutenant Commander Joel Newsom, U. S. Navy
January 1939
The Constitution says, “The Congress shall have power to provide and maintain a navy.” After many years of niggardly appropriations the Congress has finally provided us with one of which ...

From the Side Lines

By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
January 1939
“The beacon fires burn and never go out,There is no end to war.”—Li Po (circa 750 a.d.)The 300-year reign of the Tang Dynasty often has been called “The Augustan Age ...

German Naval Strategy of the World War

By Lieutenant Commander J. W. Jamison, U. S. Navy
January 1939
HistoricalGermany, as the world knew her in 1914, was a young nation. A review of her short history prior to 1914 throws some light on the evolution of ...

Aviation and the Naval Educational System

By Lieutenant Harry E. Day, U. S. Navy
January 1939
For some time I have believed that the naval educational policy does not provide for the now junior officer pilot. He falls, with other line officers contemporary in age and ...

Between Wars in the Far East

By Lieutenant Commander J. A. Lee, U. S. Navy (Retired)
January 1939
In the summer of 1937 the inevitable finally came to pass in the Far East. Japan struck powerfully and China resisted valiantly; result, the Sino-Japanese undeclared war, which has destroyed ...

One Hundred Brass Guns

By Commander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)
January 1939
There was derisive laughter in France and bitter sorrow in England. In the French Ministry of Marine, there was more confidence; in the English Admiralty in London, a grimmer determination. ...

Commodore Preble's Sicilian Auxiliaries

By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1939
The operations of the United States Navy in the War with Tripoli are too well known to require any additional comment, except in one respect. Reference is continually made in ...

Enlisted Men's Families

By Commander Truman P. Riddle (Ch.C), U. S. Navy
January 1939
Several years ago, the Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet, called together a large group of officers to consider the problem of enlisted men’s families. Prior to this, Commander Battle ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

January 1939
To Bermuda with Vamarie(See page 1741, December, 1938, PROCEEDINGS)COMMANDER E. L. VANDERKLOOT, U. S. NAVY.—The article "To Bermuda with Vamarie," by Ensign R. W. McNitt, U. S. Navy, suggests the ...

Book Reviews

January 1939
THE RAMPARTS WE WATCH. By George Fielding Eliot. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, Inc. 1938. $3.00.Reviewed by Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. NavyNaval officers, army officers, statesmen, politicians, ...

Notes on International Affairs

January 1939
FAR EASTNot Responsive.Japan’s policy regarding foreign interests in China was indicated with sufficient clearness in her reply of November 18 to the United States protests of the ...

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