Sampson and Shafter at Santiago

By Commander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1939
The inherent and ancient difficulties involved in joint operations of army and naval forces in war have never been more unhappily illustrated than in the war with Spain when army ...

Endurance Swimming

By Lieutenant Ernest J. Davis, U. S. Navy
June 1939
In the Navy, a bluejacket would not usually be in good physical training when called on to do emergency swimming, so therefore it is especially important to use a system ...

Aircraft Against U-Boats

By Robert M. Grant
June 1939
THE USE of aircraft against naval vessels, much discussed today with the greatly increased reliability and power of all types, was not attempted until relatively late in the Great War. ...

Where Do We Go From Here?

By Commander E. E. Hazlett, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1939
In the minds of most naval officers the uppermost question is undoubtedly that of selection: “Will I make the grade, and what can I do about it?” But running this ...

Finding Position with 214

By E. B. Collins
June 1939
The navigator’s astronomical triangle PMZ offers nothing inherently difficult of solution with the aid of an ordinary table of logarithmic values of the trigonometric functions. In fact, any clever high-school ...

Averaging Bubble Sextant Observations

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1939
The technique of using bubble sextant observations is, in the opinion of the writer, the most important recent advance in both sea and air navigation. When properly used, the bubble ...

Our New Service Rifle

By Lieutenant Maynard Nohrden, U. S. Marine Corps
June 1939
After 36 years the familiar old Springfield rifle has met its nemesis and is to be supplanted. To the millions who have gazed upon the figures “1903” marked on the ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

June 1939
The Ships and Captains of the Continental Navy Harrison P. Martin.—The naval vessels which composed the Continental fleet from 1775 to the end of the War of Independence are variously ...

Book Reviews

June 1939
NAVY MEN. By James B. Connolly. New York: The John Day Company. 1939. 310 pages. $3.50. Reviewed by Lincoln Lothrop The average civilian sees our navy men only in their ...

Notes on International Affairs

June 1939
EUROPEAN LINE-UPS Poland Stands Firm.—World politics centered in May on Danzig and the Corridor as the next weak spot on Germany’s expanding frontiers. In his Reichstag speech of April 28 ...

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