Types and Tactics

By Brockholst Livingston
March 1939
“With new and untried methods of warfare new tactics must be devised to meet them.”—Jellicoe* This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1938.When Jellicoe penned the lines which ...

A Cruise for Gunpowder

By Carlos C. Hanks
March 1939
Few Americans who go to Nassau, to stroll along the quaint streets or drive about the island in the ramshackle hacks, recall that New Providence was the scene of the ...

Early Russo-Japanese Relations

By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Smith-Hutton, U. S. Navy
March 1939
The story of the visit of Commodore Matthew Perry to the Land of the Rising Sun which resulted in the first treaty of peace and friendship between the United States ...

The Development of War Gases and the Navy

By Captain Ernest W. Brown (M.C.), U. S. Navy
March 1939
IntroductionIT IS generally conceded that the three outstanding military advances of the World War were the combat airplane, the military tank, and chemical warfare. Each of these new weapons ...

The Cruise of the U.S.S. Iroquois, 1889-90

By Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
March 1939
In November, 1889, the U.S.S. Iroquois lay in the harbor of Honolulu awaiting her scheduled date of departure for Apia to relieve the U.S.S. Adams for a 6-month tour of ...

The Peru Current

By H. A. Harmer, Coast and Geodetic Survey
March 1939
The importance of ocean currents in navigation is obvious, for they affect both the speed and course of a ship. But ocean currents are of importance also in other connections. ...

The Log of the Flying-Fish

By Henderson Daingerfield Norman
March 1939
(A belated review of “Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic.” By J. C. Palmer, U. S. Navy. New-York. Published by Samuel Colman MDCCCXLIII.) The highest southern latitude reached by a ...

The Turnover of Personnel

By Captain George F. Cottle (M.C.), U. S. Navy
March 1939
DURING many years personnel turnover has been subjected to intensive study. Ways to reduce or prevent unnecessary or uneconomical turnover have been given administrative consideration and action. A degree of ...

S.M.S. Dresden - The Second "Flying Dutchman"

By Lieutenant Harry E. Day, U. S. Navy
March 1939
The Third Reich’s demands for colonies and absorption of minorities abroad is indicative of their determination to be better prepared for the next war. Lack of bases doomed their cruiser ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

March 1939
The Development of Fleet Aviation during the World War(See page 1489, October, 1938, Proceedings)Lieut. Comdr. Anton Heinen, U. S. Naval Reserve.—It seems to me that this letter appearing in ...

Book Reviews

March 1939
NAVAL OPERATIONS. By Sir Julian S. Corbett. Vol. 1. Second Edition. 470 pages text; 18 maps in separate box. New York: Longmans, Green & Co. 1938. $12.Reviewed by Rear Admiral ...

Notes on International Affairs

March 1939
SPAIN AND THE MEDITERRANEANReported Peace Moves.—After the fall of Barcelona on January 26 and the subsequent occupation of practically all of Catalonia by Rightist troops, it was announced in ...

The Vanished Fleet

By Alan Cornwall Smith
March 1939
The mightiest living creature is the whale; it is hard for us to realize by how great a margin his tonnage outstrips that of his nearest rival. Half a dozen ...

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