Alaska—The Top of the Axis

By Chief Boatswain M. A. Ransom, U. S. Coast Guard
November 1939
“The right parts joined together make a unit.”Alaska, our last territorial frontier, always romantic, distantly picturesque, grows each day into more important stature as a place for settlement and development, ...

Our Shipping Renaissance

By Brockholst Livingston
November 1939
In New England, on the Delaware and in Virginia, in Florida and in California, as well as in other parts of the country, men are bent over drafting boards, keels ...

The Last of the U-Boat Raiders

By Lieutenant Commander Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy
November 1939
On June 22, 1927, a letter from Zamboanga was received by the Hydrographic Office in San Francisco. This letter caused a 9-day wonder in the American press and wrote the ...

A Chapter from the Genesis of the War of 1812

By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1939
In the long and troubled history of the United States Merchant Marine, no period proved more critical in respect to the demoralization of personnel and devastating losses in ships and ...

The Line Officer Problem

By Captain Charles M. Cooke, U. S. Navy
November 1939
In 19—, John Ard entered the Naval Academy. For him it was a life entirely different from anything he had known before. Only in books, many books, had his youthful ...

James Griffin, Naval Jonah

By Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt (M.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1939
Not all the tall tales of the sea are baseless fabrications of nautical Munchausens, but the story of James Griffin, Quartermaster, U. S. Navy, would certainly be so stamped were ...

Rate of Change of Altitude

By Frederic W. Keator
November 1939
The method commonly used by navigators to test the accuracy of a series of observations is to compute the rate of change of altitude from the watch times of the ...

Peace in the Adriatic

By Richard Poate Stebbins
November 1939
In the dozen years preceding the rebirth of German imperialism it was frequently predicted that the next European war would break out in the Adriatic. The endless tension between Italy ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

November 1939
The Intermediate Warship(See page 1147, August, 1939, Proceedings)Captain R. K. Turner, U. S. Navy.—The American Naval Deployment in 1898. The general ideas expressed by Mr. Fletcher Pratt in his analysis ...

Book Reviews

November 1939
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY IN THE SPANISH CIVIL STRIFE.By Norman J. Padelford, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.New York: The Macmillan Company. 1939. $6.00.Reviewed by Captain ...

Notes on International Affairs

November 1939
PEACE MOVESFuehrer’s Proposals.—The German “peace offensive,” foreshadowed in the German-Soviet pact dividing Poland, was more fully set forth in the Fuehrer’s speech of October 6 before the Reichstag. The ...

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