Policy and the Naval Officer

By Commander Walter L. Taylor, U. S. Navy
October 1939
“The tendency to err is human but to err on the safe side is just being intelligent.” It has been said in recent years that the traditional diplomatic role of ...

Our Oceanic Ills

By the late Ensign John Wenlock Welch, U. S. Naval Reserve
October 1939
The history of the industrial strife that has swept our Merchant Marine from the early days has its roots in an adage the old-timers still swear was printed on salt-beef ...

Some Men Ask No Odds

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve
October 1939
On October 29, 1916, the wireless station at Valencia, Ireland, took this message from the Dutch SS. Ryndam:Fifty degrees 20 min. north twenty degrees 30 min. west rescued 13 of ...

Damn the Torpedoes. . .?

By Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrid Bovey, R.O.
October 1939
The history of war operations is peculiarly interesting to two classes of readers. The student of war as a science finds a source of information and ideas in almost every ...

The Wilkes Exploring Expedition

By Captain G. S. Bryan, U. S. Navy
October 1939
The closing months of 1939 and early 1940 mark the one hundredth anniversary of the crowning achievement of the United States Exploring Expedition, or the Wilkes Exploring Expedition as it ...

A Navy Homebuilding and Financial Co-Operative

By Charles M. Hatcher, Aviation Machinist's Mate 1c, U. S. Navy
October 1939
The problem of the married enlisted man and his economic tribulations is one which constantly becomes more important to the general morale of the fleet. Commander Truman P. Riddle (Ch.C.), ...

Patrol Plane Navigation

By Lieutenant E. M. Block, U. S. Navy
October 1939
The subject of patrol plane navigation is still in its infancy. A few people know something, but no one knows everything about it. Pensacola, with its crowded schedule, can give ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

October 1939
Currents in Los Angeles Harbor and Vicinity(See page 685, May, 1939, Proceedings)Dr. H. U. Sverdrup, Director Scripps Institution of Oceanography.In a recent article Mr. Leypoldt has made ...

Book Reviews

October 1939
THE OFFSHORE NAVIGATOR.By Warwick M. Tompkins.Yachting Handbook Series. New York: John F. Winters. 174 pp. 1939. $1.50.Reviewed by F. W. KeatorThis little volume, by the Skipper of the famous schooner ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
October 1939
STEPS TOWARD WARIssues Clear.Unlike the diplomatic correspondence of 1914, to which infinite study was later given to establish facts and responsibility, the communications preceding the War of ...

Digital Proceedings content made possible by a gift from CAPT Roger Ekman, USN (Ret.)