Possible Peace Terms—Present War

By Vice Admiral William Ledyard Rodgers, U. S. Navy (Retired)
August 1940
(Author’s Note.This article was written before France collapsed. Now England is fighting alone for the ideals which this country also believes in. She needs all the help this ...

Battle Down the Hatch

By Commander H. J. Wright, U. S. Navy
August 1940
“Give every man thine ear but few thy voice.”—ShakespeareAt this time, when the apocalyptical horsemen are galloping madly over our battle-torn world, critical plans decisions must be made almost daily ...

A Survey of Atlantis

By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
August 1940
Atlantis . . . the legendary continent of classical literature . . . the con­tinent of drowned valleys and sub­merged mountains . . . fires the imagination of dwellers on ...

Reaching Back

By Lieutenant (j.g.) L. W. Parrish, U. S. Navy
August 1940
As we go about the Naval Air Station in Pensacola the old walls remind us that they once surrounded the navy yard of another era. Other landmarks, legends, and facts ...


By Lieutenant Commander James E. Hamilton, U. S. Navy
August 1940
Looking back to the beginning of that naval era in which ships of steel and steam became standard, and looking ahead for a generation, one sees a total of only ...

Industrial Research

By Lieutenant Charles L. Petze, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1940
On one side of the ledger, the entry:Industrial Research . . . $225,000,000On the other, the item:The Power to Create.The first entry is an estimate of the amount spent by ...

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Lieutenant Clinton S. Rounds, U. S. Navy
August 1940
Teaching an old dog new tricks” is the way a news man summed up the demonstration given by the old blimp J-4 off Manasquan Inlet last November. The J-4 is ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

August 1940
The Influence of Scurvy upon Maritime History(See pages 330, March, and 917, June, 1940, Proceedings)Elliston Farrell.—May I express the pleasure I experienced in reading the article by Commander Roddis on ...

Book Reviews

August 1940
Blow All Ballast! The Story of the Squalus. By Nat A. Barrows. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1940. 298 pages. $2.75. Reviewed by Commander J. O. Huse, U. ...

Notes on International Affairs

August 1940
France SurrendersFranco-German Armistice.—In what will not doubt be considered the most momentous month in history down to the of present, German forces after the conquest Belgium swept rapidly southward, entered ...

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