The Mosquito Stings

By Lieutenant (j.g.) R. H. Smith, U. S. Navy
December 1940
“If a captain is under fire, he is at his station.”—DarrieusWarfare, both land and naval, al­though bloody and ruthless in its execution, nevertheless affords a medium of logical and interesting ...

Future Naval War

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1940
“Naval tactics is not a science founded upon principles absolutely invariable; it is based upon conditions, the chief cause of which, namely the arms, may change; which in turn causes ...

Polar Navigation with H.O. Publication 214

By E. B. Collins
December 1940
The determination of a fix of a vessel, anywhere on the earth’s surface, in­cluding those regions about the poles, is founded on a very simple elemen­tary geometrical principle that can ...

A Letter to Garcia

By Lieutenant Commander Arnold E. True, U. S. Navy
December 1940
“Ride not a good horse to death.”—CervantesThe sinking sun glowed red from a blue-green, cloud-fleeced sky. A soft cooling trade wind rolled gently down the steep green slopes of the ...

The Prediction of Tides

By Captain Paul C. Whitney, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
December 1940
Aside from its great importance to the naval service and the Merchant Marine, the subject of tide predictions is a source of much fascination and won­derment to those who are ...

Anchoring Ships on the High Seas

By Lieutenant H. R. Seiwell, Sn-Res.
December 1940
Introduction As a result of physical and chemical investigations of the sea conducted for more than half a century, the principal circulation features of the ocean basins are now believed ...

Midshipman - U. S. Naval Reserve

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1940
The world jolts along these days. Na­tions, ideals, and customs are swept swiftly aside by a surging sea of dic­tatorial authority. To meet the totalitarian challenge, to preserve the American ...

The Austro-American Navy

By Commander E. E. Hazlett, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1940
The war was over! The personnel of Subchaser Detachment Two were jubilant; they had had a hand, they felt, in the final result and would soon be headed for home. ...

Famous Swords at the U. S. Naval Academy

By Ensign Ellery H. Clark, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1940
Being on active duty at the United States Naval Academy, and having had the duty three or four mornings a week of conducting groups of the Plebes through the Museum, ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

December 1940
A Commerce Raider off New York(See page 1237, September, 1940, Proceedings)Ensign Richard W. Mindte, U. S. Naval Reserve.—The recent article by Carlos Hanks describing the short reign of terror caused ...

Book Reviews

December 1940
The Fleet Today. By Kendall Ban­ning. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co. 1940. 346 pages. $2.50.Reviewed by Captain E. G. Small, U. S. NavyIt was Macauley who took as ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
December 1940
Mediterranean War ExtendedItaly Attacks Greece.—Italy’s long quarrel picking with Greece on the Alba­nian frontier came to a climax in an ulti­matum on October 28 (just prior to the meeting of ...

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