A Resume of National Interests in the Caribbean Area

By Lieutenant Commander Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy
February 1940
“As a legacy of the Spanish War we are left with … an immensely added interest in Central America and the Caribbean Sea.” – Theodore RooseveltReplete with incidents of interna­tional ...

Swell Damage

By Lieutenant Commander T. W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1940
There is a source of easy profit (which in the vernacular would be called a racket) for some people that has not achieved all the notoriety that it deserves; it ...

The Navy Gave Me Wings

By Ensign Chandler W. Swanson, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1940
When a civilian, aspiring to go to Pensacola to get his “Navy Wings,” considers this matter for the first time his mind projects into the future. He visualizes and dreams. ...

Promotion Systems—Past, Present, and Future

By Commander George C. Dyer, U. S. Navy
February 1940
Basic principle.—The fundamental principle that officers exist for the Navy and not the Navy for the officers is often temporarily forgotten or purposely relegated to the background in the welter ...

The Voyage of the Ontario, 1817-19

By Charles O. Paullin
February 1940
The voyage of the U.S.S. Ontario, 1817-19, is unique in the annals of the American Navy, for she is the only vessel ever dispatched after a war to repossess American ...

The Merchant Officer's Place in the Naval World

By Ensign Kenyon B. Fitzgerald, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
February 1940
There is pathos and real tragedy in the pall that hangs over our Merchant Marine. Discontent, distrust, and dissatisfaction permeate the atmosphere of the water front and to all outward ...

Ratings By Shakespeare

By Lieutenant V. P. Douw, U. S. Navy
February 1940
Case I.—Boatswain’s mate, first class, 13 years’ service. He’s devoted to the Navy, works like a demon, no matter what the hour. Undoubtedly one of the best seamen you ever ...

The Saga of a Modern Sea Raider

By Lieutenant Commander C. R. Brown, U. S. Navy
February 1940
The history of the World War offers so little of romance and adventure that it is always refreshing to turn again to that gallant little band of Ger­man surface commerce ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

February 1940
The Line Officer Problem(See page 1587, November, 1939, Proceedings)Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy.—Captain Cooke has produced an interesting article which is worthy of study and discussion in ...

Book Reviews

February 1940
The Manila Galleon. By William Lytle Schurz. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 454 pages. 1939. $6.00.Reviewed by Commander William M. Fechteler, U. S. NavyThe author states ...

Notes on International Affairs

February 1940
America and the WarIssues Raised by Graf Spee.—Not only Uruguay but all American states were concerned in the problems raised by the engagement of the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee ...

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