The Case for the Big Capital Ship

By Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy
July 1940
“The Bigger the Better”The mission of the Navy in time of war is to attain and maintain control of the sea in order that the enemy may be deprived of ...

Design for War—To Promote Peace

By Captain G. V. Stewart, U. S. Navy
July 1940
“Every man who does not go to war must work for the Empire, without reward, for a certain time.”—13th Law of Genghis KhanWhen the State says to you, Mr. ...

Some Special Uses of Smoke Screens

By Captain R. C. Parker, U. S. Navy
July 1940
The recent battle off the La Plata between the Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers has not yet been reported in that technical detail which is of more interest ...

An Interrupted Yarn

By Captain George R. Crapo (S.C.), U. S. Navy
July 1940
In 1910, while attached to a unit of the Atlantic Fleet visiting English ports, I heard at a wardroom dinner on an English man-o’war, a “yarn” laughingly told on themselves, ...

Position Finding By Planets

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)
July 1940
A navigator of Pan American Air­ways stressed to the writer the con­venience of working planet lines of Position using the Air Almanac. It will doubtless surprise many navigators to know ...

Motor Torpedo Boats: A Technical Study

By Gordon Adamson and Douglas Van Patten
July 1940
Introduction When, in the years from 1900 to 1914, planing boats were first de­veloped, they appeared to have little practical use; rather they were small fair-weather pleasure boats or racing ...

Sea Scouts, B.S.A.

By Skipper Harrison P. Martin, Sea Scouts
July 1940
Despite the fact that there are now upward of 26,000 Sea Scouts in active service under the super­vision of 10,000 adult leaders and advisors, probably many people have never even ...

The Center of a Typhoon

By Lieutenant George Knuepfer, U. S. Navy
July 1940
Many a mariner has been in a ty­phoon, but few have had the ex­perience of having the center of one pass directly over them. In the center of a typhoon ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

July 1940
Morale in the New World War(See page 675, May, 1940, Proceedings)Dr. Harold S. Hulbert.-—Command­er M. M. Witherspoon’s paper on “Morale in the New World War” studiously review­ing morale work ...

Book Reviews

July 1940
Handbook of the Hospital Corps, United States Navy, 1939. By Bureau of Medicine and Sur­gery, Navy Department, Washing­ton, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1939. 1015 pages. $1.75.Reviewed by Captain ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
July 1940
Southern EuropeItaly Enters War.—On June 10 the Italian Government declared war on Great Britain and France. The order in the first week of June requiring all Italian mer­chant vessels to ...

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