Ships for What?

By Harlan Trott
March 1940
The Merchant Marine and National Defense On May 28, 1864, Congress enacted a subvention law authorizing regular ocean mail service between the United States and Brazil. This was an operating ...

The Influence of Scurvy Upon Maritime History

By Commander Louis H. Roddis (MC.), U. S. Navy
March 1940
It is the opinion of some of the most experienced officers that the block­ading system of warfare which an­nihilated the naval power of France could never have been carried on ...

Life in Samoa

By Lieutenant H. W. Blakeslee, U. S. Navy
March 1940
In Samoa, the United States possesses one of the best harbors in the south seas. It is called Pago Pago (pro­nounced Pango Pango) after the little village at its head. ...

How About the Naval Reserve?

By Lieutenant Commander W. S. G. Davis, U. S. Navy
March 1940
The recent increase in general inter­est in the Naval Reserve has prompt­ed the proverbial myriad inquiries as to the requirements for eligibility. Thou­sands of letters and postcards were re­ceived in ...

The Naval Communication Reserve

By Lieutenant Hoyt S. Scott, U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1940
Rain! Rain! Rain—Rain! A continual downpour had caused the streams and tributaries of the Ohio River to reach an uncontrollable stage and a flood was inevitable. Towns a nd cities ...

Island Bulwarks

By Colonel Cary I. Crockett, Infantry, U. S. Army
March 1940
Enlargement of the army command on Puerto Rico to the status of a military department and the initia­tion of preliminary work on an air base at the capital city of ...

The Monitor-Merrimac Legend

By Alan Cornwall Smith
March 1940
On the evening of Saturday, March 8, 1862, the wildest excitement pre­vailed in the principal cities of the United States. Washington was in a panic, with congressmen, senators, and all ...

The Young America

By Charles Robert Patterson
March 1940
T he extreme clipper ship Young America, perhaps the finest sailing ship ever built, was for more than a quarter of a century the pride of the American mercantile marine. ...

Some Facts About Fisher and His Warships

By Admiral Sir R. Bacon, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O.
March 1940
In the August, 1939, number of the Proceedings of the Naval Institute, Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired), contributed an article titled “Fisher and His Warships.” The short ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

March 1940
Promotion Systems—Past, Present, and Future (See page 192, February, 1940, Proceedings) Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy.—Commander Dyer has written an interesting paper in which he makes a ...

Book Reviews

March 1940
The Rise of American Naval Power 1776-1918. By Harold and Margaret Sprout. Princeton: Prince­ton University Press. 398 pages. 1939. $3.75. Reviewed by Admiral William H. Standley, U. S. Navy (Retired) ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
March 1940
America and the European War Safety Zone Opposed.—In a note of January 15 the British Government pre­sented in some detail its objections to the proposed American security zone, and its ...

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