Are We Ready?

By Brockholst Livingston
May 1940
*This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1940."Domine, dirige nos"Call it a "phony war" if we will, it is war, nevertheless, that is filling the pages ...

Secrets of Mine Warfare

By Captain of the Second Grade A. P. Lukin, Imperial Russian Navy; Translated from the Russian by Lieutenant (J.G.) Arthur L. Wilson, U. S. Navy
May 1940
About April 20, 1918, German troops entered the Crimea and not meeting any resistance moved into Se­bastopol. Almost simultaneously, from Constantinople came the German dread­nought Goeben, a cruiser, and four ...

The Holdup of the SS. Buckman

By Stanley A. Wheeler
May 1940
In August of the year 1910, the 253-foot steamer Buckman was south­bound on one of her regular trips between Seattle and San Francisco. Early one morning on this voyage the ...


By Robert H. Macy
May 1940
In spite of the fact that many of the coast guard vessels were not designed as icebreakers, the exigencies of the moment of ten require that whatever ships are available ...

Morale in the New World War

By Commander M. M. Witherspoon (Ch.C.), U. S. Navy
May 1940
The Duke of Wellington is reputed to have said after the Battle of Water­loo, “The British were no braver than the French, but they were brave five minutes longer.” That ...

The Battle of Helles and Lemnos

By K. L. Rankin
May 1940
The World War may be said to have lasted for 11 years in the Aegean. Hostilities were not continuous, and from the summer of 1913 until September of the following ...

Taps for a Famous Beauty of the Navy

By Roxana White
May 1940
The navy is taking its extra destroy­ers down from the shelf and dusting them off for the neutrality patrol. A vast building program for sea defense is under way. Even ...

The California Nautical School

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Bennett M. Dodson, U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1940
Many officers of the fleet have seen the trim white training ship Cali­fornia State on the Pacific coast and in other parts of the world. It is not generally known ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

May 1940
End of the Treasure Hunt(See pages 1235, September, 1934, and 380, March, 1937, Proceedings)Captain Stanford E. Moses, U. S. Navy (Retired).—The following notes and comment refer to two articles by ...

Book Reviews

May 1940
Men, Wind and Sea. By Riley Brown, Radioman, First Class, U. S. Coast Guard. New York: Carlyle House. 266 pages. 1939. $2.75.Reviewed by Lieutenant Com­mander Richard F. Armknecht (C.E.C.) ...

Notes on International Affairs

May 1940
War in the NorthNorway Enters War.—On April 9 Norway declared war on Germany, rather than submit passively to the “protective occupation” of her territory by German forces. Denmark on the ...

Professional Notes

May 1940
To March 31, 1940UNITED STATESVessels Under Construction, United States Navy, as of March 1, 1940Type, Number and NameContractorKeelLaidLaunchedDate of Contract or orderMonths to BuildBattleships: North CarolinaNew York Navy Yard10/27/37—8/1/3749WashingtonPhiladelphia Navy ...

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