Tenochtitlan - A Naval Classic

By Lieutenant Commander Wallace S. Wharton, U. S. Naval Reserve
November 1940
“Vinci Non Possum”Few campaigns in the great parade of wars marching through history re­veal in clearer form the basic ele­ments of success, and the application of these elements, than the ...

Mines of Long Ago

By Carlos C. Hanks
November 1940
The Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung has published a description of the German magnetic mine now in use and explains how it operates. It admits that mines are being laid by ...

English Short Stories of the Sea

By Professor Charles Lee Lewis, U. S. Naval Academy
November 1940
Extraordinary variety both in sub­ject matter and in style character­izes the short story of the sea as a type of nautical literature. All oceans and seas may be traversed in ...

The Overtaking Situation

By Lieutenant Commander Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Professor of Transportation, University of Washington
November 1940
An overtaking vessel is defined in the rules as a vessel which approaches another from a direction more than two points abaft her beam. Ar­ticle 24, identical in the International ...

The Patrol Plane and the Future

By Lieutenant Commander A. B. Vosseller, U. S. Navy
November 1940
The enviable reputation of American Naval Aviation, so richly deserved after years of efficient operations, is probably based principally upon public interest in the rather spectacular phases of carrier aviation. ...

Our Lighter-Than-Air Policy

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Francis X. Carmody, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1940
On a stormy evening in the spring of 1933, the Navy dirigible Akron crashed and was destroyed off the coast of New Jersey. With her to her wa­tery grave went ...

"Ten Minutes"

By Lieutenant Commander Harry Manning, U. S. Naval Reserve
November 1940
So many mariners, and others, have asked me to tell of my "Ten Minutes," on the morning of June 11, 1940, that though to me the incident seems hardly worth ...

Midway—The North Pacific's Tiny Pet

By Homer C. Votaw
November 1940
About 1,200 miles northwest of Honolulu lies Midway—western key to Hawaii, and focal point in America’s projected North Pacific defenses.Although officially known as the Mid­way Islands, the group is really ...

The Human Mechanism and the Submarine

By Captain Ernest W. Brown (M.C.), U. S. Navy
November 1940
The submarine is one of the latest weapons of naval warfare and has evolved in the main only during the present century. Although recognized pre­viously as a factor in naval ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

November 1940
A Tribute to Admiral Mahan as a Social Scientist Albert Lepawsky.—Captain Mahan is best known for his three historic volumes on the Influence of Sea Power upon His­tory, but his ...

Book Reviews

November 1940
The United States Navy. By Merle Armitage. New York: Long­mans, Green and Co. 1940. 284 pages. $5.00.Reviewed by Captain H. A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy (Retired)When the reader learns ...

Notes on International Affairs

November 1940
Axis DevelopmentsTri-Power Pact.—After a series of conferences which had led foreign corre­spondents to expect an accord with Spain, the Axis Foreign Ministers met at Berlin on September ...

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