Naval Camouflage

By Lieutenant Commander Charles Bittinger, U. S. Naval Reserve
October 1940
There are two forms of naval prog­ress. The first is the amplification of old ideas—in other words, doing what has been done by our ancestors, do­ing it better and multiplying ...

The Red Cross at the Masthead

By Robert Park MacHatton
October 1940
With the sailing, June 15, of the SS. McKeesport, late of the Oriole Line but chartered the latter half of May to carry a vast cargo of supplies to war-stricken ...

The Byzantine Empire

By Arthur MacCartney Shepard
October 1940
A Historic Example and WarningTo find an instructive historical par­allel to the catastrophic events in Europe today, it is necessary to go back 1500 years to the barbarian invasions of ...

Earth's Rotational Effect on the Bubble Sextant

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired) and Captain T. L. Thurlow, U. S. Air Corps
October 1940
Apart from the present well-known transient acceleration errors of the bubble sextant in flight, there exists a persistent and predictable acceleration error caused by the rotation of the earth. This ...

Literature of the Sea

By the late William Lincoln Brown
October 1940
In one alcove in the Library of Con­gress, not generally open to visitors, is shelf after shelf of books about the sea. Here, if he has the privilege to browse ...

Commercial Oversea Aviation Routes

By Captain G. S. Bryan, U. S. Navy, Hydrographer of the Navy
October 1940
Commercial aviation was just begin­ning to expand and spread across the seven seas when the outbreak of hostilities in Europe caused the cancella­tion or postponement of many plans for extension ...
An artist's depiction of the collier "Merrimac" under fire off Estrella Point in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba.

The Collier Merrimac

By Fred J. Buenzle, Chief Yeoman, U. S. Navy (Retired)
October 1940
That first day of June, 1898, when Rear Admiral William T. Sampson arrived off Santiago de Cuba in his flagship New York, accompanied by the Oregon and Mayflower, 42 years ...

Food - Hawaii’s Vital Problem

By Lieutenant James L. Denig, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
October 1940
Napoleon said that a soldier marches on his stomach. He also fights on his stomach. A soldier without food is as useless as a gun without ammu­nition. Food is ammunition ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

October 1940
The Panama Canal, Statistics and Traffic Oddities Ralph Z. Kirkpatrick.—It is axio­matic that a long continuation of success­ful operations is not newsworthy. Hence the press gave limited space to ...

Book Reviews

October 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

October 1940
America and the WarDestroyers Exchanged for Bases.— In a message to Congress on September 3 President Roosevelt formally announced that the United States had secured from Britain the promise ...

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