The Future Fleet

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
August 1941
“The tendency has always been to subordinate our strategy to our ship construction, rather than to alter our designs to suit our strategy.”—FisherEveryone now realizes that the offensive potentialities of ...

The Supreme Court Speaks

By Lieutenant Commander Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1941
In the various regulations that govern the action of vessels on public navigable waters under conditions of good visibility two distinct theories of collision prevention are apparent. One theory is ...

Emporiums Afloat

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
August 1941
From a professional point of view, the most hazardous explosives carried on board our men-of-war are neither in primers nor booster charges but, as evidenced by court-martial orders, are contained ...

Ice in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean

By Commander F. A. Zeusler, U. S. Coast Guard
August 1941
These data are submitted as of interest to those navigators who cruise and patrol the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Conditions change constantly and seamen must govern themselves accordingly ...

Torpedo Boats

By Captain H. A. V. von Pflugk
August 1941
“The insignificant often are the most to be feared.”—La FontaineIn 1862, a torpedo raft that had been built at New York for use in destroying harbor defenses at Charleston, S.C ...

Benjamin Franklin Isherwood

By George W. Dyson
August 1941
“L’eminent ingenieur en chef de la marine des Etats Unis, le plus fecund des experimenteurs de ces quarante dernieres annees.”—Dwelshanvers-Deery.There yet remains to be written a definitive history of the ...

Three Cases of International Law

By Lieutenant Lion T. Miles, U. S. Navy
August 1941
Any discussion of international law at the present time must necessarily be L a purely academic one. At the beginning of World War II, however, many of the problems of ...


By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
August 1941
The early history of Ecuador is closely allied to that of Peru and Colombia. The territory became, after much tribal warfare among the Indians, the seat of two kingdoms, that ...

Book Reviews

August 1941
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
August 1941
FROM JUNE 10 TO JULY 10AXIS WAR ON RUSSIANazi Invasion. —After an extended period during which both Russian and German troops were concentrated on their common frontiers, and a shorter ...

Professional Notes

August 1941
UNITED STATESNavy Fliers with ArmyChicago Tribune, June 25. —New steps to weld American land, sea, and air forces into a closely co-ordinated fighting team were disclosed today by Gen. George ...

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