Future Cruisers

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1941
JAPAN is reported to be building several fast, 12-inch-gunned supercruisers, designed to run down and destroy existing heavy cruisers. Some regard this as a perilous situation which can be met ...

Blockaders Off the American Coast

By Carlos C. Hanks
February 1941
From the days of oar-driven galleys, nations at war have resorted to the weapons of blockade whenever their naval resources and the geographical position of an adversary permitted.The sea forces ...

Great-Circle Sailing

By A. Day Bradley
February 1941
This article presents what the author believes to be a new method of obtaining the latitudes and longitudes of a series of points on the great-circle track between two given ...

A Tall Tale

By Lieutenant J. O. Vosseller, U. S. Navy
February 1941
AVIATION accidents have always been pretty grisly affairs. Tremendously -L- great speeds are usually involved, highly inflammable gasoline is sometimes spewed all over the place, and pilots, being human, do ...

Big Bertha, 1855 Style

By Willy Ley
February 1941
When the much-discussed Time Capsule was buried at the site of the New York World’s Fair on September 23, 1938, and a list of its contents was published in the ...

Historic Ships of the Navy—Hornet

By Robert W. Neeser
February 1941
The first Hornet was a sloop equipped at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Continental Marine Committee in the fall of 1775. She was armed with ten long 9-pdr., and was commanded ...

A Daylight Sight of Polaris

By Rear Admiral F. H. Brumby, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1941
Not long after graduation in June, 1895, I joined the Atlanta at the New York Navy Yard, and the end of that month found me at sea in a ship ...

The Status of Retired Officers

By Captain Thomas L. Gatch, U. S. Navy
February 1941
I.—Are They in the Employ of the United States?ON October 8, 1940, the President approved an Act of Congress known as Public No. 805, 76th Congress, 3rd session, that is ...

Typhoons Over Guam

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
February 1941
Typhoons have roared over Guam with terrific fury ever since that tiny island was thrown up from the ocean floor to form the exposed portion of the steep northwestern cliff ...

Book Reviews

February 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
February 1941
FROM DECEMBER 10 TO JANUARY 10AMERICA AND THE WARAid for Democracies. —In his radio talk of December 29, as well as in his subsequent message to Congress, President Roosevelt clearly ...

Professional Notes

February 1941
UNITED STATESNew Light RayNew York Herald Tribune, December 15. — Production of a light ray with a wave length which does not vary by more than one fifty-billionth of an ...

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