The Naval Officer as a Teacher

By Felix Howland
January 1941
“For there is a man whose labor is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity."—Ecclesiastes 11-21The chief duty of a naval officer is the instruction, training, and indoctrination of ...


By Lieutenant W. A. Moffett, Jr., U. S. Navy
January 1941
In the present period of record- breaking construction for rearmament fostered by the crisis in Europe, it would seem that a natural tendency in ship construction should be toward new ...

Professional Notes

January 1941
UNITED STATES Mosquito Fleet New York Herald, Tribune, November 24. —Tests to determine the usefulness of the Navy’s new high-speed PT (patrol torpedo) boats as a combatant unit of the ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
January 1941
FROM NOVEMBER 10 TO DECEMBER 10CENTRAL EUROPEBalkans Tied to Axis.The second half of November was occupied by German leaders in a kind of diplomatic parade, in which, to ...

Book Reviews

January 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 ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

January 1941
Naval Camouflage(See page 1394, October, 1940, Proceedings)B. Orchard Lisle.Naval literature is greatly benefited by Lieutenant Commander Charles Bittinger’s interesting treatise on camouflage—which word, incidentally, is said to have ...

Menu Planning

By Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy
January 1941
“What proportion of the world’s unhappiness is traceable to ill-health due to poor diet would be impossible to prove and idle to speculate upon, but the writer is convinced, from ...

A Chapter in the History of Submarines

By Captain Garland Fulton, U. S. Navy
January 1941
At this time when much is being heard and read about the activities and effectiveness of submarines, it is interesting to review the situation 40 years ago and to cite ...

It Won't Happen This Time

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1941
The U.S.S. Beukelsdijk was a unit of the United States Naval Overseas Transportation Service from 1918 to 1919. Her naval career was as peculiar as her name was unusual. Her ...

Malta, Focal Point of Mediterranean Control

By Lieutenant W. M. Gullett, U. S. Navy
January 1941
MALTA, the principal island of the Maltese Archipelago, which also includes the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino, has for centuries been a bulwark of strength to its rulers in ...

Wake Island

By Homer C. Votaw
January 1941
ON DECEMBER 29, 1934, a Presidential order placed Wake Island under the jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to that time it was generally looked upon as an uninhabitable waterless ...

Historic Ships of the Navy: Fulton

By Robert W. Neeser
January 1941
The first Fulton was a wooden war steamer designed by Robert Fulton and built under his supervision at the shipyard of Adam and Noah Brown in New York under authority ...

Three Confederate Submarines

By David Whittet Thomson
January 1941
Operations at New Orleans, Mobile, and Charleston1862-64The sky was cloudless at Charleston Harbor on the night of February 17, 1864, and a full moon shone brightly, outlining in sharp and ...

The Veuvius: Black Sheep of the White Squadron

By Stephen C. Stuntz, Jr.
January 1941
“Effective defense does not consist primarily in power to protect, but in power to injure.”—Mahan.The name Vesuvius had been used for two earlier American Navy vessels before Congress in 1886 ...

Bloody Bottled for Defense

By Robert Park MacHatton
January 1941
A blood transfusion in the thick of battle? Heretofore a transfusion at such a time has been a practical impossibility. While men are at their battle stations engaged in combat ...

The Last Confederate Raider

By Carlos Hanks
January 1941
The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah was the last of a colorful line of Civil War sea raiders to elude the vigilance of neutral European governments and put to sea with destruction ...

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