The Philippine Question

By Commander Walter Lucian Taylor, U. S. Navy
September 1941
“Only through strength can there be hope for peace or assurance of national security.”It is not surprising that the Philippine question has been somewhat eclipsed by the more immediate and ...

With Erben and Mahan on the Chicago

By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1941
No years of Mahan’s life after the Civil War were as eventful for him as the two he spent in command of the U.S.S. Chicago in European waters.After the great ...

A System for Rating Officers

By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey
September 1941
“And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; . . .”—Matthew. For survival against the dangers ...

Hurricanes and Our New Bases

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
September 1941
WHILE the weapons of national defense, particularly aircraft, have made rapid and remarkable improvements since the last World War, the weather hazards have not changed. And in certain parts of ...

Tips on Practical Shiphandling

By Captain H. A. V. von Pflugk
September 1941
Can every officer learn to handle a ship expertly?The answer is very definitely—No!It isn’t his fault. He either hasn’t the knack, or lacks the opportunity for the practice necessary to ...


By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
September 1941
The early discovery and colonization of Paraguay were closely linked to that of the River Plate. When Solis was killed in the River Plate and the remains of his expedition ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

September 1941
Navicert and Pericert(See page 825, June, 1941, Proceedings)Commander G. R. Fairlamb, Jr., U. S. Navy. —Lieutenant Commander Nelson advocates a change in the accepted rule of international law which guarantees ...

Book Reviews

September 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
September 1941
FROM JULY 10 TO AUGUST 10FAR EASTJapan in Indo-China. —At the close of July Japan moved into the naval base at Camranh Bay, French Indo-China, with naval forces, troops, and ...

Professional Notes

September 1941
UNITED STATESBuilding, Time CutNew York Herald Tribune, June 29. — The belief that more than a year will be cut soon from the normal building time for an American-made battleship ...

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