Pioneer Party—Wake Island

By Captain Ross A. Dierdorff, U. S. Navy
April 1943
FOREWORD This article was written in the fall of 1941. On December 7, 1941 (December 8 by our time), the author was making his last trip in command of the ...

Our Greatest Resource

By Lieutenant D. Lee Hamilton, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1943
In these days when total war is hammering out the shape of the world to come, our vision is obscured by the swirl of battles. We find it difficult to ...

Java Sea: A Memorable Naval Battle

By James K. Eyre, Jr.
April 1943
The present global war, embracing a number of far-flung battlefronts, and involving millions of men in the field, has produced many notable events. By the very manner in which we ...

The Monitor in War Today

By Lieutenant Hartley E. Howe, U. S. Naval Reserve
April 1943
“The trident of Neptune is the sceptre of the world.” A SLIM correspondent sat down at his typewriter, mounted on a packing case under a palm tree, and banged away ...

Navigation By Christian Science

By Captain A. C. Stott, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1943
The log of the U.S.S. ________ for Tuesday, April 13, 1909, contains the following record: Commences and until 4 a.m.—Cloudy with light airs and mist, getting heavier last part of ...


By Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
April 1943
As individuals, members of our fighting forces require certain well-established elements to keep their morale at a high pitch. The first is food. Man being an engine, he must have ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

April 1943
Overboard—Cocked Hat and Epaulets (See page 1100, August, 1942, Proceedings) Commander J. F. Meigs, U. S. Navy (Retired).—The Navy is now changing from the old-style uniform cap with a visor ...

Book Reviews

April 1943
FOR PERMANENT VICTORY: THE CASE FOR AN AMERICAN ARSENAL OF PEACE. By Captain Melvin M. Johnson, Jr., and Charles T. Haven. New York: William Morrow and Co. 1942. 246 pages. ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
April 1943
AMERICA AND THE WAR Conference on Post-War Problems. —Speaking for his government, Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles in a speech at Toronto on February 26, emphasized the need of ...

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