The Battle Fleet and World Air Power

By Peter Marsh Stanford
December 1943
The violence of the denunciations which fell upon the battleship after the great air-sea battles in the Pacific in 1942 serve to show more clearly than anything else the revolution ...

The International Hydrographic Bureau

By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
December 1943
Among charting and mapping agencies in the United States, standardization of methods and uniformity in conventional symbols and nomenclature have been attained by means of continuing committees on which each ...

Channel Fever

By Lieutenant Commander Raymond H. Johnson, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1943
The largest freighter under the American flag was lying at her berth in San Francisco. The skipper, who was an old buddy of mine, and I were “shooting the breeze” ...

Truk in the Carolines

By Commander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1943
The So-Called island of Truk is mentioned almost daily in newspaper accounts of fighting in the south Pacific, also in studied analyses of naval strategy in mid-Pacific. Truk is made ...

Recruit to Man-O’-War’s Man

By Lieutenant Commander Matthew Radom, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1943
On December 8, 1941, I joined a pushing, shoving, enthusiastic mass of men all trying to get through the portals of 90 Church Street in New York City. I was ...

Tender Memories

By Commander George W. Akers, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1943
Nowadays marine repair work, particularly that for the Navy, is done literally “on the fly.” Gone are the leisurely availability periods of yore, in a navy yard or alongside a ...

La France Australe

By Lieutenant Commander Richard C. Drum Hunt, U. S. Navy
December 1943
Before Japan’s entry into the war not many Americans had heard of New Caledonia. Today the Stars and Stripes and the Cross of Lorraine are flying together over Noumea, and ...

Public Relations—In War and Peace

By Lieutenant Commander L. Rohe Walter, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1943
“Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes of pronounces ...

Condition One and Abandon Ship

By Lieutenant Commander Judson A. Millspaugh (M.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1943
At SEA DURING war most ships are in CONDITION ONE before the order "Abandon Ship" is issued because there is usually some forewarning of danger sufficient to indicate that the ...

Etajima, the Japanese Naval Academy

By Lieutenant Thomas E. Flynn, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1943
One of the most necessary requirements leading to victory in warfare is a knowledge of the potentialities of the enemy: his arms, his methods, and his leaders. Looking into the ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

December 1943
A Department of War (See page 1099, August, 1943, Proceedings) Rear Admiral W. D. Baker, U. S. Navy.—The development of total warfare in the present conflict has brought the thought ...

Book Reviews

December 1943
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: SHIELD OF THE REPUBLIC. By Walter Lippmann. Boston: Little, Brown & Company. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. 1943. 177 pages. $1.50. Reviewed by Richard S. West, Jr., ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
December 1943
U NITED NATIONS AGREEMENTS MOSCOW CONFERENCE.—The Moscow tri-power conference of foreign ministers Opened on October 19 and after twelve sessions closed on October 30 with what was universally regarded as ...

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