When Peace Comes

By Commander Harley Cope, U. S. Navy
February 1943
With the major nations and a good part of the minor ones of the world embroiled in total war it is rather difficult at the moment to visualize peace, but ...

Countercurrents of the South Caribbean

By Lieutenant R. L. Bence, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1943
Navigators usually have sufficient accurate data at hand in the form of current tables, pilot charts, coastal pilots, and sailing directions to obtain a reasonably accurate picture of ocean currents ...

Notes on International Affairs

February 1943
AMERICA AND THE WARDiplomatic Papers Published.—The State Department in January published a series of documents entitled “Peace and War,” containing chiefly correspondence with American ambassadors in the Axis capitals ...

Book Reviews

February 1943
THE UNITED STATES NAVY 1776 TO 1815.New York. By the Grolier Club Committee on Publications.A Limited Edition of 700 copies printed by the George Grady Press, November, 1942. 158 pages. ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

February 1943
Swinging Ship at Anchor(See page 1223, September, 1942, Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander W. A. Wiley, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired).—During the spring of a certain year (I think it was about ...

Celestial Co-Ordinators

By Lieutenant Commander Delwyn Hyatt, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1943
“Celestial co-ordinator” is the general name applied to a variety of devices which provide graphic representation and approximate solution of problems involving the systems of spherical co-ordinates commonly used to ...

World Naval Development, 1898-1918

By Dr. Donald W. Mitchell
February 1943
Probably no other two decades ever witnessed such rapid and revolutionary changes in naval science as the period between the Spanish-American War and the close of the first World War. ...

Random Thoughts on Small Craft

By Herbert Telsey, Quartermaster 2c, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1943
The importance of naval small craft in the present war is widely recognized. One small facet of this importance is their utility in the informal training of reserve personnel, new ...


By Wilbur E. Apgar
February 1943
The use of the French shipbuilding town of Lorient by the Germans for a strong submarine base has caused the town to suffer from the explosive wrath of American bombers. ...

Sonic Sounding

By Thomas H. Whitcroft, Hydrographic Engineer, U. S. Naval Hydrographic Office
February 1943
As Developed by the U. S. NavyAbout the time of the discovery of America, Leonardo da Vinci, famous engineer, physicist, and painter of his time, performed many experiments ...

Hemp for the Shipping Industry

By Robert Park MacHatton
February 1943
Like Our Ancestors, We Are Growing Thousands of Tons for Marine UseIn one sense the present war is one of surpluses, shortages, and substitutes. Although the shortage of natural ...

Japan's First Submarines

By Lieutenant Commander Robert H. Barnes, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1943
Captain frank t. cable, American Submarine Engineer, took one look at an old antiquated boring tool one of his men was using and inquired if the Japs didn’t have a ...

Modernizing Enlisted Men's Uniform

By Harrison P. Martin, Quartermaster 3c, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1943
The naval enlisted men’s uniform today is substantially the same as that worn during the Civil War. True, there have been some changes in detail. For example, the “flat cap” ...

Dutch and Norwegian Navies

By Captain John A. Gade, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
February 1943
IDuring the present war the smaller, sea-faring Allied nations have played their parts nobly on the seven seas of the world. The Netherlands and Norway have lived up to their ...

It Happens to All of Us—Speechmaking

By Captain H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy
February 1943
We are all called on occasionally for a public speech. Why are so few naval officers able speakers? Why can nearly every officer get up before his division or crew ...

The Submarine Torpedo Boat Holland

By Captain Frank T. Cable
February 1943
First Submarine to Become a Part of the United States NavyPart IMy association with the inventor Holland dated from early in 1897. I was living in Philadelphia at the ...

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