Formosa, Japan's Southern Naval Bastion

By James K. Eyre, Jr.
March 1943
One of the more remarkable aspects of World War II has been the rapidity with which Japan overran Malaya, the Philippines, and other important areas in the South Pacific. It ...

Carrier Crisis

By Lieutenant R. L. Barkley and Lieutenant F. D. Buckley, U. S. Navy
March 1943
A study of naval warfare during the last century shows a strong tendency, in all navies, to base the essence of naval strength upon static concepts. Nearly every layman is ...

Fleet Issue of Provisions

By Lieutenant M. A. Peel, Jr. (S.C.), U. S. Navy
March 1943
In May, 1941, Commander Service Force Pacific Fleet initiated a survey designed to determine the provision endurance of ships of the fleet. One of the conclusions reached as a result ...

New Method for Current Observations

By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey
March 1943
That the direction and strength of the ocean’s currents could be measured by a turn of the radio dial was inconceivable a few years ago, yet today it is not ...

New Navigation Computers

By Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)
March 1943
Navigation is not a spectacular part of aviation, but by its own nature it is an indispensable part. In itself it is a science far older than the airplane, and ...

From Fighting Ship to Floating Hotel

By Lieutenant (J .G.) Ashley Halsey, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1943
From the Civil War to World War II is a long voyage through the seas of time—78 years to be exact. But that cruise has been made by a former ...

Education for Retirement

By Captain Lucius W. Johnson (M.C.), U. S. Navy
March 1943
Naval officers who are approaching the age of 64 come face to face with the unpleasant fact that the average span of life after retirement is only 18 months. They ...

Backgrounds of Navigation

By Captain M. C. Bowman and Commander Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy
March 1943
As navigators, naval officers are interested primarily in the practice of navigation at sea, and secondarily in the future development of means and methods of navigation. The crowded schedule at ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

March 1943
The Tactically Logical Cruiser for Modern War(See page 1698, December, 1942, Proceedings)Dr. John D. Clark —Mr. Peter Marsh Stanford has produced an interesting cruiser design, but the characteristics of ...

Book Reviews

March 1943
SERPENT OF THE SEA, ABOUT SUBMARINES—OUR OWN AND THOSE OF OTHER NATIONS, PRESENT AND PAST.By Commander Harley F. Cope, U. S. Navy.New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co. 1942. 246 pages. ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
March 1943
MEETING AT CASABLANCAConferences on War Plans.The conferences at Casablanca, Morocco, between President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, with their military, naval, and air chiefs of staff, extended ...

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