We Chopped Wood

By Vice Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy
June 1944
Captain, the coal is getting aft—I think it would be a good idea to stop at Puntas Arenas and take on some coal.”Thus spoke the Engineer Officer of the U.S.S. ...

The Western Rivers

By Herbert Telsey, QM1c, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1944
If we follow the picturesque phrasing of the Pilot Rules, the western streams are “the rivers whose waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and their tributaries, and the Red ...

Did the Japanese Win at Pearl Harbor?

By Lieutenant Colonel John Philips Cranwell, A.U.S.
June 1944
Now, more than two years after the Japanese attack, it is possible to examine critically and objectively— the only proper historical approach—what happened at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. ...

Why Primary Flight Training?

By Lieutenant Matthew H. Portz, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1944
According to the U. S. Navy Flight Syllabus for Primary Landplane Training, “The mission of the primary training center is to train flight students to a sufficient degree of flying ...

Seasoning the Reserve Officer

By Lieutenant William H. Sands, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1944
None other than a Gentleman, as well as a Seaman, both in theory and practice, is qualified to support the character of a commissioned officer in the Navy, nor is ...

The Responsibility of the Regular

By Lieutenant Malcolm W. Cagle, U. S. Navy
June 1944
Since Pearl Harbor, the Navy has taken over 100,000 new officers into the serv­ice. The great majority of these officers are young men of junior rank. All of them are ...

Submarine Warfare in the Adriatic

By S. W. Gould, C.Sp.
June 1944
The Otranto Barrage 1915-18When the last detachments of the Afrika Korps laid down their arms on the rocks of Cape Bon, and in the Tunisian mountains, superficial opinion held that ...

Yi-Sun Sin Defeated Japan at Sea

By Lieutenant Roy Campbell Smith, III, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1944
It was of Yi-Sun Sin, the Korean genius of naval strategy and tactics, and the inventor of the first ironclad warship, that Admiral Ballard, the English naval his­torian, wrote,It ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

June 1944
U. S. S. ProvidenceBy Rear Admiral A. Farenholt (M.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired).—The first regular legislation of Congress in reference to a naval force to resist aggressions of the British ...

Book Reviews

June 1944
Japan: Its Resources and Indus­tries. By Clayton D. Carus and Charles Longstreth McNichols. New York and London: Harper and Brothers. 1944. 252 pages. $3.50.Reviewed by Lieutenant Robert Liddell Lowe, ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
June 1944
Pressure on NeutralsAgreement with Spain.—After protracted negotiations Madrid and London on May 2 announced an agreement by which Spain consented to a reduction of her wolfram ex­ports to Germany from ...

Professional Notes

June 1944
UNITED STATES Fear of Carrier Made Japan Waste Pearl Harbor Advantage New York Herald Tribune, April 23, by Gill Robb Wilson.—Why did not Japan press home the attack after destroying ...

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