A Well Disciplined Merchant Marine?

By Lieutenant Holmes F. Crouch, U. S. Coast Guard
December 1948
In the event of any future World War, it will be necessary for the United States to require immediate use of its Merchant Marine for military missions. For such purposes ...

Oil to Burn?

By Commander Paul P. Blackburn, Jr. U. S. Navy
December 1948
There is much discussion these days concerning the oil of the Middle East. We hear statements that this oil is vital to our future prosperity and our future security. Conversely, ...

Southern Cruise by Two Navy Icebreakers

By Commander Edwin McDonald, U. S. Navy
December 1948
SOUTHERN CRUISE BY TWO NAVY ICEBREAKERS By COMMANDER EDWIN McDONALD, U. S. Navy This is a story about the cruise of the U.S.S. Burton Island (AG 88) and the U.S.S. ...

Diesel Encomium

By Captain C. S. Seabring, U. S. Navy
December 1948
DIESEL ENCOMIUM By CAPTAIN C. S. SEABRING, U. S. Navy (Author’s Note: In naming in this article certain individuals as contributing to the development of the diesel engine in the ...

Reserve ACIO's are Refreshed

By Lieutenant William H. Morris, U. S. Naval Reserve
December 1948
The refresher course conducted last year for Reserve Air Combat Intelligence Officers has several aspects which may be of some interest to the naval profession generally, and many which should ...

The Structure of Naval Appropriation Acts

By Rear Admiral Julius A. Purer, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1948
INTRODUCTION The ever mounting cost of government is becoming a matter of great concern to all taxpayers. Not that there is anything new in the shaking of heads over the ...

Sailing Canoes of the Marshall Islands

By Vice Admiral Carleton H. Wright, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1948
THE best cure for smug complacency and certainty of superiority of the white man is to have the victim chugging along serenely in a power boat with the engine purring ...

Supersonics and Aviation Medicine

By Lieutenant J. William Welsh, U. S. Naval Reserve (Inactive)
December 1948
The problem of projecting Navy pilots at faster and faster speeds long ago ceased to be the exclusive worry of the design section of the Bureau of Aeronautics. And now, ...

The U. S. Coast Guard in War and Peace (Pictorial)

By Captain Stephen H. Evans, U. S. Coast Guard
December 1948
The Coast Guard, a part of the military forces of the United States, is the principal Federal agency for maritime law enforcement and marine safety. Its forerunner, the Revenue Marine, ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

December 1948
DISCUSSIONS, COMMENTS, NOTES Our Vanishing Petty Officers (See page 701, June 1948 Proceedings) Captain J. M. Kennaday, U. S. Navy.— Lieutenant Steele’s forthright and courageous—and constructive—article, “Our Vanishing Petty Officers,” ...

Book Reviews

December 1948
Book Reviews Both regular and associate members of the Institute may save by ordering books through the Book Department. A discount of 10% is allowed on books of other publishers ...

Professional Notes

December 1948
Professional Notes Through October 23, 1948 United States………1570 Arctic Maneuvers—Alaskan Exercises—Norton Sounds as Rocket Ship—Radar Picket Sub—Mediterranean Briefs—Sullivan Speaks—Joint Airhead Exercises—Arctic Expedition Report. Great Britain…………1575 Rearmament—Fleet Notes—Vessels Transferred—African Naval Force—Malayan ...

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