USS Maine passing Morro Castle at Havana, Cuba, in 1898

Remembering the Maine

By Walter Scott Meriwether
May 1948
With its sheltered waters, easy anchorage, and mild winter climate, the Bay of Florida, north of the Tortugas and Key West, had long been regarded by our Navy as an ...

The Navy and Universal Military Training

By Captain James E. Hamilton, U. S. Navy
May 1948
The Navy’s post-war planning has run up against a partial stop. It is imposed by a limitation on dollars and by a lack of sufficient man power. The original plan ...

The Prodigal Son

By Captain Alan McCracken, U. S. Navy
May 1948
The old parable of the prodigal son states that he took a journey into a far country, wasted his substance in riotous living until he fell upon evil days, then ...

"Akagi," Famous Japanese Carrier

By Walton L. Robinson
May 1948
Few warships of World War II had as brief but spectacular a career as did His Japanese Majesty's Ship Akagi, one of the largest and finest aircraft carriers in Nippon's ...

Pyramid of Power

By Commander Anthony Talerico, Jr., U. S. Navy
May 1948
The Soviet Union has been called a riddle by the foreigner who cannot solve the situation of its unfamiliar language and the unfamiliar psychology and traditions of its collection of ...

Let's Take Off Our Shells

By Commander Horace V. Bird, U. S. Navy
May 1948
Two young officers were talking in the wardroom of a destroyer. “I don’t get all of this talk,” said the first, “about budget cuts in the armed forces. It seems ...

A Very Unfortunate Affair

By William Outerson
May 1948
Ensign Shivley was not altogether happy as he paced slowly backward and forward on the quarterdeck of the flagship. This was his first watch as Junior Officer of the Deck ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

May 1948
China’s New Navy, American Built, Starts from ScratchCommander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired).—A navy for China, in replacement of General Chiang Kai-shek’s small and ineffective fleet that was ...

Book Reviews

May 1948
Book ReviewsMembers of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per ...

Professional Notes

May 1948
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