Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

By Vice Admiral Carleton H. Wright, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1948
(Editorial foreword: The Navy’s accomplishments in initiating and administering civil government in the former Japanese Mandate are to be critically examined by a Joint Committee of Congress which will inspect ...

The Jets are Coming

By Lieutenant Commander Malcolm W. Cagle, U. S. Navy
November 1948
The United States Navy is about to see the last of its reciprocating engine fighters. When the Grumman F8F “Bearcat” and the F4U “Corsair” pass out of service, propeller driven ...

Ancient and Modern Aspects of Sea Power

By Captain W. D. Pulesion, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1948
When the envoys of Emperor Hirohito with reluctant steps clambered up the gangway of the battleship Missouri, flying the flag of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in Tokyo Bay, to ...

Destroyer Dust

By Rear Admiral J. G. Coward, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1948
When I heard that your five destroyers were plunging into an attack against the Japanese heavy striking force, I felt like a young princess sitting alone in a castle while ...

Jane's Fighting Ships

By Associate Professor Louis H. Bolander, U. S. N. A.
November 1948
The first edition of Jane’s All the World’s Fighting Ships was published in England by the firm of Sampson, Low, Marston & Company in November, 1897. And every year from ...

America's African Beach-Head

By Major Guy Richards, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, and Major John L. Zimmerman, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve (Inactive)
November 1948
There’s something in the wind in Africa. The Dark Continent, for years the hunting ground of tribesmen, scientists, and millionaires out of Ernest Hemingway, has turned the tables on history ...

Little Ship Collection Moored at Annapolis

By Chief Signalman Harry Dwyer, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
November 1948
They are “little ships that are visible reminders today of a great debt we owe our forbears—the seamen who sailed the large ships.” That is the most appropriate description one ...

The Kongos in World War II

By Warren S. Howard
November 1948
This is an account of the wartime activities of a group of Japan’s battleships— the Kongo class. To a lesser extent it is the story of all Japan’s battlewagons in ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

November 1948
DISCUSSIONS, COMMENTS, NOTES Homer Clark Poundstone and the All-Big-Gun Ship (See page 707, June 1948 Proceedings) Captain Frederick L. Oliver, United States Navy, Retired.—There are certain inaccuracies in the article ...

Book Reviews

November 1948
Book Reviews Members 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 ...

Professional Notes

November 1948
Professional Notes Through September 23, 1948 United States………1438 BB Cut to Increase A.S. Ships—Mediterranean Fleet—Pacific War Memorial—CV Operations Televised—Cramp Yard May Open—Scrap Old Coast Defenses—Summary of Military Government Great Britain………1446 ...

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