As Brave As Any Men Can Be

By Lieutenant Commander Burke Wilkinson, U. S. Naval Reserve (Inactive)
August 1950
This is the story of three apprehensive men on a night of destiny. They were Norwegians, three among many equally resolute men who felt the nearness of trouble on a ...

Spain - No Military Weakling

By Lieutenant (J.G.) William J. Freitas, U. S. Navy
August 1950
Spain today occupies an anomalous position in world affairs. If a third world war were to break out that nation would be of the utmost strategic and military importance to ...

Jacob Jones, the Delaware Squire*

By Fletcher Pratt
August 1950
(Editor’s Note:—While aware of Commodore Edward Preble’s influence on the early U.S. Navy, few people realize to what a tremendous degree Preble’s “Boys” and the Preble School dominated the Navy ...

The Atlantic Convoys

By Rear Admiral H. D. Cooke, U. S. Navy (Retired)
August 1950
The protection of shipping by armed naval vessels has often been recorded in the annals of the sea. During World War I, merchant vessels armed with a single gun aft ...

Amphibious Warfare Yesterday and Tomorrow

By Colonel Samuel B. Griffith, U. S. Marine Corps
August 1950
I For a number of years after World War I, the most respected military opinion in this country and in England held that there would be no need for amphibious ...

National Strategy and the Merchant Marine

By Commander George D. Synon, U. S. Coast Guard
August 1950
Most persons who have given it any thought regard a strong Merchant Marine to be indispensable to the security of the United States. This premise has been fundamental to American ...

Operation Bovine

By Lieutenant Commander Joseph C. Meredith, U. S. Navy
August 1950
Perhaps one of the most unusual cargoes ever carried in a U.S. Naval vessel arrived in Apra Harbor, Guam, when the U.S.S. Chicot (AK-170) brought from Maui a load of ...

The Industrial Engineer Looks at the Navy

By Lieutenant Commander Wallace J. Richardson, U. S. Navy (Retired)
August 1950
In recent months the financial requirements of the Armed Services have been under close scrutiny by Congress, and by the public. While we of the Navy may point to the ...

New Techniques in Gulf Stream Navigation

By W. R. Griswold, Master Mariner
August 1950
Without a doubt, the Gulf Stream is the most discussed and publicized ocean current in the world. Through the years there have been as many theories as to its origin ...

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