Smoke rising from the USS St. Lo after hits from a kamikazes

With Kurita in the Battle for Leyte Gulf

By Rear Admiral Tomiji Koyanagi, former Imperial Japanese Navy
February 1953
In 1944 I was chief of staff to Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita, Commander in Chief of the Second Fleet of the Japanese Navy. Built around powerful battleships and cruisers, this ...

Censorship And Security

By Commander Harold Bradley Say, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 1953
Among the people who employ the English language—and particularly Americans—a word guaranteed to arouse instant suspicion is Censorship. Which is undoubtedly the reason that when the United States has ...

Shinano: The Jinx Carrier

By Lynn Lucius Moore, Journalist, Second Class, U.S. Navy
February 1953
After the pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China were the three ships of Yamato: wonders of the world, yet like the lofty pyramids and the long ...

Shall We Blow Them Up?

By Captain George H. Miller, U. S. Navy
February 1953
We have been attempting to negotiate an armistice with the Communists in Korea for twenty months. Sometimes it seems as though our negotiators are getting nowhere. At other times they ...

Frederick Townsend Ward: The Mandarin from Salem

By Captain Richard Oakes Patterson, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1953
In 1860, Shanghai, China, was just seventeen years old. Along with other treaty ports it had been wrung from the xenophobic Manchu Emperor of China who smirked slyly at giving ...

On Serving One's Country

By Commander O. D. Waters, Jr., U. S. Navy
February 1953
Shortly after the Napoleonic Wars there was a song of considerable popularity among sailors of the British Navy, the words of which run somewhat as follows: “When we did bang ...

Josephus Daniels And The Naval Oil Reserves

By Lieutenant J. Leonard Bates, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 1953
The place of Josephus Daniels in recent American history has not been defined clearly. Doubt or controversy surrounds part of his career. Secretary of the Navy under Wilson, editor of ...

Storms Forecast By Ocean Waves

By A. W. Haslett
February 1953
Four-fifths of the earth’s surface is covered by the sea—a truly international element. This large field of potential research is the subject of international study. A recent result—the recognition of ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

February 1953
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Book Reviews

February 1953
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Professional Notes

February 1953
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