Secretary's Notes

Commander R. T. E. Bowler, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired), Secretary-Treasurer and Publisher, U. S. Naval Institute
October 1973
Report from the Publisher, Press Director, and Editors
U.S. Naval Academy in post-Civil War Era.

The First Hundred Years Are . . .

By Captain Roy C. Smith, III, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
October 1973
On 9 October 1873 15 officers at the U.S. Naval Academy established the U.S. Naval Institute for the purpose of disseminating scientific and professional knowledge throughout the Navy.

Professionals: 1920–1940

By Commander James R. Collier, U. S. Navy
October 1973
One author described in 1921 the various military applications of the aeroplane for his contemporaries and another in 1937 warned of the dangers to fleets at anchor in a series ...
SMS Seydlitz damaged after the battle of Jutland on 6 June 1916

Damage Control

By Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
October 1973
Officers as Carney devoted considerable effort to improving the capabilities of our fighting ships to withstand the enemy’s blows. This thinking paid off for us in World War II.
 "An August Morning with Farragut." Lithograph of an oil painting by William H. Overend

Naval Strategy

By Lieutenant E. M. Eller, U. S. Navy
October 1973
People like Eller in the 1920s and 1930s ensured that the Navy was morally ready when the strenuous test of World War II arrived.

Comment and Discussion

October 1973
This html article is produced from an uncorrected text file through optical character recognition. Prior to 1940 articles all text has been corrected, but from 1940 to the present most ...

Book Reviews and Book List

October 1973
America Spreads Her Sails: U. S. Seapower in the 19th Century Clayton R. Barrow, Jr., compiler and editor. Annapolis, Md.: The Naval Institute Press, 1973. 253 pp. Illus. $10.00 Reviewed ...


October 1973
A sample grouping of Professional Notes which reflect trends of thought during one 12-month period, arbitrarily chosen as 1919-1920.

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