Lieutenant Ralph R. Gurley, U. S. Navy, was attached to the USS Wright (AV-1).

Articles by Ralph R. Gurley

Safety of Life At Sea

By Captain Ralph R. Gurley, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1955
Safety regulations are usually the result of sad experience. Regulations for the safety of life at sea are no exception. The current body of international regulations for the construction and ...
Drawing of the general arrangement of the USS Fulton the First

The U.S.S. Fulton the First

By Lieutenant Ralph R. Gurley, U. S. Navy
March 1935
In January, 1814, Robert Fulton’s plans the floating battery Demologos were approved; under the name of Fulton the First it became world’s first steam-driven warship.

Rating Gasoline By Octane Numbers

By Lieutenant Commander Vincent H. Godfrey and Lieutenant Ralph R. Gurley, U. S. Navy
July 1933
The use of the term octane number to indicate the quality of a gasoline has become prevalent among gasoline refiners and distributing agencies. It is also beginning to be used ...