Lieutenant Commander Valentine N. Bieg, U. S. Navy (1889–1921) was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1910. He served as commanding officer of the USS Jarvis (Destroyer No. 38) during World War I. He was a passenger aboard the British-built rigid airship R-38, constructed for the U.S. Navy and intended to be designated ZR-2, when it broke up in the air over Hull, England, and crashed into the Humber estuary on 24 August 1921. He and 43 other men were killed.

Articles by Valentine Nicholas Bieg

War and Naval Engineering

By Lieut. Commander V. N. Bieg, U. S. Navy
April 1920
In an effort to stimulate discussion, the writer has set forth certain points in connection with naval engineering which were noted during destroyer service in the war just ended. Considera­tion ...

Naval Men and Their Management

By Lieutenant (Junior Grade) V. N. Bieg, U. S. Navy
July 1915
The art of handling men is unfortunately too often regarded as a gift and not the result of study and development. This is far from true. Many things about handling ...

The Submarine and the Future

By Ensign V. N. Bieg
January 1915
The great European conflict now raging has even in its present short duration demonstrated incontestably the value of the submarine as a defensive and offensive weapon of war. Admiral Sir ...

Casualties and Experience

By Ensign Valentine N. Bieg, U. S. Navy
December 1913
Whatever the argument advanced in favor of teaching the younger personnel, from books, the lessons learned by older of­ficers, through long years of association with service conditions, it is always ...