United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 41, No. 2

United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 41, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...to their magnificent fleets of large steamers trading all over our enormous extent of seaboard on both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and on the Great Lakes, aggregating nearly seven million gross tons, on routes many of which extend to several thousands of miles, and which alone rank this country as easily the second maritime nation of the world. They have also as persistently asserted that had the United States Congress assiduously addressed itself to the undertaking. a solution of the problem would have been evolved long ago; and. moreover, that not the least of the handicaps which have strangled their efforts have been those imposed upon them by governmental action or l1_' the lack of such governmental support as has been given by both Germany and Great Britain to their merchant marine.--.S't-imtific Anrrrirun, 7/14. MARINE To111z.c.1-: STATlSTl('S.--Tl1 most notable changes in the statistics of tonnage owned in the various maritime countries since the war, as published 1n the new 1915-16 I.loyd's Register Book are as follows: .1:110-R/11110 S's"r1: .1 or NATION.-l. D1zrm'cF.--By John Hays Hammond. Jr. Those of us who are watching the great world conflict are forced to the conclusion that the individuality and the rights of a nation exist only when backed by national preparedness. The class of eople who disavow this are one with the ostrich which buries its head in tiie sand. It would be a matter of years, not months, before we could increase our military organization to a point where it would equal the standard of our possible enemy. Even with all the money which this nation has available, time is the thing which counts in the first phases of modern war. In proportion to what would have to be done, time is...show more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929330
  • 9781236929334