National Geographic : 1918 Apr
O Underwood & Underwood FORWARD DECK OF THE "MISSISSIPPI" The men on a battleship spend years of intense practice getting ready for the single hour of a great sea fight. From early dawn until long after the shadows have deepened into dark ness, every man among them is on the job. Now gun drill, now "abandon-ship" practice, now collision drill. Efficiency, more efficiency, and still more efficiency is the unceasing demand of the navy. And if you will watch how every man is at his post and doing his allotted task with the assurance, the precision, and the ease that come only from untiring practice, you will understand why those who know the American Navy from the inside have supreme confidence in its ability.