Naval War College Review


Philip A. Crowl


It has been, roughly, 89 years since Commodore Stephen B. Luce left the Atlantic Fleet off Newport, R.I., and had himself rowed over to Coasters Harbor Island, the site of the newly authorized U.S. Naval War College. There existed only one building on the island, which now stands behind the flagpole and houses the headquarters of the Naval Base Command. This modest structure was to be the site of the Navy's new college "for an advanced course of professional study for naval officers,"-the first such institution to be established in this country.1