Proceedings Magazine - April 1926 Vol. 52/4/278

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Motto: “Think in Oceans—Shoot at Sight!”—Lord John Fisher

Editor’s Note: Submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1926. Although not among the prize or...



  • Aviation in National Defense
    By Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, U. S. N.

    An address delivered before the National Republican Club of New York City, 6 February, 1926.

    The sensationalism which has surrounded recent controversies on matters aeronautic has completely obscured the fundamentals of this...


  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...


    # 3 The Exocet Missile 


  • Proceedings Survey: What is your favorite Navy rating symbol?

    U.S. Navy enlisted personnel—unlike those in the other services—literally wear their jobs on their sleeves. A new policy outlined in Navy in NAVADMIN 218/16 will change all that. Most past and current Sailors will likely feel...

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  • The Cruiser
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) William Webster, (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    Motto: “Think in Oceans—Shoot at Sight!”—Lord John Fisher

    Editor’s Note: Submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1926. Although not among the prize or honorable mention, the article was considered so im...

  • Summary of German Submarine Operations in the Various Theaters of War From 1914 to 1918
    By Captain A. Gayer, German Navy; Translated by Commander W. P. Beehler, U. S. Navy, Retired

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This paper is a translation made by Commander W. P. Beehler, U. S. Navy, Retired, who was our naval attache at Berlin after the war. The original paper was prepared by Captain A. Gayer of the German Navy and read by him as a...

  • Panama Tides
    By R. Z. Kirkpatrick, Chief Hydrographer, Panama Canal

    The difference in tides on the Pacific and Atlantic entrances of the Panama Canal was once a moot factor in the argu­ments of the sea level vs. lock level controversy. The lock level advocates pointed out the necessity of a Pacific lock to...

  • The Navigation of Columbus
    By Captain J. Menander

    Editor’s Note:—This article specifically treats of Columbus as a navi­gator; it will be remembered that an article appeared in the January, 1925, Proceedings, No. 263, by Commander L. J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy, entitled Admiral...

  • The Bent Arrow Rule
    By Lieutenant Commander H. K. Fenn, U. S. Navy

    On pages 77 and 85 of the 1924 edition of Robison’s Manual of Radio Telegraphy and Telephony there appear statements of Fleming’s “Right Hand Rule” and “Left Hand Rule” for use as methods of remembering the...

  • The Sleeping Giant: A World Power of the Future
    By Lieutenant Commander W. R. Carter, U. S. Navy

    When approaching Rio de Janeiro the coast line at the southward of the entrance to the harbor gives the appear­ance of a giant lying asleep on his back, head and body made by Gavea, Tijuca, and Corcovado mountain chain and the feet by Sugar...

  • Naval Posture
    By Walter Aamold, Instructor in Physical Training, U. S. Naval Academy

    A surgeon rather clever with the pen stated that tight­rope walkers were, by the nature of their work, gifted with almost ideal postures. In return he received a photograph from three hunch-backs who stated that they had been tight-rope...

  • Navy Service Schools
    By Commander Oscar Smith, U. S. Navy

    In order to keep the Navy’s complement of petty officers approximately filled at all times, it has become necessary for the Navy to make petty officers in certain ratings by special education and concentrated training, instead of “...

  • Discussion

    Post-Treaty Naval Design

    (See page 2125, November, 1923, Proceedings)

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant Commander H. W. Underwood, U. S. Navy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared by Professor Allan Wescott, U. S. Naval Academy



    Special Session of Assembly.—Germany’s application for admission to the League of Nations was received at Geneva on...

  • Book Reviews


    The Institute Book Department will supply any obtainable naval, pro­fessional, or scientific book at retail price, postage prepaid. The trouble saved the purchaser through having one source of supply of...

  • Naval Historical Foundation

    The Board of Control of the United States Naval Institute has given careful and deliberate consideration to the merits of the above referred to organization, which is now being incorporated (see page 108, January, 1926, Proceedings); and, having...

  • Minutes of Annual Meeting, 1925
  • Annual Financial Statement


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