Proceedings Magazine - November 1926 Vol 52/11/285

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Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans was probably better known throughout the world than any other Amer­ican naval officer since the days of Farragut. He was one of those men who once met, could never...



  • Aircraft Carriers in a Fleet Action
    W. G. Greenman


    The addition to the fleet of a new type of warship, the aircraft carrier, has opened up a fresh problem in fleet tactics; in view of the very important duties aircraft may perform during an action and the limited number of carriers...

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  • Rear Admiral Robley Dunglison Evans, U. S. Navy: “Fighting Bob”
    By Willard C. Tyler

    Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans was probably better known throughout the world than any other Amer­ican naval officer since the days of Farragut. He was one of those men who once met, could never be forgotten; and he possessed many traits of...

  • Let's Consider Accounting
    By Lieutenant Commander P. J. Searles, (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy

    I wonder how many officers of the Navy are completely satisfied with the present accounting system as it applies to navy yards and naval stations, industrial and non-industrial. After a series of queries which, of course, has not been thorough...

  • A Suggested Smoke Screen Indicator
    By Commander W. L. Mann (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    Description—The device consists of a section of celluloid grad­uated into degrees; at the center of the section two arms are pivoted, one known as the “wind bar” (a) and the other known as the “course bar...

  • The "Princeton" Explosion
    By Commander A. H. Miles, U. S. Navy

    The morning edition of the National Intelligencer of Wash­ington, D. C., on the twenty-ninth of February 1844, car­ried the following startling headlines:


  • The Aeronautical Board of the Army and Navy
    By Major Jarvis Butler, O.R.C., U. S. Army, Secretary Aeronautical Board

    The late Captain Nathan Sargent, commanding U. S. S. Baltimore, in accepting the gunnery trophy awarded to that ship, gave all credit to “the officer behind the man behind the gun.” In the training, coordination of the many...

  • Some Whys and Wherefores of Power
    By Lieutenant E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    One bright spring morning the United States Battle Fleet lay in the North River, resplendent in all of the glory of fresh paint and sun-bleached decks. All halyards were taut; the colors properly two-block; searchlights and ventilators trimmed...

  • The "Shaw"—"Aquitania" Collision
    By A. G. Berry, Jr.

    This is a story of my experiences on the U. S. S. Shaw in her collision with H. M. S. Aquitania while escorting her to Southampton, England, in company with three other destroyers. The accident occurred in the pre-dawn hours of...

  • Radio for Aircraft
    By Lieutenant H. F. Breckel, U. S. Naval Reserve

    In effecting a comparison between the present-day meth­ods of radio communication and those of a few years ago, one who has followed the progress of the art cannot but be impressed with the truly remarkable developments that have taken place...

  • Notes on the Measurement of Fuel Oil
    By Lieutenant S. H. Gambrill, U. S. Navy

    About a year ago the author was unexpectedly placed in charge of the cargo oil of a Navy fuel ship. Never hav­ing had any engineering experience, the author approached the subject of the measurement of fuel oil with an unbiased if not a blank...

  • Discussion

    A Further Discussion of Naval Organization from the Industrial Point of View

    (See Page 1519, August, 1926, Proceedings)

    Captain C. A. Abele, U. S. Navy—Boiled down the author °f...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant Commander W. G. Greenman, U. S. Navy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy



  • Book Reviews


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