Proceedings Magazine - March 1931 Vol. 57/3/337

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Address delivered before the Women's Patriotic Conference on National Defense, Washington, D.C., January 30, 1931.

It is a great honor to address this distinguished...

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  • Aviation and the Navy Building Program
    By Rear Admiral W. A. Moffett, U. S. Navy

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Address delivered before the Women's Patriotic Conference on National Defense, Washington, D.C., January 30, 1931.

    It is a great honor to address this distinguished gathering of women, meeting in Washington for their...

  • The Battle Of New Orleans
    By the Honorable Ernest Lee Jahncke

    It is natural we all take satisfaction in projecting from the traces of the past the lines of the future, in order that we may derive from history its lessons and upon them lay our future courses.

    Man may not know all,...

  • A Study Of The International Petroleum Situation
    By Lieutenant J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

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    The international aspects of the pe­troleum industry are not analogous to those of other major industries whose interests in foreign affairs are confined to the development or expansion of their mar...

  • Commodore Rodgers and the Bureau System of Naval Administration
    By U. T. Bradley, Instructor of History, Pomfret School

    The adoption of the present bureau system of administration in the American Navy was the result of half a century of experience with less efficient methods. The first congressional act for the government of the Navy under the...

  • The Navy's Sulphuric Acid Plant
    By H. M. Coster, Superintendent Acid Plants, Naval Powder Factory

    This plant is a part of the Naval Powder Factory located at Indian Head, Maryland. It was built in 1918 by the du Pont Company at a cost of about three-quarters of a million dollars and has a rated capacity of 70 tons 100 per cent...

  • General Description Of The Industrial Accounting System
    By Captain William S. Zane (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    The accounting system prescribed for industrial navy yards embraces two phases; appropriation accounting or the determination of appropriation costs, and cost accounting or the determination of industrial or an approximation of actual costs...

  • Water-Tightness
    By H. W. Pierce, Former Lieutenant (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    From the time the first rude boat was fashioned from a log, this being the first great step from the raft type where buoyancy was obtained by the use of solid timbers, water-tightness has been the prime requisite of water-borne...

  • A Standardized Navigator's Workbook
    By Lieutenant William A. Mason, U. S. Navy

    The Navy Regulations, article 1015, re­quire that the navigator shall keep a book in which shall appear all original observations and computations, made for the purpose of navigating the ship, or copy thereof, with results and dates. No...

  • Some Historical Facts On Diving
    By Lieutenant Henry Hartley, U. S. Navy

    It is rash to say that anything is im­possible, but physical and physiological knowledge alike point to the impossi­bility of man ever being able to descend to the floor of the ocean, without regard to depth, unless he be hermetically...

  • Our Petty Officers
    By Commander John W. W. Cumming, U. S. Navy

    COMPARATIVELY recently there have been issued instructions and requirements necessary in order to have placed upon the eligibility list in the Bureau of Navigation the names of enlisted men for advancement to chief petty officer....

  • The Cable Cutters Of Cienfuegos
    By Carlos C. Hanki

    THE blockade of the entire Cuban coast line by the United States naval forces during the Spanish-American War had become virtually effective by the first of May, 1898, and the island was practically isolated from Spain so far as the...

  • Those That Are Carried In The Tops Of Ships
    By Helene Philibert

    ADMIRAL: Let me hear somewhat from you about the Ceremonial Cus­tom and use of carrying out of Flags.”

  • The Fleet and the Marines
    By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Broadbent, U. S. Navy

    Two armies! One under the War Department, the other under the Navy Department. One, the United States Army, the other the United States Marine Corps. The former numbers about 130,000, in peace time, the latter numbers about 18,000.

  • Cruiser Quotas At The 1935 Conference
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Our delegation at the Geneva confer­ence and again at the London con­ference was severely handicapped by our failure to build cruisers up to the 5-5-3 ratio before attempting to negotiate a treaty. It was in the unfortunate position...

  • Distribution Of Shots Within A Salvo
    By Lieutenant Commander Leighton Wood, U. S. Navy

    In the January, 1929, issue of the Pro­ceedings, Commander G. L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy, published an article on the “Distribution of Shots in Long-Range Sal­vos” in which he brought up the question of...

  • Discussions

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  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Lieutenant Commander D. B. Beary, U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander D. C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy And Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy

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  • Notes On International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

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  • Book Reviews

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