Proceedings Magazine - November 1931 Vol. 57/11/345

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In the early days of aviation, the ap­plication of the airplane to land war­fare was readily apparent. Landing fields could be made available at any de­sired point. The navies of the...

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  • Covered Wagons of the Sea
    H. B. Miller

     

    In the early days of aviation, the application of the airplane to land warfare was readily apparent. Landing fields could be made available at any desired point. The navies of the world, however, were not so fortunate. It must be...

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  • Covered Wagons Of The Sea
    By Lieutenant (J.G) H. B. Miller, U. S. Navy

    In the early days of aviation, the ap­plication of the airplane to land war­fare was readily apparent. Landing fields could be made available at any de­sired point. The navies of the world, how­ever, were not so fortunate. It must...

  • Personnel Efficiency
    By Lieutenant A. E. Becker, Jr., U. S. Navy

    The ultimate aim of every fighting | organization is to win battles. Mil­lions in dollars and thousands of hours of effort are devoted to preparing a modern fighting machine for any emergency which it might be called upon to handle. A...

  • Typhoons And Sycee
    By Commander Roy C. Smith, Jr., U. S. Navy

    In Early September, 1925, the U.S.S. Noa was on patrol duty at Shanghai. It is not customary at home to use destroyers for such duty, but on the Asiatic Station they must perforce be so employed. We had been in Shanghai, moored to the...

  • A Forgotten Commodore—Thomas Macdonough
    By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt (S.C.) U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Macdonough was a simple, unpretentious man, modest and self-effacing, and it may be for these reasons that he has never come into his own with the American people. "Who was Macdonough?" will be asked by most middle-aged persons who will...

  • Why They Roll
    By Lieutenant M. E. Serat (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    In ancient times there were three principal things beyond human compre­hension: the way of a bird in the air, the way of a ship on the sea, and the way of a man with a maid. Scientific research during the" past few years has done...

  • The Navy's Support Of Foreign Policy
    By Lieutenant H. A. Rochester, U. S. Navy

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  • Bombing Versus Torpedo Planes
    By Lieutenant Logan C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy

    If the average air-minded civilian is asked to define his conception of the manner in which aircraft may accom­plish the destruction of naval surface craft his answer will undoubtedly be, “Why, with huge aerial bombs, of course.”...

  • Creating A Horizon
    By Lieutenant Commander J. Y. Dreisonstok, U. S. Navy

    THE modern navigator is so indoctrinated with the use of the sea horizon, that it becomes difficult to persuade him that there are other methods of bringing down a heavenly body so as to obtain a true altitude. In the good old days it was not an...

  • The Metamorphosis Of The "Merrimac"
    By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow (C.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Behold the fate of sublunary things
    She armor wears, who once outspread her wings!

  • Victuals, Vitamins, And Victory
    By Lieutenant J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    There be two things necessary in wars, tactics and cooking. Now the first of these comes in use when the captains speak of their achievements and the historians write of the wars.

  • Naval Reserve Cruising
    By Lieutenant Commander F. S. M. Harris, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The regular Navy doubtless feels that, like the poor, it ever has the reserve with it. In this truth, doubly true in time of national emergency, we find ex­tenuation for the unending discussions that have found their theme in the...

  • Diesel-Electric Installation For Auxiliaries
    By Lieutenant Howard E. Orem, U. S. Navy

    It is not the purpose of this article to delve deeply into the debatable subject of Diesel-electric drive for auxiliary ma­chinery on battleships. However an attempt will be made to correlate some of the data and opinions that have resulted...

  • Weir's Azimuth Diagram
    By Lieutenant W. L. Maxson, U. S. Navy

    In these days of shortened and ab­breviated navigation, it is perhaps well to remember that we still have with us our old friend, Captain Weir’s Azimuth Dia­gram. There can be no question that for use aboard ship, where parallel...

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    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff

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

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