Proceedings Magazine - 1913 Vol. 39/2/146

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First Honorable Mention, 1913.

Motto: "Non Omnia Possums Omnes."*

*We cannot all of us do everything.

In the preparation of this paper, the following books and...



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  • Organization for Navy Department Administration: A Study of Principles
    By Commander Yates Stirling, U. S. Navy

    First Honorable Mention, 1913.

    Motto: "Non Omnia Possums Omnes."*

    *We cannot all of us do everything.

    In the preparation of this paper, the following books and papers have been read and freely quoted wherever they...

  • Discussion: Organization for Navy Department Administration

    REAR-ADMIRAL B. A. FISKE, U. S. Navy.—The plan of naval administration suggested by Commander Stirling seems the ideal plan. Whether we shall be able to have such a plan adopted in practice is another matter. It is very similar to the plan...

  • Naval Industrialism, Naval Commercialism, and Naval Discipline
    By Commander W. W. Phelps, U.S. Navy

    This paper will endeavor to investigate whether or not the discipline of the Navy, the true esprit de corps of the Navy, is in quality as high as we in our hearts know it should reach, as high as the country demands, and whether it is kept up to...

  • Organization of the Ship
    By Lieut. Commander A. M. Procter, U. S. Navy

    Good organization is a very desirable, but not an absolutely necessary, adjunct to successful administration. Organization of itself will accomplish nothing. Good administration will often produce successful results in spite of a bad organization...

  • Discussion: Organization of the Ship

    COMMANDER A. B. Hoff, U. S. Navy.—The terrible conditions disclosed by the writer may well make the service sit up and gasp. With the exception of his timely and interesting remarks on "Enlisted Personnel" (which remarks, by the...

  • The Navy Signal System
    By Ensign E. L. Barr, U. S. Navy


    Signalling, according to the opinion of the Fire Control Board appointed December 14, 1909, and approved by the Secretary of the Navy, is one of the four essentials of a ship's battle efficiency. The...

  • A More Sea-Going Graduate
    By Lieutenant John T. G. Stapler, U. S. Navy

    Is the graduate of the Naval Academy today, with his commission as an ensign in the navy, going to work out successfully to the best interests of the service? Does the commission carry with it sufficient sea experience; and if not, what...

  • A Khaki Uniform Needed for the Bluejacket Landing Force
    By Ensign B. N. McCandlish, U. S. Navy

    Certain classes of vessels in our navy have more need for an effective landing force than for good shooting with the ship's guns. Yet the landing force is thrown ashore either in white or blue Uniform. A better target could hardly be...

  • The Panama Canal
    By R. E. Bakenhus, Civil Engineer, U. S. Navy

    There could be no better introduction to an article on the Panama Canal than the enthusiastic words of Ambassador Bryce in a recent chapter on the Isthmus of Panama, where he says, in referring to the canal:


  • The Colt's Automatic Revolver and the Instruction of Men in Its Use
    By Ensign C. E. Van Hook, U. S. Navy

    The fleet has recently been supplied with a new weapon in the way of small arms, and the writer feels that a few remarks upon its advantages and its use may not come amiss at this time. The 45 caliber Colt's automatic revolver has been...

  • The Problem of Firing at a Fleet Under Way with Long-Range Torpedoes
    By Ensign H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    The firing of torpedoes in action can be divided into two sep­arate problems: first, firing at a single ship; and, second, at a fleet or number of ships in formation.

  • Rapidity of Gun-Fire
    By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy

    Excellence in gunnery is measured by hits per gun per minute; therefore, the primary end of gunnery training is the attainment of both accuracy and rapidity of gun-fire. Both of these features are essential; either is futile without the other.

  • The Necessity of Protecting Our Athletes
    By Lieut. Commander Harris Laning, U. S. Navy, Recently in Charge of Athletics and Physical Training at the U. S. Naval Academy

    The sporting pages of many of the leading papers of the country have recently commented on an announcement from the U. S. Naval Academy that midshipmen would not hereafter be allowed to participate in rowing races of a greater distance than 1/16...

  • Scientific Ship Designing
    By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy

    This article has but one object in view—to call the attention of my colleagues to a book recently published, which every naval officer interested in new designs should read, mark, learn and inwardly digest. For empiricism, snap judgment and...

  • Trinitrotoluol, or Trotyl: Torpedo-Charges Prepared with This Explosive
    By Lieut. Comdr. Guiliierme Hoffman Filiio, B. N. (Translated by Commander A. B. Hoff, U. S. Navy, from the December number of Revista Maritima Brasileira, 1912.)

    We have adopted this year, as the explosive for our torpedoes, trinitrotoluol, or TNT, in view of the enormous advantages that it offers in force, stability, etc., over guncotton. We have substi­tuted, at the same time, for fulminate of...

  • A Half Century Of Naval Administration In America, 1861-1911
    By Chas. Oscar Paullin



  • The "Santee": An Appreciation
    By Carroll Storrs Alden, Ph. D.

    It would be unseemly if a national ship that has attained the venerable age of 93 should end her career without some recognition of her long and faithful service.

  • The Flag of the "Chesapeake": A Plea for the Banner with Fifteen Stripes
    By Captain W. F. Halsey, U. S. Navy

    The Royal United Service Museum of England, under the control of the Royal United Service Institute, was founded by King William IV, on June 23, 1831. This institution was known as the Naval and Military Library and Museum, and was originally...

  • British Royal Standard
    By H. C. Washburn, Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy

    (From official catalogue of Navy Trophy Flags.)

    This rarest of all trophies was captured at York, (Toronto), then the capital of Upper Canada, on April 27, 1813, when that place was taken by the squadron under Commodore Isaac Chauncey and...

  • Steam Turbines
    By Lieutenant B. A. Strait, U. S. Navy


  • Notes on the Balkan War
    By Lieut. Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy

    FEBRUARY 20 TO MAY 15, 1913.

    *Continued from page 347 of March PROCEEDINGS, 1913. As the dispatches of the Associated Press have been the source from which the major portion of this article is compiled it is...

  • Discussion: A Study of the Development of the Method of Finding a Line of Position

    (See No. 145, pp. 211-220.)

    Captain Armistead Rust, U. S. Navy.—1. Referring to par. 6 of Com­mander Marvell’s paper, it is easy to find the true azimuth of the observed body by using the change of altitude...

  • Discussion: Trained Initiative and Unity of Action

    (SEE No. 145, P. 41.)

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieut. Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy

    This complete issue of Proceedings is provided for your use in its original format only at this time.  The editorial team is currently reviewing the text version for possible errors introduced during the OCR phase of our...


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