Proceedings Magazine - 1913 Vol. 39/3/147

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COMMANDER W. V. PRATT, U. S. Navy.—I am familiar with this article, having read it with great interest when it was first produced at the War College. The writer has a clear conception of...



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  • Discussion: "Column" as a Battle Formation

    COMMANDER W. V. PRATT, U. S. Navy.—I am familiar with this article, having read it with great interest when it was first produced at the War College. The writer has a clear conception of tactics. It is not an attempt to decry the value of...

  • Battle of Lake Erie
    By Robert W. Neeser
    "We have met the enemy, and they are ours." In these memorable words Perry, on September 10, 1813, announced to General Harrison his victory over the British squadron off Put-in Bay. Never was good news more welcome.
  • Organization and Enrollment of a Reserve for the United States Navy and Marine Corps
    By Commander H. J. Ziegemeier, U. S. Navy

    In submitting the following article no attempt is made at proposing anything new, but simply to invite attention to one of the most important needs for the navy and marine corps. It is written in order to bring the matter to the attention of the...

  • The Navy and the Panama Canal
    By Captain Harry S. Knapp, U. S. Navy

    The completion of the Panama Canal is so nearly at hand that the time has seemed appropriate to the Board of Control to publish in the PROCEEDINGS a discussion of the effect of the canal upon the navy. In responding to their invitation to submit...

  • "Column" as a Battle Formation
    By Lieut. Commander Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy


    Within the last few years a general opinion has gradually crystallized in the service that the conventional " column " is the best fighting formation, and that upon battle becoming imminent our fleet...

  • The Naval War College, the General Board, and the Office of Naval Intelligence
    By Commander W. S. Crosley, U. S. Navy

    Much of what follows will be recognized by many officers as true and accepted by them without argument. In fact, it has very frequently been the experience of those attempting to write a paper of this nature that they have been received with...

  • Naval Strength in Naval Bases
    By Midshipman Edward Ellsberg, Class of 1914, U. S. N. A.

    Motto: "War is a business of positions."

  • Naval Efficiency and Command of the Sea
    By Lieut. Commander Lyman A. Cotten, U. S. Navy

    It is a truism that the chief function of a navy is to wage war upon the sea, and all other functions are but derivatives of this chief one. Thus a navy may be a powerful instrument in the maintenance of peace, but only in proportion to its...

  • The Ventilation Of Modern Battleships
    By Naval Constructor R. D. Gatewood, U. S. Navy, And Surgeon Charles M. Oman, U. S. Navy.

    A modern battleship is perhaps the highest type of concentrated mobile power yet developed by the mind of man, containing a greater variety of mechanisms than any other structure yet built. Yet all these mechanisms must be operated by man,...

  • The Boatswain's Calls
    By Chief Boatswain Stephen Mccarthy, U. S. Navy

    *The nomenclature here given is slightly different from that of the navy Specifications, but is according to the language of the sea and is therefore used.

    In compliance with the request of the editor of the PROCEEDINGS, I submit the...

  • A Direct Cause of Liberty-Breaking
    By Commander W. W. Phelps, U. S. Navy

    There is every reason why those principles of "scientific management," under which results are examined after successive processes of analysis and elimination, can be applied to the study of liberty-...

  • The Determination of a Fix from Two Lines of Position
    By Lieut. Commander Radler De Aquino, B. N., Naval Attaché To The Brazilian Embassy

    Although published as long ago as October, 1899, in the Annalen der Hydrographic und Maritimen Meteorologie* Dr. Fulst’s Table for finding the angle /? between the larger intercept and the intercept between the assumed position and the fix...

  • Searle's Method of Finding a Ship's Position
    By Lieut. Commander Harris Laning, U. S. Navy

    I have recently been handed a small book entitled “Sumner’s Method for Finding a Ship’s Position,” by Rev. G. M. Searle, Director of the Observatory, Catholic University, and formerly a Professor in the Department of...

  • The Transportation System of a Navy Yard
    By R. E. Bakenhus, Civil Engineer, U. S. Navy

    Transportation is admittedly an important and complicated navy-yard problem. By providing superfluity of equipment it becomes simple enough, but under such conditions is a source of greatest waste. To improve efficiency general schemes and routes...

  • Saving Money for the Navy
    By Asst. Naval Constructor C. A. Harrington, U. S. Navy

    For many reasons it is with a feeling of timidity that the task of writing down ways and means for effecting economy at navy yards is approached. Much has been written and more has been spoken during the past three or four years on this topic...

  • An Attempted Classification of the Personnel of the U. S. Naval Disciplinary Barracks, Port Royal, S. C.
    By W. L. Mann, Ph. B., A. M., M. D., Passed Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy.

    The genesis and development of punishment have been divided into four periods. (1) "Retribution," vengeance, or vindictiveness constituted the sole object of all punishment in the days of the primitive man, the patriarchal system, and...

  • Maritime Aviation
    By Captain Rene Daveluy, French Navy; Translated by Lieutenant G.M. Baum, U.S. Navy

    At the present time, while there is a decided increase of public interest in favor of aviation, it is hardly out of place to consider the form and manner in which it can be adapted to the needs of the navy.

    It is true that the question...

  • Amalgamation Features of the Personnel Problem
    By Lieutenant Commander Harry E. Yarnell, U. S. Navy


    There is at present under consideration by the Naval Committee of the House of Representatives a personnel bill, which contains, among other provisions, one amalgamating the construction corps and the pay corps...

  • The Repair and Alteration of Ships as Provided for in the Naval Instructions
    By Lieut. Commander T. A. Kearney, U., S. Navy

    It will facilitate the understanding of the naval instructions relative to the accomplishment of repairs and alterations to ships if we examine into the causes contributory to their being and the objects sought to be attained through their...

  • Scouting and Screening Operations
    By Lieutenant W. S. Pye, U.S. Navy

    The rapid progress of diplomatic actions, made possible by the cable, makes the probable period of strained relations between nations of short duration.

    The preparation of the fleet, commissioning ships, establishing the train, etc., that...

  • Tradition and Progress in the Navy
    By Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins, U. S. Navy



  • A Half Century of Naval Administration in America, 1861-1911
    By Charles Oscar Paullin



  • Determination By Radio-Telegraphy Of The Difference Of Longitude Between Paris And Bizerte
    By Mm. Lancelin And Tsatsopoulos, Under The Direction Of M. H. Renan

    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...

  • Discussion: Organization for Navy Department Administration
    By Civil Engineer P. L. Reed, U. S. Navy

    (See No. 146, p. 435)

    Civil Engineer P. L. Reed, U. S. Navy.—The paper on “Organization for Navy Department Administration” evidently represents much thought and research and is based on a painstaking...

  • Discussion: Naval Industrialism, Naval Commercialism and Naval Discipline

    (See No. 146, pp. 536 to 550.)

  • Discussion: Rapidity of Gun Fire

    (See No. 146, p. 699.)

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant 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...

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