Organization of the Fleet for War

By Lieutenant R. E. Ingersoll, U. S. Navy
December 1913
Motto: "The constitution of fleets appears, indeed, to be one of the most important factors of war…The figure fixing the number of the units that ought to compose this elementary ...

Coal for the Navy

By Paymaster John S. Higgins, U. S. Navy
December 1913
*Read before the Post-Graduate Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., February 19, 1913.From a careful investigation of all the coal fields throughout the United States it has been found ...

A "Wrinkle" on Chart Symbols

By Captain G. W. Logan, U. S. Navy
December 1913
For a number of years past the writer has employed in chart work certain uniform symbols which have proved so convenient that he feels justified in recommending them to others. ...

The Measurement of a "Base Line" for a Hydrographic Survey

By Lieutenant Francis A. L. Vossler, U. S. Navy, With Sketches By Leo M. Samuels, Topographic Draftsman, U. S. Navy
December 1913
As officers of the navy are frequently called upon to make a survey of a harbor, or of an anchorage, and as the time allowed for this work may be ...

Rapid Method of Calculating without Loga­rithms, or Interpolations, the Altitude, Hour Angle, Declination, and Azimuth of Any Heavenly Body

By Lieutenant Alberto Palisa Mujica, Argentine Navy; Translated by Commander A. B. Hoff, U. S. Navy
December 1913
“A single principle leading up to a single calculation, following a form always the same, constitutes, according to my mind, the safeguard of the navigator.”—H. Bersier, Preface—" Conduite du Navire.”Introduction.Calculation ...

The Petty Officer Question

By Ensign E. W. Robinson, U. S. Navy
December 1913
Who and what is a petty officer? This question may well be asked with reference to any number of the so-called rated men aboard any ship in the navy. So ...

The Company Officer and His Work

By Captain William E. Parker, U. S. Marine Corps
December 1913
*Editor’s Note..—This paper has already appeared in the “Infantry Journal” of the United States Infantry Association and is reproduced here with the knowledge and consent of the responsible officers of ...

Casualties and Experience

By Ensign Valentine N. Bieg, U. S. Navy
December 1913
Whatever the argument advanced in favor of teaching the younger personnel, from books, the lessons learned by older of­ficers, through long years of association with service conditions, it is always ...

The Ship's General Mess

By Paymaster George Dyer, U. S. Navy
December 1913
*This article is based upon the more detailed pamphlet, “ The Ship’s Com­missary Officer,” by Paymaster Dyer, published by the Institute separately from the Proceedings j it contains suggested weekly ...

Naval Personnel Legislation

By Lieut. Commander D. W. Knox, U. S. Navy
December 1913
1. End in View.The chief end in view of naval personnel legislation should be the war efficiency of our naval forces before, during and after battle. While many secondary ends ...

Minimum Navy Yard Manufacturing Costs

By Naval Constructor G. C. Westervelt, U. S. Navy
December 1913
A very short acquaintance with any navy yard will convince an observant man that there are many unchecked wastes in operation, that little if any of the work is done ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant W. A. Hall, U. S. Navy
December 1913
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 ...

Commercial Importance of the Panama Canal

By Emory R. Johnson, Ph. D., Sc. D. Professor of Transportation and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, Special Commissioner on Panama Canal Traffic and Tolls
December 1913
Each individual's interest in the Panama Canal, and his estimate of the importance of the canal, is necessarily determined by the point of view. The diplomat and statesman, concerned with ...

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