The Navy and the Panama Canal

By Captain Harry S. Knapp, U. S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

"Column" as a Battle Formation

By Lieut. Commander Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy
September 1913
INTRODUCTORY.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 ...

Naval Strength in Naval Bases

By Midshipman Edward Ellsberg, Class of 1914, U. S. N. A.
September 1913
Motto: "War is a business of positions."Since the conclusion of the war with Spain the navy of the United States has been much in the public eye. That war, which ...

Naval Efficiency and Command of the Sea

By Lieut. Commander Lyman A. Cotten, U. S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

The Ventilation Of Modern Battleships

By Naval Constructor R. D. Gatewood, U. S. Navy, And Surgeon Charles M. Oman, U. S. Navy.
September 1913
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 ...

The Boatswain's Calls

By Chief Boatswain Stephen Mccarthy, U. S. Navy
September 1913
*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 ...

A Direct Cause of Liberty-Breaking

By Commander W. W. Phelps, U. S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

The Determination of a Fix from Two Lines of Position

By Lieut. Commander Radler De Aquino, B. N., Naval Attaché To The Brazilian Embassy
September 1913
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 ...

Searle's Method of Finding a Ship's Position

By Lieut. Commander Harris Laning, U. S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

The Transportation System of a Navy Yard

By R. E. Bakenhus, Civil Engineer, U. S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

Saving Money for the Navy

By Asst. Naval Constructor C. A. Harrington, U. S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

Maritime Aviation

By Captain Rene Daveluy, French Navy; Translated by Lieutenant G.M. Baum, U.S. Navy
September 1913
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 ...

Amalgamation Features of the Personnel Problem

By Lieutenant Commander Harry E. Yarnell, U. S. Navy
September 1913
AMALGAMATION.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 ...

Scouting and Screening Operations

By Lieutenant W. S. Pye, U.S. Navy
September 1913
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, ...

Tradition and Progress in the Navy

By Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins, U. S. Navy
September 1913
A REVIEW OF SERVICE OPINIONS.1841-1901.No historical retrospect of the views of naval officers in the last century can afford technical instruction to their successors. Method as well as material has ...

Discussion: Rapidity of Gun Fire

September 1913
(See No. 146, p. 699.)Lieutenant (J. G.) Garret L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy.—Discussion of any military subject, in the end, clears up details on which misunderstanding may exist, but the ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy
September 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 ...

Battle of Lake Erie

By Robert W. Neeser
September 1913
"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 ...

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