Proceedings Magazine - July-August 1914 Vol. 40/4/152


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  • The Battle of the Sea of Japan: The Official Version of the Japanese General Staff
    Translated by Lieutenant W. T. Hoadley, U. S. M. C.



  • Old Principles and Modern Applications
    By Lieut. Commander Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy

    Honorable Mention, 1914

    Motto: "The combat is the real warlike activity, everything else is only its auxiliary."—CLAUSEWITZ.

  • The Development of Our Navy's Smokeless Powder
    By Lieut. Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy

    The PROCEEDINGS of the Naval Institute contain the very best and most valuable professional works on all subjects, and the writer in submitting this plain story of our smokeless powder hopes that it may find a place in our service publication....

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


    THE NAVY, 1897-1911




  • The Paramount Duty of the Army and Navy
    By Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    The people of the United States are developing an anti-military spirit. Things military are struggling for existence. The principle that the military should be subordinate to the civil authority is being interpreted in a spirit more adverse to...

  • Metallography: The Latest Aid in Inspecting Metals
    By Lieutenant J. F. Daniels, U. S. Navy

    Metallography.—This science has to do with the art of metals and metal-working. By means of it the structure (anatomy) of metals is bared to the microscopist, and the information thus obtained is to a large extent the responsible...

  • New Light on the "Blood Is Thicker than Water" Episode
    By Edgar Stanton Maclay, A. M.

    (From the private papers of the late Rear Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard, U. S. Navy.)

  • A Question in Discipline
    By T.D. Parker

    The officer-of-the-deck begins to look a little fagged. Even the chief boatswain's mate seems worn, and mutters something about "having to tell youse fellows three or four times." The executive inquires sharply why this boat is late...

  • Discussion: A Question in Discipline

    COMMANDER W. W. PHELPS, U. S. Navy.—I wish to record my opposition to the proposition of the division officer being authorized to mete out penalties in the case of minor reports among his own division. While both are military services, the...

  • U. S. S. Oneida, Lost January 24, 1870, In Yeddo (Tokyo) Bay, Japan
    Reminiscences By Rear Admiral O. W. Farenholt, U. S. Navy, Retired

    The Oneida, built at the New York Navy Yard in 1861-1862, was a bark-rigged to top-gallant sail, wooden, steam sloop of war of about 1200 tons displacement. She was launched November 20, 1861, and was christened with salt water. Her...

  • Compass Correction By The Azimuth Method, And A New Manner Of Computing The Flinders Bar Correction
    By Commander J. B. Patton, U. S. Navy

    The following method of correcting compasses has been used by the writer during four or five years of sea experience in charge of compasses. It applies to compasses so situated that bearings can be taken with the azimuth circle.


  • Engineering Standards Afloat
    By Lieut. Commander H. C. Dinger, U. S. Navy

    To properly carry on the work of the engineer department of a naval vessel there must be provided a capable personnel efficiently organized. Aside from organization and more important than its system and methods are the ideals or standards...

  • The Day Torpedo-Boat Attack
    By Lieut. Commander Romeo Bernotti, Royal Italian Navy; Translated by Lieut. Commander W.N. Jeffers, U.S. Navy

    (Rivista Marittima, February, 1954)


    Until a few years ago the day attack by torpedo-boats was considered a possibility against crippled ships only, as in the case of the Souvarroff...

  • Measurement of the Lag in the Time Service
    By Ensign Robert A. Lavender, U. S. Navy

    Another novel use of the wireless telegraph has lately been developed at the U. S. Naval Observatory in the determination of the lag in the telegraph lines which supply the United States with the correct observatory time. It has always been a...

  • Tacking a Navy Cutter
    By Lieutenant A.C. Stott, U.S. Navy

    With the increasing use of the gasoline engine in all types of small craft there will probably be less and less occasion for the management of navy cutters and whaleboats under sail than there was even in the few short years ago that "I was...

  • Discussion: The Military-Industrial Organization of the Navy

    (SEE PAGE 689, WHOLE NO. 151, VOL. 40, No. 3, MAY-JUNE, 1914)


    ASSISTANT NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR J. E. OTTERSON, U. S. Navy.—In venturing a discussion of Lieut. Commander Thomas A. Kearney's...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, 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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