The Wilkes Exploring Expedition

By Louis N. Feipel
September 1914
ITS PROGRESS THROUGH HALF A CENTURY: 1826-1876The important expedition known as the Wilkes, or South Sea, Exploring Expedition, fitted out in 1838 by national munificence, was the first that ...

The Safety and Welfare of the Workman

By Rear Admiral A. B. Willits, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1914
The great change that has come over the industrial world during the last decade, through a closer study of the potent factors in efficiency, has manifested itself not only in ...

The Battle of Lake Champlain

By H. C. Washburn, Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy
September 1914
EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE PLATTSBURGH CRISIS During the first two years of the War of 1812, while Napoleon kept the British Army campaigning across the seas, the United States ...

Emergency Repairs to U. S. S. Walke

By Lieut. Commander F. T. Evans, U. S. Navy
September 1914
Two detachments of the reserve torpedo flotilla, U. S. Atlantic fleet, sailed from New Orleans, La., for Garden Key, in the Dry Tortugas Islands, in the early morning of March ...

Over- and Under-Issues on Small Ships

By Asst. Paym. J. B. Ewald, U. S. Navy
September 1914
It is fairly well established that the issue of food to the general mess of a small ship requires a degree of exactness that is not to be expected in ...

Examinations for Promotion

By Captain T. W. Kinkaid, U. S. Navy
September 1914
Taking an examination for promotion from one grade to a higher one in the navy is at least as exciting as buying a ticket in a lottery, and it certainly ...

Strategic Problems and Their Solution

By Captain R. von Labres, Imperial German Navy; Extracted and Translated by Surgeon J. F. Leys, U. S. Navy
September 1914
The strategic problems which a fleet, as a whole and in its separate divisions, has to solve are various and depend in the case of any war upon the material ...

Naval Aviation: Its Value and Needs

By Lieutenant R. C. Saufley, U. S. Navy
September 1914
The subject under discussion is no longer to be treated as a mere hypothesis. The flying of heavier than air machines over land and water has been demonstrated to be ...


September 1914
A Question in Discipline (SEE PAGE 1105, WHOLE No. 152, JULY-AUGUST, 1914) CAPTAIN T. W. KINKAID, U. S. Navy.—I think that the author has uncovered most cleverly a weak point ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
September 1914
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 ...
Picking which trouble spot is most likely to provoke another great power conflict is a fool’s errand. History suggests that the spark that ignites war almost always flares far from where major events are expected. On the eve of World War I, for example, few suspected that the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo would ignite a global conflagration.

European War Notes

Compiled By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
September 1914
GENERAL ARRANGEMENT 1. DIPLOMATIC NOTES. 2. NAVAL NOTES. 3. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. (Details of Land Operations are not included.) [Events of international significance will be briefly chronicled in large type. Notes ...

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