The Prevention of Graft in Officers' Messes

By P. A. Paymaster Graham M. Adee, U. S. Navy
January 1915
With an experience of approximately four years as treasurer of wardroom messes aboard several ships, the writer has gained some insight into the financial working of officers' messes; and it ...

A New System of Sound Signals in Fog

By Lieutenant E. J. Marquart, U. S. Navy
January 1915
It is generally conceded that nearly all collisions at sea would not have occurred had both vessels proceeded on their original courses without changing speed. In other words the trouble ...

European War Notes

Compiled By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
January 1915
DIPLOMATIC NOTES The following letter refers to an excerpt printed on page 1554 of the September-October issue: 4, KING'S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE, LONDON, E. C. The Editor, Journal of U. ...

Ships' Libraries

By Lieut. Commander Thos. D. Parker, U. S. Navy
January 1915
Really efficient people, it is said, always find time to do things. It is therefore assumed that the busiest executive or battery officer can snatch from the jaws of routine ...

The Submarine and the Future

By Ensign V. N. Bieg
January 1915
The great European conflict now raging has even in its present short duration demonstrated incontestably the value of the submarine as a defensive and offensive weapon of war.Admiral Sir Percy ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
January 1915
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 ...

Extracts From Mahan's Naval Strategy (1911)

By Lieutenant W. T. Lightle, U. S. Navy
January 1915
PAGE4. Introductory— . . . . ancient strategic principle of the value of interior lines. . . . . changes in weapons affect practice but not principles.6. Napoleon says "Exclusiveness ...

Alfred Thayer Mahan: In Memoriam

January 1915
To very few has it been given so to influence the current of men's thoughts as vitally to affect human development and even to shape the course of history itself. ...

On the Employment of Torpedo Vessels in Night Search

By Commander L. Vannutelli, Royal Italian Navy; Translated by Lieut. Commander W. N. Jeffers, U. S. Navy
January 1915
(Rivista Marittima, August, 1914)In a former article, I attempted to lay down some of the fundamental principles governing the tactical employment of torpedo craft. The welcome accorded this article has ...


By Ensign, L. R. Ford, U. S. Navy
January 1915
*An essay delivered before the Postgraduate Department, U. S. Naval Academy.Since all meteorological phenomena are caused, directly or indirectly, by the action of heat, a consideration of the science of ...

The Effectiveness of Skill

By Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
January 1915
So great is the effectiveness of modern ships and guns and engines and torpedoes, when used with perfect skill, that we tend unconsciously to assume the perfect skill, and think ...

Some Thoughts on Our Lack of a Naval Policy

By Major Henry C. Davis, U. S. Marine Corps
January 1915
Upon the arrival of the battalion, of which I am a member, in Guam, there were many conjectures as to the purpose of the Department in moving us from Olongapo ...

The United States Navy in Mexico 1821-1914

By Louis N. Feipel
January 1915
CHAPTER IOPERATIONS OF THE WEST INDIA AND PACIFIC SQUADRONS, 1821-1841Ever since the Spanish-American colonies wrested their independence from the mother country in the early decades of the 19th century, the ...

The Ships of the United States Navy

By Robert W. Neeser
January 1915
AN HISTORICAL RECORD OF THOSE NOW IN SERVICE AND OF THEIR PREDECESSORS OF THE SAME NAME 1776-1915NEW YORKNEW YORK.—One of the United States. It was first visited by Sebastian Cabot ...


By Lieutenant W. W. Bradley, U. S. Navy
January 1915
The writer acknowledges the timely criticisms made by Mr. G. W. Patterson while this article was being prepared.In the July-August issue of the PROCEEDINGS, under the heading "The Development of ...

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