Proceedings Magazine - September-October 1916 Vol. 42/5/165

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Motto: “Battleships are cheaper than battles”

The Question.—Is the defence of our coast and incidentally progressive action better provided for on the expenditure of a...



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  • Battleships
    By Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy

    Motto: “Battleships are cheaper than battles”

    The Question.—Is the defence of our coast and incidentally progressive action better provided for on the expenditure of a given amount in construction by the building of large...

  • Military Prudence
    By Commander A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy

    Motto: “What right have I to write on Prudence whereof I have little and that of the negative sort?”

  • Our Navy And The West Indian Pirates (Continued)
    By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy

    The newspapers of 1806, 1807, 1808, and 1809 abound in stories of our losses in shipping and of the ill treatment experienced by our officers and crews at the hands of these brigands. In this connection we...

  • The Torpedo and Submarine Branches of the German Navy
    By Commander Reginald R. Belknap, U. S. Navy

    At this time of reorganization in our service, taking place extensively in some branches, not so perceptibly in others, the following study of the organization and administration of the torpedo branch of the German Navy may be not without...

  • The Traditions Of The Naval Service
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    Motto: The memory of a great age is the most precious treasure that a nation can possess.—Conan Doyle.

  • The Log of the C.S. Submarine
    By William E. Beard

    In memory of the supreme devotion of those heroic men of the Confederate Army and Navy, first in marine warfare to employ torpedo boats.


    Moved by the lofty faith that with them died, crew after crew volunteered for...

  • Preparedness - A Vital Necessity
    By Lieut. Commander John P. Jackson, U. S. Navy




  • The Confederate Cruiser "Florida."
    By James Morris Morgan
  • A Personnel Reserve For The Naval Service
    By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy

    The urgency of providing an adequate naval reserve personnel is forcibly set forth in a report of the navy general board dated November 17, 1914, wherein it is pointed out that the strength of fleets is usually measured in the public mind by the...

  • Discipline in the Old Navy
    By Rear Admiral H. O. Dunn, U. S. Navy

    Gallagher, foremastman of the Iroquois, was shaving under the lee of the pin rail. Gallagher had two fixed and immutable habits. One was to shave every Saturday forenoon after the ship was cleaned up, the other was quarterly liberty, the latter...

  • Coordination In National Policy
    By Captain L. H. Chandler, U. S. Navy

    There is always in progress more or less argument in favor of coordination between different units of our naval organization, and everyone admits the necessity for the attainment of such coordination to the highest possible degree,...

  • Lines Of Position By The Method Of Ball's Tables
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) K. H. Donavin, U. S. Navy

    The “Altitude and Position Line Tables,” by Frederick Ball, R. N., were published several years ago, and consist essentially of computed altitudes for latitudes 0° to 60° north or south, declinations 0° to 60° north or...

  • The Harbor of St. Thomas
    By Lieutenant Byron McCandless, U. S. Navy

    The principal islands of the Danish West Indies are St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. They are surrounded by small islands and cays.

  • Discussion: Large Vs. Small Battleships
    By Lieut. Comdr. T. L. Johnson, U. S. Navy


    Large vs. Small Battleships

    (See Page 1079. Whole No. 164)

  • Secretary's Notes

    The receipt of many applications for associate membership from participants in the recent volunteer cruise marks another step forward in the work of broadening the field of the Institute's usefulness.

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant R. S. Edwards, U. S. Navy
  • International Notes: Naval War Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant R. S. Edwards, U. S. Navy

    This html article is produced from an uncorrected text file through optical character recognition. Prior to 1940 articles all text has been corrected, but from 1940 to the present most still remain uncorrected....

  • International Notes: Diplomatic Notes
    Prepared By A. F. Westcott, Ph. D., Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy


    Prepared by A. F. Westcott, Ph. D., Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy


    On July 18 the British Government published a list of foreign business firms with which, under the Trading...

  • Review Of Books




    “Fore-Armed. How to Build a Citizen Army.” By Granville Fortesque. (Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co., 1916.)

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