Proceedings Magazine - December 1917 Vol. 43/12/178

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Perhaps no four words are more vaguely understood than the four words that head this page.




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  • Strategy, Tactics, Logistics and Invention
    By Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    Perhaps no four words are more vaguely understood than the four words that head this page.


  • Arctic Duty with the Crocker Land Expedition (Continued)
    By Lieutenant Fitzhugh Green, U. S. Navy



    Greenland is going to have her chapter in naval history.


    Months-long winter nights may blind men. Bitter cold and ice and snow may hinder them. Yet fleets shall police the...

  • "Goeben" and "Breslau"
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) S. F. Bryant, U. S. Navy

    In arranging notes on the German battle cruiser Goeben and the cruiser Breslau two assumptions are made. First, that one can always appreciate a courageous act or duty skillfully done, even by an enemy; second, that it is far...

  • The Pay Corps of the Navy: A Sketch
    By Pay Inspector David Potter, U. S. Navy


  • War and Aeronautics
    By Wm. E. Beard

    On one afternoon late in the month of May the inhabitants of the capital city of a certain warring government, by looking northward, might have seen, if they occupied advantageous viewpoints, one of the enemy's aircraft at no great distance...

  • Stonewall Jackson from a Naval Viewpoint
    By Lieutenant Commander C. B. Mayo, U. S. Navy

    It may seem a far cry from the battlefields of Old Virginia to the broad Atlantic, the probable scene of future battles for our service, but whether on dusty road and lofty mountain or on the heaving main, the qualities of leadership essential to...

  • What It Means to be an Officer in the United States Navy To-Day
    By H. C. Washburn, Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy

    Captain Nulton and Captain Hough have given me the honor of addressing you. I have to thank them, not only for this, but for the privilege of choosing my own subject. The subject I have chosen—and I could not choose otherwise—is this...

  • The Loss of the British Motor Vessel "Sebastian"
    By Ensign Z. W. Wicks, U. S. Navy

    The following account, with comments derived from personal observation, is rendered in hopes that the points brought out might be found useful in the prevention of a similar loss, especially as every ship lost in this manner is a material aid to...

  • Description of a Battle Trench Pumping Outfit
    By Lieutenant W. A. Edwards, U. S. Navy

    Recently there was brought to my attention a photograph of a small, light-weight boiler which, I was informed, "was used to generate steam to operate the pulsometer pumps used to free battle trenches of water." This photograph led to a...

  • Secretary's Notes
  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant I. C. Kidd, U. S. Navy
  • International Notes: Naval War Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant I. C. Kidd, U. S. Navy



    SINKING OF U. S. TRANSPORT "ANTILLES."—Survivors of the United States transport Antilles, which was sunk by a German submarine while being convoyed on her homeward trip by...

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




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