Proceedings Magazine - February 1920 Vol. 46/2/204


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  • The Functions of the Office of Naval Operations
    By Commander A. F. Carter, U. S. Navy

    A great many officers in the naval service have devoted years of serious thought and study to the question of a planning and operating body for the navy.  I believe that on one thing they all agree, and that is, the necessity for a central...

  • "Aviation" or "Naval Aviation"; Which?
    By Commander D. E. Cummings, U. S. Navy

    The proposal to combine the air forces of the army, navy, and other departments of the government under one directing and operating organization seems very tempting. It seems, in theory, to offer the advantages inherent in unity of command,...

  • Naval Aviation
    By Captain T. T. Craven, U. S. Navy

    In discussing naval aviation, it is first necessary to have clearly in view what has been assumed as the role for this new and interesting development. The mission of that service is taken to be the development of a high efficiency in personnel...

  • Tides and Tidal Currents in Bays
    By Commander John P. Jackson, U. S. Navy

    The phenomenon of a strong flood or ebb current continuing to run sometimes for hours after high or low water is apt to be puzzling at first sight unless the physical reasons therefor are analyzed and understood.

  • The Yankee Mining Squadron or Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage (Concluded)
    By Captain Reginald R. Belknap, U. S. Navy, The Squadron Commander


    The Thirteenth Excursion

  • Acoustic Aids to Navigation
    By Commander C. S. McDowell, U. S. Navy

    It is well known that one of the most serious marine risks is the danger of grounding on charted coasts due to the inability, on account of fog or inclement weather, of obtaining correct position of a vessel. It is a common occurrence to read of...

  • U. S. Naval Ordnance Plant, Charleston, W. Va.
    By Lieut. Commander W. L. Ainsworth, U. S. Navy

    The U. S. Naval Ordnance Plant has come into being as the leading competitor of the large steel companies for government contracts for armor and naval ordnance. As early as 1900 the Navy Department brought before Congress the necessity for a...

  • The Naval Academy Collection of Paintings
    By Sidney Gunn, Curator, U. S. Naval Academy

    In the course of its history the Naval Academy has accumulated a collection of paintings that gives it a considerable importance as a repository of American art. Of course the chief value of most of its pictures is historical, but some museums...

  • Ship's Spirit
    By Commander George P. Dyer (S. C.), U. S. Navy


  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieut. Commander Wallace L. Lind, U. S. Navy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Allan Westcott, Associate Professor, U. S. Naval Academy



  • Review of Books on Subjects of Professional Interest

    “Riots and Riot Duty.” By Edward S. Farrow, Late Instructor of Tactics at the United States Military Academy. 44 pages. Price 50c. (Published by the Military-Naval Book Corporation, Asbury Park, N. J.)


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