Proceedings Magazine - March 1920 Vol. 46/3/205

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During the early development of the “New Navy’’ Admiral Mahan felt called upon to criticize line officers tor being more interested in the design and construction of our ships...


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  • On the Importance of Leadership
    By Captain D. W. Knox, U. S. Navy
    During the early development of the “New Navy’’ Admiral Mahan felt called upon to criticize line officers tor being more interested in the design and construction of our ships and weapons than in methods for employing them....
  • The Submarine Watch Officer
    By Lieutenant L.J. Stecher, U. S. Navy

    It cannot be repeated too often that the object of military and naval training in peace time is to prepare for war. War is our harvest time, and whether we reap richly or poorly depends largely on the intensity and quality of the training...

  • A Traverse Diagram
    By Lieutenant L. V. Kielhorn, U. S. C. G.

    The accompanying traverse diagram is designed to be used in connection with Hydrographic Office publication No. 200 (Alti­tude, Azimuth, and Line of Position Tables), and to supplant, to some degree, the traverse tables in Bowditch. The...

  • Moral Preparedness
    By Lieutenant Ellery W. Stone, U. S. N. R. F.

    There is a tide in the affairs of men,

    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

    -Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene III.

    As with...

  • Navy Supply Department in War Time
    By Commander G. P. Dyer, Supply Corps, U. S. Navy

    It would easily be possible to prepare a volume on the subject allotted to the writer by the Naval Institute, embracing many technical amplifications and variations in storehouse practice which the war developed; but for the general circulation...

  • When I Was on the Old U. S. S. "Biftick"
    By Lieut. Commander K. C. McIntosh, S. C., U. S. Navy

    Most of us spent our first week on the other side believing the stories we heard. We spent our second week doubting the stories we heard. Thereafter, even a captain’s order had to be sworn to before a notary before we were quite certain it...

  • A Trip Through the Panama Canal
    By R. J. Feld, Seaman, U. S. Navy

    From the Atlantic side, we enter through the harbor of Colon. Tropical trees and foliage greet us on the shore, and houses with straw thatched roofs.

    We start up the Canal with the birds and the balmy air of early morning greeting us. We...

  • Rules for the Calculation of Tonnage and Their History
    By Lieut. Commander Carl H. Hermance, U. S. N. R. F.

    The term tonnage appears to have originated from the tun, cask of wine, the earliest system of measuring vessels being simply to count the number of casks or tuns of wine which could he carried and thus obtaining a measure of the internal...

  • Report Of Audit For The Year Ended December 31, 1919
  • 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



    On February 9 the U. S. Senate by a vote of 63 to 9 decided again to bring up tbc Peace Treaty for discussion. This...

  • Review of Books on Subjects of Professional Interest

    "Radio Engineering Principles." By Henri Lauer, B. S., Formerly Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. A. Assistant in the Preparation of Training Literature on Radio Theory and Equipment, and Harry L. Brown, B. E. E., Formerly Captain, Signal...

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  • An Improved Towing Spar Which Can Be Used as a Navigational Instrument
    By Lieut. Commander S. F. Heim, U. S. Navy

    In these days of radio compasses and gyro controlled artificial horizons, it might be considered rather late to offer a scheme for taking sights by bringing the heavenly body down to a spar towed by the ship. The writer has read in the U. S....


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