Proceedings Magazine - December 1923 Vol. 49/12/250

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EDITOR'S NOTE: In submitting this article to the Institute, Admiral Goodrich states:


"We cannot do adequate justice to Farragut's fame, but we owe it to ourselves...



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  • Farragut
    By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy, Retired

    EDITOR'S NOTE: In submitting this article to the Institute, Admiral Goodrich states:


    "We cannot do adequate justice to Farragut's fame, but we owe it to ourselves to keep his memory green. Surely every graduate...

  • Bombing Tests on the "Virginia" and "New Jersey"
    By Lieutenant Commander H. B. Grow, U. S. Navy

    The following brief discussion of the bombing tests conducted by the Army Air Service against the old battleships Virginia and New Jersey is offered with two views: namely, to tell the service in general who did not have an...

  • For the Want of a Wrinkle a Ship Was Lost
    By Captain H. E. Lackey, U. S. Navy

    RECENTLY, while reading an official report dealing with the wreck of a naval vessel and the circumstances that led up to the disaster, I was struck by the fact that two good opportunities to take observation of the sun were lost by those on board...

  • Selection and Graded Retirement
    By Lieutenant Walter E. Doyle, U. S. Navy

    The selection-graded retirement system has now been operating in the Navy for more than seven years. The writer believes that this seven-year test has at least shown that the new system is a great improvement over the cumbersome old plan of...

  • Taking the Navy to the People
    By Lieutenant (jg) Wallace S. Wharton, U. S. N. R. F.

    Publicity—how can it be used to benefit the Navy?


    This is a question which everyone, with the good of the service at heart, should give due consideration. Publicity when properly used, is a powerful agent in educating...

  • The Trend in Small Arms
    By Lieutenant Commander E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy

    There are fads and fancies in small-arms just as there are fads and fashions in clothes. These fashions are cyclic in nature; things popular some thirty years ago are coming into style again. In small-arms the cycle has had three phases which may...

  • Back to Normalcy with Amalgamation
    By Lieutenant Commander Oscar Smith, U. S. Navy

    Let us approach this subject in a different manner from other writers who have aired their views in the INSTITUTE. Instead of trying to make readers with decided opinions believe this discussion upholds their side of the question, only to find...

  • Co-Ordinators—Who? What? Why?
    By Commander Charles F. Russell, U. S. Navy

    The questions indicated in the title of this article were presented to me in a forcible manner during the latter part of February, 1923, when without previous warning I received radio orders to report as the relief of the Co-ordinator Ninth Area...

  • The Average Naval Officer--An Estimate
    By Ensign Richard F. Armknecht, U. S. Navy

    NOTE: This essay written by Ensign Armknecht when a midshipman was awarded the Henry van Dyke Prize for the year of 1923 at the United States Naval Academy. It is of interest not only for its subject matter, but also because it is an indication...

  • Discussion

    Why Don't They Stay In?


    (See Page 1255, August, 1923, PROCEEDINGS.)


    CAPTAIN S. V. GRAHAM, U. S. NAVY.—In this article, the author...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant Commander H. B. Hird, U. S. Navy And Lieutenant J. B. Heffernan, U. S. Navy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Allan Westcott, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy




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