By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy, Retired
December 1923
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 ...

Bombing Tests on the "Virginia" and "New Jersey"

By Lieutenant Commander H. B. Grow, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...

For the Want of a Wrinkle a Ship Was Lost

By Captain H. E. Lackey, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...

Selection and Graded Retirement

By Lieutenant Walter E. Doyle, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...

Taking the Navy to the People

By Lieutenant (jg) Wallace S. Wharton, U. S. N. R. F.
December 1923
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 ...

The Trend in Small Arms

By Lieutenant Commander E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...

Back to Normalcy with Amalgamation

By Lieutenant Commander Oscar Smith, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...

Co-Ordinators—Who? What? Why?

By Commander Charles F. Russell, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...

The Average Naval Officer--An Estimate

By Ensign Richard F. Armknecht, U. S. Navy
December 1923
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 ...


December 1923
Why Don't They Stay In? (See Page 1255, August, 1923, PROCEEDINGS.) CAPTAIN S. V. GRAHAM, U. S. NAVY.—In this article, the author states that the mission of the recruiting service ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Allan Westcott, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy
December 1923
FROM SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 23GERMANY AND REPARATIONS FREE HAND TO STRESEMANN.—On September 27, following defiance of the Federal authorities and establishment of military rule in Bavaria, the Stresemann ...

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