Proceedings Magazine - January 1924 Vol. 50/1/251

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SEA POWER in its true sense consists not only in the nation's armed forces afloat, the Navy, but includes the merchant marine and all the various activities that go to make up our commerce on...



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  • Sea Power: A National Necessity
    By Captain Douglas E. Dismukes, U. S. Navy

    SEA POWER in its true sense consists not only in the nation's armed forces afloat, the Navy, but includes the merchant marine and all the various activities that go to make up our commerce on the sea. Sea Power, then, embraces not...

  • Shall We Outgrow the Panama Canal?
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy

    IT IS only recently that the Panama Canal has begun to operate under normal conditions, free from the effects of the World War, and with the slides sufficiently under control to make the operation of the canal continuous. The canal tolls for the...

  • Co-Ordinating the Army and Navy
    By Rear Admiral W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy, Retired

    The Departments of War and Navy have begun a move­ment to bring about a closer co-ordination between the two services. This is a matter of the greatest importance. In time of peace it will conduce to economy of expenditure in preventing...

  • Engineering Economy on Battleships
    By Lieutenant Commander R. R. Smith, U. S. Navy

    Editor’s Note. Lieut. Commander Smith was engineer officer of the Mississippi, which in the competition year 1921-22 won the prize for “Greatest Improvement,” and in the year 1922-23 stood second in the engineering competition...

  • The Naval Service
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    The efficiency of the Navy depends primarily upon the esprit de corps of its officers. This, stripped down to plain language, means “love for the service.” It is not enough that we are satisfied with our profession and do the duties...

  • Fifteen Days for Training
    By Lieutenant Ralph Kelly, U. S. N. F-2 (E. D. O.)

    On August 2, I received orders to report to the U. S. S. Langley at Boston for fifteen days’ training in engineering duties. The first requirement was a physical examination by the local naval doctor. After successfully passing that, I...

  • Postgraduate Instruction
    By Commander Alexander Sharp, U. S. Navy

    The object of this paper is to outline the postgraduate course in technical subjects and to show its value to the service.

    The time is opportune to present this subject, for nothing has been written for a number of years and in that time...

  • Military Genius and the Naval War College
    By Major J. M. Scammell, Infantry O. R. C.

    Great captains are made, not born.

  • Recent Developments in the Navigation of the Air
    By H. B. Goodwin

    A new departure of some little importance in connection with long distance navigation in the air has recently been taken by the publication on the part of the “Club Militar Naval" at Lisbon of an interesting memoir of the historic voy...

  • In Lacquer and Silk
    By Lieutenant Commander K. C. Macintosh (SC), U. S. N.

    If reports are true, no one will ever again see Fujiyama as first I saw it. The day was cold and the early morning haze hid the rapidly rising shore. Dead ahead of the China’s plunging stem a tiny smudge of darker gray loomed through the...

  • Discussion

    Athletics, Beneficial and Otherwise

    (See page 1609, October Proceedings; and page 1873 November Proceedings)

  • 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



  • Book Reviews

    THE MERCANTILE MARINE. By E. Keble Chatterton, late Lieutenant-Commander, R. N. V. R. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1923.                   ...


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