Proceedings Magazine - October 1924 Vol. 50/10/260

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In the personnel situation as it now exists it is desirable to know as clearly as possible whither the present law is tending. Tables of figures may he used but they are hard to follow and are...



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  • The Line Personnel Under the Present Law
    By Captain Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy, (Retired)

    In the personnel situation as it now exists it is desirable to know as clearly as possible whither the present law is tending. Tables of figures may he used but they are hard to follow and are confusing at that. If the same information can be put...

  • Three Navy Cranks and What They Turned
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy, (Retired)

    The writer graduated from the Naval Academy soon after the beginning of our last “Naval Holiday.” The navies of the world were entering upon that great revolution in warship construction started by the United States in the building of...

  • The Rigid Airship and the Weather
    By Lieutenant Joseph B. Anderson, U. S. Navy

    AT THE PRESENT time the rigid airship is of all aircraft, with the exception, of course, of the free balloon, by far the most dependent upon weather conditions.

  • Three Functions and Three Needs of the Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Sampson Scott, U. S. N. R. F.

    The personnel problem, always an important one, is today of greater importance than it ever has been before due to the Limitation of Armament Treaty and to the curtailment of appropriations. In considering the personnel situation, one must...

  • The International Hydrographic Bureau
    By Lieutenant Commander George E. Brandt, U. S. Navy

    THIS article is written to acquaint the service with the character, organization and scope of the International Hydrographic Bureau.

  • Our Cruise in the Kuriles
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy
    ON THE afternoon of March 28 the Ford and Pope, having returned to Manila after the completion of division battle practice and two depth charge practices on that and the previous day, received definite information that the two...
  • The Daddy of 'Em All
    By Lieutenant Commander Walter E. Brown, U. S. Navy

    Few in the Navy realize that up to last fall we had in active cruising service a ship that dates back to the first half of the last century; a ship that, with the exception of the Constella­tion and the Constitution, is the oldest dying the...

  • The Selection of Man Power at Its Source
    By Lieutenant L. W. Bagby, U. S. Navy

    INFORMATION has recently been disseminated that in first enlistments of four years, the average length of service is two years and one month. In other words, approximately one-half of the men enlisted in first enlistments serve honorably for the...

  • Discussion

    Fixing the Decimal Point

    (See page 1292, August, 1924, PROCEEDINGS)

    CAPTAIN ELLIOT SNOW (CC), U. S. NAVY.—During my day at the U. S. Naval Academy—some forty years ago—we were not told of the existence of a slide...

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



  • Book Reviews

    BROWN’S COMPLETED BURWOOD—New edition, Re­vised and Enlarged. James Brown & Son, Glasgow, 10/6 Net.

    A book of Tables for Bearings from Horizon to Meridian of celestial bodies; Latitudes 30" to 60°, Declinations...


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