Proceedings Magazine - November 1924 Vol. 50/11/261

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The personnel problems of officers of the Navy are hardy perennials and crop up every year. As a rule their solution requires legislation and the last two years have been rather barren in this...



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  • Some Reflections Upon Commissioned Naval Personnel Problems
    By D. W. Taylor, Rear Admiral (CC) U. S. N., Retired

    The personnel problems of officers of the Navy are hardy perennials and crop up every year. As a rule their solution requires legislation and the last two years have been rather barren in this respect. In 1922 the personnel energies of the Navy...

  • A Suggestion for Naval Reserve Training
    By Lieutenant Commander E. S. R. Brandt, U. S. Navy

    Reason for Having a Naval Reserve.—There is a very serious reason for the existence of a Naval Reserve which should not be lost sight of by either the regular Navy or by the Naval Reserve itself. That reason lies rooted in American policy...

  • Seagoing Aircraft
    By Lieutenant Commander Sidney Ballou, U. S. N. R. F

    At the time of the Washington Conference the only air­craft carriers afloat were a few experimental craft con­verted from other types. Had that gathering been a dis­armament conference, as it is so persistently regarded, the simple...

  • Petroleum Problems of the World War
    By Captain Paul Foley, U. S. Navy


    I. The Bunkering Problem of the British Grand Fleet

  • The Navy—A National Investment
    By Lieutenant Wallace S. Wharton, U. S. N. R. F.

    Much has been said from time to time about the need for and the methods of “selling” the Navy to the American people, that is, to the people of the entire nation, be they residents of the coastal states or of the great commonwealths...

  • The Fetish of Formulas
    By Lieutenant Commander Oscar Smith, U. S. Navy

    IN THE NAVY of the present day, are we not making a fetish of formulas? We are developing a rule for this and a method for that, reducing everything to a standard so that knowledge is easy to gain, inspections easily made, and administration...

  • The Origin of Naval Law
    By Lieutenant W. J. Nunnally, Jr., U. S. Navy

    THE WRITER had occasion, in the collection of certain data for a purpose in no wise connected with its use in an article of this nature, to examine various authorities upon this sub­ject. The most interesting discovery in connection with this...

  • Indoctrinating Civilians in Matters of Naval Defense
    By Lieutenant R. E. Daniels, U. S. Navy

    THE RESPONSIBILITY for adequate prewar preparation does not rest altogether on our naval officers, for no matter how able they may be they can not “build bricks without straw.” It is necessary for our civilian population to lend...

  • Discussion

    Breaking Ice, in Baltimore Harbor

    (See page 1304, August, 1924, Proceedings)

  • 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

    THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR, Vol. I, Offensive Operations, 1914-15. By Captain Thomas G. Frothingharn, U. S. R. 349 pp. $375. Harvard University Press, 1924.

    A Review by Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy

  • Minutes of Annual Meeting, 1924

    In accordance with Article V, Section 1, of the Constitution and By-Laws the annual meeting was called in the Officers’ Mess, U. S. Naval Aademy, at 4:30 p. m., October 10, 1924.

    Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, U.S.N., Vice-...

  • Constitution And By-Laws


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