Sea Power: A National Necessity

By Captain Douglas E. Dismukes, U. S. Navy
January 1924
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 ...

Shall We Outgrow the Panama Canal?

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy
January 1924
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 ...

Co-Ordinating the Army and Navy

By Rear Admiral W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy, Retired
January 1924
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 ...

Engineering Economy on Battleships

By Lieutenant Commander R. R. Smith, U. S. Navy
January 1924
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 ...

The Naval Service

By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy
January 1924
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 ...

Fifteen Days for Training

By Lieutenant Ralph Kelly, U. S. N. F-2 (E. D. O.)
January 1924
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 ...

Postgraduate Instruction

By Commander Alexander Sharp, U. S. Navy
January 1924
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 ...

Military Genius and the Naval War College

By Major J. M. Scammell, Infantry O. R. C.
January 1924
Great captains are made, not born.It may be laid down as a general rule that the greatest military leaders of modern times have been the product of the systematic and ...

In Lacquer and Silk

By Lieutenant Commander K. C. Macintosh (SC), U. S. N.
January 1924
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. ...


January 1924
Athletics, Beneficial and Otherwise(See page 1609, October Proceedings; and page 1873 November Proceedings)Rear Admiral A. P. Niblack, U. S. N. (Retired.)—Doctor Carjienter has recently completed four years’ service as ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Allan Westcott, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy
January 1924
FROM OCTOBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 23 ALLIED POWERS AND GERMANY French Limitations Block Expert Inquiry.—Throughout the latter part of October diplomatic discussions continued between the Allied Powers and the United ...

Book Reviews

January 1924
THE MERCANTILE MARINE. By E. Keble Chatterton, late Lieutenant-Commander, R. N. V. R. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1923. $5.00.A Review by Rear Admiral N. C. Twining, U. S. NavyThe ...

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