Proceedings Magazine - July 1925 Vol. 51/7/269

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Motto: A just man armed keepeth his house in order.


Editor s Note: The author wrote and submitted the following article in December,...



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  • A Balanced Fleet for the United States Navy
    By Captain J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    Motto: A just man armed keepeth his house in order.


    Editor s Note: The author wrote and submitted the following article in December, 1924, before the publication of the report of the...

  • Sanity in Aviation
    By Lieutenant Commander Ralph Wood, U. S. Navy

    THERE has recently reoccurred a flood of wild statements and loose generalization relative to aviation in general and naval aviation in particular. This has been occasioned by the rather passionate though misguided efforts of those addicted to...

  • What Might Have Happened at Jutland
    By Captain Thos. C. Hart, U. ,S. Navy

    Our title does not indicate any intention to parody a certain article on Jutland by a very able author of our service who was early in the field. Since his work, such a mass of literature has been produced on the subject that it is difficult to...

  • Armament By Example and Arbitration
    By Lieutenant Commander E. S. R. Brandt, U. S. Navy

    While modern Jeffersonians in America are preaching “Disarmament by Example” and persuading an amazing number of Americans possessing (what one scientist calls) a female complex, to believe in it, other nations are gradually bringing...

  • "Lest We Forget"
    By Commodore E. B. Underwood, U. S. Navy, Ret.

    IN MY younger years in the service, some forty or fifty years ago, I used to hear a good deal about “Horse” Tyler and “P.J.” Miller, the former prominent for his dry remarks and the latter noted as a teller of tall tales....

  • The Gas Mask and the Next War
    By Lieutenant Commander Duncan C. Walton (MC), U. S. Navy

    Up to the time of the World War but little attention was paid to gas masks. A few commercial companies had devised crude apparatus for the use of employees who might be accidently exposed to injurious gases during certain industrial processes,...

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury
    By Commander Lewis Coxe, U. S. Navy

    At the top of all pilot charts issued by the Hydrographic Office of the Navy Department appears the legend “Founded upon the researches made and the data collected by Lieutenant M. F. Maury, U. S. Navy.” Who was Lieutenant Maury, and...

  • Maury's Genius Shown in Old Letter
    By Lieutenant Commander G. E. Brandt, U. S. Navy

    How the First Superintendent of the Naval Observatory Saved Fifty Years


    The Secretary of the Navy has given new evidence of appreciation for the scientific work of the late...

  • Some Notes on Destroyer Handling Alongside
    By Lieutenant H. R. Thurber, U. S. Navy

    WE WERE waiting in the cool of the morning for the U.S.S. V_____ to pull away from the anchorage to the west of Culebra. A choppy sea bumped the V_____’s star board side against us, and a fresh trade wind strained our...

  • Diesel Engines for Capital Ships—A Military Necessity
    By Captain A. M. Proctor, U. S. Navy

    The development of the Diesel engine for marine purposes which began about 1910, has of late been proceeding at an accelerating rate. There is much evidence, now available, that it has arrived at a point where it is possible to consider it...

  • Some Physical Aspects of Flying
    By Lieutenant Commander R. G. Davis (MC) , U. S. Navy

    The degree of success attained in aviation is dependent upon the physical and mental make-up of its personnel. Candidates for the Naval Air Service little appear to appreciate the high standard required by the Department in their selection and...

  • Discussion

    What Might Have Happened at Jutland

    (See page 1143, July, 1925, Proceedings)

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




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