Proceedings Magazine - August 1925 Vol. 51/8/270

Cover Story

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Lieutenant Commander Byrd on board ship while making passage from Wiscasset, Maine, to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and mailed to the U. S. Naval...



Members Only

  • Flying Over the Polar Sea
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr., U. S. N., Ret.

    Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Lieutenant Commander Byrd on board ship while making passage from Wiscasset, Maine, to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and mailed to the U. S. Naval Institute just prior to the departure of the...

  • Finding Geographical Position in the Region of the North Pole
    By G. W. Littlehales, Hydrographic Engineer, Hydrographic Office, Navy Department, Washington, D. C.

    AT THE North Pole, the zenith coincides with the north pole of the heavens and hence parallels of altitude coincide with parallels of declination and vertical or azimuth circles with hour-circles and meridians of longtitude.

  • National Strategy
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    Second Honorable Mention, 1925


    Motto: “War is the sum of all the forces and pressures operative at a given period.”


  • Notes on Administration of Industrial Work in Navy Yards
    By Captain Henry Williams (CC), U. S. N.

    Motto: Cooperation and Courtesy are the Parents of Efficiency.

    The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and honors, for but one thing, and that is Initiative. What is Initiative? It is doing...

  • Submarine Capabilities and Limitations
    By Lieutenant Wilder D. Baker, U. S. Navy

    SUBMARINES have been a part of our Navy for something like twenty years but only recently has any attempt been made to incorporate them as a part of the fleet. During the early stages of submarine development, when the Porpoise and the Shark were...

  • The Salvage of "S-19"
    By Commander Robert B. Hilliard (CC), U. S. Navy

    PROBABLY no two stranded vessels present the same problems in the matter of salvage. Each case will have individual difficulties which cannot be foreseen and which previous experience will not entirely dispel, but it is doubtful if...

  • How the Navy Helped Them Home
    By Lieutenant (jg) F. V. Barker, U. S. Navy

    WHILE the Richmond was lying off Salem Willows, Massachusetts, taking part in a Fourth of July celebration, an innocent looking despatch was received from the department asking when it would be convenient for Admiral Magruder to confer with...

  • The Selection and Use of Binoculars
    By Ensign Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy

    The binocular is one of the most constantly used, and also abused, instruments aboard ship. Because it is indispensable on deck, many naval officers find a real satisfaction in owning it, but more often they pay the price of a scientific...

  • The Dacia Dilemma
    By Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, U. S. Navy, Ret.

    Our ambassador to Great Britain, Walter H. Page, had many hard nuts to crack during the World War, but the Dacia incident stands out impressively because of its importance and the means he used to bring about a happy ending.

  • A Bachelor Looks at the Navy Pay Bills
    By Lieutenant Harry A. Rochester, U. S. Navy

    After six and a half years at sea, living aboard ship does not present the same novelty and attraction that it did upon graduation from the Naval Academy. Living conditions afloat are not made any the more pleasant at a navy yard, where the...

  • Honi Heke's War of 1845 in New Zealand
    By Major Edwin N. McClellan, U. S. Marine Corps

    Few, if any, of the thousands of American officers, bluejackets, and marines, of the fleet which visited New Zealand this year, were aware that their forebears, serving on the sloop of war St. Louis, had participated in stirring events under fire...

  • The Army Industrial College
    By Captain Elliot Snow (CC), U. S. Navy

    Under a modified caption1 the U. S. Department of Commerce, in 1924, issued an interesting and valuable pamphlet which summarizes the activities of the Division of Simplified Practice and describes the services offered by that division...

  • Powell's "Perry's Victory on Lake Erie"
    By Charles Lee Lewis, Assistant Professor, U. S. N. A.

    There has probably been more controversy over incidents connected with the Battle of Lake Erie than about any other engagement in American naval history. Indeed, in the war of words which was fought by the adherents of Perry and Elliott, after...

  • The Pacific Zone
    By Sir Herbert Russell


    A General Community of Interests

    The Coming Australian Visit by American Fleet



  • Discussion

    Proposed Administrative Changes in Navy Department

    (See page 357, March, 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



    French Note to Germany.—The course of negotiations between Great Britain, France, and Germany for a mutual security agreement...

  • Book Review


    By Arthur W. Judge.

    D. Van Nostrand Company, New York. $7.50 net.


    The use of the internal...


Conferences and Events

WEST 2019

Wed, 2019-02-13 - Fri, 2019-02-15

Sharpening the Competitive Edge: Are We Ready to Compete, Deter, and Win Globally? Wednesday, 13 February - Friday, 15 February...

2019 U.S. Naval Institute Member Event

View All

From the Press

23 January - Book Talk

Wed, 2019-01-23

9 February - Presentation

Sat, 2019-02-09

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 140 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership