Proceedings Magazine - October 1925 Vol. 51/10/272

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PRESIDENT COOLIDGE once said: “Great light is always shed on the question of what ought to be done by finding out what has been done.”



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  • Gentlemen, the Navy!
    By T. Douglas Robinson, Assistant Secretary of the Navy

    PRESIDENT COOLIDGE once said: “Great light is always shed on the question of what ought to be done by finding out what has been done.”

  • Navy Day
    By Walter Bruce Howe, National Chairman, Navy Day, 1925

    NAVY DAY was first sponsored by the Navy League of the United States, a volunteer association of individuals, who seek to place information concerning the Navy before the public, and since that time the official approval and...

  • The Elements of Sea Power and the Future of the Navy
    By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations

    Since the day the ship made possible the transportation of merchandise by sea the great nations of the world have been found among those having extensive coast lines. History proves that world power is measured by sea power and that national...

  • Petroleum and National Defense
    By Rear Admiral H. P. Jones, U. S. Navy, Chairman Executive Committee, General Board

    IN APPROACHING the subject of national defense from any angle, it is necessary to keep clearly in mind the real meaning of the term. Unfortunately, it is the general tendency of the man in the street to think of national defense in terms of coast...

  • Military Preparedness Necessary to the Economic and Social Welfare of the United States
    By Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy, Ret.

    *Debate in New York, March 15, 1925.

    IN A MESSAGE to Congress, George Washington, President of the United States, said:

    To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.

    There is a rank due the...

  • The United States Marine Corps
    By Major General John A. Lejeune, U. S. M. C., Major General Commandant, U. S. M. C.

    The tenth day of November of this year will mark the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the United States Marine Corps, since on November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the raising of two battalions of marines for the...

  • Some Aviation Fundamentals
    By Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics

    SINCE the organization of the Bureau of Aeronautics, the Navy has bent every effort to get naval aviation in readiness to go to sea with the fleet. It will be remembered that at the close of the World War the activities of naval aviation were...

  • The Wise Man Knows His Tools
    By Rear Admiral J. K. Robison, U. S. Navy, Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy

    With all due regard to the present possible misinterpretation of the word, the Navy is a product of evolution. The whys and wherefores of the necessity for navies need not be examined. It is sufficient that at the present, all nations find them...

  • The Development and Growth of the American Navy
    By Captain Waldo Evans, U. S. Navy, Commandant 9th Naval District

    *Address delivered by Captain Evans before the Kiwanis Club of Chicago.

  • The Array Against Sovereignty
    By Captain Wat T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy

    *Written for the National Republic.

  • The Naval Research Laboratory
    By Captain Paul Foley, U. S. Navy, Technical Aide to the Secretary of the Navy

    The NAVAL Research Laboratory is, broadly speaking, concerned with investigations in the field of physical and technical science as applied to the special requirements of the naval service.

  • Unified Procurement of Government Aircraft
    By Commander E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy

    PROPONENTS of the United Air Force idea list, as one of the advantages of the proposed system, unity in the purchase of aircraft and aeronautical material. Such a proposal has considerable popular appeal and appears rational until a critical...

  • New Lease of Life for Old Ironsides
    By Herman F. Krafft

    *Reprinted from New York Times of July 26, 1925, by permission.

  • The Government-Owned Merchant Marine
    By Leigh C. Palmer, President, United States Fleet Corporation

    The origin of the present war-built merchant fleet of the United States is so well-known that it is needless to review it here. Suffice it to say that shortly after the close of the World War the United States found itself in possession of a...

  • Comparative Naval Data for the Treaty Navies

    (Correct as of September 1, 1925)




  • Discussion

    Excellence of Naval Material

    (See page 1573, September, 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



    Preliminary Conference Decided Upon.—Following an exchange of notes at the close of August, Germany agreed to take part in a...

  • Book Reviews

    A COMPANION TO THE AZIMUTH TABLES. By H. B. Goodwin, M.A., F.R.A.S., formerly Examiner in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy under His Britannic Majesty’s Board of Education. Glasgow: James Brown and Son, Nautical Publishers, 1925.



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