Proceedings Magazine - November 1925 Vol. 51/11/273

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If midnight study and instruction of the greatest and most learned sea officers have given me advantages, I am not without them.

—John Paul Jones



  • Radio Vision
    By C. Francis Jenkins

    From the beginning of history pictured information has been the most quickly comprehended, and longest mentally retained.

    A hundred years ago photography was invented, eliminating the possibility of dexterous error in pictures.


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  • The Three Craftsmen and the Part of the Naval Academy in the Mould of a Man
    By Midshipman (Now Ensign) Ernest M. Eller, U. S. Navy

    If midnight study and instruction of the greatest and most learned sea officers have given me advantages, I am not without them.

    —John Paul Jones

  • The Attempted Mutiny on the U. S. Brig "Somers"
    By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt, (SC), U.S.N., Ret.

    LET us go back in our minds to the Navy of eighty-three years ago, and try to use our imaginations clearly and accurately so as to feel that we are in the naval atmosphere of the time.

  • Engineering Economy on Auxiliary Vessels
    By Commander R. R. Smith, U. S. Navy

    DURING the year 1924-25, the engineering competition was extended to include all auxiliary vessels in regular commission, 123 vessels being added. With the exception of vessels of the gunboat class, all vessels in previous competition classes...

  • Standing One
    By Lieutenants George K. Weber and C. W. Styer, U. S. Navy

    The objective of competition in engineering is to obtain from the machinery installation the maximum efficiency, having due regard for the kind of service performed, and consequent restrictions and regulations imposed by the nature of that...

  • Post Treaty Naval Design
    By Hector C. Bywater and Maurice Prendergast

    UNDER the Washington Naval Treaty, France is allowed a battle fleet with an aggregate displacement of 175,000 tons, or exactly one third of the total allotted to the British Empire and the United States, respectively. Italy, also, is granted a...

  • Vest Pocket Ballistics
    By Lieutenant W. L. Wright, U. S. Navy

    THE following equations to the trajectory of the projectile were developed with the hope of obtaining something expressed in the simplest terms and of a wide range of application. Auxiliary tables are not required. The equations will give a close...

  • The Navigator's Notebook
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy

    INSPECTIONS of the navigator’s notebook, or work book, on various ships reveal the fact that the notes, data, and forms are frequently poorly arranged and that the investment of a little time and thought in the arrangement of the work would...

  • Discussion

    Diesel Engines for Capital Ships

    (See page 1217, July, 1925, Proceedings)

    Captain A. M. Proctor, U.S.N:—In my article on “Diesel Engines for Capital Ships,” published...

  • 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 Debt Mission in Washington.—The French debt mission to the United States, headed by Finance Minister Caillaux, with...

  • Book Reviews

    OUR NAVAL HERITAGE. By Fitzhugh Green, U.S.N. F.A.G.S. M.Sc. Royal 8vo, 400 pages illustrated, $4.00. Published by the Century Company: New York and London.

    Reviewed by Captain Yates Stirling, Jr., U. S. Navy


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