Proceedings Magazine - December 1925 Vol. 51/12/274

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“The American motor car owns Rio.” So said an American naval officer recently returned from Brazil. The further information that Yankee automobiles have captured practically the whole...



  • Pulitzer Trophy Race
    By H.W. Underwood

    (From Professional Notes)

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  • Sea Power and Pocketbooks
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy, Retired

    “The American motor car owns Rio.” So said an American naval officer recently returned from Brazil. The further information that Yankee automobiles have captured practically the whole South American market is from the same source....

  • Bombing Radius as Affected By Wind
    By Commander Garret L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy

    TO SWIM a mile and back at two miles an hour takes sixty minutes. But if one swims it down with, and up against, a mile-an-hour current, one mile is made at three miles an hour, taking twenty minutes, and the other at one mile an hour, taking...

  • Naval Mining and Naval Mines
    By The Late Lieutenant Commander Oliver W. Bagby, U. S. Navy

    The brief historical résumé of the history of the development and use of naval mines contained herein is taken from a “Study of the Mission of the Mine Squadron,” which was prepared by Lieutenant Commander Bagby during the time that...

  • Naval Aircraft in International Law
    By Lieutenant Forrest Sherman, U. S. Navy

    The application of existing international law and agreements to the use of aircraft in maritime warfare presents many questions of interest not only to naval aviators but to all naval officers. The rapid increase in size and cruising radius of...

  • Control of the Seas By an Air Department
    By Lieutenant Commander H. M. Kieffer, U. S. Navy

    IN AN economic sense, two extreme types of nations may be recognized: the nation which produces and exports raw materials and imports manufactured articles; and the nation which does not produce raw materials but imports them, manufactures from...

  • Direct Reading Maneuvering Diagrams
    By Commander Russell Willson, U. S. Navy

    IT IS probably true that the Mooring and Maneuvering Diagram in the hands of an expert, is the best all-round means of solving the various problems of course and speed involved in certain types of maneuvers. In close order formations and in...

  • A Device for Solving for True Wind
    By Lieutenant F. H. Gilmer, U. S. Navy

    IN VIEW of the fact that several of the new fire control installations call for the use of true wind instead of apparent wind, it is expedient to have some method of quickly and accurately determining this factor. The following device, designed...

  • The Destroyer Engineer in Battle
    By Lieutenant George R. Fairlamb, Jr., U. S. Navy

    EVERYONE will agree that the training of a destroyer’s engineer force in practical engineering battle casualties is essential. More than this, it is required by the spirit of our regulations if not by the letter. But is it given the...

  • A Destroyer Division Commander's Inspection
    By Lieutenant V. H. Godfrey, U. S. Navy

    EVERY destroyer skipper thinks his ship is the most efficient one in the squadron. Only one can be that, and at present, despite many wardroom and cafe discussions, there is no real system of designating that one. Of course we have the “...

  • The War Staff Idea Afloat
    By Lieutenant H. J. Wright, U. S. Navy

    PROBABLY the most striking and significant lesson of the World War is the realization that without the coordination of all the resources of a belligerent, victory is impossible. War today finds “nations in arms”—the idea of the...

  • United States Occupation of the Dominican Republic
    By Commander C. C. Baughman, U. S. Navy

    THERE have been published many and varied articles relative to the condition prior to and after the occupation of the Dominican Republic by the United States forces. Notwithstanding these articles, I will endeavor to give a narrative of the...

  • Are You Worth It?
    By Lieutenant Commander Walter E. Brown, U. S. Navy

    JUST how much are you worth to your wife? Not in a sentimental way, but in terms of dollars and cents? It would seem a simple question to answer, but actually, because of the way the future enters into the problem, it is far from simple.

  • Discussion

    Possible Improvements in Our Gunnery Training

    (See page 1696, September, 1925, Proceedings)

    Commander H. K. Hewitt, U. S. Navy.—The suggestions made by Lieutenant Commander Blandy...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant Commander H. W. Underwood, U. S. Navy

    Pulitzer Trophy Race

    By H.W. Underwood


  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy



  • Book Reviews

    THE LAWLESS LAW OF NATIONS. By Sterling E. Edmunds, LL.D. Washington, D.C.: John Byrne and Company. $5.00.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy, Ret.


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