Excellence of Naval Material

By Lieutenant Commander F. S. Craven, U. S. Navy
September 1925
I. Introduction The present paper comprises: first, a study of the factors which determine material excellence in order to isolate its principles; second, an examination of our existing material agencies ...

Graphical Aids to Navigation

By Lieutenant W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy
September 1925
The value of graphical aids to the navigator are obvious, affording, as they do, an easy method of obtaining necessary data in minimum time and without troublesome interpolation. In Fig. ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
September 1925
FROM 7 JULY TO 7 AUGUST EUROPEAN SECURITY NEGOTIATIONS German Reply Favorable.—Germany’s reply to the French observations on Germany’s offer of a security pact was handed to M. Briand, French ...


September 1925
Star Identification Diagram Midshipman (now Ensign) L. H. Burkhead and Midshipman (now Ensign) W. H. Benson (See page 1667, September, 1925, Proceedings) G. W. Littlehales.—The present Star Identification Diagram comprises ...

A Mooring Board Problem

By Lieutenant Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy
September 1925
1 Author’s note.—Some of the features of this problem I have never seen published, and doubt if they are known by many of the younger officers of the service. My ...

A Home-Made Planisphere

By Captain Albert N. Wood, U. S. Navy, Retired
September 1925
It is deplorable that at the present day the study of descriptive astronomy seems almost entirely neglected. The writer has investigated the subject as far as his restricted opportunities have ...

The Panama Canal's Biggest Ship

By Captain A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy
September 1925
A record was made at the Panama Canal on July 23, 1924, both as to size of ship passing through the canal and as to tolls paid on a single ...

Aviation at the Naval Academy

By Captain H. A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy Head of Department of Seamanship and Flight Tactics, U. S. Naval Academy
September 1925
Much interest has been aroused in many quarters concerning the course in aviation and aeronautics recently inaugurated at the Naval Academy. The following brief account is prepared with a view ...

Possible Improvements in Our Gunnery Training

By Lieutenant Commander W. H. P. Blandy, U. S. Navy
September 1925
IN SPITE of the rapid advances which our Navy has made in gunnery during the last two decades, and the high state of proficiency which has now been attained, I ...

The Nation in Arms and National Doctrine

By Major J. M. Scammell, Inf. O. R. C.
September 1925
Of late there has been a great deal of attention directed in the military and naval services toward publicity. The press bureaus in the Navy Department and War Department have ...

The Bridge Across the Atlantic

By Captain Yates Stirling, Jr., U. S. Navy
September 1925
The creation of a huge Naval Transport Force was one of the most unique naval achievements of the war. In retrospect, it seems even to those who grew up in ...

Star Identification Diagram

By Midshipman (Now Ensign) L. H. Burkhead and Midshipman (Now Ensign) W. H. Benson, U. S. Navy
September 1925
LAY a straightedge from the point on AB numbered (in black) below the line AB, corresponding to the azimuth measured from the elevated pole, to a point laid off on ...

Aviation in Coast Defense

By Captain A. W. Johnson, U. S. Navy
September 1925
AVIATION has furnished a powerful weapon for coast defense. It also has made more difficult the problem of coast defense by introducing the possibility of hostile air raids. Everybody knows ...

Naval Aviation Training

By Captain James J. Raby, U. S. Navy
September 1925
The Navy has its only station for training heavier-than-air aviators at Pensacola, having converted to this use, at considerable expense, the old-time navy yard. The beautiful harbor and the favorable ...

Book Reviews

September 1925
COMBATS ET BATAILLES SUR MER (September-December, 1914)—Claude Farrère et Paul Chack, Paris. E. Flammarion, Editeur, Paris. 7 fr. 95. p. 279. Reviewed by Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, U. S. N. ...

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