Proceedings Magazine - January 1926 Vol. 52/1/275

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The efficiency of a military force is an exact measure of the professional attainments of its commanders. Public attack on these officers is a two-edged evil. First, it destroys the country...



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  • Loyal Initiative
    By Commander R. A. Theobald, U. S. Navy

    The efficiency of a military force is an exact measure of the professional attainments of its commanders. Public attack on these officers is a two-edged evil. First, it destroys the country’s confidence in those commanders, and without...

  • Our Vanishing History and Traditions
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy, Retired

    The early history of any great nation is not only of especial interest to succeeding generations, but also of vital constructive value to the progress of the world, because the youthful virile stage of development most clearly marks the...

  • Historic Ships of the Navy
    By Robert W. Neeser


    “Bon Homme Richard”

  • Relation of Current to Wind along the Pacific Coast of the United States
    By H. A. Marmer, Chief Tidal Mathematician, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    The currents which affect navigation may conveniently be divided into two classes. There is, first, the tidal current which is brought about by the rising and falling of the surface of the sea due to the tides. Superimposed upon these tidal...

  • A New Deal for the Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    No great corporation in preparing to begin operations would arrange its personnel in advance in groups so or­ganized that at the commencement of business it would be necessary to form entirely different groups and make an entirely - new...

  • Air Warfare
    By Lieutenant Forrest Sherman , U. S. Navy

    War has been defined as the weighing of the national capac­ity to exert and resist pressure against that of the enemy nation or nations. To that definition we might add that it is the weighing of the national capacity to exert and resist pres...

  • The Evolution of an Aircraft Engine
    By Commander E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy

    The purpose of this paper is to describe, from a purely non­technical standpoint, the evolution of one of the latest American aviation engines, with a view to pointing out the principles utilized in a new and rational design. In the aircraft...

  • The Naval Aircraft Factory
    By Lieutenant Commander S. J. Zeigler, Jr. (CC), U.S.N.

    The devotion by the press recently of so much space to in­formation and misinformation about the country’s air forces has, at least, served to arouse general interest in the wings of the Army and Navy. Reports of certain testimony,...

  • Murder
    By Major Edwin N. McClellan, U. S. Marine Corps

    Editor’s Note: Another article by the same author is added at the end of this article.

  • Gallagher Makes an Estimate of the Situation
    By Rear Admiral H. O. Dunn, U. S. Navy, Retired


  • Board of Control's Special Notice

    The Board of Control is so impressed with the timeliness and importance of the subject matter of Captain Knox's article in this issue, entitled "Our Vanishing History and Traditions," that it deems it worthy of special notice, and...

  • Discussion

    Our Vanishing History and Traditions

    (See page 15, January, 1926, 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



  • Book Reviews

    THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR—The Stress of Sea Power, 1915-16. Vol. II. Thomas G. Frothing- ham, Captain, U. S. Reserve. Harvard University Press, 1925. $3.75.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers,...

  • Report of President's Aircraft Board

    Editor’s Note: The recommendations of the Lampert Aircraft Com­mittee will be found in this issue following the report of the President’s Board. Both reports are from the N. Y. Times.

    After quoting the...

  • Report of Lampert Aircraft Committee

    The report signed by all of nine members of the committee, Represent­atives Lampert of Wisconsin, Chairman; Vestal of Indiana Perkins of New Jersey Faust of Missouri and Reid of Illinois, Republicans; Lea of California, Prall of New York, O...


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