Proceedings Magazine - July 1926 Vol. 52/7/281

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1.   The “Scheme of Reorganization of the Executive Depart­ments suggested by the President and the Cabinet at the request of the Joint Committee on Reorganization,” was...



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  • Naval Communications and Governmental Reorganization
    By Lieutenant Commanders W. S. Hogg and A. P. H. Tawresey, U. S. Navy

    1.   The “Scheme of Reorganization of the Executive Depart­ments suggested by the President and the Cabinet at the request of the Joint Committee on Reorganization,” was transmitted to the Chairman, Mr. Walter F. Brown,...

  • Simplified Navigational Method
    By Commander H. S. Babbitt, U. S. Navy

    Editor's Note: In presenting this article the author writes as follows: "This method is extremely simple in practice. But it is found difficult to present it clearly in writing; and particularly, clearly to convey the idea that no...

  • The Tidal Wave and Earthquake at Arica, Peru, in 1868
    By Captain J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    We have recently been hearing much about the small city of Arica, Chile, this owing to the fact that it is the head­quarters of the commission appointed by President Coolidge for settling the long disputed question between Chile and Peru over...

  • Sea Words on Shore Duty
    By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    In Moliere’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme the leading char­acter expresses great surprise when he is told that all his life he has been talking in the strange language called prose. Many shore dwellers, I imagine, may have a...

  • Historic Ships of the Navy
    By Robert W. Neeser


    The first Lexington was a 16-gun brig fitted out by the Con­tinental Marine Committee under authority of the Act of October 13, 1775. She carried fourteen 4-pounders, two sixes, twelve...

  • The United States Naval Observatory
    By Captain Edwin T. Pollack, U. S. Navy
  • The Threshold of a New Era in International Law
    By Lieutenant Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy

    Out of the vague haze of controversy and circumlocution­ary ramifications incident to the many conferences, plenary sessions, debates, congresses, conventions, and what not, which have taken place on the four corners of the earth during this...

  • The Cordite of the "Aquidaban”
    By Alvaro Alberto; Translated by Lieutenant Commander W. R. Carter, U. S. Navy

    Translator’s Note: The Aquidaban was a vessel of the Brazilian Navy somewhat similar to our old Texas, having two echelon 8-inch turrets, the forward one being on the port side and the after one on the starboard side. In...

  • Special Notice

    Please read the leading note in Secretary's Notes relative to possible changes in the makeup of the Proceedings.

    Secretary’s Notes

    Important Please Read

    An extended...

  • Discussion

    Limitation of Naval Armament

    (See page 427, March, 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



    Problems Referred to Technical Committees.—The Preparatory Dis­armament Conference, with representatives of twenty nations, met at...

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