Proceedings Magazine - August 1926 Vol. 52/8/282

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“Methods and means are ever changing, but fundamentals remain constant."

Editor’s Note: This paper was awarded the prize in the Henry Van Dyke Prize...



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  • The Navy and Its Air Requirements
    By Midshipman (now Ensign) J. A. Lahn, U. S. Navy

    “Methods and means are ever changing, but fundamentals remain constant."

    Editor’s Note: This paper was awarded the prize in the Henry Van Dyke Prize Essay Contest for the best essay upon a...

  • The Determination of the Compass Error
    By Commander G. T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    A Simple Method of Obtaining Compass Deviations When the Ordinary Means Are Not Available

  • Better Preparation for War
    By Captain A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy

    One of our younger officers, who was a destroyer commander “over there” during the war, told me two short stories of a British destroyer commander that illustrate our need to call to mind occasionally Bobby Burns’ lines:

  • Kedging the "Constitution"
    By Lieutenant Commander H. D. McHenry, U. S. Navy

    Do you remember the chase of the Constitution by Com­modore Broke’s squadron? You recall that at one stage of the chase, when the situation looked hopeless, Captain Hull resorted to hedging, and thus increased his lead. What...

  • Is Hong Kong Limited By the Washington Treaty?
    By Captain Walter S. Anderson, U. S. Navy

    The most important provision of the Washington Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament was not in the original American proposal. It is of course Article' XIX of that treaty to which reference is here made. It is article XIX that provided...

  • A Further Discussion of Naval Organization from the Industrial Point of View
    By Captain D. C. Nutting, (CC) U. S. Navy


    The numerous articles appearing recently relative to various phases of naval organization have seemed to the writer to justify the submission of the following notes originally prepared some fifteen years ago. From...

  • Wanted: Organized Publicity
    By Brockholst Livingston

    It should not be necessary to employ publicity in order that the American people might become informed of the need of a navy. Sea power has meant too much to this nation for the people of the land to forget its strength and usefulness. The pages...

  • Squaring the Tilt
    By Lieutenant Lawrence Wainwright, U. S. Navy

    An Application of the Method of Least Squares to Tilt Data

  • Captain John Manley of the Continental Navy
    By Lieutenant H. E. Dow, U. S. Naval Reserve

    John Manley was born at Tor Bay, near Torquay, Devon­shire, England, in the year 1733, and while still a young man came to America and settled at Marblehead, where he seems to have become a man of some substance, owning, at the time we first...

  • Discussion

    Diesel-Engined Warships

    (See page 900, May, 1926 Proceedings)

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant Commander W. G. Greenman, U. S. Navy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy



  • Book Reviews

    BALLOON AND AIRSHIP GASES. By Lieutenant Colonel Charles de F. Chandler, U. S. Army, Ret., and Lieutenant Wal­ter S. Diehl, (CC), U. S. Navy. The Ronald Press Co., New York.

    In these days when, to most of the...

  • Naval Encounter between the “Kearsarge” and the “Alabama” Fought In Sight of Cherbourg, France, On June 19, 1864
    By Paul Barbet

    (See page 1582, this issue)

    *From information assembled from original sources at Cherbourg.

    Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted through the courtesy of the Marine Journal from its...


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