Proceedings Magazine - October 1926 Vol. 52/10/284

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The British axiom “Trade follows the flag” is the key to the national prosperity of the United States. In recent years and more particularly since the World War, American men-of-war...



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  • The Second Element in Sea Power
    By T. Douglas Robinson, Assistant Secretary of the Navy

    The British axiom “Trade follows the flag” is the key to the national prosperity of the United States. In recent years and more particularly since the World War, American men-of-war have been busily engaged in “showing the flag...

  • America's Economical Dependence On Foreign Trade
    By Walter Bruce Howe, President Navy League

    One more popular belief must fall before anything like a sound economic policy can be achieved by the United States. It is the belief that, as a nation, we are self-sufficient—that, if need be, we could draw into our continental borders,...

  • The Navy and the Merchant Marine
    By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations

    Naval power and foreign trade go hand in hand.

    Our foreign trade, amounting to more than $8,000,000,000 annually, depends largely on its transport in foreign bot­toms. In time of war this foreign tonnage will probably be denied us,...

  • Some Personnel Accomplishments
    By Rear Admiral W. R. Shoemaker, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation

    The Navy can be no better than its officers and men. While the Bureau of Navigation is charged with responsibility for supervising personnel administration in the Navy, this must and does receive the constant attention of every officer and man in...

  • Our New Merchant Marine
    By Rear Admiral (Retired) W. S. Benson, U. S. Navy Member U. S. Shipping Board

    Among the so-called problems now attracting the attention of the people of this country none is more practical or more clean-cut than the plan to provide an adequate Ameri­can merchant marine. Whether we are to have a merchant marine is no...

  • The Medical Department of the Navy
    By Rear Admiral Edward R. Stitt (M.C.), U. S. Navy, Surgeon General of the Navy

    Strategic plans are based on the assumption that the per­sonnel is physically fit. It is taken for granted that the operating personnel for big gun ships, submarines, aircraft, and expeditionary forces meet the exacting physical requirements...

  • The Marine Corps, 1926
    By Major General John A. Lejeune, U. S. Marine Corps Major General Commandant

    In setting forth the present duties and organization of the Marine Corps, it will simplify matters if I first state its mission. The mission of the Marine Corps is not new, but has remained, to all intents and purposes, the same in the century...

  • The Business Organization of the Navy
    By Rear Admiral Charles Morris, (S.C.), U. S. Navy, Paymaster General of the Navy

    We think of the Navy as a highly developed fighting machine, manned by personnel trained to the minute in the operation of its units and in serving its weapons.

    We recall with ever increasing pride the glorious deeds of the Navy in aiding...

  • The "Old Ironsides" Campaign
    By Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy

    By Act of Congress of March 3, 1925 the Secretary of the Navy was authorized to receive donations for the restora­tion of the old frigate Constitution that now lies deterior­ating at the Boston Navy Yard. The question often and...

  • Recent Developments in Limitation of Naval Armaments
    By Captain (Retired) Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy

    Some degree of dissension and bargaining over such a vital matter as the limitation of naval armaments is natural and inevitable. The inherent cross currents of national inter­est are a sufficient cause for this. But to the distant observer...

  • Law and Order or ?
    By Major General Amos A. Fries, U. S. Army, Chief of Chemical Warfare Service

    One hundred fifty years ago, fifty-two men signed their names to an immortal document, the Declaration of Independence. They were educated men; they were stu­dents; they were thinkers; they were believers in law and order. They believed in...

  • The Second Year of 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

    Some sixteen months have passed since the Secretary of the Navy issued orders establishing a three-month post graduate summer course in aviation and aeronautics at the United States Naval Academy for the graduating class. This same order also...

  • Aviation Medicine and Its Application to the Naval Service
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert G. Davis, (M. C.), U. S. Navy

    Aviation has become a reality. It has passed the experi­mental stage of practicability, and although in the infantile stage of a great future development, its possibilities are recognized. Man’s physiological compensations are meeting...

  • The Spoils of War
    By Commander John Rodgers, U. S. Navy

    On returning to the United States in September of last year, after floating on the Pacific more or less peacefully for a period of nine days, I found the country in a state of tur­moil. I had the impression of being thrown into the midst of a...

  • Naval Communications
    By Captain Ridley McLean, U. S. Navy, Director Naval Communications

    The people of the United States know too little about our Navy. As beneficiaries of this enormous federal activ­ity, upon whose interest its maintenance depends, the more that our citizens know of their Navy the more certainly will it be...

  • The Future of Our Merchant Marine
    By Alfred H. Haag, Lecturer on International Shipping Subjects, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

    The prosperity of the United States is largely dependent on its ability to export its surplus commodities. It is obvious, therefore, the issue is of national scope—not sectional. Industries operating to maximum employment, permits quantity...

  • Comparative Naval Data For the Treaty Navies
  • Discussion

    Better Preparation for War

    (See page 1496, August, 1926, Proceedings)

    Rear Admiral W. V. Pratt, U. S. Navy.—It is a pleasure to read such a sound article as came out in the August issue of the...

  • 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



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    The Institute Book Department will supply any obtainable naval, pro­fessional, or scientific book at retail price, postage prepaid. The trouble saved the purchaser through having one source of supply of...

  • Secretary's Notes

    The circulation of the Proceedings since January, 1926, has increased 588 copies; the mem­bership of the Institute has increased 323 mem­bers.

    The Secretary-Treasurer has received only thirty-five letters from the members of the...


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