Proceedings Magazine - December 1926 Vol. 52/12/286

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Author’s Note: At first sight it would seem incredible that the com­mission to the little schooner Hannah of Marblehead, depicted on the tablet shown in the accompanying...



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  • The Service of Marblehead to the United States Navy
    By Captain Thomas G. Frothingham, U. S. R.

    Author’s Note: At first sight it would seem incredible that the com­mission to the little schooner Hannah of Marblehead, depicted on the tablet shown in the accompanying picture, could mean the beginning of the United...

  • Personnel Training in the Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander (Retired) O. O. Hagen, U. S. Navy

    The problem of personnel training in the Navy is ever with us, due to our large turnover of men. As this article is written, the Bureau of Navigation has indicated that 25,000 men will be recruited within the next year. While this is over the...

  • Proposed Functions of the Naval Aircraft Factory
    By Commander R. D. Weyerbacher, (CC), U. S. Navy

    The naval aircraft factory has played and will continue to play an important role in the development of naval air­craft. The report of the President’s Aircraft Board chair­man, Mr. Dwight W. Morrow, made certain recommendations...

  • Historic Ships of the Navy
    By Robert W. Neeser


  • What Price Pacifism?
    By Clifford Albion Tinker

    There is a book which was written by a Chinese more than 2,000 years before Christ was born, when all Europe was a wild and trackless wilderness, except for a little fringe of settlements around the rim of the Mediterranean, when the Greeks were...

  • A Close Call
    By Rear Admiral (Retired) Albert Gleaves, U. S. Navy

    “After all,” said an admiral, when receiving congratulations on his pro­motion, “it is largely a question of luck, when one remembers that in his , case the fog always lifted just at the right time, that the helmsman...

  • The Case for the Capital Ship
    By Lieutenant Commander G. C. Manning (CC), U. S. Navy


  • Neptunus Rex
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn F. Howell, U. S. Navy

    A volume devoted to the origin and growth of customs, habits, and ceremonies at sea would prove pleasant reading for all modern sailors who love the sea, be they naval or mercantile. Many old practices disappeared with the advent of steam and...

  • To Tell the Solar Time, Longitude and Latitude by the Stars of the Great Bear, of the Southern Cross or of Cassiopeia’s Chair
    By Alan S. Hawkesworth, F. R. S. A.

    For the northern hemisphere consider the pole star as the center of an imaginary clockface with 12 above, and 6 below in the usual fashion. And the two “pointers” of the great bear, or “dipper” as the hour hand of the said...

  • U.S.N.A. 1918-1926
    By Lieutenant J. J. Hughes, U. S. Navy

    Many officers criticize the Naval Academy for short­comings of which it is no longer guilty and, when a par­ticular case is brought to their attention, admit that they had taken for granted that everything here had remained as it was when...

  • Fifty Years of Service
    By Lieut. Comdr. Roy C. Smith, Jr., U. S. N.

    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Proceedings in October, 1923. Since that time the increase in the Institute’s membership has been so great that it is believed many readers will be interested in this...

  • Discussion

    Light Cruisers

    (See page 1733, September, 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



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