Aviation in National Defense

By Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, U. S. N.
April 1926
An address delivered before the National Republican Club of New York City, 6 February, 1926. The sensationalism which has surrounded recent controversies on matters aeronautic has completely obscured the fundamentals ...

The Cruiser

By Lieutenant (j.g.) William Webster, (C.C.), U. S. Navy
April 1926
Motto: “Think in Oceans—Shoot at Sight!”— Lord John Fisher Editor’s Note: Submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1926. Although not among the prize or honorable mention, the article was considered ...

Panama Tides

By R. Z. Kirkpatrick, Chief Hydrographer, Panama Canal
April 1926
The difference in tides on the Pacific and Atlantic entrances of the Panama Canal was once a moot factor in the argu­ments of the sea level vs. lock level controversy. ...

The Navigation of Columbus

By Captain J. Menander
April 1926
Editor’s Note:—This article specifically treats of Columbus as a navi­gator; it will be remembered that an article appeared in the January, 1925, Proceedings, No. 263, by Commander L. J. Gulliver, ...

The Bent Arrow Rule

By Lieutenant Commander H. K. Fenn, U. S. Navy
April 1926
On pages 77 and 85 of the 1924 edition of Robison’s Manual of Radio Telegraphy and Telephony there appear statements of Fleming’s “Right Hand Rule” and “Left Hand Rule” for ...

Naval Posture

By Walter Aamold, Instructor in Physical Training, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1926
A surgeon rather clever with the pen stated that tight­rope walkers were, by the nature of their work, gifted with almost ideal postures. In return he received a photograph from ...

Navy Service Schools

By Commander Oscar Smith, U. S. Navy
April 1926
In order to keep the Navy’s complement of petty officers approximately filled at all times, it has become necessary for the Navy to make petty officers in certain ratings by ...


April 1926
Post-Treaty Naval Design (See page 2125, November, 1923, Proceedings) Brockholst Livingston.—Messrs. Bywater and Prendergast in their article which deals primarily with the projected French 17,500-ton croiseur de combat have taken ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Wescott, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1926
FROM FEBRUARY 3 TO MARCH 3 GERMANY AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS Special Session of Assembly.—Germany’s application for admission to the League of Nations was received at Geneva on February ...

Book Reviews

April 1926
BOOK DEPARTMENT 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 ...

Naval Historical Foundation

April 1926
The Board of Control of the United States Naval Institute has given careful and deliberate consideration to the merits of the above referred to organization, which is now being incorporated ...

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