The Navy and Its Air Requirements

By Midshipman (now Ensign) J. A. Lahn, U. S. Navy
August 1926
“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 ...

The Determination of the Compass Error

By Commander G. T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
August 1926
A Simple Method of Obtaining Compass Deviations When the Ordinary Means Are Not AvailableStandard books on navigation describe several methods for determining the compass error—by reciprocal bearings, requiring a station ...

Better Preparation for War

By Captain A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy
August 1926
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 ...

Kedging the "Constitution"

By Lieutenant Commander H. D. McHenry, U. S. Navy
August 1926
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 ...

Wanted: Organized Publicity

By Brockholst Livingston
August 1926
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 ...

Squaring the Tilt

By Lieutenant Lawrence Wainwright, U. S. Navy
August 1926
An Application of the Method of Least Squares to Tilt DataThe gunnery officer afloat is frequently confronted with the problem of determining the inclinations and high points of his directors ...

Captain John Manley of the Continental Navy

By Lieutenant H. E. Dow, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1926
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 ...


August 1926
Diesel-Engined Warships(See page 900, May, 1926 Proceedings)Captain H. C. Dinger, U. S. Navy.—This article is most interesting particularly as the author treats the subject in a very rational and practical ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
August 1926
FROM JUNE 3 TO JULY 3UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICATacna-Arica Plebiscite Abandoned.—At the close of June the Ameri­can representative, General Lassiter, presented to the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite Commission a motion that ...

Book Reviews

August 1926
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 ...

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