Proceedings Magazine - March 1927 Vol. 53/3/289

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A nation which goes to war unprepared educates its statesmen at more expense than its soldiers.—Upton

THE Navy grows too introspective and...



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  • Our Weakest Link (Prize Essay, 19270
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas L. Gatch, U. S. Navy
    A nation which goes to war unprepared educates its statesmen at more expense than its soldiers.—Upton

    THE Navy grows too introspective and so tends to forget that in war the military part...

  • Cruiser Types: Honorable Mention, 1927
    By Lieutenant (Retired) Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy

    First secure the victory, then make the most of it.—Nelson

  • Whither? Some Aspects of Our Present Policy
    By Brockholst Livingston
    The best of prophets of the future is the past.—Byron


    Editor's Note—Submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1927. Although not awarded the prize or honorable mention, the article...

  • A Personal Narrative of the Koszta Affair
    By Commander R. C. Parker, U. S. Navy

    Editor’s Note—See discussion, page 335 this issue.

    ONE of the writer’s earliest memories is of a long hall hung with old time ship pictures, among which was a particu­larly bold lithograph labelled “The U. S....

  • The Officer and the Division
    By Lieutenant Commander John B. Ewald, (SC) U. S. Navy

    The success of a division on board ship and the success of the division officer depend on the relations between the enlisted men who compose the division, on one hand, and the division officer himself, on the other. The capacity of...

  • The Course of Training for Student Naval Aviators
    By Lieutenant Commander D. C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy

    The prime purpose of this paper is to acquaint those officers of the service, who may be ordered to flying duties in preparation for naval aviation qualifications, with the nature of the primary flying work in store for them, and to...

  • Diplomatic Services of American Naval Officers
    By the Late John Hay, Secretary of State, 1898-1905

    Statement by the late John Hay


    Secretary of State, 1898-1905 Regarding the Diplomatic Services of American Naval Officers


    During the winter of 1902-3, apropos of a...

  • The Naval Officer in Diplomacy
    By the Late Rear Admiral H. S. Knapp, U. S. Navy
    Editor’s Note: Both the Nicaraguan and Chinese situations are so important and timely that it seems appropriate to print the lecture given at the Naval War College in 1923 by the late Rear Admiral Knapp. His service and experience were...
  • Adventures of "Old Glory"
    By William E. Beard
    The flag of the United States, adopted June 14, 1777, was thereafter in the Revolution thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. The War of 1812 was fought under a flag of fifteen stars and fifteen stripes. Effective July 4, 1818, the original...
  • Discussion

    A Destroyer Leader for the U. S. Fleet

    (See June, 1926, Proceedings)

    Maurice Prendergast.—Introductory.— The June, 1926, issue of the Proceedings contained a very interesting contribution, by Captain...

  • 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


    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...

  • Special Illustrations—Japanese Prints Of Perry's Visit - Chinese Scenes


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