Proceedings Magazine - May 1927 Vol. 53/5/291

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The Yangtze River is navigable for steam vessels for a distance of sixteen hundred miles from the sea. Hankow, six hundred miles inland, can at all seasons of the year take...



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  • The Battle of Wanhsien
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn F. Howell, U. S. Navy

    The Yangtze River is navigable for steam vessels for a distance of sixteen hundred miles from the sea. Hankow, six hundred miles inland, can at all seasons of the year take ocean going vessels. Ichang, three hundred and fifty...

  • The Defense Against Propaganda
    By K. L. Buell

    THERE is no subject, with the possible exception of war and military affairs, about which the average man knows so little, yet thinks that he knows so much, about which there is so much muddled thinking and so many false ideas, as that of...

  • Guns Allowed Aircraft Carriers—A Paradox
    By Captain Walter S. Anderson, U. S. Navy

    The preliminary disarmament discussions at Geneva in 1926 occasionally produced something extra good. “I see by the papers,” as Mr. Dooley says, that one of the best contributions to those discussions was made by...

  • The Awakening in May, 1917
    By Captain T. G. Frothingham, U.S.R.

    The month of May, 1917, might well be called the month of awakening in the World War. For the month, of which this is now the tenth anniversary, saw the first dawning of the comprehension that the World War had changed into a new and...

  • The Use of Chemicals in War
    By Commander C. C. Baughman, U. S. Navy

    WE ARE all more or less familiar with the general feeling about the use of chemicals in the World War, how people were stunned when Germany first used them in 1915.


  • Farragut and Mobile Bay—Personal Reminiscences
    By the Late Rear Admiral John C. Watson, U. S. Navy (Retired)
    Editor's Note: This paper was read by Rear Admiral John C. Watson, U. S. Navy, to his com­rades of The Loyal Legion at a meeting in 1916. It is considered to be one of special interest be­cause the author was one of the last who...
  • Historic Ships of the Navy—"Hartford"
    By Robert W. Neeser

    The Hartford is one of the second- rate screw sloops authorized by the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1857. She is a wooden steamer of 2,790 tons displacement and 1,900 tons burthen, with the following dimensions: ...

  • The Grade of Admiral in the U. S. Navy
    By Louis H. Bolander

    THE word admiral is derived from the Arabic Amir al (“lord” or “chief of the”); Amir al-bahr, commander of the sea. The term seems to have been introduced into Europe during the Crusades, and to have been...

  • Merchant Marine: National Necessity
    By Lieutenant Albert F. Ceres, Jr., U.S.N.R.

    AMERICAN business men, farmers, miners and others interested in foreign markets, for the first time since the war, have acknowledged the imperative necessity of an American ocean-going merchant fleet, according to the consensus obtained by...

  • Line of Position
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U.S.N.

    A Short Accurate Method Using Ogura’s Altitude Tables and Rust’s Modified Azimuth Diagram

  • Discussion

    Dirigible Metal Found to be Poor

    (See page 464, April, 1927, Proceedings)


    Editor’s Note.—The Editor has been furnished by...

  • 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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  • Old Ironsides in the Mediterranean Off Tripoli


    THINKING that those who have seen the moving picture “Old Ironsides,” as well as those who have not seen it, would be interested in the operations of the good old ship in the Mediterranean,...

  • How the "Constitution" Escaped

    EDITOR’S NOTE.—It will be recalled that the Constitution, Captain Isaac Hull, found herself in the presence of a greatly superior British force shortly after daylight, July 17, 1812, off the Jersey coast, and, having an...

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