Proceedings Magazine - June 1927 Vol. 53/6/292

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Motto: "The sea is his." Psalm 95:5.


For I am a man under authority. Matt. 8:9.



  • The Original Manuscript of the Final Text of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
    By P. H. Magruder, Secretary, Naval Academy

    It seems appropriate that some record should be made of the following facts, as it may be a matter of future historic interest and value to those interested in the Naval Academy traditions and incidents to know that the...

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  • Religion in Leadership
    By Chaplain Sydney K. Evans, U.S.N. (Chaplain, U. S. Naval Academy)

    Motto: "The sea is his." Psalm 95:5.


    For I am a man under authority. Matt. 8:9.

  • Functions and Types
    By Midshipman (Second Class) Albert O. Momm, U. S. Navy

    “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”


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

  • The Suicide Flotilla
    By Lieutenant H. F. Breckel, U.S.N.R.

    Even today, few people realize how very near the ruthless submarine warfare campaign of the German high command came to defeating the Allied cause in the World War.


    The most...

  • Why I Am in the Navy
    By Chief Pharmacist's Mate Arthur R. Toomey, U. S. Navy

    Why are you in the Navy? Why don’t you try to get something else? I don’t see why you drift along in the serv­ice when you could easily obtain a job out here. “Drift along! Job!” is right. From the time...

  • This Far-Flung Navy
    By Midshipman (First Class) Robert D. Conrad, U. S. Navy

    “Wisdom Is Observation from a Point a Mile High”


    Editor’s Note : This essay was awarded the gold watch offered annually by Professor Henry van Dyke of Princeton,...

  • The "Newest" Navigation
    By Lieutenant Commander V. H. Godfrey, U. S. Navy

    The “day’s work” in navigation has always been more or less of a bugbear to conscientious navigators. Working according to Marcq Saint-Hilaire formula, searching painstakingly for logs, natural haversines,...

  • Discussion

    The Newest Navigation

    (See page 680, June, 1927, 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

    From 3 APRIL to 30 APRIL



    Split of Chinese Nationalists.—Following the capture of Nanking, Chinese...

  • Book Reviews


    Save money by placing your orders for all books, whether professional or not, with the Institute Book Department, which will supply any obtainable naval, professional, or scientific book, and not...

  • A Portrait of Washington?

    Editor’s Note: Please see page 720 for photograph of the painting “Washington Hughes, Esq.,” by F. Cotes, Royal Academy, 1726-1770.

    THE NAVAL INSTITUTE and Sir Robert A. Hadfield, 22 Carlton House Terrace, London, S.W. 1...

  • Entrance Requirements, U. S. Naval Academy
    By Lieutenant Commander W. G. Greenman, U. S. Navy

    The requirements governing the admission of midshipmen to the U. S. Naval Academy have been the subject of discussion almost from the founding of the Institution; and the standards of educational preparation for entrance have gone all the way...

  • As "Holy Joe" Sees It

    Editor’s Note: On November 27, 1926, Chaplain S. K. Evans, U. S. Navy, on duty at the Naval Academy, issued leaflets to the Regiment of Midshipmen as it entrained for the annual Army and Navy football game at Chicago. So...

  • Photographs & Illustrations


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