Proceedings Magazine - October 1927 Vol. 53/10/296

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It is commerce, with its means of com­munication, that has placed the lips of every American to the ear of every other citizen and has demanded friendship and understanding. Commerce then, has...



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  • Commerce and the Flag
    By The Honorable Curtis D. Wilbur, Secretary of the Navy

    It is commerce, with its means of com­munication, that has placed the lips of every American to the ear of every other citizen and has demanded friendship and understanding. Commerce then, has played a great part in our union. The foresight...

  • Naval Aviation and Its Common Interest with Air Commerce
    By The Honorable Edward P. Warner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics

    AVIATION in the United States has sailed for some years past in troubled waters in which commercial aviation and military flying alike were but struggling for a foothold, seeking to establish them­selves on a basis of solid usefulness while...

  • Why the United States Asks Naval Equality
    By Walter Bruce Howe, President of the Navy League of the United States

    The position taken by the United States government in recent years with respect to the strength of the Navy it shall maintain is that it should have a Navy equal to that of the British Empire and stronger than Japan in the ratio of 5...

  • The Sea-Borne Commerce of the United States
    By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations

    The national wealth of the United States is estimated to be well over $400,000,000,000. Our annual export trade is close to $5,000,000,000. It is approximately the same as the export trade of Great Britain, and exceeds the export...

  • The Farmer and the Merchant Marine
    By Rear Admiral Luke McNamee, U. S. Navy, Commander Destroyer Squadron, U. S. Battle Fleet

    The American farmer is the backbone of the country. There is no doubt about that. Practically everything that we eat comes out of the ground and if it were not for the farmer, who slaves early and late to see that it does come out of...

  • A National Merchant Marine Is Vital to Our National Security
    By Brigadier General A. C. Dalton, U. S. Army (Retired), President of the Merchant Fleet Corporation

    TO ASSURE adequate national security for the United States, consideration must be given not only to providing an adequate Navy and an efficient Army, but also to all those great industrial enterprises upon which our people must rely...

  • A Plea for the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve
    By Rear Admiral R. H. Leigh, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation

    IN ORDER successfully to fulfill its mission in time of war, the Navy must thoroughly organize and prepare itself in time of peace. Preparedness is the keynote of its success and no part of the complicated naval structure can be...

  • United States Navy Hydrographic Office
    By Rear Admiral W. S. Crosley, U. S. Navy, Recently, Hydrographer, U. S. Navy

    The one activity of the Navy Department which, as a matter of daily routine, assists the Navy and commerce at the same time, is the Hydrographic Office. The military mission of this office is to supply ships of the Navy with charts,...

  • Sea Power and American Destiny
    By Captain R. D. Gatewood (Construction Corps), U. S. Navy, On Duty with U. S. Shipping Board

    While in London last winter on a special mission for the United States Shipping Board I saw on the wall of one of the offices of the British Board of Trade an old English shipping text. I liked it so much that I brought a copy back...

  • Naval Aviation
    By Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics

    Viewed from every angle, the advance in naval aviation during the period following the World War has been satisfactory. Starting out with patrol planes as the only well developed type, and with the wartime personnel demobilized, we...

  • The Training of the Fleet
    By Rear Admiral H. J. Ziegemeier, U. S. Navy, Director of Fleet Training

    Note: This article was prepared at the request of the Navy Day Committee for the Special Information Number with a view of interesting Naval Reserve Officers and civilians when the Navy holds open house on Navy Day. The active service is...

  • Our "Stake" in Sea Power
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    It is worth a moment’s reflection that practically every great center of population in the United States is located close to easy water transportation. At such points we have concentrated about half of the total population of...

  • The Lack of Modern Tonnage a Severe Handicap in the Expansion of Our Foreign Trade and National Defense
    By Alfred H. Haag, Director, Department of International Shipping, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

    ONLY a small percentage of our population fully appreciate the importance of an adequate number of American- flag ships to carry our foreign commerce and to serve as a naval auxiliary in times of national emergency.

  • The Merchant Marine—Its Value in Peace and War
    By Captain L. M. Overstreet, U. S. Navy

    The American people are quick to grasp business opportunities. It seems curious that they should be so slow to grasp the value of a merchant marine. The merchant marine has great value to us, not only when the world is at peace, but when we are...

  • Naval Civil Engineering—Its Place in National Defense and Its Value to the Engineering Profession
    By Rear Admiral L. E. Gregory (Civil Engineer Corps), U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks

    Much has been said and written on the value of adequately equipped and strategically located naval bases. Some authorities have even endeavored to express this value in terms of capital ships but the impracticability of arriving at...

  • Sea Power
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    Sea power may be compared to a chain of three gigantic links: commerce, merchant marine, and navy. Its strength is no greater than that of the weakest link.

  • The "Constitution" Campaign and Its Progress
    By Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy, Chairman, National Committee to Save Old Ironsides Fund

    The Constitution is our greatest naval memorial, and certainly equal in historical value to the few other great memorials which this nation possesses. England has saved Nelson’s flagship Victory by popular subscription. She has...

  • Discussion

    A Destroyer Leader for the U. S. Fleet


    (See page 325, March, 1927, Proceedings and page 685, 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 August 1 to September 1



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