Proceedings Magazine - November 1927 Vol. 53/11/297

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The functions now performed by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations have been required ever since the establishment of the Navy. Formerly, these functions were performed...



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  • The Office of Naval Operations
    By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations

    The functions now performed by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations have been required ever since the establishment of the Navy. Formerly, these functions were performed by the Bureau of Navigation, which was the Navy...

  • Origin of the Continental Navy
    By Charles O. Paullin

    When the Continental Congress met at Philadelphia on May 10, 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord had been fought and a British Army was besieged in Boston by the militia of the New England states. After much de­bate Congress decided to...

  • The Strength of Gibraltar
    By Captain W. S. Pye, U. S. Navy

    Has Aviation Affected the Strength of Gibraltar, Hawaii, and the Canal Zone?

  • A Vanishing Naval Tradition—The Figurehead
    By Constance Lathrop

    The Vikings designed the figure-heads of their warships to instill fear in the ranks of their enemies and to chase away their guardian spirits.

    Prior to the Viking period, the Phoenicians and Egyptians used this now forgotten art for...

  • Sea Power and the Yorktown Campaign
    By Commander A. H. Miles, U. S. Navy

    Historians agree that the Yorktown campaign decided the American War for Independence. The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, marks the successful close of the Revolution. It is...

  • Birds of Ebony
    By Rear Admiral George R. Clark, U.S.N. (Retired)

    "And the 'spotlight' o’er him streaming, throws his shadow on the floor."


  • The Nicaraguan Canal
    By R. Z. Kirkpatrick, Major, Engineer Reserve, U. S. Army, Chief of Surveys, Panama Canal

    NO DOUBT the morning Egyptian papyri were once full of the doings of the young Croesus and Pharaoh, King Tut, who—like the Prince of Wales now—was the best headliner of the day. But one day the boy, of whom so much was...

  • Notes on the Early Development of the Designs in Marine Signal Flags
    By Howard M. Chapin

    The International Signal Code flag designs did not spring suddenly from the head of some super-mariner, but were the result of developments over some several hundred years. Curiously enough, the designs finally adopted, and at...

  • Another Route to the Pacific

    (Editor’s Note: The following account has been written for the Institute by the Assistant Editor, based on documents kindly furnished by the Naval Historical Foundation. The documents in ques­tion were papers entitled “The...

  • How to Recognize Propaganda
    By K. L. Buell

    It is publicity when you use it yourself and propaganda when the other fellow uses it. It is an educational campaign when it is in harmony with your own thoughts, opinions and aspirations, and propaganda only when you disagree...

  • Trade
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Trade is undoubtedly at the bottom of the recent failure of the Geneva Conference on limitation of naval armaments. “The trade of the Empire is absolutely dependent upon the free use of the seas for its economic development and...

  • Discussion

    A Vanishing Naval Tradition—The Figure- Head.

    (See page 1166, November, 1927, Proceedings)


  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Commander F. W. Rockwell, U. S. Navy And Assistant Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy




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