Proceedings Magazine - December 1927 Vol. 53/12/298

Cover Story

Extract from President Roosevelt's Message to Congress, December 3, 1907




  • The Father of the American Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander F. E. Cross, U.S N.R.

    Students frequently discover that historians sometimes arrive at the establishment of facts with great uncertainty of proof. Nevertheless, the opinions of narrators become, as years pass on, records of history, and as such are handed...

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  • Battle Fleet Voyage to the Pacific, 1907

    Extract from President Roosevelt's Message to Congress, December 3, 1907


  • Is Enactment of the Britten Bill Desirable?
    By Captain J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    If the naval service is to be maintained at a high state of efficiency, new legis­lation affecting the commissioned line of­ficer personnel is imperative. That this is recognized by the Navy Department is shown by the authorities having...

  • Economics and the Navy
    By Captain K. C. McIntosh (SC), U. S. Navy

    Since war ceased to be a matter of the privy purse and began to demand the cooperation of every citizen and the coordination of every resource, a knowledge of the general, basic laws of economics has become a vital necessity to...

  • Some Aspects of the Present Pay Bill
    By Lieutenant Commander J. P. Bowden, U. S. Navy

    As fleet concentration for 1927 passes into naval history with the thoughts still fresh in our minds of the innumerable lessons learned in connection therewith—the gunnery, engineering, tactical and logistic problems that...

  • The Merchant Marine
    By C. E. Grunsky

    Prompted by the persistent accounts of failure on the part of the Shipping Board to point the way toward the permanent establishment of a merchant marine, I submit the outline of a program which takes into account both the need...

  • Bulwarks of Brain and Brawn
    By Clifford Albion Tinker
    (Editor’s Note: The author has died since writing this article.)


  • Identification of Stars
    By Ensign H. R. Grummann, U.S.N.R.

    PROFESSOR W. H. ROEVER has described in detail* the application to navigational problems of several graphical methods of solving spherical triangles by the methods of descriptive geometry. He may be quoted as of the opinion...

  • Meridian Altitude and Reduction Constants
    By Lieutenant J. E. Gingrich, U. S. Navy
    A simple and uniform method for obtaining the latitude from bodies on, or near, the meridian

    WHEN using the formula, L = Z+d, for meridian altitude and...

  • Babel in China
    By Lieutenant R. M. Ihrig, U. S. Navy

    The scenes of the great treaties of the modern world must present interesting studies in internationalism. Picture the scene at Versailles in 1918 when the representatives of all the Allied and Entente Powers met to discuss and...

  • "Form H" for Destroyers
    By Lieutenant Commander V. H. Godfrey, U. S. Navy

    Five destroyers out of every six have a complaint “other ship-itis.” A disease gradually increasing in severity from the second in column in a division to the unfortunate “tail-ender” and from the...

  • Submarine Sizes
    By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Burrough, U. S. Navy

    Up to the outbreak of the World War, all submarines were essentially of the same type. They were all small boats of well under 1,000 tons displacement, of the coast defense type, designed to fire torpedoes, and with a limited cruising radius....

  • Law in Future War
    By Captain Elbridge Colby, U. S. Army

    Ten years after the World War, it is being said in many quarters that the nations of the earth are drifting toward another conflict. And the question immediately arises as to what kind of a war it will be. Shall we have an...

  • British "Sloop of War" Diamond Rock
    By Captain E. C. Kalbfus, U. S. Navy
    Author’s Note: The British occupation of Diamond Rock, its commissioning as a man-of-war, the annoying operations conducted from it, and its final capture by the French, constitute such an unusual page of naval history that the story will...
  • A New Job for the Supply Corps
    By Lieutenant T. E. Hipp (SC), U. S. Navy

    The Naval aircraft factory at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, was organized during the stress of the World War when naval officers were not available to recruit the organization and the work of airplane manufacture was a new departure...

  • Some Practical Uses of the O'Rourke General Classification Test
    By Lieutenant Commander R. A. Hall, U. S. Navy

    During the past two years executive officers have been finding on page 9 of the enlistment record a notation which reads about as follows:


  • Condition and Needs of Our Navy, 1815
    By the Board of Navy Commissioners, Captains David Porter and John Rodgers, U. S. Navy

    Editor’s Note: The Editor is indebted to Rear Admiral M. M. Taylor, U. S. Navy, for the following letter found among some old family papers. There is, indeed as Admiral Taylor writes, "a marked similarity between present ideas...

  • A Tripolitan Fragment
    By Philip Pratt

    A BURST of flame, searing the darkened harbor of Tripoli on a black night in 1804, is seemingly the last vestige of evidence in the death of Captain Richard Somers.

  • Discussion

    Air Mapping


    (See pp. 777 and 793, July, 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




  • Book Reviews


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