The Battle of Wanhsien

By Lieutenant Commander Glenn F. Howell, U. S. Navy
May 1927
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 ...

Line of Position

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U.S.N.
May 1927
A Short Accurate Method Using Ogura’s Altitude Tables and Rust’s Modified Azimuth Diagram This article is written in an effort to simplify the working of the line of position. No ...

How the "Constitution" Escaped

May 1927
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 ...

Book Reviews

May 1927
BOOK DEPARTMENTSave 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
May 1927
FROM 3 MARCH TO 3 APRILCHINA Capture of Shanghai.—Southern Chinese forces entered the city of Shanghai on March 20-21 without great opposition, many of the troops and leaders of the ...


May 1927
Dirigible Metal Found to be Poor(See page 464, April, 1927, Proceedings) Editor’s Note.—The Editor has been furnished by the Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, with a copy of ...

Merchant Marine: National Necessity

By Lieutenant Albert F. Ceres, Jr., U.S.N.R.
May 1927
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 ...

The Defense Against Propaganda

By K. L. Buell
May 1927
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 ...

The Grade of Admiral in the U. S. Navy

By Louis H. Bolander
May 1927
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 ...

The Use of Chemicals in War

By Commander C. C. Baughman, U. S. Navy
May 1927
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 ...

The Awakening in May, 1917

By Captain T. G. Frothingham, U.S.R.
May 1927
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 ...

Guns Allowed Aircraft Carriers—A Paradox

By Captain Walter S. Anderson, U. S. Navy
May 1927
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 ...

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