Proceedings Magazine - June 1928 Vol. 54/6/304

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On March 4, 1925, with the approval of House Resolution 2688, the President set another strong prop under the structure of our national defense. Section 22 of that act authorizes the establishment...



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  • The Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps
    By Captain C. W. Nimitz, U. S. Navy

    On March 4, 1925, with the approval of House Resolution 2688, the President set another strong prop under the structure of our national defense. Section 22 of that act authorizes the establishment of a Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps...

  • Handling Vessels in Restricted Waters
    By Lieutenant F. E. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    The subject of navigation of rivers, canals, and other restricted waters has scarcely been touched upon from a scientific standpoint. Experiments along this line seem to be very meager, due, perhaps, to the fact that conditions are so hard to...

  • Selection of Enlisted Men for the Naval Academy
    By Lieutenant B. W. Decker, U. S. Navy

    The following article is written in an effort to awaken the commissioned officers of the naval service to the realization that there is within their grasp a means of controlling the future of our officer personnel; and to assist those junior...

  • Diesels for Naval Auxiliary Ships
    By Lieutenant Ross A. Dierdorff, U. S. Navy

    In the Naval Institute Proceedings for May, 1925, there was published an excellent article by Captain A. M. Proctor, U. S. Navy, entitled, “Diesel Engines for Capital Ships—A Military Necessity,” and the issue of...

  • The Effect of Current Upon Target Approaches
    By Commander Conant Taylor, U. S. Navy

    The statement has been made in an official publication that a cross current at short range battle practice would cause the ship and target to make good non-parallel courses over the ground and thereby make the set-up on the range...

  • A Naval Aviator in the Making
    By Lieutenant S. H. Warner, U. S. Navy

    Attributes of an Aviator

  • The Psychology of Pacifism
    By K. L. Buell

    In one sense we are all pacifists. “Everybody hates war. Everyone longs to make it impossible.”1 The day has gone when war was looked upon as a phenomenon of nature, a holy necessity, the only occupation for a...

  • Peter the Great—A Pirate of Tortuga
    By Commander Willis W. Bradley, Jr., U. S. Navy

    He had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. Gibbon

    Nearly two hundred and fifty years ago, a bronzed and bearded man, tall and broad-shouldered, walked the unpaved and crooked lanes of...

  • Turner's "Mount Vesuvius In Eruption In 1818"

    Editor’s Note: Captain H. A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy, who carried on the correspondence which led to the reproduction of this month’s colored frontispiece, has prepared the following notes at the request of the editor....

  • Commodore Ridgely's Account of the Last of Somers
    By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt (S.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    ANYTHING relating to Richard Somers must always be of absorbing interest. Of course, there can never be anything new to be revealed about his short life, of which we already know that he was a fearless, generous, affectionate man;...

  • Discussion

    Selection of Enlisted Men for the Naval Academy

    (See page 457 this issue)

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

    From April 3 to May 3


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