Proceedings Magazine - July 1928 Vol. 54/7/305

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A QUARTER of a century before the long, complex, and masterly campaign of Pitt made Trafalgar possible, John Paul Jones, operating in European waters, was carrying out plans of equal...



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  • John Paul Jones—Strategist and Tactician
    By Major G. A. Johnson, U. S. Marine Corps

    A QUARTER of a century before the long, complex, and masterly campaign of Pitt made Trafalgar possible, John Paul Jones, operating in European waters, was carrying out plans of equal world influence. Trafalgar determined affairs in...

  • Two Notes on John Paul Jones
    By L. H. Bolander

    I. His Qualifications of a Naval Officer

    The statement has more than once been made that the justly celebrated phrases regarding the “Qualifications of a Naval Officer” reputed to have been written by John Paul...

  • Possibilities of an Adjustable Rate Clock
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy

    TO SAVE time the navigator sometimes sets a watch to keep approximate local apparent time. Similarly, aviators are already using two watches, one set to Greenwich civil time and the other to Greenwich sidereal time. These are...

  • Annapolis—Sidelights on Its Early History
    By Captain Harry A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy

    * Those who are interested and desire to learn more of the early history of Annapolis and Maryland should read Ridgeley’s Annals of Annapolis, Riley’s The Ancient City, Scharf’s History of Maryland,...

  • Standardizing Terms, Procedure, and Records in Navigation
    By Commander Archer M. R. Allen, U. S. Navy

    Many of the difficulties now experienced by officers on examinations in navigation as well as at sea may be eliminated by a better general agreement by all hands, navigators, examining board, Hydrographic Office, and the department of navigation...

  • Plan of the Harbor and City of Annapolis, 1781
    By Charles O. Paullin

    This map, a photostat of which was recently acquired by the division of maps, Library of Congress, is from a photograph of the original manuscript found in the archives des cartes, Depôt de la Guerre, Ministere de la Guerre, Paris, and is now...

  • American Naval Policy
    By Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers,. U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The purpose of the Navy is more than merely to defend the coasts of the United States from attack. The chief purpose of the Navy is to support and maintain the policies of the United States. These policies are chiefly economic. Mankind has always...

  • The DeHaven Arctic Expedition: A Forgotten Page in American Naval History
    By Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, U. S. Navy (Retired); Compiled by permission of his daughter, Mrs. H. Parker Rolfe, from the reports and diary of Lieutenant Edwin J. DeHaven, U. S. Navy, Commanding the Expedition, 1850-1851

    In the spring of 1845, Sir John Franklin, a veteran Arctic explorer, then past 'his three score years, sailed from England with H.M.S. Erebus and Terror to discover the Northwest Passage, which was believed to connect Baffin Bay...

  • The Old Naval Auxiliary Service
    By Commander W. S. Whitted, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The old Naval Auxiliary Service included such transports, supply vessels, colliers, and other vessels as were assigned to it by the Navy Department and were manned by merchant officers and crews. These vessels were governed by the laws of the...

  • Discussion

    Cruiser Types

    (See page 278, March, 1927, Proceedings)

  • 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



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