Proceedings Magazine - October 1928 Vol. 54/10/308

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In the Revue des Deux Mondes for October, 1902, Auguste Moireau said: “After his first book, and especially from 1895 on,  Mahan...



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  • Elements and Outlook of American Sea-Power
    By William Howard Gardiner, President of the Navy League of the United States


    In the Revue des Deux Mondes for October, 1902, Auguste Moireau said: “After his first book, and especially from 1895 on,  Mahan supplied the sound basis for all thought on naval and...

  • The Heart of the Navy
    By Rear Admiral Frank H. Schofield, U. S. Navy

    INSCRIBED on the heart of the Navy are the words: “Loyalty, Devotion, Service to National Ideals.” Judge the Navy in its every act by this inscription.

    Every naval officer who enters the service takes an oath in...

  • Progress in Naval Aviation
    By Rear Admiral W. A. Moffett, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics

    When Congress authorized the five year building program for naval aviation in 1926, the Navy had 351 serviceable airplanes on hand. The program is now well under way. On July I, 1927, there were 468, and on July 1, 1928, 624...

  • Development of the United States Naval Reserve By the Bureau of Navigation
    By Captain C. R. Train, U. S. Navy, Recently of the Naval Reserve Personnel Division, Bureau of Navigation

    AFTER several years of intimate association with the naval reserve, two factors stand out predominantly in its successful development—community support and regular Navy support—in other words a sympathetic understanding...

  • Communications
    By Rear Admiral T. T. Craven, U. S. Navy, Recently Director of Naval Communications

    Communications and Peace Strategy

    Some seventy years ago Emerson concluded that “after all, the greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering trade.” Today the accuracy of his...

  • Supplies for the Navy
    By Rear Admiral Charles Morris (SC), U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts

    When attention is focused on the Navy, the spectacular features of that organization stand out in such bold relief that many of the other essential elements of the service are passed by unnoticed. It is easy to visualize a fleet or...

  • The U. S. Marine Corps, Present and Future
    By Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune, U. S. Marine Corps

    The distribution of the Marine Corps personnel in round numbers at this time is as follows: within the continental limits of the United States, 6,000; outside the United States, 12,000. The three most important stations outside the United States...

  • The Hydrographic Office
    A Service of Security for Mariners a?id Aviators By Captain Clarence S. Kempff, U. S. Navy Hydrographer and Commander Frank H. Roberts, U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office

    From the time man first ventured upon the sea he has appreciated the need of the knowledge which would enable him to complete his voyages in safety. Urge of sea venture and travel has always been strong in our people.

    At the...

  • Early History of the Washington Navy Yard
    By Rear Admiral W. D. Leahy, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance

    The Washington navy yard and naval gun factory, which was established in its present location in 1800, was until 1886 maintained as a building and repair yard for ships and equipment of every description.

  • The Problem of the Naval Design Engineer as Affected by the Limitation of Armament Treaty
    By Captain O. L. Cox, U. S. Navy and Commander C. A. Jones, U. S. Navy

    Important provisions of the treaty limiting naval armament which affect the problems of the naval design engineer are:

    Article IV limits the total capital ship replacement tonnage of the United States to 525,000...

  • What the Naval Building Program Means to Design
    By Commander Herbert S. Howard (CC), U. S. Navy

    The old saying is that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Anybody can prepare a delicious-sounding recipe but unless a pudding is made and eaten we will never know whether the recipe is good.

  • Training in the Navy
    By Rear Admiral R. H. Leigh, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation

    That the Navy is constantly taking thousands of untrained men and boys from civil life is so well known by the average person that he accepts it as a matter of fact. He knows that these men become a part of the Navy’s working...

  • Activities of the Medical Corps, United States Navy
    By Rear Admiral E. R. Stitt, (MC), Surgeon General, U. S. Navy

    The primary purpose of the medical department of the United States Navy is to keep the men of the Navy physically fit to carry out their duties in peace and war. To accomplish this it is necessary for the medical department to keep...

  • Is America at Sea?
    By Alfred H. Haag, Director Department of International Shipping, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

    We are confronted by a lamentable situation in matters affecting our national security. We have among us two kinds of propagandists, i.e., first, the foreign propagandist who assumes the role of pacifist in order to further the interest of his...

  • The Civil Engineer in the Navy
    By Rear Admiral L. E. Gregory, Civil Engineer Corps, U. S. Navy

    The civil engineer corps of the Navy, even though one of the corps in a military organization, has from its inception retained its designation “civil.” This professional title has been a heritage from the early days of the Republic...

  • To Whom the Blame?
    By Brockholst Livingston

    “War is simply a political movement . . . .”—Mahan

    CERTAIN questions arise when we consider the right to arm and defend a nation. Treitschke wrote:

    The highest...

  • Discussion

    An Ancient Overseas Campaign

    (See page 201, March, 1928, Proceedings)

    Dr. Ing. Vladimir V. Mendl.—In his most interesting article Commander Stiles refers with some very...

  • 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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