Proceedings Magazine - January 1929 Vol. 55/1/311

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It is a tradition that when General Pershing arrived in France in 1917 at the head of the American Expe­ditionary Forces he knelt at the tomb of the Revolutionary hero, General LaFayette, and...



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  • A Great Forgotten Man
    By Commander A. H. Miles, U. S. Navy

    It is a tradition that when General Pershing arrived in France in 1917 at the head of the American Expe­ditionary Forces he knelt at the tomb of the Revolutionary hero, General LaFayette, and appropriately said, “LaFayette nous...

  • Seagoing Customs
    By Constance Lathrop

    EDITOR’S NOTE: It is noted that the address of this signal included "Negative 6.B.S." The Sixth Battle Squadron was made up of American ships operating with the Grand Fleet. Of course "Splicing the main brace" means...

  • Gyroscopes and Satellites
    By George L. Dillman

    Speculations in Support of the Egyptian and Chinese Traditions that in Remote Ages the Sun Rose in the West

  • The Distribution of Shots in Long-Range Salvos
    By Commander G. L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy

    Most gunnery textbooks lead one to believe that the range distribution in a group of shots fired under con­ditions as nearly alike as possible, is always a symmetrical distribution typified by a pure probability curve like Figure 1. With this...

  • The Importance of Dead Reckoning in Aerial Navigation
    By Lieutenant L. C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy

    While a number of noted naviga­tors, not only in the service but throughout the world, have directed their talents towards the solution of the problems of aerial navigation, yet almost without exception they are concentrating on the...

  • The United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C.: A National Institution
    Compiled by Members of the Observatory Staff

    The mission of the U. S. Naval Ob­servatory, Washington, D.C., is to make such astronomical observations, to derive and publish such data, and to arrange for the supply of such nautical in­struments, as will afford to United States naval...

  • PVT Prime Takes a Hop
    By Lieutenant Commander H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy

    You perhaps remember that sometime in the dim past, at the Naval Academy or elsewhere, you made the acquaint­ance of PVT Prime. Except as a con­venient formula for working some simple problems in physics, you gained no lasting...

  • Character and Success
    By Lieutenant Commander A. H. Rooks, U. S. Navy

    The two most important things in a man’s life are character and success. Moralists have always asserted that character is a good in itself, regardless of external achievement, that the attainment of a certain ideal of character constitutes...

  • Ships That Pass
    By Commander C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy

    British and German Battle Cruisers Maneuver at Close Range on the Eve of Hostilities

  • Discussion

    Naval Boilers

    (See page 685, August, 1928, 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

    From November 4 to December 3


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