Proceedings Magazine - May 1929 Vol. 55/5/315

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For more than a century and a quarter the officers and men of the Coast Guard have been influenced by the traditions, and have been guided by the customs, practices, and methods of administration...



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  • Foreword
    By Rear Admiral F. C. Billard, Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard

    For more than a century and a quarter the officers and men of the Coast Guard have been influenced by the traditions, and have been guided by the customs, practices, and methods of administration, of the United States Navy.

  • The U. S. Coast Guard Academy
    By Captain H. G. Hamlet, U. S. Coast Guard, Superintendent, U. S. Coast Guard Academy

    The Mission

    To graduate young men with sound bodies, stout hearts, and alert minds, with a liking for the sea and its lore, and with that high sense of honor, loyalty, and obedience which goes with trained initiative and...

  • The Life-Saving Stations of the United States Coast Guard
    By Oliver M. Maxam, Chief, Division of Operations, Coast Guard

    The subject of the salvage of human life from the perils of the sea has attracted more or less attention ever since the days of antiquity. The unfortunate by shipwreck fared none too well in the old, old time, for as a writer said a half century...

  • Armaments and Gunnery in the Coast Guard
    By Commander R. R. Waesche, U. S. Coast Guard

    In the discussion of armaments and of gunnery efficiency in the Coast Guard, or the fighting ability of Coast Guard vessels, the history of the service may be loosely divided into three periods, viz., (1) from the inception of the service in 1790...

  • Reminiscences of World War Convoy Work
    By Captain William J. Wheeler, U. S. Coast Guard

    The various Coast Guard cutters automatically became part of the United States naval forces upon our declaration of war, and assumed the duties assigned by previous instructions. These cutters performed a variety of duties, mainly in American...

  • The North Atlantic Ice Menace and the Work of Protection Conducted by the U. S. Coast Guard
    By Lieutenant Commander Edward H. Smith, U. S. Coast Guard

    Nearly concurrent with the publication of this article in the Naval Institute Proceedings looms an event annual in its appearance, yet gravely significant as it casts a shadow of possible danger across the paths of North Atlantic shipping....

  • Typical Vessels and Boats of the U. S. Coast Guard
    By Captain R. B. Adams, Engineer in Chief, and Constructor F. A. Hunnewell, Superintendent of Construction and Repair

    A typical first-class cruising cutter for the Coast Guard combines to an unusual degree seaworthiness, speed and long steaming radius. It carries, in addition, considerable salvage gear for assistance work, the most modern radio equipment of...

  • The Contribution of the Coast Guard to the Development of Alaska
    By Commodore Byron L. Reed, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    “Fifty-four forty or fight” was a campaign cry in 1844, a slogan discarded after the presidential election of that year. With the acquisition of Alaska, however, in 1867, the historic latitude was attained for it is the southern...

  • The "Bear"
    By Captain C. S. Cochran, U. S. Coast Guard

    After the failure of the relief expeditions of 1882 and 1883 to reach Lieutenant Greeley and his party of observers at Camp Conger, a board consisting of Army and Navy officers was ordered by the President of the United States to meet in December...

  • The Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch at Manila
    By Captain Randolph Ridgely, Jr., U. S. Coast Guard

    In January, 1898, the McCulloch sailed from Hampton Roads for San Francisco, via Suez Canal and the Far East.

    Carnival week was in full swing when the McCulloch moored to an Admiralty buoy in Valeta Harbor, Malta. The...

  • Land of the Midnight Sun
    By Lieutenant Commander J. F. Birkett, U. S. Coast Guard

    Observations from a Porthole of the Famous Old Coast Guard Cutter “Bear

    The Bear, after more than half a century of service, now retired from active duty, rests at Oakland, California...

  • Order of General John A. Dix

    "If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot."

    The above is the original order of General John A. Dix, Secretary of the Treasury, to Mr. William H. Jones, his personal representative who had...

  • Coast Guard Communications
    By Lieutenant E. M. Webster, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired) Chief, Communication Section, Coast Guard Headquarters

    The lexicographers define “communications” as intercourse by words, letters, or messages; the interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; news and intelligence. In any organization, and especially in a military...

  • Discussions

    Gyroscopes and Satellites

    (See page 17, January, 1929, 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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