Proceedings Magazine - August 1929 Vol. 55/8/318

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Naval tactics are based upon conditions, the chief causes of which, namely the arms, may change; which in turn causes necessarily a change in the construction of ships, in the manner of...



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  • The Readjustment to New Weapons
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Naval tactics are based upon conditions, the chief causes of which, namely the arms, may change; which in turn causes necessarily a change in the construction of ships, in the manner of handling them, and so finally in the disposition and...

  • Short Cuts for Moon Sights
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy

    Heretofore, the moon has been used comparatively little for working Sumner lines of position. At the same time there is a real and increasing need for its practical use. With the increased speed of surface vessels, and with the extended flights...

  • Winning a Balloon Race
    By Lieutenant T. G. W. Settle, U. S. Navy, Pilot Navy Balloon No. 1, National Balloon Race, 1929


  • Flying Paymasters

    From a Report of Brigadier General George Richards, U. S. Marine Corps, to the Major General Commandant

  • Aerial Annihilation
    By Captain Elbridge Colby, U. S. Army

    With improved bombing planes being constructed day by day, we face the problem of aerial bombardment—the problem of war and the problem of law. If it is true that the accepted practice governing conduct in any one war becomes the standard...

  • Naval Aviators Relieve Flood Victims
    By Commander George S. Rentz (Ch.C.), U. S. Navy

    Heavy rains fell over Southern Alabama and West Florida during the second week in March until a downpour unequalled in that locality by any other on record was experienced. The rising of the rivers was watched with anxiety, as the tragic...

  • Progress at Pensacola
    By Lieutenant Commander D. M. Carpenter, U. S. Navy

    Several articles have appeared in the U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings during the past few years describing naval aviation training. However, the very considerable changes in training organization, methods covering other than strictly flight...

  • Naval Academy Flying Squadron
    By Lieutenant J. F. Gillon, U. S. Navy

    June of the present year marks the beginning of a new aviation policy at the Naval Academy. For the past three summers the graduating class has remained at Annapolis to complete a course in the fundamentals of naval aviation. The actual flight...

  • A Pioneer Flight
    By Captain W. R. Gherardi, U. S. Navy

    St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Granada by Air

    The winter maneuvers of the United States Fleet in 1924 were held in the vicinity of the island of Culebra, which lies between Porto Rico and St. Thomas. As a break in the...

  • Discussions

    Training Reservists Aboard Destroyers

    (See page 502, June, 1929, Proceedings.)

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Lieutenant Commander D. B. Beary, U. S. Navy Lieutlnant Commander D. C. Ramsey, 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 June 3 to July 3

    Naval Reduction Plans

  • Book Reviews


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