Proceedings Magazine - September 1929 Vol. 55/9/319


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  • Disarmament and the National Defense
    By Admiral W. V. Pratt, U. S. Navy


  • Making a Smart Ship
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) S. R. Bedford, U. S. Navy

    While walking through the crew’s quarters one day, I overheard one bluejacket say to another: “Hank’s a fine bosun’s mate”, to which the other replied, “Well, you know the reason, he’s from the U.S.S....

  • As the Navy Views the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve
    By Commander Willis W. Bradley, Jr., U. S. Navy

    Even the most casual thinker about things maritime realizes that, for any extended operations, the strength of the fleet must take into consideration many factors other than actual fighting ships and their complements. Fuel, foodstuffs, general...

  • The Origin arid Early Development of Naval Medicine
    By Commander W. L. Mann (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    The first volume on the history of naval medicine has yet to be written. One writer states: “So little is known historically of the naval medical officer, yet what there is known is so interesting, that it is unfortunate that more of this...

  • New Gunboat Construction at Shanghai
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) E. M. Ellis, U. S. Navy

    During March, 1926, contracts were let to the Kiangnan Dock and Engineering Company at Shanghai, China, and construction was begun on six new gunboats. Commander Bryson Bruce, U. S. Navy, and Commander L. S. Border (C.C.), U. S. Navy, accompanied...

  • U. S. S. "Outside"
    By Lieutenant Neil B. Musser, DE-F, U.S.N.R.

    During two years of duty on the U. S. S. “Outside” I have observed conditions in civil life at closer range than is possible for most naval officers. Remembering my own misconceptions, and the fallacious statements concerning the...

  • Adjustment of the Type III Azimuth Circle
    By Captain F. L. Oliver, U. S. Navy

    The Type III azimuth circle which has been a service stand-by for many years, plays an important part in navigation and is so well known that no description is considered necessary. Although sufficiently rugged to withstand ordinary use,...

  • Discussions

    The Line Task: Command

    (See page 296, April, 1929, Proceedings)

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Lieutenant Commander D. B. Beary, U. S. Navy Lieutenant 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



    Manchurian War Menace.—Rupture of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Republic and the Chinese Nationalists, together with serious danger of war, followed the...

  • Book Reviews


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