Proceedings Magazine - October 1929 Vol. 55/10/320

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All sea power is divided in three parts, one ashore, another afloat, and the third in human understanding and direction. In other words, the basic elements that bring about...



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  • Functions of Naval Power
    By William Howard Gardiner, President of the Navy League of the United States


    All sea power is divided in three parts, one ashore, another afloat, and the third in human understanding and direction. In other words, the basic elements that bring about sea power are of the land; they tend to express...

  • The Navy and Its Communications
    By Captain S. C. Hooper, U. S. Navy, Director Naval Communications

    In an address before the annual convention of the Institute of Radio Engineers, held at Washington during May, 1929, Doctor Lee De Forrest emphasized the phenomenal growth of the radio industry and pointed out the great progress recently made in...

  • Naval Policy and Sea-Borne Commerce
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The extraordinary growth of American foreign trade since 1922 is rapidly restoring maritime affairs to their normal place in our national life, and hence reviving our traditional “sea-mindedness.” It is only the last two generations...

  • Naval Personnel
    By Rear Admiral R. H. Leigh, U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Navigation

    Nations, after seasons of strife, find stimulus in reflection. Peace brings revision and reforms. The lessons learned are eagerly studied. Mistakes are acknowledged and there is ever present the resolution to profit in the future by giving heed...

  • Uncle Sam the Pilot for American Shipping
    By Alfred H. Haag, Director, Department of International Shipping, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

    During the fiscal year 1928, 1,600 American and foreign ports participated in the foreign trade of the United States in which 5,100 vessels of 23,000,000 gross tons flying the flags of 28 countries transported 1,750,000 passengers and 100,000,000...

  • The U. S. Marine Corps
    By Major General Commandant W. C. Neville, U. S. Marine Corps

    The United States Marine Corps is an arm of the naval service. It provides the Navy with a force, primarily trained as soldiers, for duty ashore in connection with the operations of the fleet; but its men must also possess certain seagoing...

  • Aviation in the Fleet
    By Rear Admiral J. M. Reeves, U. S. Navy Recently Commander, Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet

    Formerly a civilian community awaited the arrival of the stagecoach or post rider for news and information. In the old days a naval commander sent a man aloft to the masthead to furnish him with news and information of the enemy. Modern...

  • The Air Service in Minor Warfare
    By Major Ross E. Rowell, U. S. Marine Corps

    The events which led up to the American occupation of Nicaragua and the Stimson disarmament agreement have been described many times. I shall therefore assume that the reader is reasonably familiar with them and recall only such facts as bear...

  • Enlisted Training in the Navy
    By Commander D. E. Cummings, U. S. Navy

    Behind the present rapid expansion in the methods of training enlisted men lies a rapid change from the days of sail and smooth-bore which could be handled by almost any kind of labor.

    Long voyages, poor food, bad living conditions, and...

  • Discussions

    Faulty Communications

    (See page 89, February, 1929, Proceedings)

    Commander C. C. Gill, US. Navy—I have read with keen appreciation Lieutenant Commander Sidney Ballou’s...

  • 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



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