Proceedings Magazine - November 1929 Vol. 55/11/321

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Editor’s Note: General Cole died July 4, 1929.

Aut vincere aut mori.



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  • Joint Overseas Operations
    By Major General Eli K. Cole, U.S. Marine Corps

    Editor’s Note: General Cole died July 4, 1929.

    Aut vincere aut mori.

  • Both Sides of the Picture
    By Lieutenant Commander J. Ogden Hoffman, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Without the slightest inclination towards autobiography, it is my belief that something in the nature of a personal preface is due the readers of this article—not in the nature of an apology for its title and its authorship, but, rather, in...

  • Nelson and the Court-Martial Tradition
    By Fletcher Pratt

    After one of the finest victories in naval history, when he was on his way home with five captured battleships and the enemy’s admiral as a prisoner, Admiral Rodney wrote: “I will say that three of my captains were brave and gallant...

  • On the Other Side of the Mast
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Creighton, U. S. Navy

    War forces upon naval officers an intimate cooperation with the officers and men of the merchant marine for which our ordinary activities poorly prepare us. As a typical officer, I felt in myself an uncomfortable ignorance of merchant-ship...

  • Two Recently Developed Acoustic Depth Sounders
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) L. P. Delsasso, U.S.N.R.

    As a result of the exhaustive experiments on under-water sound conducted during the war, although primarily relating to the detection of submarines, many useful peace-time applications have developed. Among these are numbered the various means of...

  • The New York State Merchant Marine Academy
    By Lieutenant Commander Arthur M. Tode, U.S.N.R.

    The future of the American merchant marine appears brighter than it has in many decades. Together with the increased activities of the American shipyards and the slow, but certain, revival of American shipping in the ports of the world, comes the...

  • The Construction and Repair Department of a Battleship
    By Lieutenant Commander Davis De Treville, U. S. Navy

    Of all the departments into which the organization of a battleship falls, the Construction and Repair Department is unique. It might be taken as a matter of course that it is a workable organization on a par with the other departments, and is as...

  • "The One or the Other"
    By Herman F. Krafft

    A flag, bearing the above legend and once flown by Commodore Stephen Decatur, has recently been presented to the Naval Academy by Mrs. William W. West, a great-great-niece of Decatur. Some years before his tragic death, Commodore Decatur had...

  • Discussions

    The Construction and Repair Department of a Battleship

    (See page 965, this issue)

  • 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

    From September 4 to October 3

    Naval Negotiations

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