Proceedings Magazine - December 1929 Vol. 55/12/322

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By Mrs. Emma De Long, Widow of Lieutenant Commander George W. De Long, U.S. Navy.

In July, 1929, fifty years had rolled by since my husband, Lieutenant...



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  • Heroic De Long and His Arctic Followers
    By Commander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy


    By Mrs. Emma De Long, Widow of Lieutenant Commander George W. De Long, U.S. Navy.

    In July, 1929, fifty years had rolled by since my husband, Lieutenant Commander George W. De Long, steamed out of San...

  • Again—The Engineering Competition
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) Thomas J. Casey, U. S. Navy

    Competition is the spice of life. In fact, it is the essence of life itself, because life is admittedly a survival of the fittest—which means nothing else but competition. Competition in any form has been showered with praise by some and...

  • Safe Storage of High Explosives
    By Commander Alfred H. Miles, U. S. Navy (Formerly inspector of ordnance in charge, Navy Mine Depot, Yorktown, Virginia)

    The havoc wrought by the explosion of TNT at the Naval Ammunition Depot, Lake Denmark, New Jersey, in July, 1926, caused those charged with the safety of naval munitions ashore to resurvey their situation and to provide against such catastrophes...

  • Notes from the Submarine Divisions Asiatic
    By Lieutenant Emil B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    There is nothing quite so boring as to listen to a group of officers who have had duty on the Asiatic recounting their experiences, singing their songs, and swapping lies—unless it be to hear someone telling of a cruise in Constantinople. I...

  • Review of International Communications with Special Reference to the Pacific Situation
    By Captain Milton S. Davis, U. S. Navy

    The years of 1927 and 1928 will pass into history as very important ones _ in the development of communications, not only for the United States, but also from the point of view of world interests. In the technical field of communications, there...

  • A Short History of the Leech Tennis Trophy
    By Lieutenant Commander Vincent H. Godfrey, U. S. Navy

    Inasmuch as the only annual athletic competition between Army and Navy, unrestricted and unqualified, is for the Leech Tennis Trophy, a short history of the cup itself and the matches for its possession should be of interest to the Navy and its...

  • Memorials and Naval Heroes
    By Herman F. Krafft, Curator, U. S. Naval Academy

    Shakespeare’s swashbuckler Falstaff did not care for the role of hero, for he maintained you had to die to win. Sir Walter Blunt had just been “killed in action,” or if you prefer, he had “died in the gallant performance...

  • Here And There—Sketches From A Naval Officer's Notebook
    By Rear Admiral George R. Clark, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    An Inevitable Collision

  • The Concern of the Astronomer and Navigator with the Law of Relativity
    By Glen H. Draper, Junior Astronomer, U. S. Naval Observatory

    So much is being spoken and written in both a highly technical and a popular vein about relativity that the theoretical astronomer and navigator is forced to take account of stock at increasingly frequent intervals, lest he find himself caught...

  • Arnold's Retreat from Valcour Island
    By L. H. Bolander

    During the Revolution there were but two naval engagements of major importance—if by that term we mean operations directly affecting the result of the war—the first at Valcour Island in Lake Champlain on October n, 1776, and the...

  • Discussions

    Training Reservists Aboard Destroyers

    (See page 502, June, 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

    From October 4 to November 3

    Naval Negotiations

  • Book Reviews


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