The Speed of Battleships (Prize Essay, 1929)

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1929
Prize Essay, 1929War is won by holding on or driving off, not by successful running away.—MahanMany changes have taken place since our existing battleships were designed. Not only ...

One View of our Enlisted Personnel Problem

By Midshipman J. R. Haile, U. S. Navy
April 1929
It appears to me that the problem of personnel has been somewhat underestimated, and therefore slighted, by the powers-that-be in the Navy. Officers from each Naval Academy class are sent ...

The Line Task: Command

By Lieutenant Commander Alfred Tawresey, U. S. Navy
April 1929
Opposition to the traditional policy of insisting upon broad, general development of the officer personnel, as against any form of specialization, has been constant. Although those responsible for the policy ...

The U.S.S. "Niagara"

By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow (CC) U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1929
Come, read ye all this little scrip It is no silly fable ’Tis all about a mighty ship Which laid the Atlantic Cable.1In November, 1856, when the U. S ...

Airship Personnel

By Lieutenant Commander Charles E. Rosendahl, U. S. Navy
April 1929
Writers both in and out of the service frequently contribute articles on the subject of aeronautical training, the illustrations of which almost invariably show the candidate strapped in an ingenious ...

A Plea for the Decimal Division of the Degree

By L. M. Berkeley, Author of North Star Navigation, Great Circle Sailing, etc.
April 1929
The origin of the degree as the unit of angular measurement is lost in the mists of antiquity. Just why the 360th part of the circumference was selected as such ...

Aerial Navigation

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy
April 1929
The science of aerial navigation may conveniently be divided into four parts: (a) piloting, in which the position is ascertained from visible objects on the earth; (b) dead reckoning ...


April 1929
A Naval Research Reserve(See page 976, November, 1928, Proceedings)Commander W. W. Bradley, Jr., U. S. Navy.—The idea of a naval research reserve, or a technical reserve, or a reserve of ...

Professional Notes

Compiled By Commander F. W. Rockwell, U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander A. C. McFall, U. S. Navy And Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1929

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
April 1929
FROM FEBRUARY 4 TO MARCH 3UNITED STATES AND EUROPEConference on World Court.—Prior to his departure for Europe as delegate to the conference of jurists at Geneva for consideration of changes ...

Book Reviews

April 1929
BOOK DEPARTMENTSave money by placing your order for all books, whether professional or not, with the Institute Book Department, which will supply any obtainable naval, professional, or scientific book, and ...

The Virgin Islands of the United States

By Lieutenant Commander W. L. Thompson, (ChC), U.S. Navy
April 1929
HistoryFor many years it has been the boast of the British people that the sun never sets upon the British flag. Since March 31, 1917, the same can be truthfully ...

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