A Great Forgotten Man

By Commander A. H. Miles, U. S. Navy
January 1929
It is a tradition that when General Pershing arrived in France in 1917 at the head of the American Expe­ditionary Forces he knelt at the tomb of the Revolutionary hero, ...

Seagoing Customs

By Constance Lathrop
January 1929
EDITOR’S NOTE: It is noted that the address of this signal included "Negative 6.B.S." The Sixth Battle Squadron was made up of American ships operating with the Grand Fleet. Of ...

Gyroscopes and Satellites

By George L. Dillman
January 1929
Speculations in Support of the Egyptian and Chinese Traditions that in Remote Ages the Sun Rose in the WestThe basic principle operating gyroscopic compasses seems not put into operation in ...

The Distribution of Shots in Long-Range Salvos

By Commander G. L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy
January 1929
Most gunnery textbooks lead one to believe that the range distribution in a group of shots fired under con­ditions as nearly alike as possible, is always a symmetrical distribution typified ...

PVT Prime Takes a Hop

By Lieutenant Commander H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy
January 1929
You perhaps remember that sometime in the dim past, at the Naval Academy or elsewhere, you made the acquaint­ance of PVT Prime. Except as a con­venient formula for working some ...

Character and Success

By Lieutenant Commander A. H. Rooks, U. S. Navy
January 1929
The two most important things in a man’s life are character and success. Moralists have always asserted that character is a good in itself, regardless of external achievement, that the ...

Ships That Pass

By Commander C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
January 1929
British and German Battle Cruisers Maneuver at Close Range on the Eve of HostilitiesIn the forenoon of August 4, 1914, two British battle cruisers, Indomitable and Indefatigable, at a ...


January 1929
Naval Boilers(See page 685, August, 1928, Proceedings)Mr. J. H. King, Associate Member, U. S. Naval Institute.—Lieutenant Carl J. Lamb, U.S.N.R., repeats the erroneous statement that appeared in The Engineer, ...

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
January 1929

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
January 1929
From November 4 to December 3UNITED STATES AND EUROPEPresident Advocates More Cruisers.— In an outspoken address in Washington on Armistice Day, President Coolidge strongly advocated completion of the cruiser build­ing ...

Book Reviews

January 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 ...

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