By Rear Admiral F. C. Billard, Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1929
For more than a century and a quarter the officers and men of the Coast Guard have been influenced by the traditions, and have been guided by the customs, practices, ...

Land of the Midnight Sun

By Lieutenant Commander J. F. Birkett, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1929
Observations from a Porthole of the Famous Old Coast Guard Cutter “Bear ” The Bear , after more than half a century of service, now retired from active duty, rests ...

Book Reviews

May 1929
BOOK DEPARTMENT Save 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, ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
May 1929
FROM MARCH 4 to APRIL 3 LEAGUE AND WORLD COURT United States and World Court.— The expert committee of jurists which met at Geneva, March 11-25, for the primary purpose ...

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
May 1929


May 1929
Gyroscopes and Satellites (See page 17, January, 1929, Proceedings) Lieutenant Commander L. Wain- wright, Ph.D., U. S. Navy—This article enunciates a “Law of Satellites,” together with a suppositious proof thereof ...

Coast Guard Communications

By Lieutenant E. M. Webster, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired) Chief, Communication Section, Coast Guard Headquarters
May 1929
The lexicographers define “communications” as intercourse by words, letters, or messages; the interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; news and intelligence. In any organization, and especially ...

Order of General John A. Dix

May 1929
"If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot." The above is the original order of General John A. Dix, Secretary of the Treasury, ...

The Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch at Manila

By Captain Randolph Ridgely, Jr., U. S. Coast Guard
May 1929
In January, 1898, the McCulloch sailed from Hampton Roads for San Francisco, via Suez Canal and the Far East. Carnival week was in full swing when the McCulloch moored to ...

The U. S. Coast Guard Academy

By Captain H. G. Hamlet, U. S. Coast Guard, Superintendent, U. S. Coast Guard Academy
May 1929
The Mission To graduate young men with sound bodies, stout hearts, and alert minds, with a liking for the sea and its lore, and with that high sense of honor, ...

The "Bear"

By Captain C. S. Cochran, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1929
After the failure of the relief expeditions of 1882 and 1883 to reach Lieutenant Greeley and his party of observers at Camp Conger, a board consisting of Army and Navy ...

Typical Vessels and Boats of the U. S. Coast Guard

By Captain R. B. Adams, Engineer in Chief, and Constructor F. A. Hunnewell, Superintendent of Construction and Repair
May 1929
A typical first-class cruising cutter for the Coast Guard combines to an unusual degree seaworthiness, speed and long steaming radius. It carries, in addition, considerable salvage gear for assistance work, ...

Reminiscences of World War Convoy Work

By Captain William J. Wheeler, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1929
The various Coast Guard cutters automatically became part of the United States naval forces upon our declaration of war, and assumed the duties assigned by previous instructions. These cutters performed ...

Armaments and Gunnery in the Coast Guard

By Commander R. R. Waesche, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1929
In the discussion of armaments and of gunnery efficiency in the Coast Guard, or the fighting ability of Coast Guard vessels, the history of the service may be loosely divided ...

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