Disarmament and the National Defense

By Admiral W. V. Pratt, U. S. Navy
September 1929
IntroductionIt is not the purpose of this paper to discuss in great detail the various attempts towards a reduction of armaments. The question of disarmament is one which has a ...

Making a Smart Ship

By Lieutenant (J.G.) S. R. Bedford, U. S. Navy
September 1929
While walking through the crew’s quarters one day, I overheard one bluejacket say to another: “Hank’s a fine bosun’s mate”, to which the other replied, “Well, you know the reason ...

As the Navy Views the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve

By Commander Willis W. Bradley, Jr., U. S. Navy
September 1929
Even the most casual thinker about things maritime realizes that, for any extended operations, the strength of the fleet must take into consideration many factors other than actual fighting ships ...

New Gunboat Construction at Shanghai

By Lieutenant (J.G.) E. M. Ellis, U. S. Navy
September 1929
During March, 1926, contracts were let to the Kiangnan Dock and Engineering Company at Shanghai, China, and construction was begun on six new gunboats. Commander Bryson Bruce, U. S. Navy ...

U. S. S. "Outside"

By Lieutenant Neil B. Musser, DE-F, U.S.N.R.
September 1929
During two years of duty on the U. S. S. “Outside” I have observed conditions in civil life at closer range than is possible for most naval officers. Remembering my ...

Adjustment of the Type III Azimuth Circle

By Captain F. L. Oliver, U. S. Navy
September 1929
The Type III azimuth circle which has been a service stand-by for many years, plays an important part in navigation and is so well known that no description is considered ...


September 1929
The Line Task: Command(See page 296, April, 1929, Proceedings)Lieutenant C. G. Moore, U. S. Navy.— In Lieutenant Commander Tawresey’s excellent article on the art of command in the April 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
September 1929

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
September 1929
FROM JULY 4 TO AUGUST 3FAR EASTManchurian War Menace.—Rupture of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Republic and the Chinese Nationalists, together with serious danger of war, followed the arrest on ...

Book Reviews

September 1929
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