Proceedings Magazine - April 1930 Vol. 56/4/326

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The strong arm of the government in enforcing respect for its just rights in international matters is the Navy of the United States.—Roosevelt



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  • Naval Policy at the Crossroads (Prize Essay, 1930)
    By Lieutenant Leland P. Lovette, U. S. Navy

    The strong arm of the government in enforcing respect for its just rights in international matters is the Navy of the United States.—Roosevelt

  • Lost, Strayed, or Stolen—Four Gunboats
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy

    HARBIN is situated upon a tributary of the Amur River. A look at the map will reveal the fact that the Amur flows in a general northeasterly direction from this corner of China up through eastern Siberia and debouches into the sea about a...

  • Recollections of the Battle of Tsushima, May 14-27, 1905, on Board the Cruiser Oleg
    By Rear Admiral S. Posokhow, of the former Russian Imperial Navy

    The appearance of Admiral Rojestvenski's squadron in the waters of the Pacific Ocean was the decisive moment of the Russian-Japanese War. As the Imperial Russian government had lost all hope of removing the Japanese from Manchuria, it decided...

  • Gas Defense Afloat
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy

    DESPITE a very general revulsion against the use of gas in warfare, the gas menace cannot be ignored. This is particularly true in the case of the Navy; gas attacks might sway the tide of battle along a sector of the front, but the likelihood of...

  • Financial Control of Ships' Overhauls
    By Lieutenant Commander G. C. Manning (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    The present method of financing the overhauls of ships of the United States Navy is, with minor variations, essentially as follows: (1) The ship about to have an overhaul prepares requests for all the work which in the opinion of her commanding...

  • The Weight of Sea Water and Its Variation with Salinity and Temperature
    By Associate Professor J. B. Scarborough, U. S. Naval Academy*

    The physical properties of-fresh water are well known and are stated in engineers’ handbooks and in textbooks on hydraulics. One can readily find, for example, that pure water at ordinary air temperatures weighs about 62.4 pounds per cubic...

  • The Long Cruise of a Squadron of Naval Academy Ship Models
    By Herman F. Krafft, Curator, U. S. Naval Academy

    The Naval Academy owns a ship model whose 120 miniature guns gave an actual salute to the Russian Czar, Alexander I, just before the latter's defeat by Napoleon in 1813. This model is one of five presented to the early Naval Academy. These...

  • The Battle at Blanc Mont
    By Lieutenant Colonel Ernst Otto, German Army (Retired); Translated from the German by Martin Lichtenberg, U. S. Marine Corps, Army War College

    (October 2  to October 10, 1918)

    (Continued from the March issue)

    The Ninth Day of October
    (See Map X.)

    THE commanding general of the...

  • Disarmament Before 1914
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Frederick J. Bell, U. S. Navy

    The idea of universal arms reduction is not new. To discover a means of limiting the expense of armament without diminishing national security has been the political goal of various statesmen for the past two hundred years.

  • What Price Leadership?
    By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy

    LEADERSHIP is a word which implies volumes in the broad realm of human relationships. Abstract? Yes, but the supposedly concrete definition as gleaned from two standard dictionaries— “ability to lead”—seems equally...

  • Old Tropic
    By Commander Alfred H. Miles, U. S. Navy

    A seaman in a masquerade Such as appears to me from the deep,
    When o’er the line the merry vessels sweep,
    And the rough saturnalia of the tar,
    Flock o’er the deck in Neptune’s borrowed car,
    And pleased, the...

  • The Naval Rhodes Scholar
    By Lieutenant Commander Leon S. Fiske, U. S. Navy


  • Discussions

    The Construction and Repair Department of a Battleship

    (See page 965, November, 1929, Proceedings.)


  • Professional Notes
    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

    February 2 to March 1


    The New Lake-Class Cutters

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    From February 3 to March 3


  • Book Reviews


    Members of the Institute may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per cent is allowed on books published by the...

  • Photographs


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