Proceedings Magazine - May 1930 Vol. 56/5/327

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First Honorable Mention, 1930

And all my life I must be striving, striving, until I am laid in the grave.—Paul Jones in Churchill’s Richard...



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  • Will to Win
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Ernest McNeill Eller, U. S. Navy

    First Honorable Mention, 1930

    And all my life I must be striving, striving, until I am laid in the grave.—Paul Jones in Churchill’s Richard Carvel

  • Personality Plus—In Warships
    By Ensign W. A. Dyer, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    THERE’S a beauty in the bellow of the blast; there’s a grandeur in the growling of the gale.” So runs a part of the historic operetta “Mikado,” and to nothing does this quotation more strictly apply than to the modem...

  • Diplomatic Aspects of the Nicaragua Canal
    By Captain George J. B. Fisher, U. S. Army

    IT IS only too evident that in the not distant future the United States will undertake the construction of an isthmian canal via the Nicaragua route. An examination of the international commitments which involve this project is therefore not...

  • The Cruiser Problem
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In the designing of a cruiser as of any class of warship, the first step before which none should be taken, is to decide the primary object to be realized—what is this ship meant to do?—Mahan

  • An Experiment in Indoctrination
    By Lieutenant Commander F. K. Elder, U. S. Navy

    DURING at least one period of the modern U. S. Navy there was much talk of indoctrination. In this period Captain Sims evolved and used with startling success a doctrine in the destroyer flotilla. The commanding and other officers were taught...

  • Selection a la Race-Track Method
    By Commander J. S. McCain, U. S. Navy

    WELL, demmit, why not? Every other method has been proposed and discussed, both the sublime and the ridiculous, from ascension contrived by the Angel Gabriel—and he would be irreverently taken to task—to brimstone seizure out and down...

  • Pearl Harbor
    By Walter F. Dillingham

    (Read before Social Science Club, Honolulu)

    Pearl Harbor, as it is now known, is mentioned in the accounts of early Pacific voyages as "Wai Momi"—literally, the "Water of the Pearl," or "Pearl Water." We...

  • Ballistic Engineering Problems: Empirical Summaries
    By L. Thompson, Physicist, Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgren, Va.

    The most important objectives of ballistic investigation at the present time are those concerned with uniformity. It is of greater practical interest, for example, to learn how to cause the gun, as a heat engine, to execute its cycle uniformly...

  • The Man-Overboard Problem as Applied to Destroyers
    By Lieutenant Commander G. E. Brandt, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    STANDARD instructions in various naval publications touching on the procedure of a vessel in the case of a man overboard are sufficiently vague to call forth many a wardroom argument. Uncertainty in the minds of many watch officers as to the best...

  • Why Should the Naval Officer Study American Foreign Policy?
    By Lieutenant Leland P. Lovette, U. S. Navy

    The gravest responsibilities that can come to a people in this world have come to us. We must not fail to meet them in accordance with the requirements of conscience and righteousness.—President Coolidge, Armistice Day Speech, 1928.

  • Discussions

    The College, the Technical School and the Naval Academy

    (See page 123, February, 1930, 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

    Navy Oil Lands

    New York Times, March 30.—Now that all but one of the trials at law due to the naval oil leases have ended, the question arises: What is the present status of the oil reserves of the United States Navy? There have been...

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

    From March 3 to April 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 Institute, and S per cent on books of other publishers (...

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