Proceedings Magazine - July 1930 Vol. 56/7/329

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OF THE various details to which a United States naval officer may be assigned, several are unique. One of these is supervisor of New York Harbor. This office is unique in several particulars. It...



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  • The Supervisor of New York Harbor
    By Captain Walter S. Anderson, U. S. Navy

    OF THE various details to which a United States naval officer may be assigned, several are unique. One of these is supervisor of New York Harbor. This office is unique in several particulars. It is no wonder that but few people understand what...

  • Punishments Humanized
    By Lieutenant Campbell H. Minckler, U. S. Navy

    Any subject relating to punishments is essentially highly controversial in nature, and therefore must be approached with an open mind. I am going to give a resume of the punishment system in the Navy as it is today, then derive the mission of...

  • A New Source of American Naval History
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired) Secretary, Naval Historical Foundation

    THROUGH purchase in England the Naval Historical Foundation has recently acquired a United States naval letter-book which is labeled as having been “Taken from the War Office at Washington, August 14, 1814.”

    The book comprises...

  • Tsushima and Jutland
    By Lieutenant Philip P. Welch, U. S. Navy

    The importance of the lessons to be drawn from the Battle of Jutland is without doubt appreciated. Hence, any study which may establish more definitely the conclusions from this battle should be of interest. Reflection on the Battle of Tsushima...

  • Are We Raising a Frankenstein?
    By Captain Frank Jansen, Lecturer in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, University of Southern California

    EXPERIENCE has shown that whenever man has invented a new machine he at the same time has been compelled to train men to operate it. When the airplane became a practical means of transportation, schools to teach men how to fly sprang up all over...

  • O'Kay
    By Captain E. C. Kalbfus, U. S. Navy

    STEAM has supplanted sail. The only oars on board are those for the race boats and lifeboats; there are motors in many of the lifeboats. The magnetic compass with its red-headed needles, its dygograms and coefficients, is in the “stand-by...

  • The Solar Eclipse Expedition 1929
    By Commander C. H. J. Keppler, U. S. Navy
    AN ECLIPSE of the sun, remarkable for the duration of its totality, took “place on May 9, 1929. The belt of totality, about ninety miles wide, stretched over a long path beginning in the Indian Ocean, thence across the southern China Sea...
  • The Spherant
    By Ensign Howard B. Kaster, U. S. Naval Reserve

    An Instrument for Observing Hour Angle or Latitude Directly

  • Lobsters and the Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy
    JOHN HOMARUS of Menemsha in a sturdy motor boat is out in the vicinity of Vineyard Lightship to haul his pots. His kicker pushes him along at about ten knots and also furnishes power to a small windlass which lifts the pots from the bottom....
  • Joining the United States Navy
    By Captain F. H. Poteet, U. S. Navy

    What career does enlistment in the Navy offer to acceptable young men of the United States? In the first place, the Navy takes young men at the restless age when they are upon the threshold of their careers and offers them a period of four years...

  • Damage Control
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy

    WITHIN the past decade interest in damage control has increased noticeably; the first requisite of a fighting ship is that it remain afloat, and appreciation of this axiom has gradually led to a better understanding of the necessity for the...

  • Radio Competitions
    By John Robert Johnson, C.R.M., U. S. Naval Reserve

    The subject of competitions is causing quite a bit of discussion and rightfully so, because while in certain instances the principle of competition is good, in actual practice the competition itself may become a detriment. The idea of placing...

  • The Cause of Battery Explosions
    By Lieutenant Harry A. Guthrie, U. S. Navy

    The ever-present hazard of storage-battery explosions in submarines has never seemed satisfactorily explained. My interest in this subject was increased during a postgraduate course in Diesel engines and storage batteries. In connection with this...

  • Officer Education at Home and Abroad
    By Lieutenant Leo J. McGowan, U. S. Navy

    IN MAKING a study of education and training of officers of the navies of England, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy and comparing their scope, methods, and requirements to ours, we find many points of difference as well as similarity.

  • The Governors of the United States Naval Home, Philadelphia
    By George H. Eckhardt

    A tablet recently placed in the chapel of the United States Naval Home, in Philadelphia, bears mute evidence of the long line of officers of high rank who have served as governors of the institution. Beginning with Commodore James Biddle, back in...

  • Discussions

    The Battle at Black Mont

    (See Proceedings for January, 1930, p. 1; February, p. 89; March, p. 177; and April, p. 304.)

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

    From May 4 to June 3


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