Proceedings Magazine - August 1930 Vol. 56/8/330

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New weapons do not change the rules of warfare but only their application.



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  • Aircraft and the Naval Engagement
    By Lieutenant Logan C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy

    New weapons do not change the rules of warfare but only their application.

  • Time Out of Dock
    By Lieutenant E. M. Thompson, U. S. Navy

    IN MANY cases the effect of foulness of bottom on the power plant of the ship is not fully appreciated. In the first place there is no criterion by which the degree of foulness of a ship’s bottom can be measured. The growth on the ship...

  • The Navy as an Indian Fighter
    By Colonel John H. Brandt

    The battle of Seattle, Washington, October 26-28, 1855, is not generally known. The history of the U. S. Navy is full of brilliant achievements on land and sea, but many are not chronicled or even known of except by a few.

    This battle, in...

  • Cooperation of Air Forces in Coast Defense
    By Commander R. D. Weyerbacher (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    The line of demarcation between Army and Navy effort in joint coastal operations was definite prior to the advent of aircraft. Functions involving sea operations were inherently naval while those involving land operations were, by the same tokens...

  • Naval Patrol and Bombing Flying Boats
    By Lieutenant John F. Gillon, U. S. Navy
    The near future will see the completion of more than fifty large patrol flying boats for the U. S. Navy. It seems timely, therefore, to describe the operation requirements, construction, and desirable basic features of this important type.


  • The General Board of the Navy
    By Jarvis Butler

    "That able body of naval statesmen” referred to by former Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels early in his administration not only identifies the General Board of the Navy but offers the most succinct definition of an organization...

  • The Avenger of Blood
    By Usher Parsons, M.D.

    A Reminiscence of a Scene on Board a Man-of-War

    The incident recorded by Usher Parsons, surgeon, U. S. Navy, serving on board the U.S.S. Guerridre (2d), having the title The Avenger of Blood, occurred about...

  • Have Airships a Military Value?
    By Lieutenant Commander Joseph P. Norfleet, U. S. Navy

    AIRSHIPS of the rigid or Zeppelin type have been the subject of much conjecture by both naval officers and the general public as to whether they really offer any military features which warrant their development as potential weapons of war. The...

  • U. S. Submarines in the War Zone
    By Lieutenant Harley F. Cope, U. S. Navy

    The sixth of April, 1917, found the United States quite unprepared to carry on a submarine warfare in the enemy’s waters, largely because the boats in commission at the time were not capable of taking the long trip across the Atlantic under...

  • The Church Pennant
    By Lieutenant A. R. McCracken, U. S. Navy

    Like many other naval customs the use of a church pennant was probably inherited from the British Navy. A British signal book of 1796 describes the church pennant as “a common British pendant” but does not illustrate it.

  • Behind The Flying Lines
    By Lieutenant Commander L. C. Stevens (C.C.), U. S. Navy
  • The Navy Cruises Inland
    By Lieutenant L. E. Gehres, U. S. Navy

    The Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet, were represented at the 1929 National Air Races at Cleveland by Fighting Squadron One, the “High Hats,” from the U.S.S. Saratoga. The flight of this squadron from San Diego to Cleveland and return...

  • An Elementary Description of the "Water-Recovery" Method of Obtaining Ballast for an Airship
    By Lieutenant Commander J. C. Arnold, U. S. Navy

    A SUBMARINE running submerged must maintain equilibrium, or approximately so, for efficient operation and control. While running submerged a submarine does not burn a quantity of fuel but uses the energy stored in its electric storage batteries...

  • Chinese Provincial Names
    By Lieutenant W. A. P. Martin, U. S. Navy

    IN EUROPE and America it is the custom to name the towns and countries after some hero or race, or after some distinctive feature of the terrain. We have Athens for a goddess; Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople, Petrograd or Leningrad, Washington,...

  • The Navy and the Merchant Service in Behalf of Amity
    By Lieutenant Hanson W. Baldwin, U. S. Naval Reserve

    LONG ago, when the word “navigation” had not yet been born and the world was still a pleasing puzzle, the earth’s first naval officer took command of a group of armored soldiers crowded in the open hull of an oar-propelled...

  • The Metal-Clad Airship
    By Lieutenant C. V. S. Knox (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    The conventional rigid airship has fabric-walled gas cells to hold the gas, i cord nettings to restrain the gas cells, many wires and substantial longitudinals to give strength—as a beam has strength—and finally, an outer cover...

  • The Formation of Ice on Aircraft
    By Lieutenant V. O. Clapp, U. S. Navy

    Aeronautical experts emphasize the fact that ice formation on planes " seldom occurs. It does, however, become a menace in individual cases and a complete account of its occurrence is most desirable. Such an account will help the...

  • Airship Engines
    By Lieutenant T. G. W. Settle, U. S. Navy

    The only fully developed and tried airship engine in existence today is the Maybach. In the early years of development of the rigid airship* on the shores of Lake Constance, Count Zeppelin realized...

  • Discussions

    The College, the Technical School, and the Naval Academy

    (See page 123, January, 1930, Proceedings)

  • Professional Notes
  • Notes on International Affairs

    From June 3 to July 3


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