Proceedings Magazine - September 1930 Vol. 56/9/331

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My son Hannibal will be a great general, because of all my soldiers he best knows how to obey.—Hamilcar.

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  • The Exercise of Command Afloat
    By Captain C. S. Freeman, U. S. Navy
    My son Hannibal will be a great general, because of all my soldiers he best knows how to obey.—Hamilcar.

    Source Material and Fundamentals

  • The New Competition
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Thomas J. Casey, U. S. Navy

    CONFERENCES may dictate policies and may clear the air of international doubt and suspicions, but they can never change human nature to such an extent that there will be no more naval competition. If an agreement is reached such that the sizes...

  • The Government of Japan
    By Lieutenant Commander Ralph S. Wentworth, U. S. Navy

    The story of the government of Japan is of interest and of importance to every United States naval officer.

  • Merchant Marine Reserve vs. The U. S. Fleet Reserve
    By Lieutenant Commander Julius Katterfield, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The World War demonstrated the absolute necessity of having available a body of trained men to augment the fleet personnel in a national emergency.

    The reserves available in 1917 consisted of the Naval Militia, volunteers, and last, but...

  • Concerning the Piezo-Electric Effect
    By Professor William H. Crew, Department of Physics, New York University
    Time glides with undiscover’d haste, The future but a length behind the past.—Dryden

    Time is a curious, droll fellow, unwilling to be hastened or retarded in his steady tread through the ages; a being apparently...

  • Historic Cavite Navy Yard
    By Lieutenant Harley F. Cope, U. S. Navy

    The average naval officer regards the navy yard at Cavite as merely a place to which he is required to go every year to have his ship overhauled; and he longs to get clear of the yard as quickly as possible after being there a week.

  • Admiral Sir Percy Scott and Gunnery of the British Navy
    By H. A. De Weerd, Department of History, Denison University

    The very first thing I did when I returned to the Admiralty as First Sea Lord for those seven months in the first year of the war was instantly to get hack Sir Percy Scott into the fighting arena. I had but one answer to his detractors and to the...

  • How Peace?
    By Lieutenant Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy

    When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.—Luke xi: 21.

    RUSKIN said that if each shot fired in war broke a teacup in a housewife’s cupboard...

  • Navigating the Inland Waterways to Alaska
    By Lieutenant Thomas Macklin, U. S. Navy

    The writer, in command of the aircraft tender Gannet, was attached to the Alaskan Aerial Survey Detachment. The expedition, under command of Lieutenant Commander A. W. Radford, U. S. Navy, was made during the summer of 1929, engaged in mapping...

  • Organization of the U. S. Fleet
    By Commander E. G. Allen, U. S. Navy

    DURING the last two or three years a movement has been on foot to return to the type force organization of the fleet that existed before the World War. At present we have a task force organization. Its merits are not often known even by...

  • Fighters
    By Lieutenant Commander Forrest Sherman, U. S. Navy

    The single-seater fighting plane has, on account of its speed, high rate of climb and power of maneuver, been commonly accepted as the most efficient fighting weapon which has yet been developed for use in aerial combat. However, the recent...

  • Should the Government of Samoa Be Changed?
    By Lieutenant Commander Stewart F. Bryant, U. S. Navy (Retired)


    The Seventieth Congress has recently taken up a colonial problem of particular interest and importance. It concerns the advisability of placing all colonial matters under the administrative...

  • An Episode
    By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Hanson, U. S. Navy

    The exploits of the Confederate cruisers during the Civil War and their effect on the operations of the Federal Navy are well known to students of naval history. Many episodes of that great struggle remain unknown because they were not properly...

  • Discussions

    Possibilities of the Diesel-Engined 10,000-Ton Cruiser

    (See page 505, June, 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
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    From July 4 to August 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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