Proceedings Magazine - October 1930 Vol. 56/10/332

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Naval aviation today is the result of a post-war incorporation of aviation into our Navy. Prior thereto there was no such thing as naval aviation as now known. Before the World War the pioneers...



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  • Naval Aviation Today and in Prospect
    By The Honorable David S. Ingalls, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics

    Naval aviation today is the result of a post-war incorporation of aviation into our Navy. Prior thereto there was no such thing as naval aviation as now known. Before the World War the pioneers—Towers, Ellyson, Rodgers, Billingsley, Mustin...

  • Foreword
    By Rear Admiral S. S. Robinson, U.S. Navy, President, U.S. Naval Institute

    This issue of the Institute PROCEEDINGS has been arranged as a special information number to furnish an authoritative and dependable exposition of what the Navy is doing to meet its peace-time obligation to the people of the country.

  • Preface

    The Naval Policy of the United States as Expressed in the Public Utterances of Our Presidents


    January 8, 1790

    To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual...

  • Our Navy and Our Nation
    By Charles Francis Adams, Secretary of the Navy

    Our Navy is a power and an influence in our national life and character as well as an active and potential force available in the service of the executive government.

  • Naval Contributions to Industry
    By The Honorable Ernest Lee Jahncke, The Assistant Secretary of the Navy

    The relationship between our Navy and American industry is a close and intimate one. For the Navy itself is but a vast industrial establishment upon which is superimposed the purely military, nautical, and human elements. In its material aspects...

  • Fleets: Their Composition and Uses
    By Rear Admiral J. V. Chase, U. S. Navy, Commander in Chief United States Fleet

    Types of Combatant Ships of the United States Fleet

    The United States Fleet has in its composition the following combatant units: battleships, aircraft carriers, light cruisers, destroyers, light mine layers,...

  • Naval Personnel
    By Rear Admiral F. B. Upham, U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Navigation
    The night was dark. Fifteen battleships were steaming in column, at a speed of seventeen knots. The fleet was engaged in a campaign problem. The ships were completely darkened save for the tiny light each carried aft for the guidance of the...
  • Types of Ships and Why
    By Rear Admiral Luke McNamee, U. S. Navy

    In the dim ages of the past warfare was the normal state of man. At first fighting was limited to the land. Then boats were invented and some predecessor of the wily Odysseus conceived the idea of fighting at sea. Probably such sea fighting...

  • The United States Marine Corps
    By Major General Commandant Ben H. Fuller, U. S. Marine Corps

    Marines of Phoenicia, Egypt, Greece, Carthage, and Rome all performed the same character of miss on as that of the modern American marines—serving as soldiers on board the fighting naval ships and as expeditions prepared to carry on land...

  • The New American Merchant Marine
    By T. V. O’Connor, Chairman, U. S. Shipping Board

    The importance of a strong merchant fleet as an adjunct to the Navy is so well understood that naval officers and others interested in national defense will be gratified to learn of the success which is beginning to crown the Shipping Board...

  • Why the United States Should Maintain a Full-Strength Treaty Navy
    By Walter Bruce Howe, Chairman of the Board of the Navy League of the United States

    REGARDING no aspect of our national policy is there so much confusion as that of the genuine necessity for America’s maintenance of a full-strength treaty navy.

    The public is continually told that we do not need a large navy but no...

  • Statistical Data On Combatant Vessels
  • The Power of the U. S. Fleet
    By Henry Cabot Lodge
    This article was printed in the June issue of “Fortune” and by the kind permission of that publication is reprinted here because it contains information data presented in an original way.—Ed.


  • Aviation Organization And Data
  • Chart—The Naval Bases Of The World
  • American Flag Services in Foreign and Noncontiguous Trade
  • Merchant-Ship Tonnage Of The Five Principal Powers
  • Photographs


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