Proceedings Magazine - November 1930 Vol. 56/11/333

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When the Armistice was signed, Admiral Beatty remarked that the fighting had finished and that the talking was about to begin. In no theater did this prophecy prove more true than in the Adriatic...



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  • Armistice Days in the Adriatic
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy

    When the Armistice was signed, Admiral Beatty remarked that the fighting had finished and that the talking was about to begin. In no theater did this prophecy prove more true than in the Adriatic. The talking went on for two years and there were...

  • This Admiral Business
    By Midshipman Thomas D. F. Langen, U. S. Navy

    A CARTOONIST contemporary of the famous Ripley recently made the statement that George Dewey was the only man to hold the rank of admiral of the Navy. Immediately there was a storm of denial. Hadn’t Farragut and Porter also been admirals?...

  • The U.S.S. Lancaster Observes a Revolution
    By Constance Lathrop

    One of the peace-time duties of our Navy has ever been to protect American interests in all parts of the globe. In performing this service the officers of our naval vessels have witnessed many historic events. It fell to the officers of the U.S.S...

  • Printed Treasures in the Library of the United States Naval Observatory
    By Grace O. Savage

    SINCE the public has been showing an increasing interest in the activities of the various government departments during recent years, the practical value of the work of the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., has become better...

  • Arms and the Man
    By Lieutenant Thomas J. Casey, U. S. Navy

    The old saying goes that today’s Navy is composed of iron ships and wooden men in contradistinction to the “old” Navy which, we are informed by the old timers, was made up of wooden ships and iron men. We, of the “new...

  • The Trial of Lieutenant Ridgely for Murder
    By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt (S.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    WHEN Commodore Preble was ordered home from the command of the Mediterranean squadron, and before he was relieved by Commodore Samuel Barron in September, 1804, he forwarded to the Secretary of the Navy a report of the operations of his famous...

  • Salient Features of the Law Maritime
    By Captain K. C. McIntosh (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    For the conduct and regulation of affairs on shore, two great legal systems prevail among the white nations: the Common Law of England and the Roman Civil Law. The brown and yellow nations as a rule follow slightly varying forms of the Old Law of...

  • Some Aspects of Carrier and Cruiser Design
    By Lieutenant Commander Forrest Sherman, U. S. Navy

    The classes of ships which constitute a fleet are, or ought to be, the expression in material of the strategical and tactical ideas that prevail at any given time.—Corbett


  • Panama Tides
    By H. A. Marmer, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
    AS THE crow flies, the Atlantic and Pacific entrances of the Panama Canal are but little more than thirty nautical miles apart. It would therefore not be unreasonable to conclude that the tides at the two entrances are much alike. For is not...
  • The Gallant Fight of the Winslow at Cardenas
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    The Spanish-American War engagement of the little torpedo boat Winslow at Cardenas, May 11, 1898, appears as a noteworthy result of measures taken by United States naval authorities to distribute vessels along the northern line of the Cuban...

  • Make It Yourself
    By Commander Ralph C. Parker, U. S. Navy

    The following protractor, course indicator, or whatever you may choose to call it, was made to fill the personal need for a quick method of solving the problems of maneuvering and torpedo control, thereby anticipating the prolonged manipulation...

  • Collision Courses by Radiocompass
    By Lieutenant Commander H. K. Fenn, U. S. Navy

    WHEN the problem at sea is the interception of one vessel by another by radiocompass, it is not necessary to use those complicated methods which are ordinarily involved in tracking problems. The problem is not that of determining the course,...

  • Discussions

    The Cause of Battery Explosions

    (Sec page 629, July, 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 August 3 to October 3



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