The Supervisor of New York Harbor

By Captain Walter S. Anderson, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

Radio Competitions

By John Robert Johnson, C.R.M., U. S. Naval Reserve
July 1930
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 ...

Book Reviews

July 1930
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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
July 1930
From May 4 to June 3 LONDON NAVAL TREATYExtra Session for Treaty.—In view of the extended time taken for hearings in the naval treaty before the Senate committee on foreign ...

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
July 1930


July 1930
The Battle at Black Mont(See Proceedings for January, 1930, p. 1; February, p. 89; March, p. 177; and April, p. 304.)Captain Trevor W. Swett, Infantry, D.O.L., Second Division, Historical Section ...

Officer Education at Home and Abroad

By Lieutenant Leo J. McGowan, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

The Cause of Battery Explosions

By Lieutenant Harry A. Guthrie, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

Damage Control

By Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

Punishments Humanized

By Lieutenant Campbell H. Minckler, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

Joining the United States Navy

By Captain F. H. Poteet, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

Lobsters and the Navy

By Lieutenant Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

The Spherant

By Ensign Howard B. Kaster, U. S. Naval Reserve
July 1930
An Instrument for Observing Hour Angle or Latitude DirectlyThe instrument described in this article has been under development at the University of California for several years. It breaks the ...

The Solar Eclipse Expedition 1929

By Commander C. H. J. Keppler, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...


By Captain E. C. Kalbfus, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

Are We Raising a Frankenstein?

By Captain Frank Jansen, Lecturer in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, University of Southern California
July 1930
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 ...

Tsushima and Jutland

By Lieutenant Philip P. Welch, U. S. Navy
July 1930
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 ...

A New Source of American Naval History

By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired) Secretary, Naval Historical Foundation
July 1930
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 ...

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