Proceedings Magazine - February 1931 Vol. 57/2/336

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Admiral David Farragut’s deeds of bravery were not only those he performed when he ran his fleet by the fortifications below New Orleans, or ordered his flagship through the torpedo- mined...

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  • Farragut At The Crossroads
    By Albert Mordell

    Admiral David Farragut’s deeds of bravery were not only those he performed when he ran his fleet by the fortifications below New Orleans, or ordered his flagship through the torpedo- mined channel into Mobile Bay. He did an almost equally...

  • Recommissioning the Destroyers
    By Lieutenant Commander D. P. Moon, U. S. Navy

    In the War of 1812, that indefatigable leader, Commodore Thomas Macdonough, faced with the problem of gaining control of Lake Champlain in order to stop an invasion from Canada, took his fighting men into the virgin forests on the shores of Lake...

  • Chart For Determining Height Of Tide
    By Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Jr., Sc.D.

    THE standard method of determining the height of tide at any period between successive times of high and low water consists of drawing a circle and dividing the circumference proportionately to the high water interval. The projection...

  • Annie Daly—Navy Bumboat Woman
    By Chief Pharmacist Walter H. MacWilliams, U. S. Navy

    Many customs and traditions of Navy life existing up to the beginning of the current century are little known in the present-day Navy. During the eigh­ties and nineties, wooden ships were being replaced by ships of steel and steam...

  • Buy—Don't Be Sold—Insurance
    By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow (C.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The year 1929, which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Navy Mu­tual Aid Association, proved to be a banner year in more senses than one. It was attended with great financial success and large increase in members, and 1930 may show...

  • The U.S.S. "Essex" Versus H.M.S. "Phoebe"
    By Lieutenant Commander Parker H. Kemble, U. S. Naval Reserve

    While in England last summer I met Miss Phoebe Rees, the great, great granddaughter of Captain James Hillyar, who commanded the British frigate Phoebe in the action with the Essex off Valparaiso, March 28, 1814.

    Miss Rees very kindly...

  • The Reich Calls A Hand
    By Captain George J. B. Fisher, U. S. Army

    On October 29 the foreign affairs committee of the Reichstag formally- called on the German government to bring to an end the perilous situation where­in a “disarmed Germany is surrounded by ever increasing...

  • Addition-Subtraction Logarithms
    By L. M. Berkeley

    (See page 279 this issue)

    IN THE year 1802 there was published at Bordeaux a little work of the highest interest and importance. The title was Supplément Logarithmique, and the author was a young...

  • Pyrometry Applied To Submarine Diesel Engines
    By Lieutenant E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy

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  • The Naval Ordnance Plant
    By Lieutenant Commander E. L. Woodside, U. S. Navy

    Many people in and out of the naval service are aware of the existence of a Naval Ordnance Plant at South Charleston, West Virginia, but it is not sur­prising if relatively few know anything more about this plant than that it exists. As...

  • Some Abc's Of The Propeller
    By Commander H. F. D. Davis, U. S. Navy

    SEAGOING men in general and naval personnel in particular should certainly have such clear ideas of how propellers work that necessary explanations can be made to inquisitive children or to prying landlubbers.

  • "Saratoga" And Squadrons
    By Lieutenant Commander Ralph Wood, U. S. Navy

    The airplane carrier introduces a markedly different type of ship from those to which we have become ac­customed. As one might imagine, the em­ployment of these carriers has certain novel features not encountered in...

  • Discussions

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  • 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

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  • Notes On International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

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