Proceedings Magazine - April 1931 Vol. 57/4/338

Highlights

  • Special Boats for Landing Operations
    By Major Harold H. Utley, U. S. Marine Corps

    Manifestly this subject is one of the greatest importance to every officer in the naval service who may be connected in any capacity with forced landings. At the present time there appears to be no adequate supply of suitable boats, nor any...

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  • Elements Contributing To Aerial Superiority (Prize Essay, 1931)
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
  • Using The Rudder With Personnel
    By Lieutenant Harry A. Rochester, U. S. Navy

    THE crews of our ships need guidance to reach the channel of efficiency as well as ships need rudders to control heading and course. Take away your helms­man and the ship falls off to the wind and sea, floundering to no purpose. This...

  • The Lobster Ghost
    By Commander Raymond Stone, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    During the summer of the “One Hundred Days’ War,” by which name the Spanish-American conflict of 1898 was pretty generally known throughout the naval service, our good ship Taddledeaddly was employed in the pleasant and...

  • An Eclipse Expedition To The South Seas
    By Commander C. H. .T. Keppler, U. S. Navy

    An Island in a lake in an island in a lake in an island in the South Pa­cific.”

    An island where no one is troubled by flies or mosquitoes nor are there any snakes or reptiles other than small black and green lizards, pretty and...

  • New Destroyers
    By Lieutenant Commander G. D. Hull, U. S. Navy

    Our present fleet of eighty-six active destroyers is scarcely ten years old. Although some fifty of them have been recommissioned recently and have had but two or three years’ active duty wear and tear back in 1920-22, they...

  • American Interests in the West Indies
    By Captain Elbridge Colby, U. S. Army

    Our whole interest in the Caribbean region arises from a geographical fact, potent in diplomacy and pertinent in international law. “Territorial propinquity” was a vital factor in the Lansing- Ishii agreement of 1917. It...

  • The United States Naval Home, Philadelphia
    By Admiral Albert Gleaves, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In the beginning and for fifty years af­terwards it was called the Naval Asy­lum, then the name was changed to Naval Home, which was considered more appropriate than asylum. As late as the eighties the sailors spoke of it as the...

  • The Early History Of The Screw Propeller
    By Commander H. F. D. Davis, U. S. Navy

    IN MARVELING at the progress made in the field of transportation it is of interest to note that the first successful screw propellers for ships were put into use just a little less than one hundred years ago.

  • Navigation Progresses

    New systems of navigation were pro­posed as early as 1514. Perhaps there are records that would make this date b.c., but confining the research to easily accessible publications, one finds men­tion of John Werner of Nurmberg...

  • Why Men Enlist
    By Lieutenant Commander H. M. Kieffer, U. S. Navy

    The recruiting of men for armies and navies is an ancient business. Al­though the accomplishments of bodies of men are almost invariably matters of rec­ord, the details of the assembling of these bodies seem to have been...

  • Engineering Duty Only
    By Commander Albert M. Penn, U. S. Navy

    A recent circular letter informed the service that the Secretary of the Navy had approved a policy providing for the annual assignment of a limited number of line officers to the performance of engineer­ing duty only. A brief...

  • The British Occupation Of Guantanamo Bay
    By Lieutenant Commander Forrest Sherman, U. S. Navy

    Familiar as most officers of the United States Navy are with the vi­cinity of Guantanamo, the fact that Guantanamo Bay was a British naval base in the year 1741 is little known. The com­manding position of Guantanamo with re­...

  • Notes on Naval Reserve Training Cruises
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Hanson W. Baldwin, U. S. Naval Reserve

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  • A Destroyer Engineering Department
    By Lieutenant Guy Chadwick, U. S. Navy

    The young officer assigned to engineering duty on a destroyer is confronted with a maze of technical details. If he has received special training for this assignment, it is probable that the technical aspect of his duties has been...

  • Radio Direction Finder—The Navigator's Friend
    By Lieutenant W. S. G. Davis, U. S. Navy

    WITH the installation of the new radio direction finder on more and more Navy ships, an ever increasing number of navigators are slowly but surely welcoming and hailing a new shipmate and friend. For the information of those not...

  • 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
  • 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 5 per cent on books of other...

  • Photographs
  • Annual Financial Statement

 
 

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