Proceedings Magazine - May 1931 Vol. 57/5/339

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The custom of bestowing medals or decorations on meritorious individuals, or granting special honors, has pre­vailed in nations of Europe and elsewhere for many years. Only...

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  • Naval And Military Decorations
    By Brigadier General George Richards, U. S. Marine Corps

    The custom of bestowing medals or decorations on meritorious individuals, or granting special honors, has pre­vailed in nations of Europe and elsewhere for many years. Only in recent times, how­ever, has the practice...

  • The Woozlefinch: The Navy 14-Inch Railway Guns
    By Commander J. W. Bunkley, U. S. Navy

    Much has been written describing the design and manufacture of the naval railway batteries during the World War, but little has been said concerning the operation of the batteries with the American Expeditionary Force in France. These batteries...

  • The War on War
    By Captain Leonard M. Cox (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    What matters this or that reason?

    What we want is more of the trade which the Dutch now have.

    —General Monk on cause of Dutch War as quoted by Mahan

  • Water Losses From Submarine Storage Batteries
    By Lieutenant John F. Madden, U. S. Navy

    The purpose of this article is to set down certain observed facts regarding the loss of water and electrolyte from the individual cells of submarine storage bat­teries. It is not intended to advance any new theories or hypotheses with regard...

  • International Hydrographic Bureau
    By Rear Admiral A. T. Long, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    On January 14, 1931, the Interna­tional Hydrographic Bureau was in­stalled, with appropriate ceremony, in a handsome and very suitable building on the Quai de Plaisance, Monaco, by H.S.H. Prince Louis II of Monaco, accompanied by...

  • World Economics and Disarmament
    By Lieutenant Commander Stewart F. Bryant, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Disarmament alone is futile

  • Exterior Ballistics—Wind Correction
    By Lieutenant T. J. Raftery, U. S. Navy

    In present long-range firings, where the maximum ordinate is so great, the variations in the wind in the different altitudes present a rather difficult problem in compensating for its effect on the trajectory of a projectile. No attempt...

  • Three Veterans Of The United States Navy
    By Lieutenant L. S. Perry, U. S. Navy

    Under the terms of the recent London Naval Treaty, three of the first superdreadnoughts of the United States Navy have been retired from active service. These battleships, the Florida, Utah, and Wyoming, were first seen together in...

  • Fitness Records and Selection for Promotion
    By Commander Charles M. Cooke, Jr., U. S. Navy

    Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this article represent the opinions of the author and should not be taken as official or even as semi-official.

  • Across the Continent By Automobile
    By Commander Archer M. R. Allen, U. S. Navy
    One of the most delightful ways to see our great country is to go by automobile from coast to coast. It is not an expensive way to travel and modern cars and roads are so much better than they have ever been before that if time allows it is an...
  • Ship Personnel And Gas Warfare
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) E. M. Ellis, U. S. Navy

    The problem of war for a navy has so far through the ages been solved by destruction of the material of enemy battle machines to such a degree that per­sonnel operating them can no longer make them function. Examples of successful na...

  • Duty Beyond The Seas
    By Constance Lathrop

    On the white silent wastes of the Arctic, on the palm-fringed shores of the tropics, in a sunken garden in Italy, in a Buddhist temple grounds in Tokio, stand memorials to the dead of our Navy. These memorials are a vital...

  • 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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