Proceedings Magazine - July 1931 Vol. 57/7/341

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Charles Wilkes had all the at­tributes, qualities, and characteristics commonly associated with the classi­cal, wooden-ship sea dog. In fact, when his record is examined, it is...

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  • The Christmas Ship
    By Admiral Hugh Rodman, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The following item is from the New York Times of December 23, 1930:

    Washington, December 22 (AP)—Hundreds of happy children shouting from the decks of Uncle Sam’s warships will greet their seagoing Santa Claus as...

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  • Charles Wilkes—Turbulent Scholar Of The Old Navy
    By James D. Hill

    Charles Wilkes had all the at­tributes, qualities, and characteristics commonly associated with the classi­cal, wooden-ship sea dog. In fact, when his record is examined, it is apparent that he had more than was essential to success...

  • Draft Convention Of 1932 Armament Limitation Conference
    By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy

    After a session interspersed with vicissitudes such as have character­ized all preceding ones, the prepara­tory commission for the Disarmament Con­ference, meeting at Geneva last fall, finally evolved a draft convention...

  • Some Aspects Of The Merchant Marine Act Of 1928
    By Captain Walter F. Jacobs, U. S. Navy

    The nation that controls the seas of the world controls the trade of the world, and the nation that controls the trade of the world controls the riches of the world, and consequently the world it­self.” So said Sir Walter Raleigh...

  • Recruit Training
    By Captain G. J. Rowcliff, U. S. Navy

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  • Battery Efficiency
    By Lieutenant H. A. Guthrie, U. S. Navy

    Submarine personnel are accustomed to measuring battery grounds that exist on the ship in volts. The magnitude of these grounds is ascertained by using an in­strument known as a ground detector. Un­fortunately, however, such a...

  • The Hankow Incident
    By Captain Elbridge Colby, U. S. Army

    EARLY in the month of January, 1930, a British naval officer driving an automobile in the city of Hankow, China, ran over a Chinese coolie riding either a motor cycle or a bicycle, reports differ as to which. Anyone who has ever...

  • Bringing Astronomy To The Service Of Akrial Navigation
    By G. W. Littlehales

    The literature of air navigation is per­vaded with aspiration to bring as­tronomy to the support of navigation above the clouds and over the sea.

  • The Straw That Breaks The Camel's Back
    By Lieutenant Commander V. H. Godfrey, U. S. Navy

    There is a remarkable similarity be­tween camels, the motive power of the desert, and boilers, the motive power of the ocean, at least as far as the light cruisers are concerned.

  • Present Problems Of Naval Reduction
    By Commander T. C. Kinkaid, U. S. Navy

    It is extremely difficult for the average citizen, or for that matter even for the average naval officer with his technical knowledge and training, clearly to visualize the efforts that have been made and the re­sults that have...

  • Discussions

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

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  • 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 publishers (...

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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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