Proceedings Magazine - February 1932 Vol. 58/2/348

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Never has the mere existence of the powerful force of common purpose been sufficient to insure an effective coöperation of all the agencies necessary for mass accomplishment and today the matter...



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  • Military Coordination
    By Rear Admiral T. T. Craven, U. S. Navy

    Never has the mere existence of the powerful force of common purpose been sufficient to insure an effective coöperation of all the agencies necessary for mass accomplishment and today the matter of coördination even between highly trained and...

  • Admiral Bacon and the Dover Patrol
    By H. A. De Weerd

    It is now accepted with naval and military men who study their profession that history supplies the raw material from which they are to draw their lessons and reach their working conclusions.—A. T. Mahan

  • Our Navy in Peace
    By Ensign E. E. Marshall, U. S. Navy

    This article won the Naval Academy Van Dyke prize, 1931. The author was a midshipman at the time it was written.

  • Wings and Wheels: Wood and Wire
    By Maurice Prendergast, (Editor of Jane’s Fighting Ships 1916-21; part author of The German Submarine War)


    A year ago some officers of the British Royal Flying Corps were discussing the history of naval aviation with certain members of the English aircraft industry...

  • Fact or Fancy
    By Lieutenant Commander J. Y. Dreisonstok, U. S. Navy

    The dreamer of today may become the realist of tomorrow. When Jules Verne wrote his Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea the readers of his time classified him as a man of wondrous imagination. Yet today, except for the motive power employed,...

  • Protection Against Bombs and High-Angle Shell Fire
    By C. Rougeron, Ingénieur en Chef Du Cénie Maritime

    Published in La Revue Maritime, May, 1931. Translated by Commander Ralph T. Hanson (C.C.), U. S. Navy, Assistant Naval Attaché, London and Paris. (See Discussions in present issue for comments on this article.)

    The inability of the...

  • Man the Books
    By Lieutenant Commander A. L. King, U. S. Naval Reserve

    I am the first fool of the whole navie

    To keep the poupe, the helme, and eke the sayle:

    For this is my minde, this one pleasure have I,

    Of books to have greate plentie and apparayle.

    Still I am busy bookes assembling...

  • Piscataqua's Pirates
    By Lieutenant Wallace M. Greene, U. S. Marine Corps

    STANDING, AS THEY WERE, on the threshold of rebellion, the English colonies were definitely committed to armed resistance when war flared out at Lexington and Concord in April of 1775.

    Yet, curious as it may seem, Lexington and Concord did...

  • "Don't Give Up the Ship"
    By J. J. Dewey

    The current depression developed a big sag in the business curve of many lines of trade, but none seems to have fallen lower than antiques. Even in prosperity one line of the "ancient, honorable, and exclusive" found little favor - war...

  • Early Naval Punishments
    By Lieutenant H. E. Dow, U. S. Naval Reserve

    WHILE LOOKING OVER Some old pamphlets in the library of the Essex Institute at Salem, Massachusetts, a few years ago I came across a small paper covered booklet written about 1811 by Joshua Davis of Boston, an American seaman. Davis, in his old...

  • Discarding Sidereal Time in the Solution of Star Sights
    By Lieutenant John E. Gingrich, U. S. Navy

    Many navigators find side-real time confusing and cumbersome. This article explains the manner in which the hour angle of a star may be tabulated with reference to Greenwich, thus discarding sidereal time entirely in the solution of star sights...

  • Notes on Practical Navigation
    By Commander F. A. Daubin, U. S. Navy

    At the end of a cruise as navigator, the following notes and suggestions are submitted. They may be an aid to an officer about to start a cruise.

    When I reported aboard, I found that my predecessor had used the Marcq Saint-Hilaire method....

  • Discussions

    Protection Against Bomb and High-Angle Shell Fire

    (See page 229, this issue.)

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    From December 4 to January 3

    The Far East


  • 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 (...

  • Some Comments on the Washington Treaties

    The American government’s recent note to China and Japan, together with the President’s reference in his message at the opening of Congress, to the need of reconciling Japanese action in Manchuria with the provisions of treaties to...

  • Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Members of the Naval Historical Foundation

    27 November, 1931

    The meeting was held in Room 2727, Navy Department, Washington, D. C., and was called to order by the vice president, Admiral Joseph Strauss, who presided until the subsequent arrival of...

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