Proceedings Magazine - July 1932 Vol. 58/7/353

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Introduction.—The Navy of our country lately has come in for much discussion in the press. Some of the comments have been of a constructive nature; many have been destructive. It is a...



  • The Need for Additional Aircraft Carriers
    Major General James E. Fechet


    As one more annual practice period of the combined fleets of the United States Navy comes to a close, we are again appalled by the gaping holes which have been allowed to develop in the newer and what should be the most powerful...

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  • Our Naval Policy
    By Admiral W. V. Pratt, U. S. Navy

    Introduction.—The Navy of our country lately has come in for much discussion in the press. Some of the comments have been of a constructive nature; many have been destructive. It is a question whether the Navy has lost or won support...

  • The Conquest of the Baltic Islands
    By Captain G. von Koblinski, German Navy (Retired)

    During the course of the World War many movements of troops and of complete armies to a hostile coast were carried out by the armies and navies of the allied powers. Disembarking took place at Tanga (German East Africa), at Tsingtau, China, and,...

  • Naval Gunfire in Support of Landings
    By Lieutenant Walter C. Ansel, U. S. Navy


  • When a Cruiser Captured an Island
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    IT WAS may in 1898 and Admiral Dewey and his victorious fleet were waiting in Manila Bay, amid the shattered hulks of Spain’s beaten squadron, for the naval and military re-enforcements so urgently requested by the admiral.


  • Should Poison Gas Be Legalized?
    By Lieutenant Commander H. A. Gosnell, U. S. Naval Reserve

    For a number of years the Chemical Warfare Service of the U. S. Army has been conducting a propaganda in favor of all forms of chemical warfare. Although the reasons for it are not entirely clear the drive has been vigorously pushed, both from...

  • St. Peter's Chapel, Navy Yard, Mare Island
    By Captain Thomas A. Kearney, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    There has never been a time that threatening dangers—mythological or real—have not beset the ways of seagoing men. The same old “uncharted rocks, shoals and other hazards” that Jason encountered when he took the good ship...

  • Some Additional Uses for "H. O. 211"
    By Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy

    In a previous article in the Proceedings, the computation of the altitude and azimuth of a heavenly body by use of secant-cosecant formulas has been discussed in some detail. Dead Reckoning Altitude and Azimuth Table, H. O. 211, is now available...

  • Telling the Time by the Stars
    By Captain J. F. Hellweg, U. S. Navy

    This is A stunt pure and simple, but it is an interesting stunt.

    Look at any star chart or examine the table in the back of the Nautical Almanac giving the “apparent places of stars,” and you will note that the pointers of the...

  • Discussions

    Piscataqua’s Pirates

    (See page 241, February, 1932, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant C. E. Gregerson, U. S. Navy.It was General Joseph Warren who sent Paul Revere...

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

    From May 3 to June 3


  • Book Reviews

    LAMBERT WICKES: SEA RAIDER AND DIPLOMAT. By William Bell Clark. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1932. $5.00.

    Reviewed by Captain D. W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    This book is “The Story of a Naval Captain of the Revolution...

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff
  • Notes On The Geneva Conference
    By Lieutenant Commander Schuyler Mills, U. S. Navy
  • Photographs


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