Proceedings Magazine - August 1932 Vol. 58/8/354

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Would to heaven we had a navy . . . Washington



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  • Washington Views Naval Preparedness
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Would to heaven we had a navy . . . Washington

  • An Academician in the Naval Profession
    By Professor William H. Crew, New York University

    A little touch of Harry in the nightHenry V.

  • Aerology and the Navy
    By Lieutenant Arnold E. True, U. S. Navy

    Mark twain, I believe, once remarked that there is more said and less done about the weather than any other subject under the sun. That statement is no longer strictly true. We are at least trying to do something about it in addition to talking...

  • The Britten Bill
    By Commander F. S. Craven, U. S. Navy

    The act approved March 3, 1931, (S550) “to regulate the distribution and promotion of commissioned officers of the line of the Navy, and for other purposes” is usually called the Britten Bill. Line officers below the grade of rear...

  • Repair Ships, Advance Bases, and Fleet Mobility in War Time
    By Captain Earl P. Jessop, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    It has been said that “An army fights on its belly,” and it might well be added “A fleet fights on its repair facilities.”

  • The Fort Fisher "Volcano"
    By William E. Beard

    On the night of November 23, 1864, a group of ordnance officers, army and navy, met at the Washington residence of Commander H. A. Wise, chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, to consider one of the most novel propositions ever submitted to a military...

  • The Naval War College: A Brief History
    By Captain John Stapler, U. S. Navy

    The “March to the Sea” in 1865 may be said to have laid the foundations of the Naval War College. In that year, a young officer, Stephen B. Luce, in command of the monitor Pontiac, conferred with General Sherman at Savannah in regard...

  • A Fragment of Naval War College History
    By Brigadier General John H. Russell, U. S. Marine Corps

    It is well known among naval officers that the year 1910 marked a new era in the system of instruction at the U. S. Naval War College, but it is doubtful if many are familiar with the causes that led to the radical changes that went into effect...

  • An Apprentice Seaman Guard
    By Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1915 was held the beautiful San Francisco exposition with its bright colored buildings and beautiful location on the harbor shore. A marine guard of about three hundred men, with a colonel in command, and the usual quartermaster, adjutant, and...

  • Let's Pull Together
    By Commander H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    The same feeling pervades every sailor's and soldier's heart. We are as one . . .

    General Sherman


  • Eaton's Declaration of the Blockade of Tripoli-1801
    By Lieutenant Felix Howland, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    IN REVIEWING THE HISTORY of the United States Navy it is interesting to note that its organization is traceable to the threats and depredations of nations which since then have disappeared from the face of the earth, and that it was against these...

  • Discussions

    Confederate Commerce Destroyers the Sumter and the Florida

    (See page 394, March, 1932, Proceedings)

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

    From June 3 to July 3


  • Book Reviews

    SURGEON OF THE SEAS. The adventurous life of Surgeon General Jonathan M. Foltz, in the days of “Wooden Ships.” Told from the notes of the moment by Charles S. Foltz. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1931. $3.75.


  • 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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