Proceedings Magazine - November 1933 Vol. 59/11/369

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The vitally important relation of naval bases to naval operations is strikingly illustrated by the extraor­dinary cruise of Commodore Porter in the Pacific Ocean...

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  • Porter's Dire Need Of Bases
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The vitally important relation of naval bases to naval operations is strikingly illustrated by the extraor­dinary cruise of Commodore Porter in the Pacific Ocean during the War of 1812. Seldom, if ever, has this...

  • The Suppressed Mutiny On The "Essex"
    By Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt (S.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Before Americans became a nation and while still struggling in war as a collection of separate colonies brought together by the single aim of shaking off the yoke of British rule, they were a people so individualistic in their habits...

  • Naval Petroleum Reserves In California
    By Lieutenant Thomas J. Kelly, U. S. Navy

    The Navy first became seriously interested in oil fuel in 1902-3. A board was appointed to investigate the use of oil as fuel on naval vessels. It was known as the Navy liquid fuel board, and consisted of Lieutenant Commanders...

  • The Case Of The Aerial Decibel
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. Navy

    Mathematically, a decibel is the unit of an arbitrary scale log­arithmically proportionate to a scale of physical intensity units of sound. A physical intensity unit of sound is the amount of energy transmitted in unit time...

  • Thumb Rules For Altimeter Corrections
    By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    Under ordinary conditions a pilot is able by his senses of sight, hearing, and feeling to know just about how his plane is performing without focusing his attention on the instrument panel. In fact, for an experienced pilot, most of the...

  • America's Responsibility To The Armistice
    By Captain Frank H. Roberts, U. S. Navy

    You remember that during the first two years of the World War, 1914— 16, this nation under President Woodrow Wilson refrained from strength­ening the national defense in order to as­sure the belligerent nations of our neutral­...

  • The Challenge of Adversity
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank M. Harris, U. S. Naval Reserve

    An immortal bard once musingly wrote, "Sweet are the uses of adversity," and gleaned therefrom a vast amount of philosophical comfort. We of the United States Naval Reserve of 1933 are evidently to have the opportunity of embracing and...

  • Procurement Planning For War
    By Captain Henry Williams (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    In a paper presented in the Naval In­stitute Proceedings for December, 1931, Captain Pence sets forth the case for procurement planning and gives a historical summary of the activities of the War and Navy Departments and a...

  • Polar Celestial Navigation
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    At the request of Lincoln Ellsworth, the writer investigated the various methods for accomplishing celestial navigation on the proposed 1933 antarctic flight. The simplest practical method for fixing the plane’s...

  • Sea Duty On The Yangtze
    By Lieutenant Commander Roy Pfaff, U. S. Navy

    Naval officers are often assigned to strange types of duty, but for duty afloat I believe there is none more unusual than duty on a river gunboat. Conditions, equipment, and technical terms used on this duty are in many cases so...

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