Proceedings Magazine - February 1934 Vol. 60/2/372

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Prior to 1899 promotion in the Navy was by seniority alone. Officers waited until those ahead had retired, died, resigned or had otherwise been removed from the active Navy list before being...



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  • Promotions, Past and Future
    By Lieutenant C. R. Brown, U. S. Navy

    Prior to 1899 promotion in the Navy was by seniority alone. Officers waited until those ahead had retired, died, resigned or had otherwise been removed from the active Navy list before being promoted to fill vacancies so created.

  • A Higher Standard
    By Brigadier General Dion Williams, U. S. Marine Corps

    Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.—ST. MATTHEW, V. 38.

  • Air Transport and Security
    By E. E. Wilson

    During the last five years, aircraft have become an integral part of national life. Military men have seen them develop from novel contraptions of doubtful effectiveness into most important weapons. The commercial development has been even more...

  • Study of a Tropical Hurricane
    By Lieutenant Bern Anderson, U. S. Navy

    A group of passengers, lounging in the after part of the promenade deck of the SS. President Polk, was watching a Red Sea sunset develop during the hour just before dinner. The heat of the tropics was passed, the balmy spring air was...

  • The Submarine Mine-Layer Krab
    By Alexandre Loukine, Formerly a Commander in the Imperial Russian Navy

    With the building of the Krab at Nicolaev the Russian naval engineers aimed to build the largest submarine mine layer in the world. Before the Great War the use and value of such vessels was more or less an unknown factor, owing to the...

  • Speaking of Horizons
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Doubtless many a navigator arrives at an erroneous fix due to the erratic effects of refraction. Seldom, however, is he in a position to get a careful check on the error caused by refraction. A unique opportunity offered itself to nail the lie of...

  • The Nation in Arms
    By Lieutenant Commander H. J. Ray, U. S. Navy

    Equal service for all, special profit for none

  • Yangtze: A Naval Constructor Goes to Sea with the Fresh Water Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander G. C. Manning (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    As far back in my naval career as I can remember—even before graduation from the Academy—I was fascinated by yarns of the wonders of the Yangtze, spun by those who had been there. I was therefore particularly delighted when, nearly a...

  • The Universal Signal Book, 1818
    By Lieutenant Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy

    The International Code of Signals is properly considered as indispensable to the seafaring world. It is of such recognized importance than an international conference met some time ago in London to revise the code and put it into a form from...

  • A Civil War Parallel
    By Louis H. Bolander

    A few brief, pungent phrases that American naval officers have used in the heat of battle, or in some tensely dramatic situation, are cherished today as embodying the finest traditions of the service. John Paul Jones's "I have not yet...

  • A Code for Correspondence
    By Commander Alfred H. Miles, U. S. Navy

    Manufacturer’s of typewriters claim with some truth that the Allies could not have won the war had it not been for typewriters. A former chief of staff of a major fleet unit recently stated that an inquisitive officer who was sorely tried...

  • Discussions

    The Aircraft Bomb and the Naval Gun

    (See page 1289, September, 1933, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Cornelius A. Wood, U. S. Naval Reserve.—So far as this article goes it is unanswerable...

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

    From December 3 to January 3


  • 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...

  • Professional Notes
  • Minutes of the Annual Meeting Naval Historical Foundation

    November 17, 1933

    The meeting was held at the Navy Department, Washington, and was called to order by the President, who presided.

    The minutes of the last meeting of members and of the last meeting of the Board of Trustees were read...

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