Proceedings Magazine - April 1934 Vol. 60/4/374

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Prize Essay, 1934

"Courage and boldness of speech, unless they have material force at command, lead to peril in action."-Demosthenes

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  • The Foundation of Naval Policy
    By Lieutenant Wilfred J. Holmes, U. S. Navy

    Prize Essay, 1934

    "Courage and boldness of speech, unless they have material force at command, lead to peril in action."-Demosthenes

    The foundation of naval policy is national policy. Whether or not...

  • A Method of Search for the Akron
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Gill M. Richardson, U. S. Navy

    In his report to the chief of Naval Operations concerning the search for the Akron, the commanding officer of the U. S. S. Portland stated that there was very little known data with which to initiate the search. The positions of...

  • Philippine Independence from the Economic Standpoint
    By Lieutenant Commander H. L. Vickery (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    The question of Philippine Independence has been discussed pro and con for the past twenty years viewed from a sentimental standpoint without much consideration given to the economic facts underlying the situation. In place of economic reasoning...

  • Preface to the Freedom of the Seas
    By Captain Damon E. Cummings, U. S. Navy

    From the time that men first ventured forth upon the waters of the earth they have found them the cheapest highways for transportation of goods between nations. At first there was no one to deny free use of waterways; but soon those in position...

  • Telegraphy's First Asiatic Cruise
    By Lieutenant (J .G.) R. H. Gibbs, U. S. Navy

    In contemplating the early history of telegraphy, one might well wonder what use a man-o’-war of the 1850’s could have had for a magnetic telegraph set. Radio was then unheard of, probably undreamed of, and telegraphy itself, first...

  • Standardizing the U. S. Naval Electric Detonator
    By Charles E. Munroe, S.B., Ph.D.

    Though, when in 1886 I became chemist to the Torpedo Station, Newport, R. I., the Whitehead, Schwartzkopf, Howell, and other automobile torpedoes were in a well-advanced state, the spar torpedo of the same general type as that used by Cushing in...

  • Mapping the Ocean Floor
    By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    Introduction.—The nautical chart plays an important r61e in the economic development of maritime nations. It raises the blockade laid down before their harbors by hidden rocks and reefs and reveals the channels to safety; d opens...

  • The History of Aerology in the Navy
    By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    Editor’s Note.—The word meteorology comes from the Greek words meleora and logos, meaning the science of things in the air. The thermometer was invented by Galileo about 1602, and the barometer by Torricelli in 1643.

  • The Navy vs. News
    By Lieutenant ( J.G.) Archie B. Sharp, U. S. Naval Reserve

    When is a military secret not a military secret? When it's news! The fact that a United States naval vessel had to have a mainsail, that half the ships of the auxiliary force and submarines had to be towed to maintain a fleet speed of 10...

  • A Neglected Navigational Short Cut
    By Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy

    If the body observed by a navigator is on the prime vertical, the astronomical triangle is right-angled at the zenith, and the solution of the triangle is about one-fourth as hard as is the solution of the general triangle. Yet we find this fact...

  • John Berrien Montgomery
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Soon will be completed a vast engineering feat which will give our country a continuous Pacific coast highway from Mexico to Canada—a mammoth bridge spanning the Golden Gate. It is interesting to the Navy, therefore, to recall how we...

  • Discussions

    A Neglected Navigational Short Cut

    (See page 532 this issue.)

    Commander J. B. Oldendore, U. S. Navy.—This method for determining the altitude when a body is on the prime verticle...

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

    From February 3 to March 3


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