Proceedings Magazine - May 1934 Vol. 60/5/375

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"Quicquid delirant reges plectuntur achivi"

For thousands of years the Mediterranean was the theater of struggle for economic world supremacy. Phoenicia, Greece, Carthage...



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  • Naval Preparedness in the Pacific Area, Honorable Mention, 1934
    By Rear Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr., U. S. Navy

    "Quicquid delirant reges plectuntur achivi"

    For thousands of years the Mediterranean was the theater of struggle for economic world supremacy. Phoenicia, Greece, Carthage, Rome, and Venice, each in turn, rose to power....

  • Effect of Mechanization and Motorization on Tactics
    By First Lieutenant Harold D. Harris, U. S. Marine Corps

    As a prelude to this discussion let us define the terms mechanization and motorization. The definitions given are largely based on those of that eminent British writer Captain B. H. Liddell-Hart. Mechanization is the provision of humanly operated...

  • Playing Safe with Books
    By Captain K. C. McIntosh (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    Somebody got to go get them cats


    Editor’s Note.—This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1934.

  • Naval Academy Practice Ships
    By P. H. Magruder

    The Era of Sail and the “Square-rigger” at the Naval Academy—1845 to 1909

    One ship drives East, and one drives West,

    By the selfsame...

  • Unruly Rules of the Road
    By Lieutenant Commander Philip P. Welch and Lieutenant E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    Commodore Rustbottom, the honorable delegate from Liberia, before the International Marine Conference for revising the rules of the road, January, 2001, closed his eulogy of Lieutenant Gish in these words:


  • Training the Reserve Supply Corps
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Joseph J. Lennox (S.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve

    "Well! what shall we do with the paymasters?"

    That is a question asked every year by the officers of the Navy charged with the duty of providing active training duty for all officers of the Naval Reserve. It is a perplexing...

  • New Uses for Martelli’s Tables
    By Boatswain H. V. Hopkins, U. S. Coast Guard

    In a recent issue of the Proceedings, I outlined a method for computing the altitude from the dead-reckoning position using Martelli's tables. Those using these tables know that this was an important addition. No one has found additional uses...

  • Selection of "Strikers"
    By Lieutenant E. D. McEathron, U. S. Navy

    A vacancy, real or imagined, exists in the signal, radio, supply, or other "gang" and immediately minor political action commences. The chief asks a lad who comes from his home town if he would like to become a striker in that...

  • Value of Airships
    By Lieutenant Commander H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy

    Among the arrows in the quiver of our national defense the rigid airship seems neglected, largely because of little knowledge of its capabilities. In presenting this article, the purpose is to give information concerning airships and it is the...

  • The 1933 Lindbergh Flight
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The 30,000-mile swing around the Atlantic Ocean by Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh in the Tingmissartoq in the last half of 1933 resulted in the solution of problems of particular interest to naval aviation. Long overwater flights...

  • Anomalous Times of Flight in Salvo Fire
    By Captain G. L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy

    Since in long-range naval gunnery the range-table time of flight increases with the range-table range, it would be natural to look for the shots of a salvo fired exactly simultaneously from similar guns equally elevated to splash in the order of...

  • Discussions

    Working Division

    (See page 21, January, 1934, Proceedings)

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

    From March 3 to April 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 per cent on books...

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