Proceedings Magazine - July 1934 Vol. 60/7/377

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With malice toward none; with charity for all

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

In a recent address,...



  • The Loss of the Akron
    By Lieutenant Commander C. E. Rosendahl, U. S. Navy

    In the setting sun of April 3, 1933, the U.S.S. Akron rose majestically into the sky as she had done more than 70 times before. Below the control car fluttered the 2-starred flag of Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, chief of Bureau of Aeronautics...

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  • National Policies and Defense
    By Lieutenant George W. Akers, U. S. Naval Reserve

    With malice toward none; with charity for all

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

    In a recent address, Walter Lippmann stated:

  • A Noise Annoys
    By Lieutenant R. L. Dennison, U. S. Navy

    When the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world they founded a glorious tradition. This occasion is further memorable because the apocryphal flight of sound waves in this instance must have established an all-time record...

  • An Inexpensive Handmade Sextant
    By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts

    Somewhere this very moment there may be a naval reserve instructor attempting to instruct a group of reservists in the construction and operation of the sextant. He no doubt has only two or three instruments for the entire group and is struggling...

  • The 1918 German Naval Mutiny
    By Werner Husen, Formerly a Sub-Lieutenant in the Imperial German Navy

    After a 3-month course of theory and infantry drilling at the Naval Academy at Flensburg, Muerwick, followed by a 3-month term of practical naval training on board the school ship S.M.S. Freya, the midshipmen of the crew I belonged to...

  • Background of Coronel and Falklands
    By Lieutenant Chester C. Wood, U. S. Navy

    History tells us that on November 1, 1914, a British naval force under Admiral Cradock was crushingly defeated by a similar German force under Admiral von Spee off Coronel, Chile. We also learn that that same force under von Spee was annihilated...

  • Physical Prowess and Leadership
    By Lieutenant John M. Kennaday, U. S. Navy

    If the Farnese Hercules should come to life and step down from its pedestal into a made-to-measure naval officer's uniform (and perhaps have its beard trimmed!), it would make, few will deny, an impressive and inspiring figure of a...

  • The Influence of Public Opinion upon War
    By Lieutenant Bern Anderson, U. S. Navy

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

    It is a condition, not a theory, that confronts us.—Grover Cleveland

  • Vanished Ships
    By Constance Lathrop

    From time to time in the history of our Navy one of its ships has vanished at sea without trace. Impenetrable mystery shrouds their disappearance, as unfathomable in this day of steam, radio, and well-charted sea lanes as in the day of "oak...

  • A New Formula for Azimuth
    By E. B. Collins

    The table of haversines has brought to the navigator the best practical means for solving, irrespective of troublesome algebraic signs, certain required parts of the astronomical triangle. It was also noticed that this table saved a step in the...

  • Ship-Model Building as a Naval Officer's Hobby
    By Lieutenant Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy

    It is unlikely that the problem of finding new interests to absorb the increased leisure of a changing economic world will ever be a serious requirement of naval life. However, the desirability of having a hobby has always existed for the members...

  • Discussions

    A Landsman’s Model of the U.S.S. Texas

    (See page 1819, December, 1933, Proceedings, and also pages 974 and 977, this issue.)

    Ensign W. A. Marchant, U. S. Naval Reserve.—It is customary among...

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

    From May 3 to June 3

    United States and Latin America

  • Book Reviews

    INFANTRY IN BATTLE. Prepared by the Military History and Publication Section of the Infantry School. Washington: The Infantry Journal, Inc. 1934. $3.00.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel...

  • Professional Notes
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