Proceedings Magazine - December 1934 Vol. 60/12/382

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*This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934.

"Current opinion and plausible impressions should always be thoroughly tested; for if erroneous they work sure failure...



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  • Peace-Time Artificiality
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    *This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934.

    "Current opinion and plausible impressions should always be thoroughly tested; for if erroneous they work sure failure and perhaps disaster."—Mahan

  • The Evolution of the Navy Ration
    By Lieutenant Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    “. . . and there shall also be allowed one-half pint of distilled spirits per day, or in lieu thereof, one quart of beer per day to each ration. . .”—(Act of March 27, 1794.)

  • The Issue at the Next Naval Conference
    By Lieutenant Commander Melvin F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    Unless renewed, the structure of limitations resulting from the London naval treaty will expire on December 31, 1936. This agreement, however, provides that a meeting of the signatory powers be held in 1935. It rests with this conference, so soon...

  • The Manila Galleons
    By Lieutenant John D. Hayes, U. S. Navy

    Introduction.—Almost forgotten now in these days of Anglo-Saxon and Japanese domination of the Pacific is that long before these peoples obtained a prominent place in the world's affairs there existed a trade across that ocean of which...

  • Pleasure and Pain of 1918
    By Commander W. Howard Michael (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    It is Quantico in early January, 1918. The other units of the Marine Brigade have already sailed for France to form a part of the 2d Division. The headquarters company and the second battalion of the 6th Regiment remain. Colonel Harry Lee...

  • Candidates for Public Servants
    By Lieutenant D. Adams Frost, U. S. Navy

    In the June issue of the Readers' Digest there appeared an article "Wanted—Public Servants for Life," a digest of an article from the March issue of Fortune entitled "British Civil Service." This article...

  • Retrospection
    By Captain E. R. Wilson (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    The old gray mare she ain't what she used to be

    Many long years ago

  • British Memorial to the United States Navy in the World War
    By Rear Admiral R. E. Bakenhus (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy

    In Fort Hamilton Park in the city of Brooklyn, New York, facing the Narrows, there stands a rugged and beautiful granite memorial erected from funds subscribed in Great Britain as a tribute to the comradeship and service of the American Naval...

  • Mistaken Attacks in the World War
    By Lieutenant Commander Leonard Doughty, Jr., U. S. Navy

    In the World War, with its innumerable scientific advances in the technique of waging war, both on land and sea, it was natural that many unforeseen difficulties arose to complicate the operations. Among those at sea none was more harassing than...

  • Mechanization in Aid of Landing
    By Lieutenant Harold D. Harris, U. S. Marine Corps

    Success or failure in a naval campaign has numerous contributing factors, one of the most important of which may be the seizure, utilization, and defense of an advanced base in the theater of operations. Utilization and defense of a base must, of...

  • The Pratt Protractor and Plotting Scale
    By Captain Frank Jansen, Head of Department of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, University of Southern California

    Since the use of plotting sheets has become universal in solving the line of position problem both at sea and in the air, different inventions have been placed on the market, by the aid of which one is able to avoid carrying a full set of...

  • Discussions

    The Pratt Protractor and Plotting Scale

    (See page 1740 this issue)

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

    From October 3 to November 3


    Naval Talks Approach Deadlock.—Bilateral naval conversations preliminary to another naval conference in 1935 began in London in the last week of October, the...

  • 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
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