Effect of Mechanization and Motorization on Tactics

By First Lieutenant Harold D. Harris, U. S. Marine Corps
May 1934
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. ...

Playing Safe with Books

By Captain K. C. McIntosh (S.C.), U. S. Navy
May 1934
Somebody got to go get them cats“Exordium”Editor’s Note.—This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1934.For over twenty-eight years I have been keeping, balancing, and proving Navy ...

Naval Academy Practice Ships

By P. H. Magruder
May 1934
The Era of Sail and the “Square-rigger” at the Naval Academy—1845 to 1909One ship drives East, and one drives West,By the selfsame wind that blows;It’s the set of the sails, ...

Unruly Rules of the Road

By Lieutenant Commander Philip P. Welch and Lieutenant E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy
May 1934
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:…who, ...

Training the Reserve Supply Corps

By Lieutenant (J.G.) Joseph J. Lennox (S.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1934
"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 ...

New Uses for Martelli’s Tables

By Boatswain H. V. Hopkins, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1934
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 ...

Selection of "Strikers"

By Lieutenant E. D. McEathron, U. S. Navy
May 1934
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 ...

Value of Airships

By Lieutenant Commander H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy
May 1934
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 ...

The 1933 Lindbergh Flight

By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1934
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 ...

Anomalous Times of Flight in Salvo Fire

By Captain G. L. Schuyler, U. S. Navy
May 1934
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 ...

Discussions

May 1934
Working Division(See page 21, January, 1934, Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander W.C. Ansel, U.S. Navy.—Ensign Perkin's idea of forming a working division from among the ne'er-do-wells of a ship appears to possess many ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
May 1934
From March 3 to April 3ARMS LIMITATION PROBLEMSFrench Note Negative.—Coming from the sharp pen of Foreign Minister Louis Barthou, the French note of March 23 commenting on the British disarmament ...

Book Reviews

May 1934
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers 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 ...

Digital Proceedings content made possible by a gift from CAPT Roger Ekman, USN (Ret.)