Proceedings Magazine - January 1935 Vol. 61/1/383

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Many inquiries have reached the Naval Observatory in regard to the new telescope which is soon to be installed. Interest in this new tele­scope is greater because the Observatory has operated...



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  • The Naval Observatory's New Telescope
    By Captain J. F. Hellweg, U. S. Navy

    Many inquiries have reached the Naval Observatory in regard to the new telescope which is soon to be installed. Interest in this new tele­scope is greater because the Observatory has operated for many years without new equipment, while other...

  • Historic Ships of the Navy: Dolphin
    By Robert W. Neeser

    The first Dolphin was a 10-gun cutter purchased in Dover, England, in the spring of 1777, and fitted out in Nantes, France, for the Continental naval service. She put to sea in command of Lieutenant Samuel Nicholson, and cruised in company with...

  • The Airplane On Board the Submarine
    By Ivan A. Gavrilof

    (Translated from the Spanish)

    *The illustrations are by Alejandro Gavrilof.

  • The Volunteer Communication Reserve
    By Lieutenant H. F. Breckel, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Steady growth and progress have marked the 9 years since the creation of the U. S. Naval Communication Reserve, designed to provide a trained communication personnel for national emergencies. The organization is com­posed of officers and men...

  • Hurricane Security
    By Lieutenant Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy

    The approach of the West Indian hurricane season serves as an an­nual reminder that it is incumbent upon all naval personnel in the Caribbean, Gulf, and southeastern seaboard areas to make adequate plans for material, com­munication...

  • Well Done, Navy!
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert C. Lee, U. S. Naval Reserve
    About noon on May 31, 1934, an observer in lower Manhattan would have noticed a growing fringe of black gradually outlining the tops of the skyscrapers. By two o’clock a close in­spection would have revealed every point of vantage...
  • Joint Navy and Army Procurement
    By Lieutenant Commander J. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The underlying principle of joint procurement has been proved sound in the crucible of fire during the World War. From this experiment it can be deduced that savings can be effected through Joint procurement by Army and Navy of items to be...

  • U.S.S. Pensacola, 1875
    By Camille Noel Bear
    *Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy (Re­tired), a former president of the Naval Institute, was a midshipman in the U.S.S. Pensacola at this time.
  • Ice Breakers
    By Rodger L. Simons

    Interesting ships, these ice breakers! Popping into the day’s news every once in a while, usually after going to the rescue of some hapless explorer marooned on an ice floe or smashing a ship channel through an icebound harbor, then...

  • Naval Warfare in Miniature
    By Ensign S. August Smiley, U. S. Naval Reserve

    About the time that Mr. Fletcher Pratt’s highly interesting article, “A Naval War Game and a For­mula,” appeared in the Proceedings for December, 1932, describing how a group of east coast American naval enthusiasts...

  • Bits of Ribbon
    By Lieutenant D. Adams Frost, U. S. Navy
    "I love those bits of ribbon!”

    It is certain that many in the serv­ice feel the same way in regard to service ribbons. Few officers are in the Navy primarily for pay and allowances. The majority are in the service for what...

  • Useful Gunnery Logs
    By Lieutenant R. E. Rose, U. S. Navy

    JONES, was Bureau of Ordnance alteration No. 100 ever made on our guns, and if it was, when was it completed?"

    "I don't know, sir. I don't remember what that was and I'll have to look it up in the log."

  • The Log of a War-Time Tramp
    By Lieutenant Langhorne Gibson, U. S. Naval Reserve

    "It was thanks to that steamer that the action took place. Had the destroyers not proceeded to the steamer, and thus sighted the smoke of the enemy to the West, our course might have carried us past the English cruisers." ADMIRAL SCHEER...

  • Fallacy of the Time Sight
    By Lieutenant Commander W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy

    In a previous article (June, 1934, Proceedings), the writer has invited attention to the fact that the chronom­eter or time sight is still in general use and preferred by a majority of the officers of the U. S. Merchant Marine. There were...

  • Marking Fitness Reports
    By Commander R. B. Henry (M. C.), U. S. Navy

    It is well known that the average in­dividual who has reached maturity, and whose habits are formed, will perform his accustomed tasks and duties with remarkable uniformity; a fact which is evidenced by the general similarity of marks...

  • Dynamic Stabilization of Ships
    By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Wunch, Jr., U. S. Navy

    In the mariners’ parlance, waves are classified as “head sea,” “following sea,” or “beam sea.” Actually, seas (meaning waves) are much the same, changing direction with the wind, though if there is a...

  • Pistol Shooting Technique
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) John Quinn, U. S. Navy

    Lack of relaxation may be called the greatest single barrier to good pistol shooting. In order to relax while shooting it will be found helpful to make a conscious effort to focus the attention on the target and let the pistol take care of itself...

  • Discussions

    Paintings of Sailing Ships

    (See page 1042, August, 1934, and pages 1329, 1331, 1336, September, 1934, PROCEEDINGS)

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

    From November 3 to December 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...

  • Professional Notes
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