Proceedings Magazine - April 1935 Vol. 61/4/386

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“A nation should have the army of its policy and the policy of its army.’’-Cordonneer

With Japan’s denunciation of the Washington treaty, that agreement and the...



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  • Beyond the Naval Treaties (Prize Essay, 1935)
    By Lieutenant Commander Melvin F. Talbot (S.C.) U. S. Navy
    “A nation should have the army of its policy and the policy of its army.’’-Cordonneer

    With Japan’s denunciation of the Washington treaty, that agreement and the succeeding London treaty will cease to exist on New Year...

  • Loyalty
    By Lieutenant William N. Thornton, U. S. Navy

    Loyalty is the soul of character, the essence of spirit, the secret of achievement, and the elixir from which success and happiness are brewed.

    One may be loyal to country, to his commander, to his ship, to his division, to himself,...

  • The Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay Bridges
    By Captain Thomas A. Kearney, U. S. Navy (Retired)
    The golden gate Bridge is to span the Golden Gate from Fort Point on the San Francisco shore to Lime Point on the Marin shore. The San Fran- cisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is to cross the Bay from Rincon Hill in San Francisco to Yerba Buena Island,...
  • Bill Nye Sees the Navy

    Editor’s Note.—This article was written by Edgar Wilson Nye in 1888. It is taken from a small volume of his works entitled Bill Nye's Sparks, published by F. Tennyson Nealy in 1896. Captain B. L. Canaga, U.S.N.,...

  • A Handy Aid to the Navigator
    By Commander Jules James, U. S. Navy

    Figure 1 shows a logarithmic scale which is printed on the bottom of Mooring and Maneuvering Board No. 2665. Its use in converting miles into minutes and vice versa is explained by the Hydrographic Office in the examples printed on the back of...

  • A Day in Hawaii
    By Lieutenant Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    It is paradoxical that fair Hawaii, where, it is said, lies the solution to happiness and peace of mind, should have been the scene of an incident presag­ing a break with Germany early in 1917. Though memories are usually faulty and...

  • Longitude by "H.O. 211"
    By Hulbert Hinkel, Jr.

    For the past week the writer has been casting disparaging glances upon a little red book (Martelli’s tables) on his desk. Not trusting the tables because of the artifices employed in disguising their origin, the writer has been searching...

  • The Service Schoolmaster
    By Captain M. E. Barker, C.W.S., U. S. Army
    No matter what the popular con­ception may be concerning the duties of an army or navy officer, he is first, last, and always a schoolmaster. He may be called upon to teach squad drill, rifle marksmanship, and first aid to recruits; or he...
  • The Crossing Situation
    By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Assistant Professor of Transportation in the University of Washington

    There is no other approach of vessels at sea or in inland waters so trying to the souls of seamen as that of two vessels on a near-collision course in the crossing situation. What navigator of a privileged vessel, about to cross another, has not...

  • Two Old Sights Rejuvenated
    By Lieutenant Commander W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy

    Every navigator has, at various times, been confronted with the situation where a badly needed observation of the sun or other body was rendered temporarily impossible due to an obscured horizon. It is then that one prays for a bubble sextant...

  • Lest the Essence Be Lost
    By Lieutenant Commander H. C. Fischer (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy

    During the past ten years or more there has been a much discussed demand for greater breadth of training at engineering schools. At the Naval Academy also there has been a similar demand for more cultural training. The Naval Academy and some...

  • Permanency of Personnel: A Suggested Method of Approaching the Ideal
    By Lieutenant Commander Vincent H. Godfrey, U. S. Navy

    All hands at sea are agreed that the greatest obstacle to efficiency in the Navy nowadays is the constant shifting of personnel. This is particularly noticeable in smaller ships such as destroyers and submarines, where approximately three-...

  • The Terrestrial Triangle
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Position finding by applied astronomy has for generations given a close connection between theoretical astronomy and practical navigation. This was especially true in the past when navigators wrestled with lunar distances, and to a less extent in...

  • Documents on Naval War with France
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    President Roosevelt has character­ized as “peculiarly” his “own child” the project for the publication of early naval historical documents selected from the Navy Department archives, sup­plemented from numerous...

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

    The first Constellation was a sailing frigate of 36 guns built by "the War and Treasury Departments" at Baltimore, Md., under the terms of the Act of March 27, 1794. She was built of live oak, and was launched on September 7,...

  • Discussions

    Longitude by “H. O. 211”

    (See page 499, this issue)

    Commander J. B. Oldendorf, U. S. Navy.—Personally, I was very glad to see Mr. Hinkel's article on working the...

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

    From February 3 to March 3


    Reich Ponders Anglo-French Bid.— Briefly stated, Great Britain and France, supported by Italy and the Soviet Re­public, offered to Germany a choice...

  • 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
  • Financial Statement
  • Photographs


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