Proceedings Magazine - May 1935 Vol. 61/5/387

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One late September day in 1863 the Russian frigate Osliabia under the command of Captain Bourtakoff steamed into New York Harbor. The city authorities gave it the customary cordial...



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  • Visit of Russian Squadrons in 1863
    By Patrick Laurentz, Former Lieutenant in the Imperial Russian Army

    One late September day in 1863 the Russian frigate Osliabia under the command of Captain Bourtakoff steamed into New York Harbor. The city authorities gave it the customary cordial welcome accorded to a man-of-war of a friendly nation...

  • The Naval Mind
    By Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy

    *This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1935.

     “The Navy with the greatest number of those men who can also think will win wars.”—Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams

  • The Merchant Marine Cadet
    By Cadet Wallace Rairden, U. S. Merchant Marine

    The Navy and the Coast Guard realize, probably better than any other units, except Merchant Marine owners and officers, the tremendous im­portance of the Merchant Marine to the nation, in both peace and war.

  • Great Guns
    By Lieutenant Commander Wm. J. Ashley, U. S. Naval Reserve

    It was early in the siege of the eastern capital of Rome, Byzantium, by the Turks in the year 1453 that there appeared in the camp of the besiegers a Dacian, Urban, by name. The intruder, who was promptly made a prisoner, professed to be an...

  • Public Address System in Language Instruction
    By Captain G. E. Baker, U. S. Navy

    Until the academic year 1926-27 at the U. S. Naval Academy, only an occasional officer had been detailed for duty as an instructor in the Depart­ment of Modern Languages. In that year, six officers, exclusive of the head of de­partment...

  • The Small Cruiser
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    For several years our Navy has built nothing but cruisers of 10,000 tons, a course justified by two facts. The first is that the effective performance of most cruiser functions requires the ability to defeat hostile cruisers. The second is that a...

  • Why Not Build a Snipe?
    By Lieutenant Raymond S. Lawson, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Some time ago there appeared in the Proceedings an article, “Are There Any Sailors in the Navy?” This article was written by an eastern yachts­man and was in no way a reflection upon the professional abilities of naval officers,...

  • The Beginning of the Coast Survey
    By Richard West

    The year 1935 marks the centenary of one of the Navy's greatest peacetime services; a service which was a considerable contribution to science, and one which, because it immediately saved the mercantile interests of New York the estimated $50...

  • Selection and Promotion in the Navy
    By Lieutenant A. E. Becker, Jr., U. S. Navy

    Across the wardroom table, in the privacy of the cabin, and in the higher sanctums of the Navy fathers who determine its destiny, the personnel situation has of late been a popular topic for discussion; so this article, if it possesses no other...

  • The Destroyer Grows Up
    By Fletcher Pratt

    Types of warships, like children, show an inevitable tendency to grow up. A first-class battleship of the earliest British Navy, that of King Edgar, could be carried on a modern warship's deck and would make a very comfortable whaleboat....

  • Discussions

    Thank the Lord They're Over!

    (See p. 169, February, 1935, Proceedings)

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

    From March 3 to April 3


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