The Naval Observatory's New Telescope

By Captain J. F. Hellweg, U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

The Log of a War-Time Tramp

By Lieutenant Langhorne Gibson, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1935
"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, ...

Book Reviews

January 1935
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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
January 1935
From November 3 to December 3ARMAMENT PROBLEMSJapan to End Washington Treaty.— With Japan’s definite announcement of her intention to terminate the Washington naval treaty, interest in the naval negotia­tions in ...


January 1935
Paintings of Sailing Ships(See page 1042, August, 1934, and pages 1329, 1331, 1336, September, 1934, PROCEEDINGS)Captain Henry Williams (C.C.), U. S. Navy.—There are so many inaccuracies in detail in the ...

Pistol Shooting Technique

By Lieutenant (J. G.) John Quinn, U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

Dynamic Stabilization of Ships

By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Wunch, Jr., U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

Marking Fitness Reports

By Commander R. B. Henry (M. C.), U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

Fallacy of the Time Sight

By Lieutenant Commander W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

Useful Gunnery Logs

By Lieutenant R. E. Rose, U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

Historic Ships of the Navy: Dolphin

By Robert W. Neeser
January 1935
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 ...

Bits of Ribbon

By Lieutenant D. Adams Frost, U. S. Navy
January 1935
"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 ...

Naval Warfare in Miniature

By Ensign S. August Smiley, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1935
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 ...

Ice Breakers

By Rodger L. Simons
January 1935
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 ...

U.S.S. Pensacola, 1875

By Camille Noel Bear
January 1935
*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.Writing this in my seventy-eighth ...

Joint Navy and Army Procurement

By Lieutenant Commander J. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1935
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 ...

Well Done, Navy!

By Lieutenant Commander Robert C. Lee, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1935
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 ...

Hurricane Security

By Lieutenant Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy
January 1935
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 ...

The Volunteer Communication Reserve

By Lieutenant H. F. Breckel, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1935
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 ...

The Airplane On Board the Submarine

By Ivan A. Gavrilof
January 1935
(Translated from the Spanish) *The illustrations are by Alejandro Gavrilof. Can the falcon be friends with the pike (the fish)? In fairy stories, yes; in real life, no, of course, ...

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