Visit of Russian Squadrons in 1863

By Patrick Laurentz, Former Lieutenant in the Imperial Russian Army
May 1935
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 ...

The Naval Mind

By Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy
May 1935
*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 ...

The Merchant Marine Cadet

By Cadet Wallace Rairden, U. S. Merchant Marine
May 1935
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 ...

Great Guns

By Lieutenant Commander Wm. J. Ashley, U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1935
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 ...

The Small Cruiser

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1935
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 ...

Why Not Build a Snipe?

By Lieutenant Raymond S. Lawson, U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1935
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 ...

The Beginning of the Coast Survey

By Richard West
May 1935
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 ...

Selection and Promotion in the Navy

By Lieutenant A. E. Becker, Jr., U. S. Navy
May 1935
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 ...

The Destroyer Grows Up

By Fletcher Pratt
May 1935
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 ...


May 1935
Thank the Lord They're Over!(See p. 169, February, 1935, Proceedings)Lieutenant John M. Kennaday, U. S. Navy—Lieutenant Eller's criticism of the waste of time and effort now spent in pre- ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
May 1935
From March 3 to April 3GERMAN REARMAMENTGermany Scraps Versailles Treaty. —French, British, and Italian efforts to draw Germany into a European stabil­ization scheme were suddenly shattered by Chancellor Hitler’s announcement ...

Book Reviews

May 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 ...

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