Proceedings Magazine - January 1936 Vol. 62/1/395

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Unfamiliar as most of us are with the rigs and names of various kinds of sailing vessels of the present day, most of us are even more ignorant of the names and rigs of vessels of the period of the...



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  • Sailing Vessels of the Eighteenth Century
    By Lieutenant Milo R. Williams (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    Unfamiliar as most of us are with the rigs and names of various kinds of sailing vessels of the present day, most of us are even more ignorant of the names and rigs of vessels of the period of the American Revolution. Many vessels were known by...

  • Drift Determination in Aerial Navigation
    By Lieutenant I. E. Hobbs, U. S. Navy

    DURING THE past two years in the Hydrographic Office, it has been the writer’s privilege and duty to work with the Instrument Section of the Bureau of Aeronautics in the development and testing of aircraft drift sights. Within...

  • Lo! The "Poor Janitor" Thinks
    By Ensign Edward J. Fahy, U. S. Navy

    IT IS A FAR cry from the days when the pioneers in fire-control development shouted ranges and “spots” from the tops to the guns through a fire hose (which was the forerunner for the design and installation of voice...

  • Aviation and Control of the Sea
    By Lieutenant J. C. Hubbard, U. S. Navy

    Warfare is fought with weapons of destruction, the rifle, torpedo, and bomb. To transport and operate these weapons, armies and navies have been formed. Today, there has been introduced a new carrier for these weapons, the airplane, which,...

  • Sea Scouts Use of Navy Hulls
    By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts

    DURING 1927 a bill was enacted by Congress authorizing the Navy Department to issue free of cost to Sea Scout units such surveyed boats and equipment as became available from time to time at the various navy yards. Without...

  • Will Adams, Seaman and Samurai
    By Robert Mills McClintock

    In the end, in thirty-two degrees 1 1/2, wee cam in sight of the lande, being the nineteenth day of April. So that betweene the Cape of Santa Maria and Iapon, we were four moneths and twentie-two daies; at which time there were...

  • A Daylight Fix with Venus
    By Commander Greene W. Dugger, U. S. Navy

    The fleet cruise in Hawaiian waters in May-June gave an opportunity for an unusual astronomical sight. In preparing for a daylight meridian altitude of Venus about 1500 zone time on June 2, it was noted that the declination and...

  • Coast Guard Ambulance Flights
    By Colonel H. C. Reisinger, U. S. Marine Corps

    You’ve gotta stick your neck out in a case like that,” remarked one of the pilots of the Coast Guard at the conclusion of an account of a stormy night flight to Ocracoke Island, down at the south end of Pamlico Sound,...

  • Salvage By Kedging
    By Lieutenant James Hanna, U. S. Naval Reserve

    During February, 1935, the SS. Exminster of the American Export Line ran aground in the Dardanelles during a blizzard. Nothing could be done that day because of the heavy seas. The blizzard, however, eased considerably during the...

  • Signaling and the U. S. Merchant Marine
    By Ensign John Wenlock Welch, U. S. Naval Reserve

    THE TERSE statement issued by the British Admiralty (Naval Institute PROCEEDINGS, January, 1935) regarding successful contacts between His Majesty’s ships and British merchant ships should provide considerable thoughtfulness in...

  • Medical Strategy and Tactics
    By Captain G. F. Cottle (MC.), U. S. Navy

    History is replete with evidence that “the best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft a-gley.” Military tacticians or strategists cannot be successful if when their plans are to be put into operation an enemy...

  • The Mysterious Hot-Air Engine of Haiti
    By Captain Hayne Boyden, U. S. Marine Corps

    AN AVIATOR in the service would not seem to have any reason to become interested in archaeology; yet some of the most important historical finds have been made from the air. Therefore, it was with considerable interest that I started...

  • Discussions

    This Selection Business

    (See page 1612, November, 1935, Proceedings)

    Captain Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy (Retired).—This is a very full description of the actual working of the present...

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



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