Proceedings Magazine - February 1936 Vol. 62/2/396

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In a previously published article it was pointed out that whenever two vessels are in a collision which results in litigation there are precisely four possibilities, under maritime...



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  • Inevitable Accident
    By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve

    In a previously published article it was pointed out that whenever two vessels are in a collision which results in litigation there are precisely four possibilities, under maritime law, as to the judicial determination of liability...

  • Safety at Sea
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve

    With a competent, courageous captain and crew, lifeboats can be used with remarkable results in saving life at sea under even arduous conditions. The American steamer City oj Honolulu burned at sea in the Pacific in 1923. She was...

  • Questions and Answers Concerning Airships
    By Lieutenant Commander F. H. Gilmer, U. S. Navy


    (1) Is the airship fundamentally sound?

    (2) What advantage has the airship as compared with the airplane?

    (3) How explain the several airship accidents?

    (4) Why are the Germans so far...

  • Naval Research
    By Lieutenant W. J. Holmes, U. S. Navy

    RESEARCH is a vital function of the Navy. Without research material improvement stagnates. Whenever the Navy has enjoyed a healthy material growth, either in quality or in quantity, research has supported and directed that growth....

  • Last Ships Through the Golden Gate
    By Walter MacArthur

    Loaded with scrap iron and herself destined for the junk heap, the four-masted bark Star of Zealand recently sailed from San Francisco for Yawata, Japan, flying the flag of Japan and manned by Japanese officers and men.

  • Protection of the Modern Battleship
    By Captain A. M. Procter, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    There is one serious weakness in the modern battleship for which no one ever seems to have proposed a remedy. For about one-quarter of the ship’s length, the shafting is either entirely exposed, or is so close to the ship’s side...

  • The U.S. Despatch Agency in London
    By Frank W. Gurney

    It is fifty years since, at the age of fourteen and a half, I left St. Peter’s National School, Hammersmith, and entered the service of the United States government. It was on June 1, 1885, that I commenced my duties in...

  • The Log of the Ranger
    By Louis H. Bolander

    From a Painting by C. T. Chapman BATTLE OF THE RANGER AND THE DRAKE In 1777, John Paul Jones took command of the Ranger, a ship of 308 tons and 18 guns. It is claimed that this was the first time the Stars and Stripes was raised over a man-of-war...

  • Communications for Byrd Antarctic Expedition II
    By Lieutenant Commander Ellery W. Stone, U. S. Naval Reserve

    In the August, 1934, issue of the Proceedings, the writer contributed a paper on the radio communications provided for the Italian transatlantic flight in 1933 under the command of General Italo Balbo. The excellence of the communications...

  • Sea Manners and Maneuvering Instructions
    By Lieutenant Commander Philip P. Welch, U. S. Navy

    The “Myth,” with engines stopped, was gently slipping through the water with about 2 knots way on. Three or four thousand yards on her port bow two cruisers in column, a 2-starred red flag flying at the main of the...

  • Early Naval Strategy
    By Captain A. C. Stott, U. S. Navy

    HITHERTO unavailable documents relating to the very earliest days of our Navy must contain much that is of interest, and the recently initiated gradual publication of this material should bring to light many an incident to fortify...

  • Fulton and Decatur
    By Hanson W. Baldwin

    Robert eulton was the first, and probably the greatest, of a long line of naval architects and inventors whose application and inspiration have made possible the men-of-war of today.

  • The Navy's Part In The Fur Seal Industry
    By Commander J. C. Cunningham, U. S. Navy
  • Discussions

    Paul Jones and Arnold

    (See page 337, March, 1935, Proceedings.)

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



  • Book Reviews

    JANE’S FIGHTING SHIPS, 1935. Edited by Francis E. McMurtrie, A.I.N.A. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 42s.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Walter C. Ansel, U. S. Navy

  • Professional Notes


    Damage to New Cruiser

    Tribune, Chicago, December 10.—Reported sabotage aboard the new U. S. cruiser Quincy, which ruined the turbine gears of the $12,000,000 fighting ship in a trial of its engines Saturday, was...

  • Minutes Naval Historical Foundation

    NOVEMBER 15, 1935

    The meeting was held at the Navy Department, Washington, D. C., and was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by the President who presided.

    The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved...

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