Proceedings Magazine - March 1936 Vol. 62/3/397

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Shortsightedness of the German Statesmen.—Rightly or wrongly, Germany stood out to practically all the world as the aggressor in the conflict of 1914. She had apparently...



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  • German Naval History of the World War
    By Lieutenant Roland E. Krause, U. S. Navy

    Shortsightedness of the German Statesmen.—Rightly or wrongly, Germany stood out to practically all the world as the aggressor in the conflict of 1914. She had apparently forgotten Bismarck’s famous words, “If we...

  • Early Salvage Work on the U.S.S. S-51
    By Mark McIntyre Spaulding

    So far as my personal experience goes, the sinking of the U.S. submarine S-51 started with a telephone call. About 4:30 a.m., September 26, after its clamor had sounded through the house a dozen times or more, I sleepily removed the...

  • Historic Ships of the Navy, Congress
    By Robert W. Neeser

    The first Congress was a sailing frigate of 28 guns, bult at Poughkeepsie, New York, under authority of the Act of December 13, 1775. Her cost was $66,666.66. Captain Thomas Grinnell was ordered to her in the summer of 1776, but before the...

  • Human Engineering and the Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander Preston S. Lincoln, U. S. Naval Reserve

    WHILE ON training duty afloat in 1934, the writer had opportunity to see the detail of a draft to the divisions aboard his ship. The men of the draft were lined up on deck as they came aboard and after being given their preference...

  • Co-Operative Housing and Service Investments
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) W. J. Catlett, Jr., U. S. Navy

    Long and extended have been the discussions, repercussions, and general cussing of the subjects pay- increases, promotion, and its kindred subject promotion examinations. They are, indeed, subjects in which all naval officers are...

  • Hurricane Warning Signals
    By Lieutenant Commander F. R. Francke, U. S. Naval Reserve

    ONE OF THE major problems of authorities in charge of disaster relief organization during the period of Florida storms has been that of lack of communications. At all periods throughout the year numbers of various kinds of vessels,...

  • Airships for Naval Service
    By Dr. William Hovgaard

    IT IS PROPOSED in this article to deal chiefly with the naval-military service of rigid airships. Their capacity for commercial service has already been demonstrated by the Bodensee, the Graf Zeppelin, and other German airships....

  • The Seiche of the Great Lakes
    By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Wunch, Jr., U. S. Navy

    A SEICHE is an oscillation of the surface of a lake or landlocked sea, varying in period from a few minutes to several hours. It is thought to be initiated chiefly by local variations in atmospheric pressure, and perpetuated by the...

  • Gun Briggs off Pemaquid
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    During a recent plane trip from Boston to Augusta, Maine, taken by the writer, gusty and perverse winds caused the pilot of the small cabin ship to swing eastward along the coast, until the ragged mouth of the Kennebec River lay...

  • The Captain's Monkey
    By Captain Edward H. Watson, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Years ago, “when ships were wood and men were iron,” one of our frigates was commanded by a mean old bachelor captain who was the worst kind of a martinet. What affection, if any, he had left, he lavished upon four...

  • Naval Radio in Africa
    By Lieutenant Commander J. J. Hughes, U. S. Navy, and Chief Radioman W. E. Tanner, U. S. Navy

    When Chief Radioman Walter E. Tanner, Radioman 1c. John L. Cauthen, and Radiomen 2c. John W. Anslow and Cecil F. Cavanah joined the U. S. Navy, no doubt they expected to travel and see something of the world as promised by the...

  • An Amazing Demonstration of Water as Fuel
    By Captain E. P. Jessop, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    THE RECENT story in Esquire by W. S. Meriweather, called the “Greatest Invention,” has created such interest throughout this country and abroad, as attested by the number of letters received by the writer, whose...

  • Notes on an Asiatic Cruise
    By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    Upon crossing the International Date Line, all Navy ships report to the Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet, for duty and, in addition, transports send a list of all passengers on board, and so it is not long before all hands on the Asiatic Station...

  • Discussions

    Fitting Out

    (See page 1284, September, 1935, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Commander Wright’s article is not only excellent but timely, in...

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



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