Proceedings Magazine - August 1936 Vol. 62/8/402

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“Sans peur et sans reproche”



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  • Watchful Gideon
    By Richard West

    “Sans peur et sans reproche”

  • Picnic with Cushing
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In September, 1863, Lieutenant William B. Cushing took command of the U.S.S. Monticello. This officer still lacked a few months of his twenty-first birthday, but his daring exploits had caused a rapid advance in the service. He was a...

  • Selection and Morale
    By Commander Francis S. Craven, U. S. Navy

    This article is premised upon certain beliefs which it seems well to state at the outset, namely: that promotion by selection is necessary to bring the Navy to maximum efficiency and maintain it there; that the present system of...

  • Selection By Merit
    By Lieutenant Commander Lincoln Lothrop, U. S. Naval Reserve

    CRITICISMS of present methods are dangerously prevalent.—Bitter criticism of present selection methods for promotion in the Navy is widespread throughout the service. Continuance of the method now in use will undermine morale; even today,...

  • Three Simple Navigational Nomograms
    By H. R. Grummann, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Washington University Engineering School

    The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to make some remarks concerning the relative value of algebra and arithmetic for the practical navigator, and (2) to submit three navigational nomograms to the seafaring profession.

  • Why Guam Alone Is American
    By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    ONE OF THE most vulnerable possessions of the United States is the Island of Guam. For almost a quarter of a century this picturesque tropical island, situated about 3,300 miles west of Honolulu and 1,500 miles east of the...

  • Dies Irae
    By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve

    UPON THE prompt and efficient supply of the sinews of war depends the success of any major effort of the fighting forces of our country. It is not enough to have the required quantities of material, food, and equipment at certain...

  • The Naval Finance and Supply School
    By Rear Admiral David Potter (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    IF THE NUMBER of officers of my acquaintance who have asked questions about the Naval Finance and Supply School fairly represents a cross-section of the service, then there exists a gratifying interest in the purposes and procedure...

  • The Eruption of Krakatoa
    By Commander J. E. Pond, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    As Seen from a Sailing Vessel in the Vicinity

    22nd August 1883. Latde. 15-30 Long. 105 E.

  • The Navy Material Inspection Service
    By Lieutenant Commander G. C. Manning (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    The United States Navy has many activities, most of which are known to a certain extent by the civil population of the country and much more completely understood by the naval personnel. There are some activities, however, employing...

  • San Juan De Ulua Under the American Flag
    By Captain Fred E. McMillen (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    THE FORTRESS of San Juan de Ulua, in the harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico, derives its name from that of the small island on which it stands. It was here that the Spanish mariner Don Juan de Grijalba, voyaging from Cuba, landed in June of...

  • A High Standard of Skill
    By Alan Cornwall Smith

    During the early part of 1914 a number of yachtsmen from New York, Boston, and other eastern ports formed an organization the purpose of which was to be, as its constitution stated,

  • Uniform Jig for Jersey
    By Lieutenant Commander Philip P. Welch, U. S. Navy

    HEAVING out at the mystic hour of zero zero zero one to shift berth one morning, I drew over my head my regulation jersey, vintage of 1918, foregoing white shirt, collar and tie. Shoes and socks, trousers, sweater and blouse: a...

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



    End of Sanctions. —Long before the close of June it became clear that the League sanctions against Italy would be lifted at the special session of the League...

  • Book Reviews


    Members of the Institute, both regular and associate, 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...

  • Professional Notes


    Philippine Defense

    Herald Tribune, New York, May 30.—Plans to make the Philippine Islands “invasion proof” with a fleet of small, high-speed fighting craft and a relatively large but fast-moving army...

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