Proceedings Magazine - September 1936 Vol. 62/9/403

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“Character is higher than intellect . . A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."—Emerson

Many dozens of writers have sought to...



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  • Second Alma Mater
    By Charles Loomis Funnell

    “Character is higher than intellect . . A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."—Emerson

    Many dozens of writers have sought to evaluate the effect upon the average student of a...

  • Piloting and Maneuvering Diagrams
    By Lieutenant C. J. Ballreich, U. S. Navy

    Great strides have been made in the simplification of navigation. Ships, however, run into their greatest dangers while in pilot waters or maneuvering.

    The diagrams accompanying this article were made in an attempt to expedite parts of...

  • Collision
    By Lieutenant James Hanna, U. S. Naval Reserve

    THE WIND was from the northwest, causing a chop on the crests of the long ground swell that ever rolls in on the shore of Morocco, and the close-lying black clouds made the night inky. Off to seaward occasional dipping lights of a...

  • British Destruction of Zeppelins
    By L. P. Yates Smith

    THE CONSTRUCTION of the new giant Zeppelin has renewed in some quarters the discussions regarding the value of the airship in war, and it may be of some interest to recall how some of her predecessors fared in the World War.

  • Vulnerability of Airships to Airplane Attacks
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) E. K. Van Swearingen, U. S. Navy

    There is no belief more widely held than that which may be stated as, “Any airship will be immediately brought down if hit by a burst of machine- gun fire.” There is no belief which has less foundation in fact as recorded...

  • You Can Own Your Home in the Navy!
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) A. C. Burrows, U. S. Navy

    BUT, OF COURSE, you can never have a home of your own in the Navy!” This statement has been repeated, sighingly, so frequently and has fallen so often upon resignedly agreeing ears, that the very truth and certainty of it is...

  • Heraldry and Our International Signal Flags
    By Lieutenant Commander F. C. Nyland (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy

    Persons not familiar with international signaling at sea will probably not appreciate the work and detail involved in the preparation of the new code which became effective January 1, 1934.

  • A Breach of Neutrality
    By Lieutenant Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy

    THE FIRST shot of the World War fired by the regular armed forces of the United States against any ship flying the flag of the Central Powers was fired by a detachment of the 65th Infantry; the firing took place prior to our...

  • A Great Warrior’s Last Sacrifice
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The recent death of Admiral Togo brings to mind an extraordinary experience of this writer in connection with the death of Togo’s great counterpart, General Nogi.

  • On the Duke of Wellington
    By The Shop Philosopher

    RECENTLY I read Philip Guedalla’s notable portrait of the Duke of Wellington. It first appeared in 1931, so I am no more than five years behind the times. (I wonder, though, why one should feel obliged to murmur apologies for...

  • The Little Gray Ships
    By Boatswain M. A. Ransom, U. S. Coast Guard

    Mine sweeping in the late war was a growth. Certainly at the beginning of hostilities no one realized the extent to which mines would be employed, the damage they would do or the far-reaching measures which would be instituted to...

  • Naval Tactics for Land Warfare
    By Major George J. B. Fisher, U. S. Army

    During the past decade and a half, armies have been progressively striving to capitalize the machinery of movement, to integrate the armored land cruiser and the motored transport vehicle into a mobile striking force of high military...

  • The British Navy and the Tobacco Trade of Virginia and Maryland
    By Stanley Gray

    The tobacco trade between Virginia, Maryland, and England was the most important transoceanic trade of the seventeenth century. It employed more ships, more men, and brought a larger return to the exchequer than any other branch of English...

  • The Texas Navy
    By Rear Admiral S. S. Robison, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Texas, previously part of the Mexican state of Coahuila, declared its independence early in "1836 and the heroic resistance of the devoted band of patriots in the Mission Church at San Antonio gave the new state its war cry,...

  • Discussions

    Horse Sense in Pilot Waters

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



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    Expansion of Duties

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