Proceedings Magazine - October 1936 Vol. 62/10/404


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  • Our Navy Today
    By The Honorable Claude A. Swanson, Secretary of the Navy

    Its Origin

  • The United States Navy and Its Functions
    By The Late Honorable H. L. Roosevelt

    I AM GOING TO DISCUSS, as briefly as I can, the United States Navy and its functions. I use the word “briefly” to assure you that I am not going to talk you to death, for you will concede that there is a temptation to be...

  • The Future of Arms Limitations
    By Admiral W. H. Standley, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations

    THE HISTORY of limitations of armament during the twentieth century has been one of progress, development, and accomplishment. In 1899, the Emperor of Russia issued a formal appeal for collective limitation when in his invitation to...

  • The American Merchant Marine
    By Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D. Vice-President, Georgetown University, Regent, School of Foreign Service

    Its Role in the National Economy

  • Naval Personnel of Today
    By Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation

    Some years ago the phrase was coined, “The man behind the gun.” It is that man, both officer and enlisted man, who must operate the Navy in peace and in war. He must be the best type obtainable and must be trained to...

  • The Fleet Marine Force
    By Major General John H. Russell, U. S. Marine Corps, Major General Commandant, U. S. Marine Corps

    The Fleet Marine Force is a unit of the United States Fleet, and serves under the orders of the Commander in Chief. It was authorized by the Secretary of the Navy in General Order No. 241, dated December 7, 1933. It consists of such units as may...

  • The Ships That Count
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    TO DENY A SHIP A BASE would be to deny its existence. It would soon exhaust its fuel and become immobile. The crew would die of starvation or thirst. Even if means were improvised to supply fuel and food at sea, the ship could...

  • The United States Naval Academy: It Belongs to the Fleet
    By Rear Admiral D. F. Sellers, U. S. Navy Superintendent U. S. Naval Academy

    The Naval Academy has been in existence for nearly a century. This period has spanned the most significant epoch in the development of naval weapons. Ships of the fleet have changed from wood to armor plate, from sail to steam, from coal burning...

  • The United States Fleet
    By Admiral Arthur Japy Hepburn, U. S. Navy, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet

    The composition of the United States Fleet is well known and lately, as the result of the government’s policy of building to the limits agreed upon at the London conference of 1930, has been the subject of so much public...

  • Salient Points and Plain Facts Concerning the American Merchant Marine
    By Lieutenant Commander Alfred H. Haag, U. S. Naval Reserve, Director, Department of International Shipping, Georgetown University

    FOR THE HALF CENTURY prior to 1914 the importance of the American Merchant Marine was seldom recognized by the American public. As a matter of fact, a comparatively small percentage of our population was sufficiently interested to...

  • Naval Aviation
    By Rear Admiral A. B. Cook, U. S. Navy, Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics

    THE DEVELOPMENT AND NEEDS of naval aviation from its earliest beginnings have been carried on with a view to making it an effective arm of the fleet.

    The experimental stage of naval aviation started with the Navy...

  • Some Scientific Aspects of the Navy

    ORDINARILY THE NAVY is considered as one of the main arms of national defense. In truth defense is its primary function. For were there no need for protection of the homeland and the safeguarding of our interests and rights abroad,...

  • The Naval Communication System
    By Rear Admiral G. J. Rowcliff, U. S. Navy, Director of Naval Communications

    NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS are organized and operated by the Chief of Naval Operations, under the following policies approved by the Secretary of the Navy:

  • The United States Naval Observatory
    By Captain J. F. Hellweg, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    HOW WOULD THE NAVAL SERVICE like to “walk back the cat” to the gay nineties with infrequent checking of chronometers when the ship happened to be in port and in touch with a Western Union Telegraph office; or, if in an...

  • The Hydrographic Office
    By Captain L. R. Leahy, U. S. Navy, Chief Hydrographer

    WHEN GERHARD MERCATOR made his first chart of the world in 1569, and gave to civilization the Mercator projection, he placed on that chart a prophetic inscription: “God willing, we will give more and greater information on this...

  • Discussions

    H. O. 9

    (See page 677, May, 1936, Proceedings)

    Captain Radler de Aquino, Brazilian Navy.—The genesis of H. O. 9 (the New American Practical Navigator) or Bow- ditch, as it is known in the...

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

    From August 3 to September 3


  • 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


    Bids Opened

    Tribune, Chicago, August 20.—With the opening of bids on 12 new destroyers and 6 submarines, the Navy Department today launched its 1937 building program and advanced the general plan...

  • Photographs


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