Proceedings Magazine - November 1936 Vol. 62/11/405

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“Tempora mutantur, el nos mutamur in illis”



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  • The Airplane in International Law
    By Lieutenant Ephraim R. McLean, Jr., U. S. Navy

    “Tempora mutantur, el nos mutamur in illis”

  • Legal Bases for the Use of Foreign Armed Forces in China
    By Captain Evans F. Carlson, U. S. Marine Corps

    THE CONDITIONS responsible for interposition.—In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the van of European traders and missionaries began pressing for admission along the eastern seaboard of China, the laws, customs, language, and...

  • Military Effectiveness
    By Victor Safford

    No war will ever be won by developing highly specialized impersonal automatons and then chaining them to their guns. The effectiveness of any organization, military or otherwise, depends in the long run on the morale of its personnel...

  • Origin of the United States Navy
    By Charles S. Morgan

    SOON AFTER the opening of hostilities between the British and Continental forces, in the summer of 1775, the need of a navy was severely felt. The enemy’s troops at Boston were obliged to obtain nearly all their supplies by sea...

  • The Spirit That Wins
    By Lieutenant Harry Sanders, U. S. Navy

    Lay Your Course and Steer It

    Froude, in his excellent work on Julius Caesar, remarks about that outstanding man: “No obstacles stopped him when he had a definite end in view.”


  • The Zeiss Planetarium
    By Lieutenant Commander G. B. Myers, U. S. Navy

    During the past ten years popular interest in astronomy has increased notably. Principally this has been due to the splendid group of New England amateur telescope makers whose art has been spread through the medium of the Scientific...

  • The Evolution of the Sextant
    By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts

    Early records show that without doubt the first mechanical instrument used for measuring angles, particularly in connection with navigation, was the astrolabe. There seems to be a slight difference of opinion among early authors as to who should...

  • A Joyul Spirit
    By Captain Stanford E. Moses, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The following story of the life and death of Sir Richard Grenville, particularly of his death and manner of dying, includes some remarks upon the part which poets and their poems play in the annals of fame. There are also a few...

  • Creep, or Latitude Error, in Torpedo Fire
    By Lieutenant T. C. Evans, U. S. Navy

    Considering, for simplicity, a stationary target, it may be said that at the instant a torpedo is fired the torpedo’s axis and that of its gyro are horizontal and lie in a vertical plane passing through both the firing point and the target...

  • Intership Communication—Its Importance in War and Peace
    By Ensign John Wenlock Welch, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The grasping of every opportunity to establish contact with the U. S. Navy is the only way to increase Merchant Marine efficiency in intership communication. In the next war, ships in convoy will be subjected to attack in a far...

  • A Convenient Preparation for Star Sights
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick Baltzly, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    When you go on the bridge for star sights it is very convenient to have in the hands of your quartermaster assistant a table showing the approximate bearing and altitude of all first- magnitude stars and planets at suitable altitudes...

  • Three of a Kind
    By Hanson W. Baldwin

    Across the gray, shouldering swells of the North Sea rolled the smoke of battle. Stabbing flashes of flame leaped out of the dark mist and black powder smoke; geysers of water, foam-crested, reared skyward as shells splashed beside the fighting...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    General Work Uniform for Officers

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



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    Admiral Sims

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