Inevitable Accident

By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1936
In a previously published article it was pointed out that whenever two vessels are in a collision which results in litigation there are precisely four possibilities, under maritime law, as ...

Early Naval Strategy

By Captain A. C. Stott, U. S. Navy
February 1936
HITHERTO unavailable documents relating to the very earliest days of our Navy must contain much that is of interest, and the recently initiated gradual publication of this material should bring ...

Minutes Naval Historical Foundation

February 1936
NOVEMBER 15, 1935The meeting was held at the Navy Department, Washington, D. C., and was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by the President who presided.The minutes of the last ...

Professional Notes

February 1936
UNITED STATES Damage to New Cruiser Tribune, Chicago, December 10.—Reported sabotage aboard the new U. S. cruiser Quincy, which ruined the turbine gears of the $12,000,000 fighting ship in a ...

Book Reviews

February 1936
JANE’S FIGHTING SHIPS, 1935. Edited by Francis E. McMurtrie, A.I.N.A. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 42s.Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Walter C. Ansel, U. S. NavyThe appearance of Jane's ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
February 1936
FROM DECEMBER 3 TO JANUARY 3THE AFRICAN WARAmerican Neutral Policy. —Much theorizing on American neutrality problems has been stimulated by the fact that during its next session Congress seems certain ...


February 1936
Paul Jones and Arnold (See page 337, March, 1935, Proceedings.) Lieutenant G. C. Weldin, U. S. Navy.—Accompanying this article is a photograph (page 349) of “The Ranger Monument at Portsmouth, ...

Fulton and Decatur

By Hanson W. Baldwin
February 1936
Robert eulton was the first, and probably the greatest, of a long line of naval architects and inventors whose application and inspiration have made possible the men-of-war of today.Unlike many ...

Sea Manners and Maneuvering Instructions

By Lieutenant Commander Philip P. Welch, U. S. Navy
February 1936
The “Myth,” with engines stopped, was gently slipping through the water with about 2 knots way on. Three or four thousand yards on her port bow two cruisers in column, ...

Safety at Sea

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1936
With a competent, courageous captain and crew, lifeboats can be used with remarkable results in saving life at sea under even arduous conditions. The American steamer City oj Honolulu burned ...

Communications for Byrd Antarctic Expedition II

By Lieutenant Commander Ellery W. Stone, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1936
In the August, 1934, issue of the Proceedings, the writer contributed a paper on the radio communications provided for the Italian transatlantic flight in 1933 under the command of General ...

The Log of the Ranger

By Louis H. Bolander
February 1936
From a Painting by C. T. Chapman BATTLE OF THE RANGER AND THE DRAKE In 1777, John Paul Jones took command of the Ranger, a ship of 308 tons and ...

The U.S. Despatch Agency in London

By Frank W. Gurney
February 1936
It is fifty years since, at the age of fourteen and a half, I left St. Peter’s National School, Hammersmith, and entered the service of the United States government. It ...

Protection of the Modern Battleship

By Captain A. M. Procter, U. S. Navy (Retired)
February 1936
There is one serious weakness in the modern battleship for which no one ever seems to have proposed a remedy. For about one-quarter of the ship’s length, the shafting is ...

Last Ships Through the Golden Gate

By Walter MacArthur
February 1936
Loaded with scrap iron and herself destined for the junk heap, the four-masted bark Star of Zealand recently sailed from San Francisco for Yawata, Japan, flying the flag of Japan ...

Naval Research

By Lieutenant W. J. Holmes, U. S. Navy
February 1936
RESEARCH is a vital function of the Navy. Without research material improvement stagnates. Whenever the Navy has enjoyed a healthy material growth, either in quality or in quantity, research has ...

Questions and Answers Concerning Airships

By Lieutenant Commander F. H. Gilmer, U. S. Navy
February 1936
Questions:(1) Is the airship fundamentally sound?(2) What advantage has the airship as compared with the airplane?(3) How explain the several airship accidents?(4) Why are the Germans so far superior to ...

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