Sailing Vessels of the Eighteenth Century

By Lieutenant Milo R. Williams (C.C.), U. S. Navy
January 1936
Unfamiliar as most of us are with the rigs and names of various kinds of sailing vessels of the present day, most of us are even more ignorant of the ...

Signaling and the U. S. Merchant Marine

By Ensign John Wenlock Welch, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1936
THE TERSE statement issued by the British Admiralty (Naval Institute PROCEEDINGS, January, 1935) regarding successful contacts between His Majesty’s ships and British merchant ships should provide considerable thoughtfulness in the ...

Professional Notes

January 1936
Obstacles at ParleySun, Baltimore, November 28.—A conviction that intense rivalry among sea powers has doomed the London naval conference to a rough and possibly dangerous voyage is growing among ...

Book Reviews

January 1936
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
January 1936
FROM NOVEMBER 3 TO DECEMBER 3THE AFRICAN WARSanctions and War Threats. —The “economic siege of Italy” went into full effect on November 18 with the application on that date of ...


January 1936
This Selection Business(See page 1612, November, 1935, Proceedings)Captain Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy (Retired).—This is a very full description of the actual working of the present promotion law. It ...

The Mysterious Hot-Air Engine of Haiti

By Captain Hayne Boyden, U. S. Marine Corps
January 1936
AN AVIATOR in the service would not seem to have any reason to become interested in archaeology; yet some of the most important historical finds have been made from the ...

Medical Strategy and Tactics

By Captain G. F. Cottle (MC.), U. S. Navy
January 1936
History is replete with evidence that “the best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft a-gley.” Military tacticians or strategists cannot be successful if when their plans are to be ...

Salvage By Kedging

By Lieutenant James Hanna, U. S. Naval Reserve
January 1936
During February, 1935, the SS. Exminster of the American Export Line ran aground in the Dardanelles during a blizzard. Nothing could be done that day because of the heavy seas ...

Drift Determination in Aerial Navigation

By Lieutenant I. E. Hobbs, U. S. Navy
January 1936
DURING THE past two years in the Hydrographic Office, it has been the writer’s privilege and duty to work with the Instrument Section of the Bureau of Aeronautics in the ...

Coast Guard Ambulance Flights

By Colonel H. C. Reisinger, U. S. Marine Corps
January 1936
You’ve gotta stick your neck out in a case like that,” remarked one of the pilots of the Coast Guard at the conclusion of an account of a stormy night ...

A Daylight Fix with Venus

By Commander Greene W. Dugger, U. S. Navy
January 1936
The fleet cruise in Hawaiian waters in May-June gave an opportunity for an unusual astronomical sight. In preparing for a daylight meridian altitude of Venus about 1500 zone time on ...

Will Adams, Seaman and Samurai

By Robert Mills McClintock
January 1936
In the end, in thirty-two degrees 1 1/2, wee cam in sight of the lande, being the nineteenth day of April. So that betweene the Cape of Santa Maria and ...

Sea Scouts Use of Navy Hulls

By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts
January 1936
DURING 1927 a bill was enacted by Congress authorizing the Navy Department to issue free of cost to Sea Scout units such surveyed boats and equipment as became available from ...

Aviation and Control of the Sea

By Lieutenant J. C. Hubbard, U. S. Navy
January 1936
Warfare is fought with weapons of destruction, the rifle, torpedo, and bomb. To transport and operate these weapons, armies and navies have been formed. Today, there has been introduced a ...

Lo! The "Poor Janitor" Thinks

By Ensign Edward J. Fahy, U. S. Navy
January 1936
IT IS A FAR cry from the days when the pioneers in fire-control development shouted ranges and “spots” from the tops to the guns through a fire hose (which was ...

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