German Naval History of the World War

By Lieutenant Roland E. Krause, U. S. Navy
March 1936
Shortsightedness of the German Statesmen.—Rightly or wrongly, Germany stood out to practically all the world as the aggressor in the conflict of 1914. She had apparently forgotten Bismarck’s famous words ...

Early Salvage Work on the U.S.S. S-51

By Mark McIntyre Spaulding
March 1936
So far as my personal experience goes, the sinking of the U.S. submarine S-51 started with a telephone call. About 4:30 a.m., September 26, after its clamor had sounded through ...

Historic Ships of the Navy, Congress

By Robert W. Neeser
March 1936
The first Congress was a sailing frigate of 28 guns, bult at Poughkeepsie, New York, under authority of the Act of December 13, 1775. Her cost was $66,666.66. Captain Thomas ...

Human Engineering and the Navy

By Lieutenant Commander Preston S. Lincoln, U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1936
WHILE ON training duty afloat in 1934, the writer had opportunity to see the detail of a draft to the divisions aboard his ship. The men of the draft were ...

Co-Operative Housing and Service Investments

By Lieutenant (J.G.) W. J. Catlett, Jr., U. S. Navy
March 1936
Long and extended have been the discussions, repercussions, and general cussing of the subjects pay- increases, promotion, and its kindred subject promotion examinations. They are, indeed, subjects in which all ...

Hurricane Warning Signals

By Lieutenant Commander F. R. Francke, U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1936
ONE OF THE major problems of authorities in charge of disaster relief organization during the period of Florida storms has been that of lack of communications. At all periods throughout ...

Airships for Naval Service

By Dr. William Hovgaard
March 1936
IT IS PROPOSED in this article to deal chiefly with the naval-military service of rigid airships. Their capacity for commercial service has already been demonstrated by the Bodensee, the Graf ...

The Seiche of the Great Lakes

By Lieutenant Commander E. W. Wunch, Jr., U. S. Navy
March 1936
A SEICHE is an oscillation of the surface of a lake or landlocked sea, varying in period from a few minutes to several hours. It is thought to be initiated ...

Gun Briggs off Pemaquid

By Carlos C. Hanks
March 1936
During a recent plane trip from Boston to Augusta, Maine, taken by the writer, gusty and perverse winds caused the pilot of the small cabin ship to swing eastward along ...

The Captain's Monkey

By Captain Edward H. Watson, U. S. Navy (Retired)
March 1936
Years ago, “when ships were wood and men were iron,” one of our frigates was commanded by a mean old bachelor captain who was the worst kind of a martinet ...

Naval Radio in Africa

By Lieutenant Commander J. J. Hughes, U. S. Navy, and Chief Radioman W. E. Tanner, U. S. Navy
March 1936
When Chief Radioman Walter E. Tanner, Radioman 1c. John L. Cauthen, and Radiomen 2c. John W. Anslow and Cecil F. Cavanah joined the U. S. Navy, no doubt they expected ...

An Amazing Demonstration of Water as Fuel

By Captain E. P. Jessop, U. S. Navy (Retired)
March 1936
THE RECENT story in Esquire by W. S. Meriweather, called the “Greatest Invention,” has created such interest throughout this country and abroad, as attested by the number of letters received ...

Notes on an Asiatic Cruise

By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
March 1936
Upon crossing the International Date Line, all Navy ships report to the Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet, for duty and, in addition, transports send a list of all passengers on ...


March 1936
Fitting Out(See page 1284, September, 1935, Proceedings)Lieutenant Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Commander Wright’s article is not only excellent but timely, in view of the increased fitting out of ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
March 1936
FROM JANUARY 3 TO FEBRUARY 3THE AFRICAN WAROil Sanctions Held Up. —The League Sanctions Committee, meeting along with the League Council at Geneva in the third week of January, deferred ...

Book Reviews

March 1936
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 ...

Professional Notes

March 1936
UNITED STATESAtlantic ItineraryPress Release, January 16.—Following the practice of sending units of the United States Fleet on visits to the east coast in alternate years, Secretary of the Navy Swanson ...

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