Proceedings Magazine - January 1937 Vol. 63/1/407


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  • The Genesis of Naval Policies
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve


  • Cafeteria Afloat
    By Lieutenant Commander E. D. Foster (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    Three square meals each day com­prise a very necessary part of our enlisted men’s daily routine; necessary not only for physical sustenance but also for the maintenance of high morale. In fact, it is believed that no other single actor...

  • The Navy and the Press During the Civil War
    By Richard West

    In 1818 while the drums of Waterloo were still throbbing in his romantic ears Lord Byron wrote the following soliloquy on the fame of Lord Nelson:

    Nelson was once Britannia’s god of war,
    And still...

  • Paying Combatants in Foreign Wars
    By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve

    From the beginning of our national history until 1917, all our soldiers and marines had been paid in dollars when on foreign service. This was a cum­bersome and unsatisfactory method as it entailed hardship upon the man receiving the money,...

  • Seagoing Language
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Allen B. Cook, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    There was a time when sailormen ashore could be as easily recognized as Model-T Fords on the highways. Even when they donned civilian clothes they kept not only a roll in their gait but also a tang of the sea in their talk. They spoke a language...

  • The Curse of Santo Domingo
    By Captain Hayne D. Boyden, U. S. Marine Corps

    Santo Domingo seems to have been a country cursed of God! The terrible hurricane of 1930 which destroyed so much of the capital and killed so many of the inhabitants was just another of the calamities which has visited Hispaniola since Columbus...

  • First Endorsement: Forwarded
    By Lieutenant Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. Navy

    Jonas Briggs, seaman second, shiv­ered and spat upon his hands. Once more he set to work at the chilly task of shining a sadly tarnished dog on the sleek gray forecastle of the United States destroyer Thaddeus P. Schmaltz— usually known...

  • Deviations By Watch
    By John Schimm

    Occasions do arise at sea when the master of a vessel will enter­tain serious doubts as to the ac­curacy of the deviations of his compasses, and yet find himself in a situation where none of the familiar methods to determine...

  • Captain Allen’s Battle with the English Barge
    By Lieutenant Commander H. E. Dow, U. S. Naval Reserve

    During the war of 1812, English men-of-war blockaded the New England coast. Running the block­ade and operating small merchant vessels in the face of it have left many tales of exploits performed at the time, and oc­casionally...

  • Star Finding with the Nautical Almanac Chart
    By E. B. Collins
    A gifted Irish mathematician ad­mirably expressed it when he said that, “The science of astronomy is man’s golden chain connecting the heav­ens to the earth, by which we learn the language and interpret the oracles of the...
  • A Great Ship's Last Mooring
    By Rodger L. Simons

    Polar explorers may come and go, but the greatest polar ship of all will go on forever. Norway’s stout little Fram is moored in her last port.

    Even the non-nautical mind could hardly escape associating the Fram with the names...

  • Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D. - Mathematician, Navigator, Astronomer, 1773-1838
    By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts
    The name “Bowditch” is familiar to all naval, Coast Guard, and Mer­chant Marine officers, as well as to all other men who are connected with the sea, but we usually think of a book published by our Hydrographic Office rather...
  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Donald McKay, Master Shipbuilder
    (See page 1019, July, 1936, Proceedings)

  • Notes on International Affairs

    The Spanish War

  • Professional Notes


    Vessels under Construction, Progress as of December 1, 1936

    Type and...

  • Photographs


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