Proceedings Magazine - March 1937 Vol. 63/3/409

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The importance of proper running and riding lights on vessels using public navigable waters can scarcely be over-emphasized. During the hours of darkness it is the function of these lights in...



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  • Lawful Lights
    By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell Associate Professor of Transportation, U. S. Naval Reserve University of Washington

    The importance of proper running and riding lights on vessels using public navigable waters can scarcely be over-emphasized. During the hours of darkness it is the function of these lights in clear weather to give such timely and effective notice...

  • Higher Education for Officers' Stewards and Cooks
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles J. Harter (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    This article was inspired by three apparently unrelated items, the first of which was a paper in the June, 1936, issue of the Naval Institute Pro­ceedings, “The Wardroom Mess,” by Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy.

  • The Structure of Tropical Cyclones
    By Lieutenant Arnold E. True, U. S. Navy

    During the past decade the interest of the naval service, as well as that of the world at large, in the matter of weather phenomena has been very rap­idly increasing. In every newspaper we read of droughts, floods, tornadoes, hurri­...

  • The Affair at Baler
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    A young ensign of the United States Navy, perched in a lofty crotch of a tree on a mountain slope bor­dering the Baler River in the island of Luzon, busily sketched the village of Ba­ler, the church over which the Spanish flag floated,...

  • The Navy's Forgotten Hero
    By Lieutenant Horace S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    A tablet on the south wall of a building at the northeast corner of South Main and Planet Streets, Providence, Rhode Island, bears this in­scription:


  • Chief Petty Officers, School of the Line
    By Chief Yeoman R. F. Larmour, U. S. Navy

    The Chief of the Bureau of Naviga­tion, in a recent circular letter set­ting forth the officer allowance of vessels of the Navy, said,

    The intelligence and competence of enlisted per­sonnel of the Navy...

  • Alonzo Chappel and His Naval Paintings
    By Professor Charles Lee Lewis, U.S. Naval Academy

    The American artist, Alonzo Chappel, is a remarkable example of the un­certain duration of contemporary popularity. One who may become inter­ested in the engravings of his paintings of naval leaders and sea fights, as well as his many...

  • Notes on Book Limitation
    By Lieutenant James Hanna, U. S. Naval Reserve

    That the U. S. Naval Institute Pro­ceedings is an exceedingly well-gotten up publication I can posi­tively attest. I do not speak concerning its keelplate of erudition or scantlings of science, nor yet of its gilded truck of whim...

  • The Naval Academy Preparatory Class
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Philip D. Gallery, U. S. Navy

    In 1914 enlisted men of the Navy were first given an opportunity to compete for appointments to the Naval Academy, the original quota of 15 was increased to 25 in 1916, and the final in­crease to the present quota of 100 was made in 1917....

  • A Treasure Hunt in Reverse
    By Lieutenant Winston Folk, U. S. Navy

    This is in the nature of a sequel to the article “The Confederate States Naval Academy” published in the Naval Institute Proceedings for Sep­tember, 1934. That article ended with the C.S.S. Patrick Henry—which was the...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Use of Inverted Ensign
    (See page 1080, July, 1936, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant E.M. Ellis, U. S. Navy—I noted with interest your call in July Institute Proceedings for comment by members of the Institute on the use of the national...

  • Book Reviews

    Jane’s Fighting Ships, 1936. Edited by Francis E. McMurtrie, A.I.N.A London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. 42s.

    Reviewed by C. P. Snyder, U.S. Navy

  • Notes on International Affairs

    The Spanish War

  • Professional Notes





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