Proceedings Magazine - April 1937 Vol. 63/4/410

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“Destroyer approaching, sir, two points on the starboard bow!" On receiving this information from the lookout the officer on the bridge of the British battleship opens his...



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  • Of Pirates and Rovers
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve


    “Destroyer approaching, sir, two points on the starboard bow!" On receiving this information from the lookout the officer on the bridge of the British battleship opens his spyglass. It is of the same type as the one Nelson...

  • Naval Limitations (Prize Essay, 1937)
    By Lieutenant H. H. Smith-Hutton, U. S. Navy
    “Omnia Mutantur et Nos Mutamur”

    The history of attempts to regulate and standardize the navies of the world powers by mutual agreement's not an encouraging one. At the present time it is...

  • A Plea for the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant Commander Louis Di Palma, U. S. Naval Reserve

    For a number of years I have been reading articles in the Naval Insti­tute Proceedings anent the pros and cons and raison d’etre of the Merchant Marine Naval Reserve. Most of them, for some reason or other, bring out the faults a...

  • Insurance for Protection
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Robert T. Sutherland, Jr., (C.C.), U. S. Navy

    This article is in no sense a complete treatise on life insurance. The life insurance expert will find nothing of value herein aside from an interested layman’s opinions. Nothing new is to be found here; there is no system for “...

  • Action on the Yangtze
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Cameron McR. Winslow, Jr., U. S. Navy

    There is a phase of our naval careers of which the average officer has but a hazy knowledge. It is only when Asiatic sailors get together for a “bull session” that the Battle Fleet hears some of the incredible tales of the Yangtze...

  • The American Marine Thermopylae
    By Lieutenant Commander T. W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve
    “One of the most desperate sea fights ever fought.”—Theodore Roosevelt

    Strange indeed is the ignorance of many educated Americans concern­ing one of the fiercest fights ever fought and...

  • The First Lighthouse in the United States
    By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts

    Boston can boast of having the first lighthouse erected in the United States. On account of the increas­ing loss of lives and property at sea in Massachusetts Bay which was affecting the commerce of Boston and the use of its harbor as a port...

  • Changes in the International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea
    By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Associate Professor of Transportation, University of Washington

    The latest international conference for the safety of life at sea was opened at London on April 16, 1929. More than 100 official delegates and numerous technical expert assistants were Present, representing the United States, Great Britain,...

  • Bonanza
    By Lieutenant Commander Russell M. Ihrig, U. S. Navy

    In 1926 there were established Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Units at six leading universities: Yale, Har­vard, California, Washington, Northwest­ern, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The object of this new policy was...

  • The Great Lakes Training Squadron
    By Ensign Raymond J. Toner, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The Great Lakes Training Squadron is a unique organization in the U. S. Naval Reserve and this quality of uniqueness seems to have characterized it from the very first. Before going any fur­ther, perhaps I had better support this claim. The...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The American Marine Thermopylae
    (See page 503, this issue)

  • Book Reviews

    Development and Change of Airship Utilization in Naval Warfare. By Dr. Helmut Beelitz, Korvettenkapitan a.D. (In German.) Dusselldorf: G. H. Nolte. 1936. RM. 3.80.

    Reviewed by Commander C. E. Rosendahl, U. S. Navy

  • Notes on International Affairs

    The Spanish War

  • Professional Notes


    Vessels under Construction, Progress as of March 1, 1937

    Type and Name...

  • Financial Statement
  • Photographs
  • Professional Notes


    Vessels under Construction, U. S. Navy, Joint Report of Progress as of June 1, 1937

    Type and Name...


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