Proceedings Magazine - May 1937 Vol. 63/5/411

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First Honorable Mention, 1937

"To secure respect to a neutral flag requires a naval force, organized and ready to vindicate it from insult or aggression. This may even...



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  • Naval Power as a Preserver of Neutrality and Peace
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    First Honorable Mention, 1937

    "To secure respect to a neutral flag requires a naval force, organized and ready to vindicate it from insult or aggression. This may even prevent the necessity of going to war..."...

  • Veterans of Jutland
    By Walton L. Robinson

    May 31, 1916—May 31, 1937. Twenty-one years!

  • World War Losses Of The United States Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander H. A. Gosnell, U. S. Naval Reserve
  • An All Tangent±Log Secant Navigation Table
    By Captain Radler de Aquino, Brazilian Navy
  • Some Notes on Old Guns
    By Commander Bentham Simons, U. S. Navy

    Our histories and novels abound with records of the deeds of valor associated with our ancestors who fought with the many old guns we see parked at the Naval Academy, navy yards, and city parks throughout the country. There is little in print...

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

    Seamanship, according to the diction­ary, is the skill of a good seaman. It is a common experience of mariners to be more or less familiar with the Rules of the Road for many years without dis­covering that there is a working definition...

  • Wardroom Melody
    By Lieutenant Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    Fleet in California. Fog. Intermittent fog. Continuous fog. Continuity over­shadows intermittency. A bold asser­tion. Some opinion to the contrary. Ward­rooms on foggy days. Officers draped over transoms. Contorted over chairs. Feet...

  • Excerpts from the Log of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
    By Lieutenant William H. Duvall, U. S. Navy

    Seldom since the advent of steam has anyone had the privilege of wit­nessing such an exhibition of high sustained speed and sea-keeping qualities as was given by the U.S.S. Indianapolis during the cruise of President Roosevelt to the Pan-...

  • The Merchant Marine Personnel Problem
    By Lieutenant John G. Stapler, U. S. Army (Reserve)

    One of the darkest and least ex­plored corners of American mari­time affairs is that in which rests the Merchant Marine personnel problem. It is in an attempt to throw some small light into this corner and to bring before the public in...

  • "(Private and Confidential) My Dear Fox—"
    By Richard West

    In all the literature of the Civil War no collection of letters is more re­markable than the Confidential Corre­spondence of Guslavus V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861—65.1 Other collections: the Home Letters...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    “A Noise Annoys” Again
    (See page 903, July, 1934, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Commander Preston S. Lincoln, U. S. Naval Reserve.—The Writer has recently completed some volun­teer training duty aboard a new heavy...

  • Book Reviews

    Standard Seamanship for the Merchant Service. By Felix Riesenberg, C. E. 2d edition. New York: D- Van Nostrand Co., Inc. 942 pages. 627 illustrations. 1936. $7.50.

    Reviewed by Captain Robert H....

  • Notes on International Affairs

    The War in Spain

  • Professional Notes

    United States

    16-inch Guns

    Herald, Washington, March 22.—In view of Japan’s rejection of the 14-in. limitation, the Navy high command has decided to mount 16-in. guns on the twin 35,000-ton battleships to be laid down...

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