Proceedings Magazine - June 1937 Vol. 63/6/412

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For many years there have been noted strange manifestations of nature along the beaches of Southern California, called variously "rip tides," surges, heavy swells, and seiches....



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  • California Seiches and Philippine Typhoons
    By Harry Leypoldt

    For many years there have been noted strange manifestations of nature along the beaches of Southern California, called variously "rip tides," surges, heavy swells, and seiches. Occasionally the wave action accompanying the phenomena has...

  • Dangerous Doubts
    By Lieutenant Commander T. W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Wending its way through a multi­tude of ships darting to and fro, your ship is following a short ship through the sinuosities of a winding chan­nel. Suddenly, the short ship blows a blast on its whistle. It is of great importance for you...

  • Forgotten Island
    By Charlotte K. Perrill

    But does Clipperton Island come within your bailiwick, sir?" The admiral replied by laying the navigator's parallel ruler on the map from Honolulu to Panama. The island in question came almost directly on the line, and it was decided...

  • Why Should the United States Have Airships?
    By Lieutenant Commander F. H. Gilmer, U. S. Navy

    If any nation with a navy of equal or less strength than our own decided to take the offensive against us it would probably adopt one or a combination of the following methods:

  • Two Tugs and a Freighter
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    October 8, 1918, and the United States Navy’s seagoing tug So­noma lay at anchor in Queenstown Harbor. Shreds of a robust westerly gale blowing outside flattened the smoke from her stand-by fires down to the choppy waters. It snapped...

  • Those Outmoded Virtues—Thrift and Responsibility
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
    “My other piece of advice, Copperfield,” said Mr. Micawber, “you know. Annual income twenty Pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result—happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty...
  • A New Aviation Insurance Plan
    By Ensign Grayson Merrill, U. S. Navy

    Every aviator with the responsibility of a dependent is confronted with the problem of insuring himself in such a way as to provide a decent living for that dependent in the event of his death. Many of us contentedly take out an average of $10,...

  • The Human Machine in Deep-Sea Diving
    By Captain Ernest W. Brown (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    It is common knowledge that low baro­metric pressures, as encountered in flying, and high barometric pressures, as met with in deep-sea diving, may inter­fere with the normal workings of the human machine. In fact, the aviator virtu­...

  • The Capture of Washington
    By Captain Milton S. Davis, U. S. Navy

    From the point of view of a naval officer, one of the most interesting naval campaigns in any American war was the capture of Washington by the British, in 1814, during the War of 1812. Although a brief campaign, partaking largely of the nature...

  • The Royal Italian Naval Academy
    By Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy

    Midst Tuscan culture, in friendly Livorno, there could be no more fitting place for the new site of the school of the young Italian Navy. Here is a delightful position and facility of communi­cation, almost...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Welding versus Riveting in New Construction
    (See page 164, February, 1937, Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews

    War Memoirs of David Lloyd George, 1917-1918. Volumes V and VI—“Call for American Troops” and “Final Months of the War.” Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1936, 1937, re­spectively...

  • Notes on International Affairs

    The War in Spain

  • Professional Notes

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