Proceedings Magazine - August 1937 Vol. 63/8/414

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No branch of historical science has more practical value than military- history, and none will more directly repay careful study and proper in­terpretation. But it is not from the wealth of...



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  • Naval Strategy in the Adriatic Sea During the World War
    By A. E. Sokol, Assistant Professor, Stanford University “Viribus Unitis”

    No branch of historical science has more practical value than military- history, and none will more directly repay careful study and proper in­terpretation. But it is not from the wealth of technical and tactical details gathered from...

  • "Les Isles Baleares Monsieur!"
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Unless you happen to be one of the many French army officers, gov­ernment officials, and commercial travelers who “commute,” so to speak, between Marseilles and Algiers you will probably be somewhat surprised, should you...

  • The Basis of Our Naval Tradition
    By Fletcher Pratt

    A Navy, in the most obvious sense, is composed of ships—tangible objects which can be weighed, meas­ured, and counted against one another. It is also composed of men, whose qualities are slightly more difficult to assay; and behind both...

  • Semper Paratus—and the Fourth Estate
    By Jerry MacMullen

    Headquarters perceives no objection to per­mitting accredited newspaper men to take pas­sage, at their own risk, on board Coast Guard vessels or Coast Guard aircraft for the purpose of obtaining accurate...

  • A Pass Defense for the Battle Line
    By Lieutenant Commander Russell M. Ihrig, U. S. Navy

    Recent reports indicate that the British Navy, now that treaty restrictions are off, is considering the construction of an entirely new type ship to be added to her post-war (or shall we say pre-war?) fleet. Lacking a more descriptive name at...

  • Let's Look at the Record
    By Lieutenant Commander J. C. Van Cleve, U. S. Navy

    Time was when the various qualifica­tions of a naval officer existed almost entirely in the memory of his con­temporaries. Reports of happenings were rare. Communications were few. Engineer­ing and gunnery competition was un­known...

  • Aerial Attacks on Fleets at Anchor
    By Lieutenant Commander Logan C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy

    *This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1937.

    "Defense against aircraft must be dynamic"

    The development of the airplane as an effective instrument of modern warfare has provoked many discussions...

  • Snowstorms in the Tropics
    By Chief Pay Clerk C. A. Phillips, U. S. Marine Corps

    The most eastern weather eye of the United States is at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The eye is kept fo­cused by VO Squadron 9M, which flying Marine Corps outfit on January 1, 1937, under arrangements made by the Navy Department, began...

  • Safety Third
    By Lieutenant James Hanna, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “Safety First” should never become the slogan of the sea. It must not be allowed to. A larger view of safety as a whole should be striven for, lest em­phasis be placed upon relatively unim­portant parts to the detriment of the...

  • Mongol Armada
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    There is ample written evidence to show that during the early centuries after the time of Christ friendly in­tercourse regularly existed between China and Japan. Embassies were sent to and from on various missions. These were al­ways...

  • William H. Allen and the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
    By Wilbur E. Apgar

    Willam Henry Allen of Provi­dence, who was born in 1784 and entered the Navy in 1800, lived and died but a very little removed from the fate of most men—obscurity. On three notable occasions, however, he stepped from that obscurity to...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Marking of Enlisted Men
    (See page 708, May, 1937, Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews

    Neutrality for the United States. By Edwin M. Borchard and William P. Lage. xi+380 pp. New Haven: Yale University Press. $3.50.

    Reviewed by John Bassett Moore

  • Notes on International Affairs

    The Spanish War

  • Photographs
  • Professional Notes


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