California Seiches and Philippine Typhoons

By Harry Leypoldt
June 1937
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 ...

Dangerous Doubts

By Lieutenant Commander T. W. Sheridan, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1937
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 ...

Forgotten Island

By Charlotte K. Perrill
June 1937
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 ...

Two Tugs and a Freighter

By Carlos C. Hanks
June 1937
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 ...

Those Outmoded Virtues—Thrift and Responsibility

By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
June 1937
“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 pounds ought ...

A New Aviation Insurance Plan

By Ensign Grayson Merrill, U. S. Navy
June 1937
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 Human Machine in Deep-Sea Diving

By Captain Ernest W. Brown (M.C.), U. S. Navy
June 1937
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 ...

The Capture of Washington

By Captain Milton S. Davis, U. S. Navy
June 1937
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, ...

The Royal Italian Naval Academy

By Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy
June 1937
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 ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

June 1937
Welding versus Riveting in New Construction(See page 164, February, 1937, Proceedings)Captain Henry Williams (C.C.), U. S. Navy.—Undoubtedly it is natural for us to look askance at innovations and changes from ...

Book Reviews

June 1937
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. $3.00 ...

Notes on International Affairs

June 1937
The War in SpainFrontier Patrols at Work.—The in­ternational patrol of Spain’s land and sea frontiers—an unprecedented type of in­ternational action—went into full effect at midnight on April 19. It was ...

Professional Notes

June 1937
United States Radiometeorograph Journal of Franklin Institute, April.—A radio­meteorograph system has been developed in the bureau of Standards radio section for use in the Meteorological service of the U. S. ...

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