Proceedings Magazine - January 1938 Vol. 64/1/419

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

“Scip on ancor faest”



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  • Sea Language and Its Origins
    By Lieutenant Commander Elliott Ranney (S.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve

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

    “Scip on ancor faest”

  • Two Code Messages
    By Captain F. L. Oliver, U. S Navy (Retired)

    Rap, rap, rap on my stateroom door. Never a heavy sleeper, I was instantly awake and, switching on the lights, was greeted by the orderly’s announcement, “Code messages, sir.”

    It was routine procedure for members of the...

  • Washington Navy Yard
    By Lieutenant Commander Harley F. Cope, U. S. Navy

    The nation’s capital city fairly teems with buildings, museums, and parks of national fame and interest. Yet last Navy Day over 200,000 people considered it worth while to visit the historic Navy Yard on the Anacostia River. This exceeded...

  • Communism in Search of a Home
    By Lieutenant Commander H. M. Kiefer, U. S. Navy (Retired)
    To everyone according to his needs; from everyone according to his ability.” The abolition of money, symbolizing the abolition of greedy oppression; universal, static brotherhood and Peace; in short, the millennium, and the millennium not...
  • Promotion by Professional Examinations
    By Lieutenant Delwyn Hyatt, U. S. Navy
    Promotion examinations and selection are two widely discussed topics, s far as the writer knows, however, attempt has been made heretofore to co-ordinate them. The plan presented rein is designed to overcome certain well- known objections to...
  • Making Naval Officers in Germany
    By C. R. W. Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U. S. Naval Academy

    Introductory note.—This article is based on a close scrutiny of the following official mimeographed publications lent to the author through the kindness of Konteradmiral Robert Witthoeft-Emden, German Naval Attaché at


  • The Pillars of Hercules
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “Dispersit Superbos”

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

  • Captain Thomas Hubbard Sumner of Sumner Line Fame
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    It is fitting that we should do honor to the man who discovered the Sumner Line and thereby gave us a completely new concept of the Line of Position. This is the centenary of this important discovery. Perhaps no one person has influenced...

  • Known Sunk—German Submarine War Losses, 1914-1918
    By Robert M. Grant

    For the German submarines the war of 1914-18 began when on August 4, 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany; and on August 6, ten of them, of primitive type, set out on a scouting cruise in the North Sea. During the afternoon of...

  • The Capture of Louisbourg in 1758
    By Captain John F. Shafroth, U. S. Navy

    A Joint Military and Naval Operation

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Brockholst Livingston.— Captain L. W. Johnson and Lieutenant R. R. Gurley have raised certain questions which may well be discussed under the general heading of auxiliaries. The former dealt with hospital ships and the latter referred to...

  • Book Reviews

    A HISTORY OF THE ART OF WAR IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. By Sir Charles Oman. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 784 pages with 33 maps and 12 plates. 1937. $6.00. REVIEWED BY REAR Admiral R. H. JACKSON, U. S. NAVY (RETIRED)

    This book...

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy



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