Proceedings Magazine - February 1938 Vol. 64/2/420

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For over a century orthodox doctrine has held the correct objective for military operations to be the armed forces of the enemy. In the last two decades, however, the world has been...

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  • The Objective in Aerial Warfare
    By Lieutenant Commander M. F. Schoeffel, U. S. Navy

    For over a century orthodox doctrine has held the correct objective for military operations to be the armed forces of the enemy. In the last two decades, however, the world has been permeated by the idea that in future hostilities great...

  • Now We Scoff at Scows
    By Harlan Trott

    What the flivver is to motorists and the crate to airplane pilots, is the scow to men at sea. Barging down crowded waterways with cargoes consigned to places the Hydrographic Office describes as dumping grounds, hounded by ferry whistles and...

  • The Capture of Quebec in 1759
    By Captain John F. Shafroth, U. S. Navy

    A Joint Military and Naval Operation

  • Historic Ships of the Navy: Revenge
    By Robert W. Neeser

    The first Revenge was an armed schooner built at Skenesborough, New York, in 1776. She was armed with four 4-pounders and four 2's, and 10 swivels, and carried a crew of 35 men.

  • Earthquakes and the Navy
    By Captain Nicholas H. Heck, Coast and Geodetic Survey

    From the naval viewpoint earthquakes should be divided into landquakes and seaquakes, according to whether the point of origin is beneath the land or under the sea. Fundamentally they are the same. When slipping occurs along a plane of...

  • Tank-Ship Operation at High Speeds
    By B. Orchard Lisle

    Introduction.—Commander H. L. Vickery (C.C.), U. S. Navy, in his review of the writer’s book Tanker Technique 1700-1936 (U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, August, 1937), deprecated the fact that “The writer touches lightly on...

  • Notes on Handling 1,500-Tonners
    By Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy

    SHIP handling” has long been a factor in building up and tearing down service reputations, both official and unofficial; that is particularly true of destroyer officers, and it is with destroyer business that I am now concerning myself....

  • Amphibious Infantry—A Fleet on Lake Lanao
    By Colonel Parker Hitt, U. S. Army (Retired)

    A little to the west of the center of Mindanao lies Lake Lanao, filling the crater of a vast, extinct volcano at an elevation of 2,300 feet above sea level. It is the second largest body of fresh water in the Philippines and its only outlet is...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Seagoing Language

    (See pages 45, January, 1937, and 9, January, 1938, Proceedings)

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

    THE WAR IN CHINA

  • Professional Notes

    UNITED STATES

    Our Naval Situation

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