Proceedings Magazine - March 1938 Vol. 64/3/421

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Admiral, United States Navy

Officer and Gentleman

Elder Statesman

THE outstanding naval officer of his generation in our Service-...



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  • Hilary Pollard Jones

    Admiral, United States Navy

    Officer and Gentleman

    Elder Statesman

    THE outstanding naval officer of his generation in our Service- words are futile to portray his nobility of...

  • Suffren, The Apostle of Action
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve


    “Detruisons cette escadre.”

  • "Fried Egg and Baked Sardine"
    By Lieutenant Commander E. F. McCartin, U. S. Navy

    RETOLD often in the messes of the navies of the world is the story of the commander in chief of a foreign fleet who, desiring to test the reliability of his signalmen and the smartness of his watch officers, once made a general signal directing...

  • Xenophon's Ideas of Leadership
    By Lieutenant Felix Howland, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    PROBABLY the first military commander to analyze seriously the essentials of leadership was Xenophon-that pupil of Socrates who proved his own skill in directing men by safely evacuating the Ten Thousand from an alien land where disaster had...

  • Columbus in Panama
    By Ralph Z. Kirkpatrick

    A wag has described Christopher Columbus as a man who did not know where he was going; nor where he was when he got there; nor what he was seeing while he was there; nor where he’d been when he got back; and that he did it all on someone...

  • Pensacola, Alma Mater of Naval Aeronautics
    By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Seligman, U. S. Naval Reserve

    PENSACOLA, mother-in-law of Naval Aeronautics (more than 250 girls have gone out in wedlock from this "port of perpetual prosperity"), has had a most amazing history. It is one of the few cities of this country which have been under...

  • Spirit of the Offensive
    By Captain Benyaurd B. Wygant, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    To add anything to the arguments in favor of the offensive spirit that have been adduced by great leaders and students of warfare would seem so unnecessary as to be almost impertinent did it not happen that right now is a time in our history when...

  • The Naval Communication Reserve
    By Ensign Dean Brooks, U. S. Naval Reserve

    DURING my several years' association with the Naval Communication Reserve in the Eleventh Naval District I have come in contact with quite a number of regular naval officers who were not aware of our branch of the service, or if they were...

  • The Philippine Insurrection
    By Commander Frank Luckel, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    This and the ensuing seven pages of pictures show scenes, old and recent, in the...

  • Billions for Philippine Independence
    By Rear Admiral W. W. Phelps, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    DISPATCHES from Washington of April 5, 1937, stated that the War of 1917 has already cost the people sixty billions, and may eventually cost one hundred billions.

    All over the country there appears to be a revulsion from the War...

  • Naval Reserve Discipline
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank S. M. Harris, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Discipline is most frequently and succinctly defined as “instant and willing obedience to orders.” In common usage discipline has a triple leaning: (1) the training which looks toward the “instant and willing obedience,” (...

  • Sea Duty for Volunteer Reserves
    By Ensign Charles Barrett Carroll, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The Navy Department through the Naval Reserve Headquarters in each naval district has established an excellent system for the further training of Reserve officer personnel. Those who are members of the Fleet Reserve are perhaps able to profit...

  • Medico-Military Progress During the World War
    By Lieutenant J. A. Millspaugh (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    Statistical Data

  • A Ship's Landing Party of Long Ago
    By Commander Raymond Stone, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    North Atlantic Squadron, Nantucket Bay, 1901

  • The Yankee Packets
    By Harrison P. Martin

    Before the eyes of the workaday commuter aboard a C.R.N.J. ferry bound from Jersey City up the North River to Twenty-third Street there Passes in review a succession of the mighty transatlantic liners which maintain the North Atlantic traffic...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Truxtun Tradition

    (See pages 1107, August, and 1779 December, 1937, Proceedings)

    Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired).—Reading Lieutenant Commander Sheridan’s comments in the December, 1937,...

  • Book Reviews

    THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON. By Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Edwards, R. N. (Retired). London: Putnam & Company, Ltd. 10s.6d. Reviewed by Rear Admiral S. S. Robison, U. S. Navy (Retired).

    This volume—though not as well arranged as...

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


  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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