Proceedings Magazine - May 1938 Vol. 64/5/423

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Prize Essay, 1938

"If they allow us to take our stations, I am sure of them, for I know that nothing can resist a line-of-battle-ship's fire."—Edward Pellew, Lord...



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  • The Battleship: Her Evolution and Her Present Place in the Scheme of Naval War
    By Lieutenant Commander Melvin F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    Prize Essay, 1938

    "If they allow us to take our stations, I am sure of them, for I know that nothing can resist a line-of-battle-ship's fire."—Edward Pellew, Lord Exmouth.

  • A Survey of Authors of the Naval Institute Proceedings
    By Lieutenant Commander Philip P. Welch, U. S. Navy
    From all of the editions of the Naval Institute Proceedings published during the three years 1935-37, the authors of articles were listed and to some extent classified. Certain Chiefs of Bureausand other officials who were requested to write...
  • Memo - Buy License
    By Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
    "Memo—buy license."

    How many times that note has appeared on my desk calendar! And how great has been the enjoyment and satisfaction derived from following out those instructions. In the course of cruising from place to place...

  • The Perpetuation of History and Tradition at the United States Naval Academy Today
    By Ruby R. Duval

    Unlike many of the well-known colleges and universities of our country, the United States Naval Academy—while having reached a dignified old age—has retained no time-worn structures, mellowed by the passing years, of which its alumni...

  • The Keokuk's Guns
    By Lieutenant Harry von Kolnitz, C.W.S. Reserve

    In April, 1863, the powerful squadron of Federal ironclads opened their attack on Fort Sumter. This fleet numbered nine, Admiral Du Pont flying his flag from the frigate New Ironsides. Seven monitors were of the Passaic...

  • The Capture and Destruction of the Barrier Forts
    By Major Harold Colvocoresses, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    In the fall of 1856 a state of war existed between the provincial government of Canton, China, and the British naval forces, under command of Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, stationed in the Far East.

    A dispute had arisen over the forcible...

  • Bay of Fundy Tides
    By Harry Leypoldt
    Much has been written but little is known of the cause of the exceptionally large range of tide in the Hay of Fundy, and the explanation of the Phenomenon about to be given here may add to the confusion which exists.
  • Naval Courts-Martial and Their Oaths to Witnesses
    By Captain Leo F. S. Horan, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    A New Interpretation

    The new manual, Naval Courts and Boards—1937, has brought to the fore a new interpretation of the oath administered to witnesses before courts- martial in the United States Navy.

    Appendix B-43 thereof...

  • The Effect of Shallow Water Upon the Resistance of Ships
    By Lieutenant Harold M. Heiser (C. C.), U. S. Navy

    Of interest to both the operating personnel and the designers are those elements which affect the Propulsion of ships. Shallow water is one of the least considered and most interesting of these elements and merits attention, I believe, by most of...

  • Naval Aviation and the Numbers Racket
    By Lieutenant Ben Scott Custer, U. S. Navy

    "Where there is no imagination the people perish.” Let us examine some of the reasons why a dearth of imagination is deadly. It appears that without imagination there is no progress; civilization stagnates and the people perish through...

  • Fisherman's Paradise—Settler’s Hell
    By Lieutenant Robert Mazet, Jr., (M.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve

    The Galapagos Islands, discovered in 1535, consist of 24 principal islands and innumerable smaller ones straddling the equator in longitude 89° to 92° W., about 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador, to which republic they belong. Bathed by...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Naval Courts-Martial and Their Oaths to Witnesses

    (See page 704, this issue)

    Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy.

  • Book Reviews

    JANE’S FIGHTING SHIPS, 1937. Edited by Francis E. McMurtrie, A.I.N.A. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. 425.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral C. P. Snyder, U. S. Navy Jane's Fighting Ships for 1937 continues to...

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



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