Proceedings Magazine - August 1938 Vol. 64/8/426

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“Quo Vadis?”

When the French Dunkerque, first of a new generation of capital ships—the Nelson and Rodney being considered as closing vessels of the World War era—made...



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  • A Fast Battle Wing
    By G. H. Hoffmann
    “Quo Vadis?”

    When the French Dunkerque, first of a new generation of capital ships—the Nelson and Rodney being considered as closing vessels of the World War era—made her appearance in the naval and lay press, she...

  • Yachtsmen and the Navy
    By Drake H. Sparkman

    These are times when professional seafaring men—and naval officers are probably no exception—must wonder if there is any reasonable excuse for the water being all cluttered up with small boats and men that go to sea for pleasure.

  • All Is Lost But Honor
    By Lieutenant Commander E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    IT HAPPENED soon after the Armistice. German-American trade, which had been nonexistent for so long, was opening up. The Philadelphia-built ship, Liberty Glo, owned by the Shipping Board and under charter to the Barber Steamship Company...

  • Distribution of British Warship Construction
    By Matthew Thomlinson

    WHILE the River Clyde is the principal shipbuilding center in the United Kingdom if not in the World (last year a Glasgow paper claimed that the Clyde alone was building more mercantile tonnage than Germany, the second shipbuilding nation),...

  • The Passing of the Cadet Engineers
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The writer became a cadet engineer much as Koko in “The Mikado” was “taken to the county jail—by a lot of curious chances.” As my experiences were typical of the haphazards which brought the youth of the country into...

  • Paul Joseph Dashiell, Ph.D.
    By Professor J. C. Gray, U. S. Naval Academy

    Since his death in July, 1937, Captain Paul J. Dashiell has been lauded for his achievements in football, both as player and a coach, and also for his work as an official and a member of the Football Rules Committee, but no mention has been made...

  • The Masquerading Marine
    By Raymond J. Walker

    ABOUT THE year 1750 there was a public house at Wapping which bore a curious signboard. On one side of the sign was painted the figure of a jolly British tar while on the other was the figure of a valiant marine. Underneath was the legend: "...

  • Hwang Tsao
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The Yangtze Kiang rises in the lost regions of the roof of the world. For hundreds of miles it flows through an Unknown country, emerging into civilization in the rich province of Szechwan. To reach the great lower plain of China this yellow...

  • Ruse De Guerre
    By Lieutenant John Bermingham, U. S. Navy

    The Great War began August 1, 1914. Two days later German troops marched through Belgium. Thus, with a deception began the greatest spectacle of history, for Belgian soil in anticipation of the conflict had been rendered sacred by treaty. And...

  • Flood
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Raymond J. Toner, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Every year disasters strike in various parts of the country, lives are lost, property damaged, and sometimes the sound of the galloping hoofs of the Four Horsemen is heard. Yet to the vast majority of the people these disasters are merely...

  • Lessons Learned at Shanghai in 1932
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Smith-Hutton, U. S. Navy

    The operations of the Japanese naval landing force at Shanghai during the period January-March, 1932, form interesting and important chapter in e history of the Japanese Navy. This first major land operation of the modern Japanese Navy not only...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Known Sunk—German Submarine War Losses 1914-18

    (See page 66, January, 1938, Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews

    L’ARTE DI GUERRA IN MARE. By Ammiraglio di Divisione Oscar di Giamberardino, Royal Italian Navy. Rome, Italy: Ministero della Marina, Tipo-Litografia dell’ Ufficio di Gabinetto. 444 pages. 1937.

    Reviewed by...

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