Proceedings Magazine - January 1939 Vol. 65/1/431

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One of the first things taught the student in descriptive astronomy, as he endeavors to master the various systems of astronomical and geographical co-ordinates, is the uniqueness of the...



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  • Navigation Near the Pole
    By Heber D. Curtis

    One of the first things taught the student in descriptive astronomy, as he endeavors to master the various systems of astronomical and geographical co-ordinates, is the uniqueness of the conditions that obtain for the astronomer or the navigator...

  • Results Vs. Training
    By Lieutenant Commander Joel Newsom, U. S. Navy

    The Constitution says, “The Congress shall have power to provide and maintain a navy.” After many years of niggardly appropriations the Congress has finally provided us with one of which the whole nation is proud. The people know our...

  • From the Side Lines
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy

    “The beacon fires burn and never go out,

    There is no end to war.”—Li Po (circa 750 a.d.)

  • German Naval Strategy of the World War
    By Lieutenant Commander J. W. Jamison, U. S. Navy


    Germany, as the world knew her in 1914, was a young nation. A review of her short history prior to 1914 throws some light on the evolution of her naval war plans and reveals several factors that...

  • Aviation and the Naval Educational System
    By Lieutenant Harry E. Day, U. S. Navy

    For some time I have believed that the naval educational policy does not provide for the now junior officer pilot. He falls, with other line officers contemporary in age and grade, into the more or less inelastic “outline” of the...

  • Between Wars in the Far East
    By Lieutenant Commander J. A. Lee, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In the summer of 1937 the inevitable finally came to pass in the Far East. Japan struck powerfully and China resisted valiantly; result, the Sino-Japanese undeclared war, which has destroyed the peace of Eastern Asia, disturbed the peace of the...

  • One Hundred Brass Guns
    By Commander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    There was derisive laughter in France and bitter sorrow in England. In the French Ministry of Marine, there was more confidence; in the English Admiralty in London, a grimmer determination. At Spithead, where the Fleet lay at anchor, the officers...

  • Commodore Preble's Sicilian Auxiliaries
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The operations of the United States Navy in the War with Tripoli are too well known to require any additional comment, except in one respect. Reference is continually made in the various accounts of the campaign to the presence of six Sicilian...

  • Enlisted Men's Families
    By Commander Truman P. Riddle (Ch.C), U. S. Navy

    Several years ago, the Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet, called together a large group of officers to consider the problem of enlisted men’s families. Prior to this, Commander Battle Force had surprised not only the Navy, but the press, by...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    To Bermuda with Vamarie

    (See page 1741, December, 1938, PROCEEDINGS)

  • Book Reviews

    THE RAMPARTS WE WATCH. By George Fielding Eliot. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, Inc. 1938. $3.00.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    Naval officers, army officers, statesmen, politicians, and all citizens, old and...

  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes
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