Proceedings Magazine - March 1939 Vol. 65/3/433

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“With new and untried methods of warfare new tactics must be devised to meet them.”—Jellicoe

* This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1938...



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  • Types and Tactics
    By Brockholst Livingston

    “With new and untried methods of warfare new tactics must be devised to meet them.”—Jellicoe

    * This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1938.

  • A Cruise for Gunpowder
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    Few Americans who go to Nassau, to stroll along the quaint streets or drive about the island in the ramshackle hacks, recall that New Providence was the scene of the American Navy’s first exploit—the daring raid carried out by a fleet...

  • Early Russo-Japanese Relations
    By Lieutenant Commander H. H. Smith-Hutton, U. S. Navy

    The story of the visit of Commodore Matthew Perry to the Land of the Rising Sun which resulted in the first treaty of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan and in the opening of the ports of Hakodate and Shimoda to American...

  • The Development of War Gases and the Navy
    By Captain Ernest W. Brown (M.C.), U. S. Navy


    IT IS generally conceded that the three outstanding military advances of the World War were the combat airplane, the military tank, and chemical warfare. Each of these new weapons was introduced at...

  • The Cruise of the U.S.S. Iroquois, 1889-90
    By Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy

    In November, 1889, the U.S.S. Iroquois lay in the harbor of Honolulu awaiting her scheduled date of departure for Apia to relieve the U.S.S. Adams for a 6-month tour of duty as station ship in Samoa. All hands were looking forward to the voyage...

  • The Peru Current
    By H. A. Harmer, Coast and Geodetic Survey

    The importance of ocean currents in navigation is obvious, for they affect both the speed and course of a ship. But ocean currents are of importance also in other connections. In moving masses of water from one region to another, ocean currents...

  • The Log of the Flying-Fish
    By Henderson Daingerfield Norman

    (A belated review of “Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic.” By J. C. Palmer, U. S. Navy. New-York. Published by Samuel Colman MDCCCXLIII.)


    The highest southern latitude reached by a member of the first Antarctic...

  • The Turnover of Personnel
    By Captain George F. Cottle (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    DURING many years personnel turnover has been subjected to intensive study. Ways to reduce or prevent unnecessary or uneconomical turnover have been given administrative consideration and action. A degree of success has come from these efforts....

  • S.M.S. Dresden - The Second "Flying Dutchman"
    By Lieutenant Harry E. Day, U. S. Navy

    The Third Reich’s demands for colonies and absorption of minorities abroad is indicative of their determination to be better prepared for the next war. Lack of bases doomed their cruiser warfare program of 1914 to failure and with war...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Development of Fleet Aviation during the World War

    (See page 1489, October, 1938, Proceedings)

    Lieut. Comdr. Anton Heinen, U. S. Naval Reserve.—It seems to me that this letter...

  • Book Reviews

    NAVAL OPERATIONS. By Sir Julian S. Corbett. Vol. 1. Second Edition. 470 pages text; 18 maps in separate box. New York: Longmans, Green & Co. 1938. $12.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U. S. Navy

  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs
  • The Vanished Fleet
    By Alan Cornwall Smith

    The mightiest living creature is the whale; it is hard for us to realize by how great a margin his tonnage outstrips that of his nearest rival. Half a dozen elephants, head to tail, would scarcely equal his length; even the gigantic reptiles of...


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