Proceedings Magazine - May 1939 Vol. 65/5/435

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Good Organization is a prime requisite for efficient operation.



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  • An Organization for the United States Fleet (Prize Essay, 1939)
    By Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    Good Organization is a prime requisite for efficient operation.

  • The Last Cruise of the U. S. Brig Argus
    By Wilbur E. Apgar

    The amazing lack of concern on the part of the British for the outcome of the War of 1812 with the United States is often noted in the literature of England at the time. For instance, we find in Brenton’s work The Naval History of Great...

  • Sea Dogs and Syntax
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) L. T. Miles, U. S. Navy

    Naval officers of the line serving under revocable commissions in accordance with General Order No. 83 will be required to complete a selective reading course. The successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for permanent commission....

  • The Navy’s Stake in Reserve Aviation
    By Lieutenant Charles D. Williams, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    To most naval officers Aviation Cadet Richard Roe is still a rara avis, an individual of unknown and unpredictable capacity, surprisingly capable and effective in some of the duties he is called on to perform and, true enough, abysmally ignorant...

  • Sailing School Ships of Japan
    By Jerry MacMullen

    When the United States Maritime Commission acquired the full-rigged ships Tusitala and Joseph Conrad, the old controversy over sail training was revived and public opinion was focused once more on the windjammer. It is significant that American...

  • The Kentucky Rifle
    By Captain F. L. Oliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The winning of the North American Continent was an epic in history. From precarious footholds at various places along the Atlantic coast the tide of migration was ever westward. This migration, starting in trickling rivulets which halted, receded...

  • Currents in Los Angeles Harbor and Vicinity
    By Harry Leypoldt

    Published data on oceanic and harbor currents, in such form as to be of use for the navigator, are usually confined to the coast pilots of a few maritime nations. The Pacific Coast Pilot of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, which covers the...

  • The New York State Merchant Marine Academy
    By Captain J. H. Tomb, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    On May 21, 1938, the $4,000,000 plant of the New York State Merchant Marine Academy, at Fort Schuyler, Bronx, New York City, was dedicated by the Board of Regents of the State of New York with very inspiring exercises. The construction work was...

  • Ascent of the Min
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    One hot summer afternoon in 1920 when we were cruising below Chungking we moored the Palos to a rocky bank earlier than usual in order to give the Black Gang opportunity to repair a slight case of indigestion from which one of the boilers...

  • The Constancy of Fundamental Military Considerations
    By Lieutenant H. M. Hayter, U. S. Navy

    “Nothing is said now that has not been said before.”—Terence, Roman dramatist 159 b.c.


  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Influence of Aircraft on the Exercise of Sea Command

    (See page 1401, October, 1938, Proceedings)

    George F. Dale.—This very interesting article directs attention to a point...

  • Book Reviews


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  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes
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