Proceedings Magazine - August 1939 Vol. 65/8/438

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*This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1939.

“Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus."



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  • Fisher and His Warships
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    *This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1939.

    “Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus."

  • Interdepartmental Instruction Aboard Ship
    By Lieutenant T. C. Parker, U. S. Navy

    If one refers to the personnel section of U. S. Naval Policy he will find the following statements on standard requirements:

    (a) To maintain the personnel at the highest standard and in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements...

  • "On Soundings"
    By Lieutenant Commander K. T. Adams, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

    Since time immemorial “man the chains” has signified to the sailor either an approach to port or an imminent danger. Sounding on approaching land and entering an intended port was a matter of routine and was accepted with delight as a...

  • The U.S.S. Edsall on Relief
    By Lieutenant Commander E. B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    Unless you have been in a foreign land which has suddenly gone mad, your knowledge of refugees is purely academic. However, it is not uncommon for naval officers to find themselves called upon to direct an evacuation. Such was the case of the...

  • From Shakedown to Showdown
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    On September 12, 1938, at 10:30 a.m., the U.S.S. Honolulu glided from her berth at the Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, en route to Gravesend, England. As her band played “Aloha Oe,” gracefully and lightly she swept from the...

  • The Intermediate Warship
    By Fletcher Pratt


  • Selective Recruiting for the Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant Alvan Fisher, U. S. Naval Reserve

    There is an old Chinese proverb to the effect that “One cannot carve rotten wood.” The logic of this statement is particularly apropos in the effort to develop efficient man-of-war’s men from landsmen in the Naval Reserve. An...

  • A Home on the Ocean Wave
    By Lieutenant Commander Elliott B. Strauss, U. S. Navy

    The gunnery officer, using a fork prong for his calculations on the first ward tablecloth, announced,

    We average 30 members in the mess; the mess bill runs about $30. That’s $900 a month, about $11,000 a year, call it. You give me $...

  • Marq Saint-Hilaire: Father of the New Navigation
    By Lieutenant Commander W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The maritime world is generally familiar with the lives and achievements of those who have added to the sum of knowledge of celo-navigation, and of the various methods that have been evolved to enable the mariner to ascertain the position of his...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Sea Dogs and Syntax

    (See Page 661, May, 1939, Proceedings)

    Commander M. F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy.—It seems to me that Lieutenant (j.g.) L. T. Miles raises an important...

  • Book Reviews


    Prepared by the Military History and Publication Section of the Infantry School under the direction of Colonel George C. Marshall.

    Washington, D. C.: Infantry Journal...

  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes


    Projected Navy Bases

  • Photographs


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