Proceedings Magazine - November 1939 Vol. 65/11/441

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“The right parts joined together make a unit.”

Alaska, our last territorial frontier, always romantic, distantly picturesque, grows each day into more important...



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  • Alaska—The Top of the Axis
    By Chief Boatswain M. A. Ransom, U. S. Coast Guard

    “The right parts joined together make a unit.”

    Alaska, our last territorial frontier, always romantic, distantly picturesque, grows each day into more important stature as a place for settlement and development,...

  • Our Shipping Renaissance
    By Brockholst Livingston

    In New England, on the Delaware and in Virginia, in Florida and in California, as well as in other parts of the country, men are bent over drafting boards, keels are being laid, and rivets are being driven, as the hulls of a new merchant marine...

  • The Last of the U-Boat Raiders
    By Lieutenant Commander Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy

    On June 22, 1927, a letter from Zamboanga was received by the Hydrographic Office in San Francisco. This letter caused a 9-day wonder in the American press and wrote the next to last chapter in the dramatic history of the last of the U-boat...

  • A Chapter from the Genesis of the War of 1812
    By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In the long and troubled history of the United States Merchant Marine, no period proved more critical in respect to the demoralization of personnel and devastating losses in ships and cargoes principally through capture and confiscation - than...

  • The Line Officer Problem
    By Captain Charles M. Cooke, U. S. Navy

    In 19—, John Ard entered the Naval Academy. For him it was a life entirely different from anything he had known before. Only in books, many books, had his youthful spirit trod the fields of naval exploits lighted up by the naval luminaries...

  • James Griffin, Naval Jonah
    By Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt (M.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Not all the tall tales of the sea are baseless fabrications of nautical Munchausens, but the story of James Griffin, Quartermaster, U. S. Navy, would certainly be so stamped were not the truth unequivocally substantiated by existing documents. We...

  • Rate of Change of Altitude
    By Frederic W. Keator

    The method commonly used by navigators to test the accuracy of a series of observations is to compute the rate of change of altitude from the watch times of the observations. If the computed rates are fairly uniform, it is assumed that the...

  • Peace in the Adriatic
    By Richard Poate Stebbins

    In the dozen years preceding the rebirth of German imperialism it was frequently predicted that the next European war would break out in the Adriatic. The endless tension between Italy and the Yugoslav State—punctuated by the Fiume...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Intermediate Warship

    (See page 1147, August, 1939, Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews


    By Norman J. Padelford, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

    New York: The Macmillan Company...

  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes
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