Proceedings Magazine - December 1939 Vol. 65/12/442

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

“The Fleet must be ready.”Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commander in...



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  • The First Line Strengthens Pan-American Policy
    By Commander Leland P. Lovette, U. S. Navy

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

    “The Fleet must be ready.”Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commander in Chief, Navy Day—1938.

  • A Supplement to the Nautical Almanac
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert E. Jasperson, U. S. Navy

    Certain portions of the complete data contained in the Nautical Almanac are of particular interest to the navigator, the astronomer, the surveyor, the aerologist, the artilleryman, the farmer, and others, but not necessarily all of it to each....

  • The Development of International Law
    By Payson S. Wild, Jr.

    Inevitably, whenever the subject of international law is under discussion, the question is raised as to whether there is any such thing. Skepticism in regard to the existence of international legal rules is widespread. In these days of power...

  • The World’s Experimental Ship Model Towing Basins
    By Royden H. Rogers

    With the construction of the David W. Taylor Model Basin at Carderock, Maryland, well under way, it is of interest to note that the science of ship model testing, as will be embodied in this laboratory and its personnel, is a development of the...

  • Napoleon’s First Defeat
    By Robert W. Daly

    “Le sort de l’Orient est dans cette bicoque; la chute de cette ville est le but de mon expedition.”—Napoleon to Murat

    “ . . . the town is not, nor ever has been, defensible, according to the rules of...

  • Thoughts of a Merchant Marine Reservist
    By Lieutenant H. C. Howe, U. S. Naval Reserve

    It is my firm opinion that before the Navy can have a really effective Merchant Marine Reserve and the United States a successful merchant service a much closer kinship must be established between the Navy, the steamship owners and operators, and...

  • The Absolute Altimeter
    By Lieutenant John T. Hayward, U. S. Navy

    As we all know, one instrument or invention will never completely solve all instrument flying difficulties. One advance builds up to another which will eventually lead us to the solution we are seeking. When a transport plane can take off in any...

  • The Navy and the Committee on the Conduct of the War
    By Harry Williams

    Civilian interference with the conduct of military operations was a frequent, and often unfortunate, occurrence during the Civil War. This intervention proceeded most seriously from the Radical faction of the dominant Republican party in Congress...

  • The Samoan Hurricane of 1889
    From the Journal of the late Rear Admiral John M. Hawley, U. S. Navy; Submitted by his daughter, Beatrice Anderson Stengel

    In the autumn of 1888 I was on duty as executive officer of the U. S. sloop-of-war Nipsic, attached to the Pacific Station, and at this time anchored in the harbor of Callao, Peru, the seaport of the capital city Lima.

    The ...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Navy and the Committee on the Conduct of the War

    (See page 1751, this issue)

  • Book Reviews

    BLUEJACKET, An Autobiography.

    By Chief Yeoman F. J. Buenzle, U. S. Navy (Retired).

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1939. $3.00.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral...

  • Notes on International Affairs


    End of Arms Embargo.—The Neutrality Act of 1939 became a law on November 4, some 6 weeks after Congress was convened for its consideration. It passed the Senate on October 28 by a...

  • Professional Notes
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