Proceedings Magazine - May 1940 Vol. 66/5/447

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*This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1940.

"Domine, dirige nos"



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  • Are We Ready?
    By Brockholst Livingston

    *This article was submitted in the Prize Essay Contest, 1940.

    "Domine, dirige nos"

  • Secrets of Mine Warfare
    By Captain of the Second Grade A. P. Lukin, Imperial Russian Navy; Translated from the Russian by Lieutenant (J.G.) Arthur L. Wilson, U. S. Navy

    About April 20, 1918, German troops entered the Crimea and not meeting any resistance moved into Se­bastopol. Almost simultaneously, from Constantinople came the German dread­nought Goeben, a cruiser, and four sub­marines. Along with...

  • The Holdup of the SS. Buckman
    By Stanley A. Wheeler

    In August of the year 1910, the 253-foot steamer Buckman was south­bound on one of her regular trips between Seattle and San Francisco. Early one morning on this voyage the little vessel became the stage for one of the few, and certainly one...

  • Historic Ships of the Navy: Porpoise
    By Robert W. Neeser

    The first Porpoise was a 12-gun schooner built by the government at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1820. She was one of the vessels authorized by the Act of May 15, 1820. Her cost was $25,529. Her principal characteristics were: burden, 198 tons;...

  • The Interrelation of Foreign and Naval Policies in American History
    By Commander Melvin F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    There is a saying at the Naval War College that the three heavy vol­umes On War by General Karl Von Clausewitz, veteran of the Napoleonic campaigns and pupil of the great Scharnhorst, are so often quoted in officers’ theses that the...

  • Icebreakers
    By Robert H. Macy

    In spite of the fact that many of the coast guard vessels were not designed as icebreakers, the exigencies of the moment of ten require that whatever ships are available must go out and clear channels or render emergency aid. Although primarily...

  • Morale in the New World War
    By Commander M. M. Witherspoon (Ch.C.), U. S. Navy

    The Duke of Wellington is reputed to have said after the Battle of Water­loo, “The British were no braver than the French, but they were brave five minutes longer.” That is morale. Clausewitz, the classical military writer...

  • The Battle of Helles and Lemnos
    By K. L. Rankin
    The World War may be said to have lasted for 11 years in the Aegean. Hostilities were not continuous, and from the summer of 1913 until September of the following year there was a period of formal peace. In a broad sense, however, the war in...
  • Taps for a Famous Beauty of the Navy
    By Roxana White

    The navy is taking its extra destroy­ers down from the shelf and dusting them off for the neutrality patrol. A vast building program for sea defense is under way. Even the ghost ships at Solo­mons Island will give their all in scrap iron...

  • The California Nautical School
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Bennett M. Dodson, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Many officers of the fleet have seen the trim white training ship Cali­fornia State on the Pacific coast and in other parts of the world. It is not generally known that this ship is owned by the United States Navy, and that it is a part of...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    End of the Treasure Hunt
    (See pages 1235, September, 1934, and 380, March, 1937, Proceedings)

    Captain Stanford E. Moses, U. S. Navy (Retired).—The following notes and comment refer to two articles by Lieu­tenant Winston Folk...

  • Book Reviews

    Men, Wind and Sea. By Riley Brown, Radioman, First Class, U. S. Coast Guard. New York: Carlyle House. 266 pages. 1939. $2.75.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Com­mander Richard F. Armknecht (C.E....

  • Notes on International Affairs

    War in the North

  • Professional Notes

    To March 31, 1940


    Vessels Under Construction, United States Navy, as of March 1, 1940


  • Photographs


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