Proceedings Magazine - July 1940 Vol. 66/7/449

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“The Bigger the Better”

The mission of the Navy in time of war is to attain and maintain control of the sea in order that the enemy may be...



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  • The Case for the Big Capital Ship
    By Rear Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    “The Bigger the Better”

    The mission of the Navy in time of war is to attain and maintain control of the sea in order that the enemy may be deprived of those essentials neces­sary for...

  • Design for War—To Promote Peace
    By Captain G. V. Stewart, U. S. Navy

    “Every man who does not go to war must work for the Empire, without reward, for a certain time.”—13th Law of Genghis Khan

    When the State says to you, Mr. Civilian, “You shall go to...

  • Some Special Uses of Smoke Screens
    By Captain R. C. Parker, U. S. Navy

    The recent battle off the La Plata between the Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers has not yet been reported in that technical detail which is of more interest to the naval officer than the most broadly picturesque of descrip­tions. An...

  • An Interrupted Yarn
    By Captain George R. Crapo (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    In 1910, while attached to a unit of the Atlantic Fleet visiting English ports, I heard at a wardroom dinner on an English man-o’war, a “yarn” laughingly told on themselves, of a Yankee sailing master that out-bluffed and out-...

  • Position Finding By Planets
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    A navigator of Pan American Air­ways stressed to the writer the con­venience of working planet lines of Position using the Air Almanac. It will doubtless surprise many navigators to know that with the new Air Almanac now available the...

  • Motor Torpedo Boats: A Technical Study
    By Gordon Adamson and Douglas Van Patten


    When, in the years from 1900 to 1914, planing boats were first de­veloped, they appeared to have little practical use; rather they were small fair-weather pleasure boats or racing ma­chines. Yet by...

  • Sea Scouts, B.S.A.
    By Skipper Harrison P. Martin, Sea Scouts

    Despite the fact that there are now upward of 26,000 Sea Scouts in active service under the super­vision of 10,000 adult leaders and advisors, probably many people have never even heard of the Sea Scout movement, and of those who do know that...

  • The Center of a Typhoon
    By Lieutenant George Knuepfer, U. S. Navy

    Many a mariner has been in a ty­phoon, but few have had the ex­perience of having the center of one pass directly over them. In the center of a typhoon there is a short period of calm, but the winds are blowing with hur­ricane force,...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Morale in the New World War
    (See page 675, May, 1940, Proceedings)

    Dr. Harold S. Hulbert.-—Command­er M. M. Witherspoon’s paper on “Morale in the New World War” studiously review­ing...

  • Book Reviews

    Handbook of the Hospital Corps, United States Navy, 1939. By Bureau of Medicine and Sur­gery, Navy Department, Washing­ton, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1939. 1015 pages. $1.75.

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy

    Southern Europe

  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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