Proceedings Magazine - October 1940 Vol. 66/10/452

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The Romans . . . found it requisite to keep their fleets always in readiness, not to be taken unprepared on sudden emergencies; for none will attack...



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  • The United States Looks to Her Future on the Sea
    By Commander Leland P. Lovette, U. S. Navy

    The Romans . . . found it requisite to keep their fleets always in readiness, not to be taken unprepared on sudden emergencies; for none will attack or insult a power known to be always ready, and...

  • Naval Camouflage
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Bittinger, U. S. Naval Reserve

    There are two forms of naval prog­ress. The first is the amplification of old ideas—in other words, doing what has been done by our ancestors, do­ing it better and multiplying all factors. Knowledge and money are the only requi­...

  • The Red Cross at the Masthead
    By Robert Park MacHatton

    With the sailing, June 15, of the SS. McKeesport, late of the Oriole Line but chartered the latter half of May to carry a vast cargo of supplies to war-stricken refugees in Europe on behalf of the American Red Cross, this latter or­ganization...

  • The Byzantine Empire
    By Arthur MacCartney Shepard
    A Historic Example and Warning

    To find an instructive historical par­allel to the catastrophic events in Europe today, it is necessary to go back 1500 years to the barbarian invasions of the fifth century, A.D.,...

  • Earth's Rotational Effect on the Bubble Sextant
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired) and Captain T. L. Thurlow, U. S. Air Corps

    Apart from the present well-known transient acceleration errors of the bubble sextant in flight, there exists a persistent and predictable acceleration error caused by the rotation of the earth. This error results from the fact that the earth...

  • Literature of the Sea
    By the late William Lincoln Brown

    In one alcove in the Library of Con­gress, not generally open to visitors, is shelf after shelf of books about the sea. Here, if he has the privilege to browse at leisure, one may go a-voyaging in all kinds of ships over the seven seas and...

  • Commercial Oversea Aviation Routes
    By Captain G. S. Bryan, U. S. Navy, Hydrographer of the Navy

    Commercial aviation was just begin­ning to expand and spread across the seven seas when the outbreak of hostilities in Europe caused the cancella­tion or postponement of many plans for extension in that direction. The...

  • The Collier Merrimac
    By Fred J. Buenzle, Chief Yeoman, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    That first day of June, 1898, when Rear Admiral William T. Sampson arrived off Santiago de Cuba in his flagship New York, accompanied by the Oregon and Mayflower, 42 years ago! It’s a long time in which to forget...

  • Food - Hawaii’s Vital Problem
    By Lieutenant James L. Denig, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    Napoleon said that a soldier marches on his stomach. He also fights on his stomach. A soldier without food is as useless as a gun without ammu­nition. Food is ammunition for the soldier.

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Panama Canal, Statistics and Traffic Oddities

  • Book Reviews

    The United States Navy. By Merle Armitage. New York: Long­mans, Green and Co. 1940. 284 pages. $5.00.

    Reviewed by Captain H. A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy (Retired)

  • Notes on International Affairs

    America and the War

  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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