Proceedings Magazine - December 1940 Vol. 66/12/454

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“If a captain is under fire, he is at his station.”—Darrieus

Warfare, both land and naval, al­though bloody and ruthless in its execution...



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  • The Mosquito Stings
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) R. H. Smith, U. S. Navy
    “If a captain is under fire, he is at his station.”—Darrieus

    Warfare, both land and naval, al­though bloody and ruthless in its execution, nevertheless affords a medium of logical and...

  • Future Naval War
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
    “Naval tactics is not a science founded upon principles absolutely invariable; it is based upon conditions, the chief cause of which, namely the arms, may change; which in turn causes a change in the construction of ships, in the...
  • Polar Navigation with H.O. Publication 214
    By E. B. Collins

    The determination of a fix of a vessel, anywhere on the earth’s surface, in­cluding those regions about the poles, is founded on a very simple elemen­tary geometrical principle that can be read­ily understood by those who are...

  • A Letter to Garcia
    By Lieutenant Commander Arnold E. True, U. S. Navy
    “Ride not a good horse to death.”—Cervantes

    The sinking sun glowed red from a blue-green, cloud-fleeced sky. A soft cooling trade wind rolled gently down the steep green slopes of the...

  • The Prediction of Tides
    By Captain Paul C. Whitney, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    Aside from its great importance to the naval service and the Merchant Marine, the subject of tide predictions is a source of much fascination and won­derment to those who are interested in things of the sea. That the future tidal con­...

  • Anchoring Ships on the High Seas
    By Lieutenant H. R. Seiwell, Sn-Res.


  • Midshipman - U. S. Naval Reserve
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The world jolts along these days. Na­tions, ideals, and customs are swept swiftly aside by a surging sea of dic­tatorial authority.

    To meet the totalitarian challenge, to preserve the American way of life, to evaluate carefully...

  • The Austro-American Navy
    By Commander E. E. Hazlett, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The war was over! The personnel of Subchaser Detachment Two were jubilant; they had had a hand, they felt, in the final result and would soon be headed for home. A flotilla of 36 submarine chasers, those wooden cockleshells that were produced in...

  • Famous Swords at the U. S. Naval Academy
    By Ensign Ellery H. Clark, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    Being on active duty at the United States Naval Academy, and having had the duty three or four mornings a week of conducting groups of the Plebes through the Museum, I have had ample opportunity of carefully looking at and fully appreciating the...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    A Commerce Raider off New York
    (See page 1237, September, 1940, Proceedings)

    Ensign Richard W. Mindte, U. S. Naval Reserve.—The recent article by Carlos Hanks describing the short reign of terror caused by a Confederate commerce...

  • Book Reviews

    The Fleet Today. By Kendall Ban­ning. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co. 1940. 346 pages. $2.50.

    Reviewed by Captain E. G. Small, U. S. Navy

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

    Mediterranean War Extended

  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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