Proceedings Magazine - January 1941 Vol. 67/1/455

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“For there is a man whose labor is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity."—Ecclesiastes 11-21



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  • The Naval Officer as a Teacher
    By Felix Howland

    “For there is a man whose labor is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity."—Ecclesiastes 11-21

  • Malta, Focal Point of Mediterranean Control
    By Lieutenant W. M. Gullett, U. S. Navy
    MALTA, the principal island of the Maltese Archipelago, which also includes the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino, has for centuries been a bulwark of strength to its rulers in the Mediterranean. Its strategic position and excellent harbors...
  • The Last Confederate Raider
    By Carlos Hanks

    The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah was the last of a colorful line of Civil War sea raiders to elude the vigilance of neutral European governments and put to sea with destruction of Northern commerce as her mission. The end of the...

  • Bloody Bottled for Defense
    By Robert Park MacHatton

    A blood transfusion in the thick of battle? Heretofore a transfusion at such a time has been a practical impossibility. While men are at their battle stations engaged in combat with the enemy, none could possibly be spared for a transfusion, no...

  • The Veuvius: Black Sheep of the White Squadron
    By Stephen C. Stuntz, Jr.

    “Effective defense does not consist primarily in power to protect, but in power to injure.”—Mahan.

    The name Vesuvius had been used for two earlier American Navy vessels before Congress in 1886...

  • Three Confederate Submarines
    By David Whittet Thomson

    Operations at New Orleans, Mobile, and Charleston


    The sky was cloudless at Charleston Harbor on the night of February 17, 1864, and a full moon shone...

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

    The first Fulton was a wooden war steamer designed by Robert Fulton and built under his supervision at the shipyard of Adam and Noah Brown in New York under authority of the Act of March 9, 1814. She was a center-wheel “steam frigate...

  • Wake Island
    By Homer C. Votaw

    ON DECEMBER 29, 1934, a Presidential order placed Wake Island under the jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to that time it was generally looked upon as an uninhabitable waterless atoll hardly worth owning. At present it is...

  • It Won't Happen This Time
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick M. Curran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The U.S.S. Beukelsdijk was a unit of the United States Naval Overseas Transportation Service from 1918 to 1919. Her naval career was as peculiar as her name was unusual. Her cruise is the story of the men who manned her. This story is a striking...

  • Airmada
    By Lieutenant W. A. Moffett, Jr., U. S. Navy

    In the present period of record- breaking construction for rearmament fostered by the crisis in Europe, it would seem that a natural tendency in ship construction should be toward new types of ships; ships in particular that might...

  • A Chapter in the History of Submarines
    By Captain Garland Fulton, U. S. Navy

    At this time when much is being heard and read about the activities and effectiveness of submarines, it is interesting to review the situation 40 years ago and to cite some of the skepticism and some of the opposition that had to be...

  • Menu Planning
    By Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    “What proportion of the world’s unhappiness is traceable to ill-health due to poor diet would be impossible to prove and idle to speculate upon, but the writer is convinced, from experience both with humans and...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Naval Camouflage

    (See page 1394, October, 1940, Proceedings)

    B. Orchard Lisle.Naval literature is greatly benefited by Lieutenant Commander Charles Bittinger’s...

  • Book Reviews


    Members of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per cent is allowed on...

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



  • Professional Notes


    Mosquito Fleet

    New York Herald, Tribune, November 24. —Tests to determine the usefulness of the Navy’s new high-speed PT (patrol torpedo) boats as a combatant unit of the fleet have been...

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