Proceedings Magazine - March 1941 Vol. 67/3/457

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AMONG THE Spaniards under Pinzon, who in 1500 had discovered the mouth of the Amazon River, was Juan Diaz de Solis. Upon his return to Spain from this expedition, Solis was made Chief Pilot of...



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  • Argentina
    By Captain A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy

    AMONG THE Spaniards under Pinzon, who in 1500 had discovered the mouth of the Amazon River, was Juan Diaz de Solis. Upon his return to Spain from this expedition, Solis was made Chief Pilot of Spain, and directed to prepare charts of the new...

  • The Commander in Chief
    By Lieutenant Commander Arnold E. True, U. S. Navy


  • The Death of a Fleet
    By Ensign J. B. Brown, U. S. Navy

    “An army is a crowd—a homogeneous crowd it is true, but retaining, despite its organization, some of the general characteristics of crowds; intense emotional suggestibility, obedience to leaders etc. These factors must be...

  • Eating Through the Years
    By Commander J. H. Skillman (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    The clatter of block and tackle, the shrill whine of the winds through taut rigging, the long corkscrew roll from a quartering sea, and down on deck some fifteen or twenty nondescript individuals lolling on elbows and thighs or squatting on their...

  • Sea Power and Roman Britain
    By George W. Dyson

    THE CONVULSION of nature which separated the British Isles from the mainland of Europe determined, for all time, that sea power would exert a tremendous influence upon their history. It became axiomatic that the ruler of the Straits...

  • American Short Stories of the Sea
    By Professor Charles Lee Lewis, U. S. Naval Academy

    IN THE American short story, the sea holds as prominent a place as it does in English literature. Though the earliest of American sea novelists, James Fenimore Cooper, wrote no short stories, yet his contemporary, Washington Irving,...

  • Admirals as Diplomats
    By Walter Scott Meriwether

    While the appointment of Admiral Leahy as Ambassador to France is an innovation in our diplomatic history, there was an occasion when another distinguished naval officer was selected for a diplomatic mission of high importance at the...

  • Damage Control School
    By First Lieutenant R. D. Heinl, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps

    The problem of naval damage control is universal, fundamental, and susceptible of continuous attack in its theoretical and practical aspects. There are few if any functions afloat which would not depend in action upon efficient...

  • Swallowing the Anchor for Taxes
    By Lieutenant Commander Wallace S. Wharton, U. S. Naval Reserve

    PASSAGE OF the Public Salary Act of 1939, granting states the right to tax the income of federal employees, and the Buck Resolution, which extends that power to exercise taxing power on incomes of residents on naval and military...

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    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 books published by the...

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



    AID FOR BRITAIN —On February 9 the “Lease-Lend” bill or, to use its actual title, the bill “to further promote the defense of the...

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    Expansion of Plant Facilities

    Navy Department Release, January 16. —The Navy Department announced that it had entered into contracts with the following companies for the expansion of plant...

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