Proceedings Magazine - July 1941 Vol. 67/7/461

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“The Air has but a chosen few!

All others will be damned!

There is no room aloft for you,

We can’t have...



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  • Air Power Is Sea Power
    By Commander Logan C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy

    “The Air has but a chosen few!

    All others will be damned!

    There is no room aloft for you,

    We can’t have Heaven crammed!”

  • When the Monitor Went Down
    By Harrison P. Martin

    Although more has been written about the U.S.S. Monitor than about I            any other vessel in our naval history, the accounts which give in such great detail the story of...

  • Navigability: A New Supreme Court Interpretation
    By A. L. Shalowitz, Cartographic Engineer, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    A decision of more than passing interest to both the engineering and legal professions has recently been delivered by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of U. S. vs.

  • Oil for the World's Navies
    By Rear Admiral Harry A. Stuart, U. S. Navy, and R. G. Tracie, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Navy Department

    The purpose of this article is to state some rather obvious facts relating to petroleum; to show where oil comes from, where the world’s principal refineries are located, and to point out that only a few large oil interests...

  • The Caribbean—An American Lake
    By Lieutenant Commander Ephraim R. McLean, Jr., U. S. Navy

    REAR ADMIRAL ALFRED THAYER MAHAN once wrote, “One thing is sure.  In the Caribbean Sea is the strategical key of two great oceans, the Atlantic and Pacific; our own maritime frontiers.” After the War with Spain it...

  • Colombia
    By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
    The present state of Colombia included for four centuries the republic now known as Panama. The first discoveries in the original Colombia were made in the Gulf of Darien in 1500 by- Rodrigo de Bastidas, who also visited the mouth of the...
  • The Coast Guard as a Naval Asset
    By Chief Boatswain Frank C. Herold, U. S. Coast Guard

    Semper Paratus

  • Public Opinion and American Pacific Naval Policy
    By John W. Masland

    After years of doubt, the United States at last is shaping a new and realistic naval policy in the Pacific. In large measure this has been the result of a remarkable shift in the popular attitude toward events in the Far East. Under...

  • Naval Strategy in the Sino-Japanese War
    By Shi-Fu Wang

    “Even coast defense, however, although essentially passive, should have an clement of offensive force, local in character, distinct from the offensive navy of which nevertheless it forms a part.”— A. T. Mahan.


  • Marine Parachute Training
    By Captain R. H. Williams, U. S. Marine Corps

    Marines have been undergoing training as parachutists at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, since November 1,1940.


  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The First Lieutenant: A Relic of the Days of Sail

    (See page 506, April, 1941, Proceedings)

  • 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 books published...

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

    FROM MAY 10 TO JUNE 10


  • Professional Notes


    Ordnance Metallurgy—The Functions and Personnel of the Ferrous Advisory Board

  • Photographs


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