Proceedings Magazine - August 1941 Vol. 67/8/462

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When Italy launched her ill-advised, ill-executed attack upon Greece in November, 1940, the most immediate and concrete military result was the British occupation of Crete at the invitation of the...



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  • The Byzantine Reconquest of Crete: A Historical Example of the Silent Pressure of Sea Power
    By Arthur MacCartney Shepard

    When Italy launched her ill-advised, ill-executed attack upon Greece in November, 1940, the most immediate and concrete military result was the British occupation of Crete at the invitation of the Greek Government. In this long, mountainous...

  • The Future Fleet
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    “The tendency has always been to subordinate our strategy to our ship construction, rather than to alter our designs to suit our strategy.”—Fisher

  • The Supreme Court Speaks
    By Lieutenant Commander Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve

    In the various regulations that govern the action of vessels on public navigable waters under conditions of good visibility two distinct theories of collision prevention are apparent. One theory is that the safer procedure is to put...

  • Emporiums Afloat
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    From a professional point of view, the most hazardous explosives carried on board our men-of-war are neither in primers nor booster charges but, as evidenced by court-martial orders, are contained in the activity known as Ship’...

  • Ice in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean
    By Commander F. A. Zeusler, U. S. Coast Guard

    These data are submitted as of interest to those navigators who cruise and patrol the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Conditions change constantly and seamen must govern themselves accordingly. In 1937 the ice conditions off Barrow and Nome were...

  • Torpedo Boats
    By Captain H. A. V. von Pflugk

    “The insignificant often are the most to be feared.”—La Fontaine

    In 1862, a torpedo raft that had been built at New York for use in destroying harbor defenses at Charleston, S.C., broke away from its tug off...

  • Benjamin Franklin Isherwood
    By George W. Dyson

    “L’eminent ingenieur en chef de la marine des Etats Unis, le plus fecund des experimenteurs de ces quarante dernieres annees.”—Dwelshanvers-Deery.

  • Three Cases of International Law
    By Lieutenant Lion T. Miles, U. S. Navy

    Any discussion of international law at the present time must necessarily be L a purely academic one. At the beginning of World War II, however, many of the problems of neutrality were suddenly brought to the attention of...

  • Ecuador
    By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy

    The early history of Ecuador is closely allied to that of Peru and Colombia. The territory became, after much tribal warfare among the Indians, the seat of two kingdoms, that of the Quitos and of the Caras. The Caras eventually...

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