Proceedings Magazine - September 1941 Vol. 67/9/463

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“Only through strength can there be hope for peace or assurance of national security.”



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  • The Philippine Question
    By Commander Walter Lucian Taylor, U. S. Navy

    “Only through strength can there be hope for peace or assurance of national security.”

  • With Erben and Mahan on the Chicago
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    No years of Mahan’s life after the Civil War were as eventful for him as the two he spent in command of the U.S.S. Chicago in European waters.

    After the great international naval review in New York Harbor in...

  • Towing the New Orleans Dry Dock to Pearl Harbor
    By Commander D. R. Osborn, Jr., U. S. Navy

    ABOUT 1901 a large floating dry dock was built on the Eastern seaboard •I of the United States and shortly thereafter was towed to the Naval Station at New Orleans where it remained until the spring of 1940. This dock was the forerunner of...

  • A System for Rating Officers
    By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

    “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; . . .”—Matthew.

  • Use of H. O. 214 in Preparation of Magnetic Azimuth Curve
    By Lieutenant H. L. Hicks, U. S. Navy

    With the receipt by the service of H.O. 214 a tabulation of azimuths is furnished which may be used to determine curves of magnetic azimuth without recourse to H.O. No. 71 or H.O. No. 120. The use of H.O. 214 for the daily check of the...

  • Hurricanes and Our New Bases
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    WHILE the weapons of national defense, particularly aircraft, have made rapid and remarkable improvements since the last World War, the weather hazards have not changed. And in certain parts of this hemisphere, it is only a more...

  • Tips on Practical Shiphandling
    By Captain H. A. V. von Pflugk

    Can every officer learn to handle a ship expertly?

    The answer is very definitely—No!

    It isn’t his fault. He either hasn’t the knack, or lacks the opportunity for the practice...

  • Public Relations - The Fourth Dimension of Modern Naval Tactics
    By Lieutenant Gerald S. Beskin, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who moulds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes...

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

    The early discovery and colonization of Paraguay were closely linked to that of the River Plate.

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Navicert and Pericert

    (See page 825, June, 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...

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



  • Professional Notes


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