Proceedings Magazine - October 1941 Vol. 67/10/464

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The United States Navy has a tradition of the offensive—a tradition as old as the nation itself. This tradition has dominated the actions of the Navy- even in times when national policy...


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  • The Tradition of the Offensive in the United States Navy
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Waldo Chamberlin, U. S. Naval Reserve
    The United States Navy has a tradition of the offensive—a tradition as old as the nation itself. This tradition has dominated the actions of the Navy- even in times when national policy has been in a defensive mold. That is, when the...
  • The Halls of Montezuma
    By Ensign William D. Lanier, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    GEORGE BANCROFT, the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, founded the Naval Academy in 1845. And on one sultry July day of that same year he handed a very interesting packet of dispatches to one Lieut. Archibald Gillespie, of the U. S....

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

    In 1513 when Balboa at the Isthmus of Panama discovered the Southern (Pacific) Ocean there was associated with him a somewhat illiterate Spanish subordinate named Francisco Pizarro, who had been lured to the New World in 1508 by the...

  • The Battle of Perico
    By Captain P. J. Searles (C.E.C.), U. S. Navy

    Over two hundred and fifty years ago Perico, one of the so-called “fortified islands” lying in Panama Bay, was the scene of a most bloody battle between the Spaniards and the English pirates.

  • The Canyons of Georges
    By Thomas N. Kelley

    Though the oceans have been traversed for centuries very little is really known about them. This is one reason why the performance of duty at sea sometimes leads to ends far from those originally intended. As an instance, no one connected with...

  • Alaskan Names
    By Commander F. A. Zeusler, U. S. Coast Guard

    The Bible states that “Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.” Don’t we often wonder who may have been responsible for the naming of the towns, villages, islands, navigable waters that we come...

  • Public Relations, United States Navy
    By Henry H. Douglas

    I consider it to be one of the most important functions I have—to have the Navy adequately and accurately portrayed to the public. This Navy of ours belongs to the public, and what it is doing for the defense of the public,...

  • Loyalty
    By Commander William N. Thornton, U. S. Navy

    Loyalty is the soul of character, the essence of spirit, the secret of achievement, and the elixir from which success and happiness are brewed.

    One may be loyal to country, to his commander, to his ship, to his...

  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act—An Analysis
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Shirley P. Claud, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The fundamental purpose for the passage of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act is to promote the welfare and consequently the morale and efficiency of those serving in the military and naval services. It has been...

  • Decibels in a Fog
    By Commander J. L. Allen, U. S. Navy

    “Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”

    SHADES of entropy, metacentric height, and degaussed heeling magnets—the Navy is full of decibels!

  • Training the Landing Force
    By First Lieutenant R. D. Heinl, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps

    TRAINING the landing force is a problem which causes little concern aboard most ships of the Navy. If it arises at all, the reason may usually be found in an impending inspection or street parade, either of which occasions certain...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The First Lieutenant: A Relic of the Days of Sail

    (See pages 506, April, 1941, and 1009, July, 1941, PROCEEDINGS)

    Rear Admiral Frederick G. Pyne (S.C.), U. S. Navy. —I am heartily in...

  • Book Reviews


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



  • Professional Notes


    U.S.S. “Solace”

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