Proceedings Magazine - December 1941 Vol. 67/12/466

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THE PROFITABLE sea-fur industry of the northwestern Pacific coast— which even today is a source of diplomatic disagreements—was almost accidentally begun when in 1778 the...



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  • The Earliest Explorer: Traders of the Northwest Coast
    By A. Grove Day

    THE PROFITABLE sea-fur industry of the northwestern Pacific coast— which even today is a source of diplomatic disagreements—was almost accidentally begun when in 1778 the famous Captain James Cook brought back from the...

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

    Although Columbus on his third voyage to the New World was the X Jl. first European to sail from Trinidad to Margarita Island along the shores of the country now known as Venezuela, that area was first actually visited by a Spanish explorer named...

  • What This War Means to the U. S. Navy
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    No comparable period since 1916 has been so replete with naval action as the first half of 1941. True, it has seen nothing on the scale of Jutland; but it has produced the Battle of Cape Matapan, the intense and prolonged air attacks...

  • The Slouch and the Spring: A Footnote on Discipline
    By First Lieutenant R. D. Heinl, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps

    “War sure plays hell with the Army.’’—Old Regular, circa 1916.

  • How About Penetration Bombs?
    By Willy Ley and Herbert Schaefer

    When, not quite 130 years ago, the British General Sir William Congreve had to defend his rocket corps, which had already proved itself in battle, against attacks by members of the Ordnance Department he coined the expression that...

  • Jan Mayen
    By J. Raymond Dyer


    With Iceland given prominence in the public press ever since the pronouncement of the Commander in Chief respecting it last July, it is but natural that increasing interest should be...

  • An American Way of Doing Things
    By Commander J. E. Pond, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    “Nunquam non paratus”

  • America's Forgotten "Crockery" Fleet
    By Jackson C. McNairn

    Recent press releases indicate that the United States Maritime Com- - mission is seriously considering the feasibility of constructing concrete ships as a steel conservation measure. Present plans call for the construction of...

  • October; All Over
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    During the first century of our national existence the cyclone period on our Atlantic coast became so well defined that mariners considered it fully covered by the adage:

    June; too soon;

    July; stand by;

    August; you must;...

  • Torpedoplanes in World War II
    By Henry Woodhouse

    In the year 1918, at the suggestion of Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, then president of the United States Naval Institute, I wrote for the May, 1919, Naval Institute PROCEEDINGS the first article published in this magazine on the Torpedoplane, in...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Tip on Practical Shiphandling

    (See page 1287, September, 1941, PROCEEDINGS.)

    LIEUTENANT COMMANDER RAYMOND H. JOHNSON, U.S. NAVAL RESERVE. —In this article, Captain H.A.V. Von Pflugk...

  • 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



  • Professional Notes


    Naval Shipbuilding

    Navy Department Release. September 16 and October 3. —0n top of the $7,234,262,178 that the Navy plans to spend on 2,831 ships of all classes ordered since January 1, 1940, $460,...

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