By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
December 1941
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 ...

What This War Means to the U. S. Navy

By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1941
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 ...

The Slouch and the Spring: A Footnote on Discipline

By First Lieutenant R. D. Heinl, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps
December 1941
“War sure plays hell with the Army.’’—Old Regular, circa 1916. IT USED to be said of French Army discipline that “the slouch concealed the steel spring”; i.e., that despite every ...

How About Penetration Bombs?

By Willy Ley and Herbert Schaefer
December 1941
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 ...

Jan Mayen

By J. Raymond Dyer
December 1941
A PROPOSED AIR BASE IN THE GREENLAND SEA With Iceland given prominence in the public press ever since the pronouncement of the Commander in Chief respecting it last July, it ...

An American Way of Doing Things

By Commander J. E. Pond, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1941
“Nunquam non paratus” They further object, that no provision is made against a Standing army in time of peace. I answer, that a standing army, i.e., regular troops, are often ...

America's Forgotten "Crockery" Fleet

By Jackson C. McNairn
December 1941
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 ...

October; All Over

By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)
December 1941
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 ...

Torpedoplanes in World War II

By Henry Woodhouse
December 1941
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 ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

December 1941
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 wrote in part: Deeply laden, ...

Book Reviews

December 1941
BOOK DEPARTMENT 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
December 1941
FROM OCTOBER 10 TO NOVEMBER 10 AMERICA AND THE WAR Sea Rights Restored. —Further sinking of American ships and attacks on American naval vessels hastened Congressional action for repeal of ...

Professional Notes

December 1941
UNITED STATES 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 ...

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