Proceedings Magazine - January 1943 Vol. 69/1/479

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The month of December, 1941, under normal conditions would have meant for me the completion of a regular 2 ½ -year tour of duty on the Asiatic Station, the first year of which was spent in...



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  • The Epic of Corregidor-Bataan: December 24, 1941 - May 4, 1942
    By Lieutenant Commander T. C. Parker, U. S. Navy

    The month of December, 1941, under normal conditions would have meant for me the completion of a regular 2 ½ -year tour of duty on the Asiatic Station, the first year of which was spent in China and the remaining time as Naval Aide to the...

  • Local Civil Time and Date From Time Diagram
    By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Walsh, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Although the usual methods of determining local civil time from the time diagram are entirely satisfactory, the better-known methods for finding the corresponding date are not simple and are capable of improvement. It is the object of this note...

  • Under a Gallant Captain at Manila in '98
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The recent sale of the old cruiser Baltimore in Honolulu leads this writer to recollections of her most famous cruise under a gallant captain.

    Toward the end of 1897 our’ relations with Spain had become so strained that war seemed...

  • How Not to Build a Battleship
    By G. W. Camp

    Relating the Strange Case of the U.S.S. Monadnock, the Oldest New Ship That Ever Entered Our Navy

    When a small boy excitedly told an old timer that they were going to launch the Monadnock, the old man chuckled....

  • The Darien Disaster in Panama
    By Ralph Z. Kirkpatrick

    Historically Darien, Panama, has vindicated Pirate Partan's estimate of it in Warburton's seventeenth century Darien: "Ye little ken, leddie, what it is tae crass the says, and what a sair land is ayont 'em. It is wha' auld...

  • Questions for Answer
    By Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    Every professional man, at times, must be critical of certain accepted methods in his work. Technical men are always inquiring why some jobs are done in a certain manner and if they cannot get a logical answer, they investigate the matter more...

  • A Diagram for Great-Circle Sailing
    By B. C. Getchell

    The purpose of this article is to describe a graphical solution to the problems of great-circle sailing. The work is done directly upon a Mercator chart with the aid of a special diagram, part of which is shown in Fig. 1, constructed with the...

  • Rear Admiral Robert Wilson Shufeldt, U. S. Navy, Gentleman and Diplomat
    By Captain A. S. Hickey, U. S. Navy

    One hundred and twenty years ago on the eve of Washington’s Birthday, February 21, 1822, in the village of Red Hook, New York, about 20 miles north of Hyde Park, the home of President Roosevelt, Robert Wilson Shufeldt first disturbed the...

  • Raw Materials Distribution
    By Lieutenant William H. Wendel (S.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve

    Among the functions assigned to the Army and Navy Munitions Board which have been approved by the Commander in Chief is the task to “translate currently the joint requirements of the Army and Navy ... to analyze, calculate, and reduce such...

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    By Lincoln Lorenz. Annapolis, Maryland: U.S. Naval Institute.

    1943. 846 pages. Special limited edition, $7.00; regular edition, $5.00....

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