Proceedings Magazine - February 1943 Vol. 69/2/480

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With the major nations and a good part of the minor ones of the world embroiled in total war it is rather difficult at the moment to visualize peace, but as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow so...



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  • When Peace Comes
    By Commander Harley Cope, U. S. Navy

    With the major nations and a good part of the minor ones of the world embroiled in total war it is rather difficult at the moment to visualize peace, but as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow so must come peace—perhaps not this year, next...

  • Lorient
    By Wilbur E. Apgar

    The use of the French shipbuilding town of Lorient by the Germans for a strong submarine base has caused the town to suffer from the explosive wrath of American bombers. Situated on the Brittany coast, midway between Brest and the mouth of the...

  • The Submarine Torpedo Boat Holland
    By Captain Frank T. Cable

    First Submarine to Become a Part of the United States Navy

    Part I

  • It Happens to All of Us—Speechmaking
    By Captain H. V. Wiley, U. S. Navy

    We are all called on occasionally for a public speech. Why are so few naval officers able speakers? Why can nearly every officer get up before his division or crew and speak forcibly, but is a failure before a small audience of strangers, or even...

  • Dutch and Norwegian Navies
    By Captain John A. Gade, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)


  • Modernizing Enlisted Men's Uniform
    By Harrison P. Martin, Quartermaster 3c, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The naval enlisted men’s uniform today is substantially the same as that worn during the Civil War. True, there have been some changes in detail. For example, the “flat cap” has been altered several times and the jumper has been...

  • Japan's First Submarines
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert H. Barnes, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Captain frank t. cable, American Submarine Engineer, took one look at an old antiquated boring tool one of his men was using and inquired if the Japs didn’t have a better one—a hand or breast drill of modern design. He was informed...

  • Hemp for the Shipping Industry
    By Robert Park MacHatton

    Like Our Ancestors, We Are Growing Thousands of Tons for Marine Use

    In one sense the present war is one of surpluses, shortages, and substitutes. Although the shortage of natural rubber has received the...

  • Sonic Sounding
    By Thomas H. Whitcroft, Hydrographic Engineer, U. S. Naval Hydrographic Office

    As Developed by the U. S. Navy

    About the time of the discovery of America, Leonardo da Vinci, famous engineer, physicist, and painter of his time, performed many experiments in the physics of water...

  • Random Thoughts on Small Craft
    By Herbert Telsey, Quartermaster 2c, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The importance of naval small craft in the present war is widely recognized. One small facet of this importance is their utility in the informal training of reserve personnel, new to the Navy and just entering upon active duty. The underlying...

  • Countercurrents of the South Caribbean
    By Lieutenant R. L. Bence, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Navigators usually have sufficient accurate data at hand in the form of current tables, pilot charts, coastal pilots, and sailing directions to obtain a reasonably accurate picture of ocean currents involved in reaching their destination. In the...

  • World Naval Development, 1898-1918
    By Dr. Donald W. Mitchell

    Probably no other two decades ever witnessed such rapid and revolutionary changes in naval science as the period between the Spanish-American War and the close of the first World War. By comparison with years preceding and since, 1898-1918 was...

  • Celestial Co-Ordinators
    By Lieutenant Commander Delwyn Hyatt, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    “Celestial co-ordinator” is the general name applied to a variety of devices which provide graphic representation and approximate solution of problems involving the systems of spherical co-ordinates commonly used to designate...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Swinging Ship at Anchor

    (See page 1223, September, 1942, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Commander W. A. Wiley, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired).—During the spring of a certain year (I think...

  • Book Reviews


    New York. By the Grolier Club Committee on Publications.

    A Limited Edition of 700 copies printed by the George Grady Press, November, 1942. 158 pages...

  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes
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