Proceedings Magazine - March 1943 Vol. 69/3/481

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One of the more remarkable aspects of World War II has been the rapidity with which Japan overran Malaya, the Philippines, and other important areas in the South Pacific. It is now realized that...



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  • Formosa, Japan's Southern Naval Bastion
    By James K. Eyre, Jr.

    One of the more remarkable aspects of World War II has been the rapidity with which Japan overran Malaya, the Philippines, and other important areas in the South Pacific. It is now realized that these overwhelming successes were made possible by...

  • Carrier Crisis
    By Lieutenant R. L. Barkley and Lieutenant F. D. Buckley, U. S. Navy

    A study of naval warfare during the last century shows a strong tendency, in all navies, to base the essence of naval strength upon static concepts. Nearly every layman is familiar, to some extent at least, with the almost simultaneous...

  • Fleet Issue of Provisions
    By Lieutenant M. A. Peel, Jr. (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    In May, 1941, Commander Service Force Pacific Fleet initiated a survey designed to determine the provision endurance of ships of the fleet. One of the conclusions reached as a result of this study was that on the majority of ships provision...

  • New Method for Current Observations
    By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

    That the direction and strength of the ocean’s currents could be measured by a turn of the radio dial was inconceivable a few years ago, yet today it is not only possible but practicable. A radio current meter has been developed by the...

  • New Navigation Computers
    By Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Navigation is not a spectacular part of aviation, but by its own nature it is an indispensable part. In itself it is a science far older than the airplane, and present-day air navigation is an adaptation of the ancient art. In this light it has...

  • From Fighting Ship to Floating Hotel
    By Lieutenant (J .G.) Ashley Halsey, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    From the Civil War to World War II is a long voyage through the seas of time—78 years to be exact. But that cruise has been made by a former U. S. Navy vessel which now appears destined to serve in a strange, albeit humble, capacity in the...

  • Education for Retirement
    By Captain Lucius W. Johnson (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    Naval officers who are approaching the age of 64 come face to face with the unpleasant fact that the average span of life after retirement is only 18 months. They may well begin to wonder what happens after they step down, and what makes...

  • Backgrounds of Navigation
    By Captain M. C. Bowman and Commander Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy

    As navigators, naval officers are interested primarily in the practice of navigation at sea, and secondarily in the future development of means and methods of navigation. The crowded schedule at the Naval Academy has not permitted including in...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Tactically Logical Cruiser for Modern War

    (See page 1698, December, 1942, Proceedings)

    Dr. John D. Clark —Mr. Peter Marsh Stanford has produced an interesting cruiser design,...

  • Book Reviews


    By Commander Harley F. Cope, U. S. Navy.

    New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co. 1942. 246 pages...

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


  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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