Proceedings Magazine - November 1943 Vol. 69/11/489

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Much has been told of the exploits of Uncle Sam’s submarines, his aircraft carriers, and even of his Merchant Marine. Every popular magazine in some issue has carried a feature article on...



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  • The Destroyer Navy—The Real Silent Service
    By Lieutenant Commander William P. Mack, U. S. Navy

    Much has been told of the exploits of Uncle Sam’s submarines, his aircraft carriers, and even of his Merchant Marine. Every popular magazine in some issue has carried a feature article on this or that “Silent Service.” To the...

  • Hawaiian Retrospect
    By Maurine K. Hayter

    More than a year has passed since I answered the telephone late at night in Honolulu. As usual, I fell over a bulky object in the blackout. The message was from the Navy Evacuation Committee telling me to be on pier nine with my three children...

  • The Gorges of the Yangtze Kiang
    By Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy

    The Yangtze is a mighty river; mighty in every sense of the word. Unlike most of the world’s other great rivers, moreover, the Yangtze can meet every expectation, and seldom is the traveler disappointed in it, as he so often is when he...

  • Oil in Troubled Waters
    By Commander William C. Chambliss, U. S. Naval Reserve

    For smoothing out wrinkles in a troubled sea, an oil treatment is the traditional corrective. And, as such, it does passing well. But oil is also an excellent producer of wrinkles—wrinkles on the brow of the harassed individual upon whom...

  • The Byzantine Invasion of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy
    By Professor Charles Lee Lewis, U. S. Naval Academy

    The recent operations by the Allies in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy have caused many of us to refer to works on ancient history to refresh our memories as to the striking events in this area of the world long years ago. The unfortunate...

  • The Education of a Naval Officer
    By Commander Fred Kingsley Elder, U. S. Navy (Retired)
    St. paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”1 And with such philosophy this article intends to scrutinize the program of studies in the United States Naval Academy with a view to...
  • Bougainville
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard C. Drum Hunt, U. S. Navy

    The man who reads the papers these days is interested in Bougainville Island. He knows that this island, most northerly of the Solomons, is held by the Japanese as one of their advanced bases, covering the eastward approaches to Rabaul....

  • Japan's Pearl Harbor, Ogasawara Jima
    By Fred Henry and Clete Roberts

    First settled by Americans, with its initial flag planted by Commodore Perry in a prophetic gesture to the future nearly a century ago—such is the strange history of Japan’s Pearl Harbor, Ogasawara Jima.

    Probably no other area...

  • Medical Battle Bills
    By Lieutenant Commander Harry J. Alvis (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    The general alarm “battle stations” has various meanings to different men. To the ship’s surgeon of a couple of centuries ago it meant for him to proceed to the cockpit. In this poorly ventilated be- tween-decks space, he and...

  • Fighter Planes Versus Gunboats
    By Major Horace S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    In all attacks on surface craft in the present war, air forces have employed bombs and torpedoes as their offensive weapons of swift result. Yet there have been countless incidents involving aircraft and surface craft in which bombs were lacking...

  • Damage Control Is Fun
    By Lieutenant Commander Juan P. Domenech, U. S. Navy

    The subject of damage control has gained importance in these times of war. More and more, it has passed from the field of theory to that of practice as the various situations presented by damaged ships increase. With the realization that...

  • Detached Command—Multiple Duties of Armed Guard Officers
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Frank R. Briggs, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    Just as the war has brought new strategic methods and techniques of sea and amphibious warfare, so has it created a new and anomalous officer-type, the Armed Guard commander. On detached duty, the U. S. Naval Armed Guard officer—in every...

  • Military Government in the Navy
    By Lieutenant William H. Hessler, U. S. Naval Reserve

    A theater commander has plenty to do without the worries involved in dealing with the civil population of an occupied island or mainland area. And the operations officers subordinate to his command usually have their hands full, without the...

  • Book Reviews


    Edited by Edward Mead Earle (with collaborators).

    Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1943. 553 pages. $3.75.


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


  • Professional Notes

    To September 30, 1943


    Surrender of the Italian Fleet

  • Photographs


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