Proceedings Magazine - December 1943 Vol. 69/12/490

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The violence of the denunciations which fell upon the battleship after the great air-sea battles in the Pacific in 1942 serve to show more clearly than anything else the revolution in war-thought...



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  • The Battle Fleet and World Air Power
    By Peter Marsh Stanford

    The violence of the denunciations which fell upon the battleship after the great air-sea battles in the Pacific in 1942 serve to show more clearly than anything else the revolution in war-thought brought about by the advent of air power as an...

  • The International Hydrographic Bureau
    By Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    Among charting and mapping agencies in the United States, standardization of methods and uniformity in conventional symbols and nomenclature have been attained by means of continuing committees on which each agency has representation. A similar...

  • Channel Fever
    By Lieutenant Commander Raymond H. Johnson, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The largest freighter under the American flag was lying at her berth in San Francisco. The skipper, who was an old buddy of mine, and I were “shooting the breeze” in his quarters when our pleasant reminiscing was interrupted by the...

  • Truk in the Carolines
    By Commander Louis J. Gulliver, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The  So-Called island of Truk is mentioned almost daily in newspaper accounts of fighting in the south Pacific, also in studied analyses of naval strategy in mid-Pacific. Truk is made prominent frequently in chart reproductions of ocean...

  • Recruit to Man-O’-War’s Man
    By Lieutenant Commander Matthew Radom, U. S. Naval Reserve

    On December 8, 1941, I joined a pushing, shoving, enthusiastic mass of men all trying to get through the portals of 90 Church Street in New York City. I was there to report for active duty at the Third Naval District. This scene thrilled me as no...

  • Tender Memories
    By Commander George W. Akers, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Nowadays marine repair work, particularly that for the Navy, is done literally “on the fly.” Gone are the leisurely availability periods of yore, in a navy yard or alongside a repair ship, when only a small proportion of the work was...

  • La France Australe
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard C. Drum Hunt, U. S. Navy

    Before Japan’s entry into the war not many Americans had heard of New Caledonia. Today the Stars and Stripes and the Cross of Lorraine are flying together over Noumea, and we are vitally interested in the people of New Caledonia and their...

  • Public Relations—In War and Peace
    By Lieutenant Commander L. Rohe Walter, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes of pronounces decisions—he makes statutes...

  • Condition One and Abandon Ship
    By Lieutenant Commander Judson A. Millspaugh (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    At SEA DURING war most ships are in CONDITION ONE before the order "Abandon Ship" is issued because there is usually some forewarning of danger sufficient to indicate that the prime status known as CONDITION ONE obtain. From a material...

  • Earthquake Risk in Los Angeles—Long Beach Harbor
    By Harry Leypoldt

    Serious consideration must be given to many factors affecting the choice of site for a naval operating base. When the site has been selected which gives suitable strategic position, such as ease of approach and defense, cost of development,...

  • Etajima, the Japanese Naval Academy
    By Lieutenant Thomas E. Flynn, U. S. Naval Reserve

    One of the most necessary requirements leading to victory in warfare is a knowledge of the potentialities of the enemy: his arms, his methods, and his leaders. Looking into the Japanese Naval Academy at Etajima, we can uncover the Substance of...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    A Department of War

    (See page 1099, August, 1943, Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews


    By Walter Lippmann.

    Boston: Little, Brown & Company. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. 1943. 177 pages. $1.50.

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


  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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