Proceedings Magazine - June 1944 Vol. 70/6/496

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“All war and every form of it must be both offensive and defensive.”—Sir Julian Corbett


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  • Strategic Implications of the Defensive in Air War
    By Peter Marsh Stanford
    “All war and every form of it must be both offensive and defensive.”—Sir Julian Corbett
  • We Chopped Wood
    By Vice Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy

    Captain, the coal is getting aft—I think it would be a good idea to stop at Puntas Arenas and take on some coal.”

    Thus spoke the Engineer Officer of the U.S.S. Newark on a day in May in the year 1899.


  • Night Fighting at Sea by the British Navy
    By Admiral Sir William James, K.C.B.

    On January 16, 1780, Admiral Rod­ney with a fleet of 21 sail of the line was passing Cape St. Vincent on his way to the relief of the beleaguered fortress of Gibraltar when he learnt from passing vessels that the Spanish Fleet was in the...

  • The Western Rivers
    By Herbert Telsey, QM1c, U. S. Naval Reserve

    If we follow the picturesque phrasing of the Pilot Rules, the western streams are “the rivers whose waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and their tributaries, and the Red River of the North.” The name western rivers” is not...

  • Did the Japanese Win at Pearl Harbor?
    By Lieutenant Colonel John Philips Cranwell, A.U.S.

    Now, more than two years after the Japanese attack, it is possible to examine critically and objectively— the only proper historical approach—what happened at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In the light of later events,...

  • Why Primary Flight Training?
    By Lieutenant Matthew H. Portz, U. S. Naval Reserve

    According to the U. S. Navy Flight Syllabus for Primary Landplane Training, “The mission of the primary training center is to train flight students to a sufficient degree of flying proficiency to permit them to advance to an...

  • Seasoning the Reserve Officer
    By Lieutenant William H. Sands, U. S. Naval Reserve

    None other than a Gentleman, as well as a Seaman, both in theory and practice, is qualified to support the character of a commissioned officer in the Navy, nor is any man fit to command a Ship of War who is not also capable of com­municating...

  • The Responsibility of the Regular
    By Lieutenant Malcolm W. Cagle, U. S. Navy

    Since Pearl Harbor, the Navy has taken over 100,000 new officers into the serv­ice. The great majority of these officers are young men of junior rank. All of them are junior in experience, in knowledge of military “know-how,” and...

  • Submarine Warfare in the Adriatic
    By S. W. Gould, C.Sp.

    The Otranto Barrage 1915-18

  • Yi-Sun Sin Defeated Japan at Sea
    By Lieutenant Roy Campbell Smith, III, U. S. Naval Reserve

    It was of Yi-Sun Sin, the Korean genius of naval strategy and tactics, and the inventor of the first ironclad warship, that Admiral Ballard, the English naval his­torian, wrote,

    It is always difficult for...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    U. S. S. Providence

  • Book Reviews

    Japan: Its Resources and Indus­tries. By Clayton D. Carus and Charles Longstreth McNichols. New York and London: Harper and Brothers. 1944. 252 pages. $3.50.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant...

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

    Pressure on Neutrals

  • Professional Notes


    Fear of Carrier Made Japan Waste Pearl Harbor Advantage

  • Photographs & Illustrations
  • Our Navy at War
    By Admiral Ernest J. King, U.S.N. Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations


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