Search for the Bodies
(See page 11, January, 1944, Proceedings) Henry H. Porter.—I have just read “Search For The Bodies,” by Captain Damon E. Cummings, U. S. Navy. Apparently, as is natural in wartime, some people feel that the services are too conservative and are not taking full advantage of technical advancement. Captain Cummings has taken wireless communication as an example of typical Navy effort to supply the fleet with new equipment.
The following is a condensed outline of the facts given in this article, but the article itself should be read for fuller understanding:
1896—Marconi Patents. (During this interval, apparatus was being made in Europe.)
1899—Marconi brought apparatus to America for International yacht races (Navy observed). Retired naval officer asked to investigate European equipment, and six of recommended sets were bought, and Navy sent one officer and two enlisted men to Europe for instructions and to bring the sets back.
- Commander in Chief, North Atlantic Station, favored adoption.
- Recommended by Commander in Chief.
1905—Five naval transmitting stations in operation.