Pioneers Of The Pacific

By Commander R. S. McIver, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1944
Probably not since the days of the great speculative craze known as the “South Sea Bubble” (1720) has the world taken as avid an interest in the south and southwest ...

Laboratory for the Battleship

By Walmer E. Strope
August 1944
. . . it is too late to prepare for war when the time of peace has passed.”—Theodore RooseveltIUpon the conclusion of the Spanish- American War of 1898, the United ...

The Post-War Navy

By W. I. Denny, CRT, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1944
Today we have the largest Navy of our history. This Navy is not only large, it is powerful. One needs only to glance at the daily newspaper to determine that ...

Drinking Water from Sea Water

By Lieutenant Commander W. V. Consolazio, U. S. Naval Reserve, Lieutenant N. Pace, U. S. Naval Reserve, and A. C. Ivy, Ph.D., M.D.
August 1944
Early in the winter of 1942 the Naval Medical Research Institute became interested in the problem of prolonging survival after shipwreck. At this time the Problem of procuring drinking water ...

Yellow Is the Color

By Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
August 1944
Somewhere in the blue above the clouds and high over a convoy zigzagging along the coast line, some Lightnings shot down a German “snooper.” The Convoy commodore knew that there ...

Get the Most Out of Your Navy Yard

By Lieutenant Commander J. Rix Carmichael, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1944
Today it is much simpler, though not necessarily easier, to get overhaul and repair work done in navy yards than it was during the more leisurely times of peace, but ...

A PC Attacks

By Morton Vicker, Seaman 1/c, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1944
Submarine attack!The long black pennant streaming from the yardarm of the pitching, Plunging PC boat, a large submarine-chaser, shrieked this warning to the rest of the convoy. Battle stations were ...

Defenses Against Naval Discipline In War Time

By Vice Admiral J. K. Taussig, U. S. Navy
August 1944
In a previous issue of the Proceedings we discussed the methods and proce­dures of naval courts. This concerned only fhat phase of our discipline problem embod­Ied in the system of ...

Horizon Sights

By Captain P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy, and Lieutenant (J.G.) P. H Willkie, U. S. Naval Reserve
August 1944
Most navigators consider altitudes below about 10° inaccurate. Uncertain refraction, error in dip due to refraction, and lack of convenient refraction tables make correction of observed altitudes difficult. H.O. 214 ...

The Greek Navy Fights On

By Walton L. Robinson
August 1944
At dawn of October 28, 1940, Italy attacked Greece. The Fascist aggression followed a period of tense relations which had begun on August 15 when the old Greek mine-layer Helle ...

Book Reviews

August 1944
War as A SOCIAL INSTITUTION: THE HISTORIAN’S PERSPECTIVE. Edited for the American Historical As­sociation by Jesse D. Clarkson and Thomas C. Cochran. New York: Colum­bia University Press. 1941. 333 pages ...

Notes on International Affairs

August 1944
Monetary Conference Problems.— Though still in session when these Notes went to press, the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference gave promise of at least partial accomplishment of its ...

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