Proceedings Magazine - November 1948 Vol. 74/11/549

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(Editorial foreword: The Navy’s accomplishments in initiating and administering civil government in the former Japanese Mandate are to...



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  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
    By Vice Admiral Carleton H. Wright, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    (Editorial foreword: The Navy’s accomplishments in initiating and administering civil government in the former Japanese Mandate are to be critically examined by a Joint Committee of...

  • The Jets are Coming
    By Lieutenant Commander Malcolm W. Cagle, U. S. Navy

    The United States Navy is about to see the last of its reciprocating engine fighters. When the Grumman F8F “Bearcat” and the F4U “Corsair” pass out of service, propeller driven fighters will be history. Jets are...

  • Ancient and Modern Aspects of Sea Power
    By Captain W. D. Pulesion, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    When the envoys of Emperor Hirohito with reluctant steps clambered up the gangway of the battleship Missouri, flying the flag of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in Tokyo Bay, to ratify the unconditional surrender of Japan, the U. S...

  • Natural Competition
    By Rear Admiral Bryson Bruce, U. S. Navy (Retired)
  • Destroyer Dust
    By Rear Admiral J. G. Coward, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    When I heard that your five destroyers were plunging into an attack against the Japanese heavy striking force, I felt like a young princess sitting alone in a castle while the gallant knights went forth to battle. If the knights failed, I...

  • Jane's Fighting Ships
    By Associate Professor Louis H. Bolander, U. S. N. A.

    The first edition of Jane’s All the World’s Fighting Ships was published in England by the firm of Sampson, Low, Marston & Company in November, 1897. And every year from that date to the present, with few...

  • America's African Beach-Head
    By Major Guy Richards, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, and Major John L. Zimmerman, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve (Inactive)

    There’s something in the wind in Africa. The Dark Continent, for years the hunting ground of tribesmen, scientists, and millionaires out of Ernest Hemingway, has turned the tables on history and bagged as strange an assortment of...

  • Little Ship Collection Moored at Annapolis
    By Chief Signalman Harry Dwyer, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    They are “little ships that are visible reminders today of a great debt we owe our forbears—the seamen who sailed the large ships.”

    That is the most appropriate description one can give of the world famous Henry H....

  • The Kongos in World War II
    By Warren S. Howard

    This is an account of the wartime activities of a group of Japan’s battleships— the Kongo class. To a lesser extent it is the story of all Japan’s battlewagons in the war, for the...

  • Paternalistic Leadership, Fountain-Head of Military Valor
    By Commander Charles S. Arthur, U. S. Navy

    What is leadership? For the fighting man this question has the same perennial fascination as Pilate’s famous inquiry, “What is truth?”

  • Join the Navy and See the World (Pictorial)
  • Discussions, Comments and Notes


    Homer Clark Poundstone and the All-Big-Gun Ship

    (See page 707, June 1948 Proceedings)

    Captain Frederick L. Oliver, United States Navy, Retired.—There are certain inaccuracies in the...

  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    Members of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per cent is allowed on books published by the...

  • Professional Notes

    Professional Notes

    Through September 23, 1948

    United States………1438
    BB Cut to Increase A.S. Ships—Mediterranean Fleet—Pacific War Memorial—CV Operations Televised—Cramp Yard May...

  • Photographs & Illustrations


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