Proceedings Magazine - December 1948 Vol. 74/12/550

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In the event of any future World War, it will be necessary for the United States to require immediate use of its Merchant Marine for military missions. For such purposes a Merchant Marine would...



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  • A Well Disciplined Merchant Marine?
    By Lieutenant Holmes F. Crouch, U. S. Coast Guard

    In the event of any future World War, it will be necessary for the United States to require immediate use of its Merchant Marine for military missions. For such purposes a Merchant Marine would serve as an adjunct not only to the Navy, but to the...

  • The Post-War Chief Petty Officer: A Closer Look
    By Chief Machinist's Mate Richard M. McKenna, U. S. Navy

    “The ’eathen in ’is blindness must end where ’e began”

  • Oil to Burn?
    By Commander Paul P. Blackburn, Jr. U. S. Navy

    There is much discussion these days concerning the oil of the Middle East. We hear statements that this oil is vital to our future prosperity and our future security. Conversely, we hear it argued that all of the tumult and the shouting is...

  • Southern Cruise by Two Navy Icebreakers
    By Commander Edwin McDonald, U. S. Navy



  • Diesel Encomium
    By Captain C. S. Seabring, U. S. Navy



    (Author’s Note: In naming in this article certain individuals as contributing to the development of the diesel engine in the United States, there is no...

  • Reserve ACIO's are Refreshed
    By Lieutenant William H. Morris, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The refresher course conducted last year for Reserve Air Combat Intelligence Officers has several aspects which may be of some interest to the naval profession generally, and many which should be of...

  • The Structure of Naval Appropriation Acts
    By Rear Admiral Julius A. Purer, U. S. Navy (Retired)


  • Sailing Canoes of the Marshall Islands
    By Vice Admiral Carleton H. Wright, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    THE best cure for smug complacency and certainty of superiority of the white man is to have the victim chugging along serenely in a power boat with the engine purring sweetly, kicking out about ten knots, and to have a Marshallese canoe...

  • Supersonics and Aviation Medicine
    By Lieutenant J. William Welsh, U. S. Naval Reserve (Inactive)

    The problem of projecting Navy pilots at faster and faster speeds long ago ceased to be the exclusive worry of the design section of the Bureau of Aeronautics. And now, with supersonic speeds for...

  • International Law Aspects of the Acquisition of the Continental Shelf by the United States
    By Lieutenant Commander B. H. Brittin, U. S. Navy

    On September 28, 1945, the President of the United States gave notice to the world that its traditional approach on the contiguous waters of the United States had been changed abruptly....

  • The U. S. Coast Guard in War and Peace (Pictorial)
    By Captain Stephen H. Evans, U. S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard, a part of the military forces of the United States, is the principal Federal agency for maritime law enforcement and marine safety. Its forerunner, the Revenue Marine, was established by the First Congress as a seagoing...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes


    Our Vanishing Petty Officers

    (See page 701, June 1948 Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    Both regular and associate members of the Institute may save by ordering books through the Book Department. A discount of 10% is allowed on books of other publishers (except on foreign and...

  • Professional Notes

    Professional Notes

    Through October 23, 1948

    United States………1570
    Arctic Maneuvers—Alaskan Exercises—Norton Sounds as Rocket Ship—Radar Picket Sub—Mediterranean Briefs—...

  • Photographs & Illustrations


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