Proceedings Magazine - 1874 Vol. 1/1/1

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TIIE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE.

Organized October 9, 1873, at the U. S. Naval Academy.

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  • Our Fleet Maneuvers in the Bay of Florida, and the Navy of the Future
    Commodore Foxhall A. Parker, U.S.N

    Circumstances having made it necessary for our Government, at the commencement of the present year, to assemble a fleet in the waters of Florida, the Hon.

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  • Officers of the Institute (Ex-Officio)

    TIIE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE.

    Organized October 9, 1873, at the U. S. Naval Academy.

    Constitution Adopted December 11, 1873.


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  • Officers of the Institute (Elective)

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

    COMMODORE FOXHALL A. PARKER, U.S.N.
    MEDICAL INSPECTOR A. C. GORGAS, U.S.N.
    COMMANDER J. D. MARVIN, US.N.
    COMMANDER W. T. SAMPSON,...

  • Constitution

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    Article I.—This Society shall be known as “The United States Naval Institute.”

    OBJECT.

    Art. II.—Its...

  • By-Laws

    Article I.—The rules of the United States House of Representatives shall, in so far as applicable, govern the parliamentary proceedings of the Society.

    Art. II.—1. At both regular and stated meetings...

  • Members of the U. S. Naval Institute

    Rear-Admiral JOHN L. WORDEN, U.S.N.

    Captain K. RANDOLPH BREESE, U.S.N.

    Commander EDWARD TERRY, U.S.N.

    Commander F. V....

  • The Manning of Our Navy and Mercantile Marine
    Captain S. B. Luce, U.S.N.

    [In a few introductory remarks, Captain Luce said that as the generality of the naval officers read nearly the same kind of professional literature, much that he had to say might sound very familiar to those present. He disclaimed all intention...

  • Discussion of Commodore Parker's Paper

    Commander Terry. Has not the plan of separating the vessels of a fleet into groups been adopted in the French navy?

    Commodore Parker. Any number of vessels may be called a group; but the peleton, an assemblage of four vessels, to...

  • Compund Engines
    Chief-Engineer C. H. Baker, U.S.N.

    During the past ten years some modifications in the practice of marine steam-engineering have been effected, having economy of fuel as their object, for which so large a measure of success has been claimed, that they have attracted much attention...

  • The Cruise of the Tigress
    Lt.-Commander H. C. White, U.S.N

    The present paper cannot, in any degree, present facts which are of value to science. The cruise of the Tigress was one purely of humanity and the orders which directed it were not written with the intention of executing scientific research. The...

  • Considerations Relative to Certain Fundamental Requirements of the Marine Compass, with Special Reference to the Construction of the Navy Compass
    Professor B. P. Greene, U.S.N.

    Introductory Observations.

     

    It is sufficiently well known to the members of the Naval Institute that a change in the compass equipment of our ships of war has been gradually going on for a number...

  • The Armament of Our Ships of War
    Captain W. N. Jeffers, U.S.N

    INTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS.

     

    Reasoning from the numerous applications made by commanding officers to the Bureau of Ordnance, as soon as they join their ships, for some change of battery, it must be...

  • The Isthmus of Darien and the Valley of the Atrato, Considered with Reference to the Practicability of an Interoceanic Canal
    Lieutenant Frederick Collins, U.S.N

    Mr. President and Gentlemen of the U. S. Naval Institute:

  • Experimental Determination of the Center of Gravity of the United States Steamer "Shawmut."
    T. D. Wilson

    Naval Constructor's Office, Navy Yard,
    Washington, May 8, 1874.

    To the Hon. Geo. M. Robeson, Secretary of the Nary:

    Sir: In accordance with a circular from the Navy Department under date of March 17, 1874, I have...

  • The "Monitor" and the "Merrimac."
    Commodore Foxhall A. Parker, U.S.N.

    At ten minutes before ten, on the morning of the 30th of January, 1863, an iron floating battery, designed for the Government of the United States by John Ericsson, and named, at his suggestion, the Monitor, was launched at Green Point, Long...


 
 

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