Proceedings Magazine - 1877 Vol. 3/1/3

Cover Story

Page 21, , for "Antigomus," read Antigonus.

Page 22, line 9, for "De Suffern," read De Suffren...




  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...


    # 3 The Exocet Missile 


  • Proceedings Survey: What is your favorite Navy rating symbol?

    U.S. Navy enlisted personnel—unlike those in the other services—literally wear their jobs on their sleeves. A new policy outlined in Navy in NAVADMIN 218/16 will change all that. Most past and current Sailors will likely feel...

Members Only

  • Errata

    Page 21, , for "Antigomus," read Antigonus.

    Page 22, line 9, for "De Suffern," read De Suffren.

    Page 54, line 5, "through the end tube...

  • Fleets of the World
    Captain S. B. Luce, U. S. Navy.

    It was a fine conception to draw up all the fleets of the world in one grand review for the inspection and criticism of the student and scholar; and it is to be hoped that the author of "Fleets of the World" will be "encouraged,...

  • The Development of Rifled Ordnance
    Lieutenant Edward W. Very

    Gentlemen:—With the introduction of the 8 inch converted rifle, the United States Navy has taken its first decided step in the practical development of a system of rifled ordnance; and it becomes a matter not only of interest but of the...

  • The Converted Eight Inch M. L. Rifle
    Lieutenant Duncan Kennedy, U. S. N.

    The new eight inch converted muzzle-loading rifle is made on what is known as the "Pallisser System"; that is converting a smooth bore into a rifle by inserting a wrought iron tube at the muzzle.


    In this paper I...

  • Navigation, A. D. 1594
    Lieutenant Commander Allan D. Brown

    We who live in this latter half of the nineteenth century, and are furnished with such excellent means of navigating the trackless ocean that we are able to appoint a rendezvous for vessels in a given latitude and longitude, with the certainty of...

  • Preservation of Wood
    Prof. Chas. E. Munroe

    Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen,

  • A General Description of the Ordnance and Torpedo Outfit of the U.S.S. "Trenton" (2nd Rate)
    Lieutenant Charles A. Stone

    The Spar deck battery of the "Trenton" consists of two eight inch converted Rifles on the forecastle, and one aft. The forward guns are mounted on Ericsson pivot carriages, shifted and trained by tackles. The recoil is controlled by...


Conferences and Events

2016 Coast Guard Academy Conference

Mon, 2016-10-24

US Coast Guard Academy

As part of The U.S. Coast Guard Academy 2016-2017 Leadership Lecture Series The U.S. Naval Institute presents Historical and...

Maritime Security Dialogue

Defense Forum Washington 2016

View All

From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-30

Book Launch Party

Wed, 2016-11-02

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership