Proceedings Magazine - 1878 Vol. 4/2/5

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Navigation is defined by one of the old writers upon this subject to be "the art of conducting a vessel from one port to another in the safest, speediest and most accurate manner, as wind and...

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  • A Brief Account of the Progress of the Art of Navigation
    Lieutenant Commander Allan D. Brown

    Navigation is defined by one of the old writers upon this subject to be "the art of conducting a vessel from one port to another in the safest, speediest and most accurate manner, as wind and tide shall serve." This definition is...

  • The Barometer in High Southern Latitudes
    Commander Norman H. Farquhar

    In submitting the following, I am aware that I may be assailed with the remark that a rule cannot be laid down from observations during so limited a period, or only at one season; in which I fully agree. Still as a glimpse of the sun, when...

  • On a Proposed Type of Cruiser for the United States Navy
    Lieutenant J.C. Soley

    For many years, we have, perforce, remained comparatively idle, without making any improvement in our Navy, content that it should be so because the art of building ships of war was making such rapid strides that it was out of the question for us...

  • Postscript

    U. S. Naval Institute,

    Annapolis, Md., June 13, 1878.

    Commander A. T. Mahan, U. S. N., Vice President, in the Chair.

    The following rules were adopted:

    RULE I. That a prize to consist of one hundred dollars in money and...


 
 

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