Proceedings Magazine - 1879 Vol 5/2/7

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Although the Nautical Almanacs of the world, at the present time, are of comparatively recent origin, they have grown from small beginnings, the tracing of which is not unlike that of the origin...


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The Nautical Almanac

Although the Nautical Almanacs of the world, at the present time, are of comparatively recent origin, they have grown from small beginnings, the...

Map of Tripoli

The accompanying map of the harbor of Tripoli was sketched on the spot in 1804, by Mr. F. C. deKrafft, a Midshipman on board the Brig...

Operations of the Mediterranean Squadron Under Commodore Edward Preble, in 1803-4

My purpose in preparing this paper for the Institute is to give such an account of the operations against Tripoli as will furnish the necessary...

On Recent Modifications of the Explosive Force of Gunpowder

Mr. Chairman, and Gentlemen: Before touching upon the changes-which have been effected in our own day in the burning qualities of gun-powder, I...

The Purposes of a Navy, and the Best Methods of Rendering it Efficient

At the time of the receipt of the invitation of this Institute, I had agreed to prepare a paper for publication in "the United Service"...

Rooms for Recreation and Places of Refuge for the Crews of the Several Squadrons. Extract from a Report to the President of the French Republic

April 1878.

Translated by Duncan Kennedy, Lieut. U. S. N.


In addition to the information given in the report submitted...

Note of the Manufacture of Nitro-Glycerine at Vonges

On page fifteen, of the present volume, I have described the process for the manufacture of nitro-glycerine, in use at Vonges and there I stated...

Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1880.

A Prize of one hundred dollars and a gold medal of the value of fifty dollars is offered by the Naval Institute for the best essay presented...

Officers of the Institute, 1879


Rear-Admiral John Rodgers.


List of Members

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