Proceedings Magazine - 1879 Vol 5/3/8

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Mr. President and Gentlemen:—Having accepted your kind invitation to read a paper before the Institute, I had already progressed well towards the completion of an essay before I knew that...

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  • Naval Affairs
    Lieutenant Frederick Collins

    Mr. President and Gentlemen:—Having accepted your kind invitation to read a paper before the Institute, I had already progressed well towards the completion of an essay before I knew that the very distinguished officer who read the last...

  • The Navigation of the China Seas
    Lieutenant Zera L. Tanner

    Introductory Remarks.

     

    I have been requested by the committee to prepare a paper on the navigation of the China seas. I have consented to do so, notwithstanding the fact that it must necessarily be a dry subject to all, except...

  • On the Employment of Boat Guns as Light Artillery for Landing Parties
    Lieutenant T B. M. Mason

    At the risk of being accused of devoting too much attention to what is termed, by some officers, soldiering, I would ask your attention this evening to a few remarks in reference to our possible operations on shore.

     

  • Revolving Storms, or How the Winds Blow Within the Storm Disk
    Lieutenant Commander Thomas Nelson

    Mr. President and Gentlemen :—Not very many years ago, probably quite within the recollection of some of the old officers of the navy, the great ocean storms were very imperfectly understood and marine disasters were frequent and terrible....

  • The Boiler Power of Naval Vessels
    Passed Assistant Eng. C. R. Roelker

    The problem to be solved in designing the machinery of a vessel may be stated in general terms as follows: a given amount of power is to be developed for a given length of time at a minimum of cost.

  • Professional Notes

    The Duchemin Compass. "The ordinary compass needle offers to the two magnetic currents of the earth, a surface merely narrow and longitudinal. Reason tells us that the greater the surface which the compass offers to the immense...

  • List of Members

    List of Members
    who have joined the Institute since the publication of the last report.

    Almy, Rear Admiral J. J. 817 15th St., Washington.

    Allderdice, Ensign W. Hagerstown, Md.

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  • Prize and Other Essays

    Prize

    And Other Essays.

    1879.

    Washington, March 22, 1879.

    Sir,

    The undersigned, to whom were submitted in January last ten essays on Naval Education,...


 
 

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