Proceedings Magazine - 1879 Vol 5/5/10

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The war now being waged in South America between Chili on the one side and Peru and Bolivia on the other is of interest to naval officers because of the importance of the part which the navies of...

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  • Standing for Our Flag

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  • The War in South America
    Lieut. J. F. Meigs

    The war now being waged in South America between Chili on the one side and Peru and Bolivia on the other is of interest to naval officers because of the importance of the part which the navies of the two nations play. The belligerents are...

  • Torpedoes - Their Disposition and Radius of Destructive Effect
    Lieut. Commander C. F. Goodrich

    The thorough investigation of this subject has as yet to be made. Although experiments bearing upon it have been instituted and carried Out in various quarters and in large numbers, no one has collected them and determined their joint value,...

  • On an Instrument for Solving Spherical Triangles
    Rev. Thomas Hill

    About the year 1856 it occurred to me that an instrument for solving spherical triangles by inspection might be useful in navigation. But after some conversation on the subject with Professor Chauvenet, and others, I concluded that the saving of...

  • The U.S.S. Alarm
    Lieut. R. M. G. Brown

    The Alarm was authorized by an act of Congress, appropriating three hundred thousand dollars to build two Torpedo boats. Secretary Robeson put one under the charge of the Admiral of the Navy, who designed the Alarm; the other was put under charge...

  • The Development of Armor as Applied to Ships
    Lieut. Jacob W. Miller

    Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:—

  • Chemical Theory of the Combustion of Gunpowder
    Chas. E. Munroe, Prof.

    By R. Bunsen and L. Schischkoff.

    Translated by Chas. E. Munroe, Prof. U. S. N. A.

  • Official Report of the Naval Engagement between the Chilian Fleet and the Peruvian Ram Husacar.—Fought on the 8th October, 1879, Off Point Tetas
    Rear Admiral C. R. P. Rodgers

    ANTOFAGASTA, 10TH OCTOBER, 1879.

    To The Commanding General.—

     

    Sir:—After my arrival in Mexillones de Chile, formerly Mexillones de Bolivia, which I have reported to you in a letter of today, relating the...

  • In Memoriam: Commodore Foxhall A. Parker, U. S. N.

    In Memoriam

    Commodore Foxhall A. Parker, U. S. N.

    Vice President of the Naval Institute.

  • Book Notices

    At a recent meeting of the Executive Committee it was

    Resolved:-That notices and reviews of professional books may be inserted in the proceedings; but that no American book shall be reviewed unless a copy be sent to the...


 
 

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