On The Velocity of the Wind

Lieutenant J. Forsyth Meigs
July 1876
I beg to enclose herewith a record of observations made by myself on board the United States Steamer Omaha, Captain P. C. Johnson Commanding, of the relative speeds of this ...

The Interoceanic Canal

Lieutenant Frederick Collins
July 1876
Some two years since, I had the honor to read before the Naval Institute, a paper in which I attempted to present a comprehensive view of the Interoceanic Canal question, ...

The Tactics of Submarine Telegraph Work

Passed Assistant Engineer Thos. W. Rae
July 1876
This title has been chosen to define precisely the scope of the paper. No industrial enterprise exacts of its votaries from inception to completion, wider and more thorough knowledge of ...

Two Lessons from the Future

Lieut. T.B.M. Mason, U.S.N.
July 1876
ESSAYONS.Gentlemen:The two letters which I propose to submit to your consideration this evening will, I hope, explain themselves. As you will see by the dates, they are supposed to be ...

The Comparison of Steamships

Passed Assistant Engineer Thomas W. Rae
July 1876
The paper here submitted to the Institute is substantially the same as a lecture delivered, a fortnight since, to the present graduating class of Cadet Midshipmen. Its object was to ...

Hygienic Notes on Ships' Bilges

Lieut. Com. Charles F. Goodrich
July 1876
It is an unquestioned fact that, in the internal arrangements of our ships of war, naval constructors have been pre-eminently conservative. Whatever of new and progressive they have given us ...

The 100 Ton Gun

Lieut. Theo. B. M. Mason
July 1876
The gun designed by Capt. Noble was built at the works of Sir William Armstrong, known as the Elswick Ordnance Works, New-Castle on Tyne, England. The contract called for a ...

Sanitary Commonplaces Applied to the Navy

Albert L. Gihon, A. M., M. D., Medical Inspector U. S. N.
July 1876
Mr. President and Gentlemen: The revolution effected in modern habits of life by the teachings of Sanitary Science has only recently been felt in the Navy, There, more than elsewhere, ...


July 1876
The foregoing address will be found, as stated in the text, to be, to a certain extent, a repetition, in matters of fact, of a paper read before the American ...


July 1876
Errata.Page 9, line 18, for Lieutenant Geo. M. Lotten, U. S. N., read Lieutenant Geo. M. Totten, U. S. N.Page 26, line 14, for 124 feet, read 98 feet.“ ...

Members of the U. S. Naval Institute

July 1876
Rear-Admiral John L. Worden, U. S. N.Captain K. R. Breese, U. S. N.Commander E. Terry, U. S. N.Commander F. V. McNair, U. S. N.Lieutenant-Commander P. H. Cooper, U. S. N.Commodore ...


July 1876
Page 10, line 21, for Commander Montgomery Iicard, U. S. N., read Commander Montgomery Sicard, U. S. N.


July 1876
Title.ARTICLE I. The Organization shall be known as the " United States Naval Institute."Object.ART. II. Its object shall be the advancement of professional and scientific knowledge in ...


July 1876
ARTICLE I. The rules of the United States House of Representatives shall, in so far as applicable, govern the parliamentary proceedings of the Society.ART. II. 1. At both regular and ...

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