Proceedings Magazine - 1882 Vol 8/4/22

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With the political events which preceded the massacres at Alexandria on June 11, 1882, this article has nothing to do. That day it was decided that the rebellion in Egypt, and its leader, Arabi...



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  • The Bombardment of Alexandria
    Charles C. Rogers

    With the political events which preceded the massacres at Alexandria on June 11, 1882, this article has nothing to do. That day it was decided that the rebellion in Egypt, and its leader, Arabi Pasha, must be crushed. The English government...

  • Official Report of Bombardment of Alexandria
    Sir Beauchamp Seymour

    In a dispatch of 20th of July, written on board the Invincible, Sir Beauchamp Seymour sent a detailed account of the action on the 11th between his squadron and the forts:


  • The Defenses of Alexandria and the Damage Resulting from the Bombardment
    Thomas D. Griffin

    The Defenses


    The city is defended by two forts, Napoleon and Kom-el-Dik, and by a line of wall and ditches, extending from the new port to the eastward and southward, and ending at Gabarie, in the southwest portion of the...

  • The Result of the Bombardment of Fort Mex, Alexandria. Preparations for Flooding Lake Mareotis
    Albert Gleaves

    Result of the Bombardment


    The Mex lines may be considered as composed of four separate batteries, viz. the fortified citadel, a lunette fortification SSE. of the barracks, a battery of two XV-inch S. B.,...

  • Results of the Bombardment of Forts Ras-El-Tin, Ada, and Pharos, Alexandria
    Charles M. McCarteney

    Fort Ras-el-Tin.


  • The Navy and Marines on Shore
    Sir Evelyn Wood

    The following despatch from Major-General Sir Evelyn Wood, dated from Ramleh, the 20th September, 1882, was forwarded by General Sir Garnet Wolseley to the Secretary of State for War, and was by him communicated to the Admiralty:

  • Mounting of Guns at Ramleh

    General Hawley requiring some heavy guns mounted, Lieutenant Percy Scott, gunnery lieutenant of the Inconstant, procured three 7-inch 7-ton guns from one of the Ras-el-Tin batteries. These guns had first to be dug out of the debris in which they...

  • The English Naval Brigade and Batteries in Egypt
    Charles F. Norton

    Naval Brigade


  • Armored Train Used by the Forces at Alexandria
    Nathan H. Barnes

    The armored train used by the English forces against the Egyptian insurgents under Arabi Pasha, varied somewhat at different times, according to the force it carried, but may be regarded as consisting of six different parts, as follows:


  • The Seizure of the Suez Canal

    The seizure of the Suez Canal, an event which will form a point of new departure in the history of the world, fell, in like manner as did the bombardment and occupation of Alexandria, to the share of the navy. From Suez, Rear-Admiral Hewett,...

  • Lord Charles Beresford on Machine Guns
    Lord Charles Beresford

    Having always recognized the immense utility of machine-guns since first they were introduced, I was delighted to see such clear details given of the Nordenfeldt class in the Army and Navy Gazette of October 28. In my opinion, machine-guns, if...

  • Memoranda

    Machine Guns in Egypt—The value of machine guns was practically demonstrated by the Condor during the bombardment of Alexandria. Ships of the Condor class not being supplied with these arms, Lord Charles Beresford applied to Admiral Seymour...

  • Details in Regard to the Transport Service for Egypt

    The movement of the troops commenced with the despatch in June, 1882, of 800 marines in Her Majesty's ships Orontes and Tamar, to reinforce the fleet lying at Alexandria, which was followed by the transfer (mostly in Her Majesty's ships...

  • Troops Transported to Egypt.—Headquarters and Staff of Corps, Divisions, Brigades, &c

    General Sir Garnet Wolseley, Commander-in-Chief.

    Lieutenant-General G. H. S. Willis, commanding 1st Division.

    Lieutenant-General Sir E. B. Hamley, commanding 2d Division.

    General officers, 14; colonels, 25; majors, 33;...

  • Material Transported to Egypt

    The equipment of the different corps composing the force varies in some important particulars from that which has been laid down by recent regulations.

  • Transports
    Albion V. Wadhams

    Transport Officer.—A naval officer is detailed to act as Transport Officer in each port. The captains of the transports report to him on arrival, each morning while in port, and receive their orders from him.

    At the...

  • Hospital Service of Army In Egypt.—Water Supply of Alexandria
    John W. Coles

    Connected with the army there are eight hospitals, six of which are at Ismailia and Cairo. Of the remaining two, one is at Ramleh, and the other at Alexandria. The last is situated in the northern part of the city, near the harbor and railway...

  • Subsistence of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in Egypt
    Jonathan Q, Barton

    When Alexandria surrendered, about a thousand sailors and marines were sent ashore from the English fleet to take possession of the city and garrison its defenses. These men on leaving the ships carried two days' rations of provisions in...

  • Sir Garnet Wolseley's Instructions

    In the Blue Book on the affairs of Egypt appear the following instructions to Sir Garnet Wolseley. They are dated War Office, the 4th August, and Mr. Childers writes:

  • The New Peers

    Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, G. C. B., Commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, is the second but only surviving son of the late Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour, M. P., by his first wife, Elizabeth Mallet, daughter of...

  • Channel Improvement, Washington Navy Yard
    A. G. Menocal

    In complying with a request to prepare a paper for the Naval Institute, I have presumed that I may be permitted to take up and discuss a subject not directly relating to naval matters, but yet one

    that may profitably occupy the attention...

  • Notes on the Literature of Explosives
    Charles E. Munroe

    No. III.

  • Ocean Lanes
    Capt. John Codman

    I have read with interest and care the "Discussion on Ocean Lanes" in Vol. VIII, No. 2, of your instructive magazine. My old friend, Capt. R. B. Forbes, who is interested in every good word and work pertaining to sailors, has made this...

  • Ordnance Notes
    Lieutenant C. A. Stone, U. S. N.
  • Professional Notes
    E. W. Creak

    (From the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution.)

  • Reviews

    No publication will be noticed under this head, unless a copy, to be placed in the Institute Library, is sent to the Corresponding Secretary at Annapolis, Md.

    Magazine Rifles. By Lieutenant-Colonel G. V....

  • Bibilographic Notices



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