Proceedings Magazine - 1885 Vol. 11/2/33

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Washington, 11th March, 1885.

Paymaster Robert W. Allen, U. S. N.




  • Inducements for Retaining Trained Seamen in the Navy, and Best System of Rewards for Long and Faithful Service
    By Commander N. H. Farquhar.

    Prize Essay of 1885

    “Ut Prosim.”

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  • Prize Essay

    Washington, 11th March, 1885.

    Paymaster Robert W. Allen, U. S. N.

                Secretary U. S. Naval Institute.

  • Inducements for Retaining Trained Seamen in the Navy, and Best System of Rewards for Long and Faithful Service
    Commander N. H. Farquhar

    This complete issue of Proceedings is provided for your use in its original format only at this time.  The editorial team is currently reviewing the text version for possible errors introduced during the OCR phase of our...

  • Corrections for Wind, Motion of Gun and Speed of Target, and how to Allow for the Same
    By Lieutenant R. R. Ingersoll, U. S. N.

    Among the principal causes of variation in range and deviation in direction of flight of rifled projectiles, independent of the errors of the gun itself, are the influence of the wind and the motion of the gun. The motion of the target, if not...

  • The Avoidance of Collisions on the Sea at Night, and the Employment of Double Side-Lights
    By Commander W. B. Hoff, U.S.N.

    Mr. Chairman and Members.

    Gentlemen:—I have the honor of calling your attention this evening to a subject, the importance of which, I feel sure, we will all agree to recognize. It is the avoidance of collisions on the sea at night,...

  • Graphical Method for Navigators
    By Commander C. D. Sigsbee, U. S. N.

    For Star Identification, Great-Circle Sailing, True Bearings of Heavenly Bodies, Hour Angle and Altitude of Bodies on the Prime Vertical, and, in general, for the Approximate Solution of Spherical Problems.


  • The Turning Circle: Application of Coast-Survey Methods to the Determination of
    By Lieutenant A. McCrackin, U.S.N.

    The following well-known methods for determining positions are proposed for use in the turning trials of steamers, viz.:

    Positions determined:

  • A New Method of Making Running Surveys
    By Ensign John H. Fillmore, U.S.N.

    A method of sketching in shore-lines when making running surveys or reconnaissance which avoids the necessity of estimating distances, or depending on the eye to get the configuration of the shore-line, or taking bearings with the compass.

  • Notes on the Literature of Explosives
    By Prof. Chas. E. Munroe, U.S.N.A.

    No. VIII.

  • The Combats on the Min River
    Translated by Lieut. E. B, Barry, U.S.N.

    From the French of Captain Chabaud-Arnault, F. N., in the Revue Maritime et Coloniale.


    Admiral Courbet's report of the combats on the Min River is so complete and so precise, that it enables us to follow their...

  • On the Combustion of Gunpowder in Guns
    By Lieut. J. F. Meigs, U.S.N.

    The object of this paper is to present what seems to be a reasonable explanation of what are commonly called "wave pressures" in guns. When charges of powder are fired under certain conditions of loading, the readings of pressure gauges...

  • Moeris: The Great Reservoir of Middle Egypt
    By Cope Whitehouse, M. A.

    With the Topography and Construction of the Pyramids.

  • Professional Notes

    Tests of Anti-Corrosive Anti-Fouling Compositions for the Bottoms of Steel Ships

    Made by the Navy Department under the Direction of The Naval Advisory Board

    By Lieutenant-Commander F. M. Barber, U.S.N.


  • Reviews

    Le Tir de l’Artillerie de Campagne. Par Major H. Rohne; traduit de l’allemand par le Capitaine Bodenhorst, de l’artillerie beige. Bruges : C. De Laroière, 1883.

  • Bibliographic Notes


    No. 3, 1884. The life and scientific works of Arnold Guyot, by Professor William Libbey, Jr. A remarkable globe map of the sixteenth century, by A. E. Nordenskiold. Map. A trip from Soul...

  • Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1886

    A Prize of one hundred dollars and a gold medal is offered by the Naval Institute for the best Essay presented, subject to the following rules:


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