Proceedings Magazine - 1885 Vol. 11/4/35

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Let us imagine a scientific observer able to take a position in the prolongation of the earth's axis above the North Pole, and so gifted with superhuman vision as to see the traces of the...

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  • The Polar Question
    By Lieutenant John W. Danenhower, U. S. N.

    Let us imagine a scientific observer able to take a position in the prolongation of the earth's axis above the North Pole, and so gifted with superhuman vision as to see the traces of the explorers of the present century.

  • The Cruise of the Alliance in Search of the Jeannette
    By Lieutenant C. P. Perkins, U. S. N.

    After making hasty preparations at Norfolk, Va., consisting in the addition of a light bow sheathing, storm hatches and bulkheads; sending the battery and ordnance stores on shore, and filling up with coal and extra provisions, the Alliance left...

  • Notes on Intercepting, Chasing, Etc.
    By Lieutenant H. O. Rittenhouse, U.S. N.

    Problem of Intercepting.

    The increased facilities enjoyed at present for collecting and issuing information regarding the movements, speed, coal capacity, etc., of steamers of all kinds, give additional interest and importance to the...

  • Curves of Pressure in Guns
    By Lieutenant J. F. Meigs, U. S. N.

    In this paper are presented, (1) certain new ways of regarding the quantities (muzzle energy)/(pressure), (muzzle energy)/(weight of powder), (muzzle energy)/(weight of gun)  together with a new measure of the progressiveness of powder ; and...

  • The Proposed Abolition of the Astronomical Day and its Bearing on Problems of Navigation
    By Professor Stimson J. Brown, U. S. N.

    With the growth of commerce and the vast extension of telegraph and railroad systems, the necessity of a reform in the usual methods of time-reckoning has made itself forcibly felt. This has expressed itself in various attempts to adopt systems...

  • Notes on the Literature of Explosives
    By Charles E. Munroe

    No. IX.

  • Professional Notes

    DISTRIBUTION OF ARMOR IN SHIPS OF WAR.

    THE SUBSTANCE OF TWO LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, GREENWICH, ENGLAND, 1885,

    By Assistant Naval Constructor W. E. Smith, R. N.

    (...

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


    A Paper on Tidal Theory and Tidal Predictions. By E. A. Gieseler,...

  • Bibliographic Notes

    ANNALEN DER HYDROGRAPHIE.

    Part IV., 1885. Sailing Directions for the Gilbert, Marshall and Caroline Islands.

    Part V. Theory of the Lamont instrument for observations of the earth’s magnetism. Surveys on the west coast of...

  • 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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