Prize Essay

January 1885
Washington, March 28, 1884.To Lieut.-Commander Thomas, U. S. N., Secretary.The undersigned having been requested to determine which of the Essays submitted to them is most worthy of the prize offered ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Prof. Charles E. Munroe, U. S. N. A.
January 1885
No. VII.Through the courtesy of Col. V. D. Majendie, C. B., H. M. ChiefInspector of Explosives, we are in receipt of the Seventh Annual Report (1882) of H. M. Inspectors ...

Notes on Bilge Keels

By Assistant Naval Constructor Francis T. Bowles, U. S. N.
January 1885
Theory.The following is an approximate solution for the amount of resistance opposed by a bilge keel to isochronous rolling of a ship in still water.The following quotations give the most ...

On the Tension of Winding Wire-Guns

By Philip R. Alger, Ensign, U. S. N.
January 1885
The theories which have been advanced and generally accepted, relative to the elastic resistance of hollow cylinders, are based on the assumption that the cylinder will be deformed only when ...

Professional Notes

January 1885
In examining the earlier reports of the Secretary of the Navy, many things of considerable historical interest in naval construction have been encountered. Notable among these are the communications of ...

Reviews

January 1885
No publication will be noticed under this head, unless a copy, to be placed in the Institute Library, is sent to the Secretary and Treasurer at Annapolis, Md.The Attack ...

Bibliographic Notes / Additions to Library

January 1885
AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, Bulletin No. 1, 1884.The growing power of the Republic of Chili.AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERS, Transactions, Vol. XII.Physical and chemical tests of steel for boilers and ship-plate ...

Naval Institute Prize Essays, 1879-1885

January 1885
1879.Subject:—“Naval Education.—I. Officers. II. Men.”Judges of Award:—Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University ; Daniel Ammen, Rear-Admiral, U. S. N.; Wm. H. Shock, Engineer-in-chief, U. S. N.Winner of the ...

Constitution and By-Laws

January 1885
ARTICLE I.—Title.This organization shall be called the United States Naval Institute.ARTICLE II.—Object.Its object is the advancement of professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in the Navy.ARTICLE III.—Headquarters.The Headquarters of the Institute ...

Necrology

January 1885
Lieutenant John P. J. Augur. Born March 31, 1852. Appointed a Cadet Midshipman, September 26, 1866. Graduated, June 7, 1870. Served on board the Brooklyn and Plymouth, European Squadron, from ...

List of Members

January 1885
Regular Members 601.Abbot, C. W. Pay DirectorAbbott, J. S. LieutenantAckley, S. M. LieutenantAdams, J. D. LieutenantAddicks, W. R., Esq. Altoona, Pa.Alger, P. R. EnsignAllderdice, Winslow, Esq., Akron, O.Allen, G. ...

Discussion of 1884 Prize Essay

January 1885
Rear-Admiral Jenkins.—I desire to express in a few words the pleasure I have received at hearing read the Prize Essay by its author (Mr. Chambers). I do not propose to ...

Officers of the Institute, 1885

January 1885
PRESIDENT,REAR-ADMIRAL THORNTON A. JENKINS.VICE-PRESIDENT,CAPTAIN F. M. RAMSAY.SECRETARY AND TREASURER,PAYMASTER ROBERT W. ALLEN.Board of Control.COMMANDER C. D. SIGSBEE,LIEUT.-COMMANDER HORACE ELMER,LIEUTENANT J. F. MEIGS,LIEUTENANT J. H. BULL,PASSED ASST. ENGINEER J. ...

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