The Polar Question

By Lieutenant John W. Danenhower, U. S. N.
October 1885
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 ...

Notes on Intercepting, Chasing, Etc.

By Lieutenant H. O. Rittenhouse, U.S. N.
October 1885
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 ...

Curves of Pressure in Guns

By Lieutenant J. F. Meigs, U. S. N.
October 1885
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 ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
October 1885
No. IX.The blowing up of Flood Rock was successfully accomplished October 10, 1885. The official report is not yet issued, and hence the following account has been compiled from various ...

Professional Notes

October 1885
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. ...

Book Notices

October 1885
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 ...

Bibliographic Notes

October 1885
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 ...

Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1886

October 1885
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:Competition for the Prize is ...

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