Proceedings Magazine - 1886 Vol. 12/2/37

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With the introduction into our Navy, in the near future, of modern steel vessels of the highest attainable speed, with reduced top hamper and small spread of canvas, armed with high-power breech-...



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  • Some Suggestions for Manning our Future Naval Vessels
    By Commander Henry Glass, U.S.N.

    With the introduction into our Navy, in the near future, of modern steel vessels of the highest attainable speed, with reduced top hamper and small spread of canvas, armed with high-power breech-loading rifled guns and rapid-firing machine guns...

  • The Naval Asylum and Service Pensions for Enlisted Men
    By Lieutenant-Commander Chas. H. Stockton, U.S.N.

    In presenting this paper upon the Naval Asylum, I wish to state that I was impelled to prepare it from the fact that so little is known of the Asylum and its workings. A very interesting historical sketch of its origin, and of the tract of land...

  • The Case of the Mignonette
    By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A. M., LL. B., Law Orator for 1885, Harvard University.

    There was presented in December, 1884, for decision in an English Court of Appeal a case absolutely without precedent in the English law. It was a case of peculiar interest, for though an English court had never been called to pass upon it, the...

  • The Navy Six-Inch B.L.R.
    By Ensign T. S. Rodgers, U.S.N.

    (By permission of the Bureau of Ordnance.)

    In 1881 the Bureau of Ordnance of the United States Navy decided on the construction of steel breech -loading rifled high-power guns for the Navy, in such quantities as Congress should see fit to...

  • The Present Course in Ordnance and Gunnery at the Naval Academy
    By Lieutenant R. R. Ingersoll, U.S.N.

    The course in the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery at the Naval Academy having been materially changed within the past three years, chiefly in the manner of imparting instruction and by the introduction of new work, and much interest, coupled...

  • The Use of One Angle in Curved Channels
    By Commander H. C. Taylor, U.S.N.

    Before describing the "use of one angle in curved channels," it may be well to say that the principle is a very old one. It has been applied in different ways, and is used in the "danger angle," mentioned in Sailors' Horn...

  • The Monitor Weehawken in the Rebellion
    By B. W. Loring, Late Lieutenant, U.S.N.

    The following letters of Mr. Loring, being replies to inquiries addressed to him, are now published with his permission. These letters are so graphic, and so clearly describe the peculiar nature and dangers of the service upon which he was...

  • A View of our Naval Policy and a Discussion of its Factors
    By Wm. Bainbridge Hoff, Commander U.S.N.

    It has always struck me as very odd that officers of our Navy and members of our maritime communities have not thought more, or at least have not expressed themselves more in the public prints, upon a science which, even at this present time, has...

  • Battle Tactics: The Value of Concentration
    By Commander H. C. Taylor, U.S.N.

    In presenting some views concerning the principles of naval tactics, it may be well to say beforehand that these views are in some respects contrary to the general sentiment of naval officers. Some accepted axioms—such as the great...

  • Some Practical Hints About Fortifications
    By J. C. Little, late Captain of Artillery and Ordnance Officer at Fort Fisher

    At the bombardment of Fort Fisher, the ironclads took up a position to the NE. of the fort, and devoted their attention to the land, or north, front of the fort. On this front were some 20 guns, comprising 8-inch Columbiads, rifled 32s, smooth-...

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

    No. X.

  • The Survey of the Coast
    By Lieutenant George L. Dyer, U.S.N.

    While the officers of the Navy have been watching, with intense interest, the movement to build modern ships and to reorganize the administration of the Navy Department, they have paid little attention to a very important and interesting question...

  • Professional Notes


    [From the London Engineer.]

    The peculiarity of the boilers under consideration consisted in the fact that (1) the material used passed all the tests required by the...

  • Reviews

    Report of the Superintendent of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Showing the Progress of the Work during the Fiscal Year Ending with June, 1884.

  • Bibliographic Notes


    John Cabot’s Landfall, Site of Norumbega, by Prof. E. N. Hors- ford, of Cambridge.

    An interesting and thorough study of the subject, accompanied by a set of...

  • Notice

    The Prize Essay for 1886, as awarded in the following letter, and the discussion thereon, will be published in Whole No. 38, Proceedings ok the U. S. Naval Institute. A few copies of the essay have been printed and sent to the...

  • Special Notice


    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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