Range Lights on Seagoing Ships

By Lieutenant F. F. Fletcher, U.S.N.
October 1886
The necessity of changing the present system of lighting ships has long been apparent, and is growing more urgent every day, owing to the constant increase of ocean travel. It ...

Naval Reorganization

By Captain A. P. Cooke, U.S.N.
October 1886
Ideas are in the air, as Emerson says, and they belong no more to one individual than another. It is impossible to sequestrate an idea for one's exclusive use. The ...

On the Study of Naval Warfare as a Science

By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U.S.N.
October 1886
"Science is applied knowledge." Under date of May 3, 1884, the Secretary of the Navy appointed a board of three officers to "report upon the subject of a post-graduate course ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
October 1886
No. XII. In the Phil. Mag. 21, 164-180; March, 1866, R. Threlfall published at length the results of his investigations "On the Theory of Explosions." In his papers on the ...

Forced Combustion

By Cadet-Engineer J. E. Byrne, U.S.N.
October 1886
By Cadet-Engineer J. E. Byrne, U.S.N. While the gradual introduction of the triple-expansion engine is producing such marked increase in marine economy as 14.2 pounds of water per horse-power per ...

Professional Notes

October 1886
[From Tablettes des deux Charentes, Sept., 1886.] A series of experiments has just been made against the Bullivant nets surrounding the armored corvette Belliqueuse. The Minister wished to show that ...

Bibliographic Notes

October 1886
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION. May. Notes on the method of compiling a range-table, by Commander H. J. May, R. N. The trajectory for the cubic law of resistance, ...

Special Notice

October 1886
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1887. 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 ...

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