Proceedings Magazine - 1887 Vol. 13/2/41

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Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:—I have read with great interest the discussions before the Institute in regard to the qualities of the steel which should be used for the fabrication of large...



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  • The Most Suitable Metal for Naval Guns
    By Wm. J. McAlpine, Consulting Engineer ; Past President American. Society of Civil Engineers; Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of London

    Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:—I have read with great interest the discussions before the Institute in regard to the qualities of the steel which should be used for the fabrication of large guns for the Navy. I have heretofore written a letter...

  • The Navigator's Position Indicator
    By Lieutenant H. O. Rittenhouse, U. S. N.

    The navigator's position indicator is an instrument designed to indicate the position of a vessel when navigating coasts or inland waters where towers, buoys, lights, beacons, or other marks may be seen and recognized. Briefly, it is an...

  • Pressure-Recording Instruments
    By Jarvis B. Edson, M. E., of N. Y.

    Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:—The brief time I shall ask your attention this evening precludes the possibility of my devoting any attention to all of the various instruments and appliances for indicating and recording fluid pressure.

  • On the Study of Naval History (Grand Tactics)
    By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U. S. N.


  • The Naval Station at Norfolk, Va.
    By Lieutenant R. M. G. Brown, U. S. N.

    The vicinity of Norfolk possesses many great advantages for a dockyard, and it is a remarkable fact that not a single objection can be urged against making it the great shipbuilding yard now so urgently needed.

    Just before the breaking out...

  • Economy of Compound Direct-Acting Pumping Engines
    By Passed-Assistant Engineer C. R. Roelker, U. S. N.

    The following account gives a description and record of tests made by the writer in the early part of i8S6 on the new compound pumping engine then recently erected by the Blake Steam-Pump Company at the Kings County Oil Works, Greenpoint, L. I....

  • Simpson's Timber Dry-Docks
    By Lieut.-Comdr. C. H. Stockton, U. S. N.

    Congress during its last session having appropriated a sum of $1,100,000 for the construction of two timber dry-docks at such navy yards as the Secretary of the Navy may designate, it has been suggested that a few remarks upon timber dry-docks,...

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

    No. XIII.

  • Professional Notes

    Extracts From an Article on the Protection of Heavy Guns for Coast Defense

    By Captain G. S. Clarke, K. E.

    Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich,

    February, 1887.


  • In Memoriam -- Lieutenant John W. Danenhower

    United States Naval Institute,

    Annapolis, Md., April 22, 1887.

    At a meeting of the Board of Control of the United States Naval Institute the following resolutions were adopted:


  • Book Notices

    The Fall of Maximilian’s Empire as Seen from a United States Gunboat. By Seaton Schroeder, Lieutenant U. S. N. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

  • Bibliographic Notes

    ALMANACH FÜR DIE K. K. KRIEGS-MARINE. (Issued by the publishers of the Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens, Gerold & Co., Vienna.)

    This little annual, just received, contains, as usual, besides the ordinary matter found in...

  • 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...

  • Notice

    Owing to an unavoidable delay in receiving the decision of the judges, it has been deemed advisable to print the Prize Essay, without discussion, in the present number of the Proceedings.


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