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
April 1887
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 ...

The Navigator's Position Indicator

By Lieutenant H. O. Rittenhouse, U. S. N.
April 1887
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 ...

Pressure-Recording Instruments

By Jarvis B. Edson, M. E., of N. Y.
April 1887
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 ...

The Naval Station at Norfolk, Va.

By Lieutenant R. M. G. Brown, U. S. N.
April 1887
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 ...

Simpson's Timber Dry-Docks

By Lieut.-Comdr. C. H. Stockton, U. S. N.
April 1887
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, ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
April 1887
No. XIII.It is admitted that among the methods proposed for the estimation of the nitrogen contents of nitrates or nitric esters, the speediest and most accurate is that which is ...

Professional Notes

April 1887
Extracts From an Article on the Protection of Heavy Guns for Coast DefenseBy Captain G. S. Clarke, K. E.Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich,February, 1887.The ...

Book Notices

April 1887
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.Lieutenant Schroeder places in an attractive ...

Bibliographic Notes

April 1887
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 ...

Special Notice

April 1887
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1888.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 ...


April 1887
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 ...

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