Proceedings Magazine - 1888 Vol. 14/4/47

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At the Opening of the Fourth Annual Session of the College, August 6, 1888.



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  • Address of Captain A. T. Mahan, President of the U. S. Naval War College
    By Captain A.T. Mahan, U.S. Navy

    At the Opening of the Fourth Annual Session of the College, August 6, 1888.

  • Notes on Steel Inspection of Structural and Boiler Material
    By Lieutenant-Commander J. G. Eaton, U.S.N.

    These notes make no pretense as an essay on steel. Most of their contents is already well known to experts. The writer's object is to lay before the service the facts bearing most directly on Naval Inspection. Technicalities have been avoided...

  • An Essay on the Tactics of the Gun, as Discoverable from Type War-Ships
    By Lieutenant J. F. Meigs, U. S. N.

    Any seaman who, without knowing how Ruyter, Benbow, Hawke, Nelson, and, of our own navy, McDonough and Perry, fought their ships, could, by an examination of the types of vessel used, determine with a high degree of probability what their tactics...

  • A Study on Fighting Ships, by K ...
    Translated from the French ("Le Yacht") by Professor Jules Leroux, U.S. Naval Academy

    The late controversy between distinguished officers of the service has given the naval question great prominence in France. This interest is, besides, increased by the disquieting rumors incessantly arising in Europe. Should war be declared to-...

  • Discussion: Naval Administration
    By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce. U.S.N.

    Rear-Admiral E. Simpson.—Admiral Luce has given us a useful resume of Naval Administration, and in that division of his paper where he writes under the head of "Board of Navy Commissioners," he fixes the point from which we must...

  • A Proposed System of Messing the Crews of Our Men-of-War
    By Lieutenant Daniel Delehanty, U.S. Navy

    It will be unquestionably conceded that the messing of a man-of-war's crew in our service is the most imperfect part of its organization. Every line officer is familiar with the annoyances and discomforts that result from it, and how utterly...

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

    No. XVIII.

  • Professional Notes

    This complete issue of Proceedings is provided for your use in its original format only at this time.  The editorial team is currently reviewing the text version for possible errors introduced during the OCR phase of our...

  • Book Notices

    Catalogue of the Exhibit of the Navy Department at the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States, 1888. Lieutenant Richard Rush, U. S. Navy Representative. Printed by direction of the Secretary of...

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    Vol. X., No. 4, July, 1888.

    E. H. Keiser has determined the atomic weight of oxygen by combustion of hydrogen occluded by palladium. He obtains the figures 15.949. H. N. Morse and W. M. burton have...

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    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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    The U. S. Naval Institute was established in 1873, having for its object the advancement of professional and scientific knowledge in the Navy. It now enters upon its sixteenth year of existence, trusting as heretofore for its support...


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