Three Considered as a Tactical Unit

By Lieutenant D. H. Mahan, U.S. Navy
April 1888
I.—Infantry.In bringing this subject to the notice of the Institute I am actuated by the feeling that the tactics now in use are not adequate for the present day. This ...

Velocities and Pressures in Guns

By Ensign J. H. Glennon, U.S.N.
April 1888
When powder is burnt, either in the open air or in a closed vessel, the products are not all gaseous—a considerable quantity of solid residue is left. The experiments of ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
April 1888
No. XVII.We are in receipt of a pamphlet entitled "The Graydon Dynamite Projectile High Explosive and Accelerated Cartridge," from which we learn that the experiments made at Sandy Hook, which ...

Professional Notes

April 1888
Steel: Its Properties; Its Uses in Structures and Heavy Guns.By Wm. Metcalf, Trans. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers.A Review.The year just passed has been a notable one in the history ...

Bibliographic Notes

April 1888
AMERICAN CHEMICAL JOURNAL.Volume 9, No. 2, April, 1887.A. E. Menke has found that alkaline carbonates prevent to a certaint extent the destructive effect of ferric sulphate on boilers. Potassic carbonate ...


April 1888
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 ...

Special Notice

April 1888
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1889.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:Competition ...

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