Proceedings Magazine - 1889 Vol. 15/1/48

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Notwithstanding the differences in regard to political constitution, social organization, and international relations, which exist between the United States and the European countries whose naval...



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  • Naval Reserves, and the Recruiting and Training of Men
    By Lieutenant Sidney A. Staunton, U.S.N.

    Notwithstanding the differences in regard to political constitution, social organization, and international relations, which exist between the United States and the European countries whose naval systems have been reviewed, copious and valuable...

  • Sheathed or Unsheathed Ships?
    By Naval Constructor Philip Hichborn, U.S.N.

    The reconstruction of the United States Navy, begun in 1882, has been liberally provided for during the present Administration, and by the end of the year 1892, or ten years after the good work commenced, there will be a new fleet of thirty...

  • A Letter of Captain A.T. Mahan
    By Captain A.T. Mahan, U.S. Navy

    U.S. Naval War College,

    Newport, R.I., November 27, 1888.

    To the Secretary of the Naval Institute.

  • Naval Coast Signals
    By Lieutenant Richard Wainwright, U.S.N.

    The defense of our coast has lately occupied a prominent place in the eyes of the public, if one may judge from the numerous magazine articles, newspaper references, and Congressional reports, showing both action and inaction. That eventually we...

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

    No. XIX.

  • Progressive Naval Seamanship
    By Commander C. D. Sigsbee, U.S.N.

    One of the vexed questions of the day within the Navy is that of seamanship; i.e. the relation of past seamanship to future seamanship. That experience with the new ships will settle the question satisfactorily is highly probable; but the more...

  • The Sounding Machine of the U.S.S. Ranger, As Improved By Ensign Harry Phelps, U.S.N.
    By Ensign Harry Phelps, U.S.N.

    The sounding machine of the Ranger is not a new invention, but merely the original machine of Sir William Thompson modified by the addition of a few improvements, so as to produce a serviceable and reliable machine that is cheap and not liable to...

  • The Protection of Cruisers
    By E. Weyel

    Translated from Le Yacht.

  • On the Possible Effect of High Explosives on Future Designs for War-Ships
    By Captain C.C.P. FitzGerald, R.N.

    [Repr. from the Tratis. of the Institution of Naval Architects, July, 1888.]

  • Repairs of the French Transport Shamrock
    By Lieutenant E. H. C. Leutze, U.S.N.

    The French transport Shamrock, of 5700 tons, on a homeward-bound voyage, ran on a reef off the coast of Ceylon. After she was gotten off it was found that she was leaking in the forward cargo-space, which was separated from the fire-room by a...

  • Book Notices

    This Gruson Quick-Fire Guns, Carriages, Ammunition and Ballistics.

  • Bibliographic Notes


  • Annual Report of the Secretary and Treasurer of the U.S. Naval Institute

    To the Officers and Members of the Institute.

    Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the following report of the affairs of the Institute for the year ending December 31, 1888.


  • Special Notice


    A prize o£ 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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