Proceedings Magazine - 1889 Vol. 15/2/49

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The many who during the past years have been discussing publicly the subject of the defenses of our coast agree in this, that of adequate coast defense our lack is absolute and our need imperative...



  • Cruise of the U. S. Sloop-Of-War Vandalia in the Pacific in 1858, Under the Command of Commander Arthur Sinclair, U.S.N.
    By Commander Arthur Sinclair, U.S.N.

    The following extracts from the private letters of Commander Sinclair were furnished by his son:

    Nuka Hiva; August 5, 1858.—Just as I was about getting under way for Tahiti, a boat was reported to me entering the harbor with an...

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  • Outline of a Scheme for the Naval Defense of the Coast
    By Captain W. T. Sampson, U.S.N.

    The many who during the past years have been discussing publicly the subject of the defenses of our coast agree in this, that of adequate coast defense our lack is absolute and our need imperative. This is particularly true of naval defenses, so...

  • Collisions at Sea
    By Chas. M. McCarteney, Lieutenant, U.S.N.

    Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department,

    Washington, D. C.

    In view of the interest felt by maritime nations on the subject of collisions at sea, and the means proposed for the prevention of these disasters, the President of the United...

  • Right Of Way At Sea: How Has A Merchant Vessel to Act when She Meets a Maneuvering Fleet?
    Translated by Lieutenant-Commander E, H. C. Leutze, U.S.N.

    The Supreme Court at Berlin has, some weeks since, decided a suit which has been pending for four years and which has been much talked about. It touches the question above stated. The international rules for avoiding collisions at sea do not, as...

  • Notes on the Literature of Explosives
    Charles E. Munroe

    No. XX.

    From the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. A., page 353, part 1, 1888, we learn that a series of experiments was made at Willets Point by Major King, to ascertain the form and dimensions of...

  • Domestic Steels for Naval Purposes
    By Lieutenant-Commander J.G. Eaton, U.S.N.

    The adoption of steel in place of iron on board our men-of-war is now an accomplished fact. The line officer finds his hulls, rigging, masts, guns and carriages, shields and armor, all of steel. The engineer deals with the same metal in boilers,...

  • Remarks (On Board the U.S.F. President, Commodore Rodgers), Made By M.C. Perry
    By M.C. Perry

    The following extracts are taken from the original Remark Book of M.C. Perry, kept by him while attached to the U.S. frigate President, under the command of Commodore Rodgers during the years 1811-12and 1813. Only those parts that are of special...

  • On the Efficacy of Oil for Subduing the Violence of Broken Water
    G. W. Littlehales, U. S. Hydrographic Office



  • Bibliographic Notes


    Volume XI, No. 2, February, 1889. Decomposition of cobalt and nickel, Krüss and Gerhardt (translation). Reviews and reports: Recent progress in industrial chemistry. Notes: Hydrazine.

  • Professional Notes


    The Act of Congress of March 3, 1887, appropriated $20,400 for three rough-bored and turned cast-steel 6-inch guns, and under the proposals of the Navy...

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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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