Proceedings Magazine - 1889 Vol. 15/3/50

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During recent years many attempts have been made to increase the velocity of projectiles and at the same time to keep down the maximum pressure of the powder gas within the bore of the gun.

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  • Quick's Patent Perforated Cake Powder for Ordnance
    By George Quick, Fleet Engineer, R. N. (Retired)

    During recent years many attempts have been made to increase the velocity of projectiles and at the same time to keep down the maximum pressure of the powder gas within the bore of the gun.

  • The Homestead Steel Works
    By W. Richards and J. A. Potter

    The Homestead Steel Works of Carnegie, Phipps & Co., Limited, are situated on the south bank of the Monongahela river, some nine miles above Pittsburgh, and on the immediate line of the Pittsburgh, Virginia and Charleston R. R., and the...

  • The Naval Ordnance Proving Ground
    By Lieutenant Albert Gleaves, U. S. N.

    Previous to 1872, most of the experimental ordnance work of the Navy was done at the Washington yard, and tests of powder were made there also, or at the powder yards, forts and arsenals.

  • Ship-Building and Its Interests on the Pacific Coast
    By Lieut.-Commander F. P. Gilmore, U. S. N.

    The Sitka, a small paddle-wheel vessel, was the pioneer steamer in the waters of the Pacific coast. She was built in the town of that name in Alaska, in 1847, was 37 feet in length, with 9 feet beam and 3 ½ feet depth of hold. She was...

  • Gun-Cotton—Its History, Manufacture, Use
    By Lieutenant Karl Rohrer, U. S. N.

    [Reprinted from Scientific American.]

    The explosive of this name was discovered in 1833 by Bracounot, who dissolved paper and starch in concentrated nitric acid, and recovered a powdery white substance, which burned with a flash when...

  • Electricity on Board Warships
    By S. Dana Greene, late Ensign, U. S. N.

    In the annual number of the "General Information Series, No. VII," published by the Office of Naval Intelligence, appeared a most excellent article on the subject of "Electricity on Shipboard," by Lieutenant J. B. Murdock, U....

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

    No. XXI.

  • Professional Notes

    A Method of Registering the Rotation of a Shot by Photography

    By F. Neesen, Professor in the United Artillery and Engineers' School at Berlin

    [Translated from the Archiv fur die Artillerie- und Ingenieur-...

  • Bibliographic Notes

    BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

    Volume XXI, No. 1, March 31, 1889. Among the natives of Australia. The Portuguese in the track of Columbus. The Rio San Juan de Nicaragua. The Russian traveller Prjeválsky.

    No. 2...

  • Special Notice

    NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1890.


    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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