Naval Administration in Alaska

By Commander Henry Glass, U.S. Navy
January 1890
In August, 1880, the writer was ordered by the Navy Department to proceed to Sitka, Alaska, and relieve Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S. Navy, in command of the sloop-of-war Jamestown, then ...

Powder in Guns

By Lieutenant J. H. Glennon, U.S.N.
January 1890
[A continuation of "Velocities and Pressures in Guns," Vol. XIV, No. 2.] In a paper entitled "Velocities and Pressures in Guns," Vol. XIV, No. 2, the action of powder in ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
January 1890
No. XXII. United States Letters Patent No. 409943, August 27, 1889, have been granted Stephen H. Emmens for " Gun and Projectile for High Explosives," in which he claims to ...

Fleet Tactics

By Lieutenant Richard Wainwright, U.S. Navy
January 1890
The first question that arises in entering upon the subject is whether or no modern arms and modern inventions have so changed all methods of naval warfare as to make ...

Armor for Ships: Its Uses and Its Nature

By Sir Nathaniel Barnaby, K.C.B.
January 1890
[Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.] At the commencement of the Russian war in 1853-4, several points in relation to the defense of ships against projectiles ...

Professional Notes

January 1890
THE CORROSION AND FOULING OF SHIPS.-ANTI- FOULING COMPOSITIONS. By M. Holzapfel, Newcastle-on-Tyne. [Reprinted.] The invention of a means for protecting the bottoms or immersed parts of ships against fouling, and ...

Book Notices

January 1890
Practical Marine Surveying. By Ensign Henry Phelps, U. S. N. While this book was written to fill the need of a suitable text-book on the subject at the Naval Academy, ...

Bibliographic Notes

January 1890
ANNALEN DER HYDROGRAPHIE UND MARITIMEN METEOROLOGIE. 17TH Annual Series, Volume IX. Proof of Poisson’s theory of the deviation of ships’ compasses by means of observations. Sailing directions for the China ...

Special Notice

January 1890
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1891. A prize of one hundred dollars, with a gold medal, is offered by the Naval Institute for the best essay presented on any subject pertaining ...

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