Proceedings Magazine - 1891 Vol. 17/1/57

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It has been deemed advisable to print the Prize Essay at once in the present number of the Proceedings, and to publish the discussions thereon in the next number, in order to allow...



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    It has been deemed advisable to print the Prize Essay at once in the present number of the Proceedings, and to publish the discussions thereon in the next number, in order to allow ample time and full opportunity for the preparation...

  • Prize Essay for 1891: The Enlistment, Training, and Organization of Crews for Our New Ships
    By Ensign A. P. Niblack, U. S. Navy

    Motto:—"A man’s a man for a' that.”

  • Notes on an Experimental Ammunition Cart, Constructed for the Ordnance Department
    By Lieutenant W. W. Kimball, U. S. Navy

    The cart was designed to illustrate an attempted solution of the problem of "How, in these times of rapid-firing arms of precision, shall the infantry fighting line be supplied with ammunition?" Before discussing the device, it will be...

  • Siacci's Ballistic Equations / On the Angle of Elevation in Order that the Trajectory in Air Shall Pass Through A Given Point
    By Prof. Wm. Woolsey Johnson, U. S. Naval Academy

    The following is an account of the mode in which Major Siacci derives his ballistic formulae in the second edition of "Balistica," published at Turin in 1888. A few changes have been made in the notation.

    (See PDF for complete...

  • Target Practice
    By Lieutenant J. F. Meigs, U. S. N.

    The object of target practice is to accustom men to their weapons, and make them skilful in their use. It may be said that the ends in view are (1) to train marksmen, and (2) to train tactical bodies of men. The butt-firing, of which we hear so...

  • Electrical Counter, and Shaft Revolution and Direction Indicator
    By W. D. Weaver, Assistant Engineer, U. S. Navy

    During the frequent trials of steam launches and other fast-moving machinery at the New York Navy Yard, continual trouble was experienced with mechanical counters, and the electrical counter, an illustration of which accompanies this, was devised...

  • Professional Notes: The Organization and Duties of Trial Boards for Our New Cruisers
    By Lieutenant J. C. Wilson, U. S. Navy

    The writer was recently ordered as a member of a trial board on one of our new cruisers, and remembering his hazy ideas concerning what his duties might embrace, believes that a discussion based on knowledge gained by him in the performance of...

  • Reviews

    Almanach der Kriegs-flotten, 1891. With 134 cuts of armored vessels. Published by Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens.

    Part I. is devoted to tables of measures and weights, and reduction...

  • Bibliographic Notes


    Volume XVIII, Nos. VIII and IX. Late researches in oceanography (continued), by Captain C. v. Berman. Steamship companies and the auxiliary service.

  • Special Notice


    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 to the naval...


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