Proceedings Magazine - 1891 Vol. 17/2/58

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  • Disposition and Employment of the Fleet Ship and Squadron Drill
    By Lieutenant R. C. Smith, U. S. Navy

    Honorably Mentioned.

    Motto: Occasionem cognosce.


  • On a Method for Calculating the Stability of Ships
    By Assistant Naval Constructor D. W. Taylor, U. S. Navy

    The word stability is commonly, though somewhat loosely, used by naval architects to express not only the existence of a righting tendency in a ship inclined in still water, but also the amount of such tendency, i. e. the righting moment of the...

  • High Explosives in Warfare
    By Commander F. M. Barber, U. S. N.

    [Reprinted from the Journal of the Franklin Institute, February, 1891.]

    Members of the Institute and Ladies and Gentlemen :

  • Proposed Day, Night, and Fog Signals for the Navy, with Brief Description of the Ardois Night System
    By Ensign A. P. Niblack, U. S. N.

    There seems to be some probability of a large fleet being assembled this summer to carry out a program of maneuvers on our coast, and this may be an opportune moment to call attention to certain deficiencies in our means of communicating between...

  • Electro-Metallurgy
    By Joseph W. Richards, A. C, Ph. D., Instructor in Metallurgy, Mineralogy and Blow-piping, at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.: Member U. S. Naval Institute

    Metallurgy is the art of extracting metals from their ores and bringing them into that state of purity which is necessary for their industrial application. Electro-metallurgy is that branch of the metallurgic art in which the agency of...

  • The Samoan Hurricane of March, 1889
    By Everett Hayden, U. S. N., Marine Meteorologist, U. S. Hydrographic Office

    An interval of more than two years has now elapsed since the news of the great hurricane at Samoa startled the whole civilized world with its sad tidings of disaster to the American and German fleets in the harbor of Apia.

  • Discussion of Prize Essay, 1891

    The Enlistment, Training, and Organization of Crews for Our New Ships.

    By Ensign A. P. Niblack, U. S. N.

    Commander G. H. Wadleigh, U. S. Navy.—While concurring in the main with most of the views advanced in...

  • Pofessional Notes


    By Lieutenant-Commander C. S. Sperry, U. S. Navy.

    The firing of the Cadets of the First Class in April, 1891, competing...

  • Bibliographic Notes


    February 7, 1891. Naval notes.

    “The fractured strengthening hoop on the muzzle of the no-ton gun of the Sans Pareil has been replaced. ... It has been ascertained that the gun droops more...

  • Names of Members Who Joined Since January, 1891


    Andrews, Philip, Ensign, U. S. Navy, March 19, 1891.

    Carpenter, J. H., Manager, Carpenter Steel Co., Reading, Pa., April 17, 1891.

  • 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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