Proceedings Magazine - 1891 Vol. 17/3/59

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When I was stationed at Paris as Naval Attache of our Legation, one of the principal subjects that I was directed to study was the Maritime Inscription, under which head are included the systems...

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  • Explosives and Ordnance Material
    By Stephen H. Emmens, Member of the U. S. N'aval Institute, Member of the Society of Chemical Industry, Member of the American Chemical Society, Membre Fondateur of the Societe Internationale des Electriciens, etc.

    Considered With Reference To Some Recent Experiments with Emmensite, Gelbite and Aluminum Bronze

    §1.

    The Ballistic Theory of Explosives.

  • The Effect of Waterline Damage on the Stability of Unarmored War-Ships
    By Charles Hemje

    The purpose of this paper is to show by computation and graphic representation the dangers to which modern ships are subject from loss of stability through injury at the waterline.

  • Naval Reserve and Naval Militia
    By Lieutenant J. C. Soley, U. S. N.

    When I was stationed at Paris as Naval Attache of our Legation, one of the principal subjects that I was directed to study was the Maritime Inscription, under which head are included the systems of manning the French navy and of providing a...

  • The Final Improvement of the Steam-Engine
    By Dr. R. H. Thurston

    The progress of the steam-engine in the century since the days of Watt and its application by him and his contemporaries to the innumerable purposes of modern life, has been mainly one, as the writer has often remarked, rather in the direction of...

  • Professional Notes: The Test of the Brown Segmental Wire Cylinder
    By First-Lieut. G. N. Whistler, 5th Artillery

    In the spring of 1890, soon after the test of the 1-inch model of the Brown segmental wire gun, it was determined by the promoters of that system of gun construction to build a 5-inch high-powered breech-loading rifle. In order, however, to...

  • Professional Notes: On Determining the Inclinations of Non-Algebraic Curves from Their Ordinates
    By D. W. Taylor, Naval Constructor, U. S. Navy

    The curves with which the naval architect has to deal, such as ship's lines, speed curves, curves derived from experiments, etc., can seldom be expressed by means of an equation. This being the case, neither their areas nor their inclinations...

  • Bibliographic Notes

    UNITED SERVICE GAZETTE.

    May i6, 1891. Launch of the Sappho. Trial trip of the Swift-sure.

    May 23. Masts and sails as a means of training. Military small-arms. Quick-firing gun trials.

  • Special Notice

    NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1892.


    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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