On a Method for Calculating the Stability of Ships

By Assistant Naval Constructor D. W. Taylor, U. S. Navy
April 1891
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 ...

High Explosives in Warfare

By Commander F. M. Barber, U. S. N.
April 1891
[Reprinted from the Journal of the Franklin Institute, February, 1891.]Members of the Institute and Ladies and Gentlemen :In commencing my paper this evening I desire to call your attention to ...


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
April 1891
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 Samoan Hurricane of March, 1889

By Everett Hayden, U. S. N., Marine Meteorologist, U. S. Hydrographic Office
April 1891
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 ...

Discussion of Prize Essay, 1891

April 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 ...

Pofessional Notes

April 1891
TARGET PRACTICE AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY. By Lieutenant-Commander C. S. Sperry, U. S. Navy. The firing of the Cadets of the First Class in April, 1891, competing for the marksman’s ...

Bibliographic Notes

April 1891
UNITED SERVICE GAZETTE.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 ...

Special Notice

April 1891
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 ...


April 1891
The U. S. Naval Institute was established in 1873, having for its object the advancement of professional and scientific knowledge in the Navy. It now enters upon its nineteenth year ...

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