Proceedings Magazine - 1892 Vol. 18/2/62


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    Annapolis, Md., February 20, 1892.

    Having carefully read the three essays submitted in competition for the prize offered by the U. S. Naval Institute for...

  • Prize Essay for 1892: Torpedo-Boats: Their Organization and Conduct
    By William Laird Clowes


    Motto:—"Me, me adsum qui feci. "


  • Cellulose and its Application as a Protection to Vessels
    J. M. Cheneau

    The idea of protecting vessels by means of a very light, self-obturating material was conceived by Admiral Pallu de la Barriere, an officer in the French navy. Being a learned man, as well as an officer of great merit, Pallu de la Barriere...

  • Official Report on the Behavior of the U.S.S. Baltimore
    Captain W. S. Schley

    U.S.S. Baltimore, 1st Rate,

    Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., January 6, 1892.


  • Electric Welded Projectiles
    Hiram Percy Maxim

    Ordnance experts and military men generally have lately been much interested in a new method of making projectiles. This is the Electric Welding Process, used by the American Projectile Company of Lynn, Mass., and from the success so far achieved...

  • The Influence of Range-Finders Upon Modern Ordnance. Gunnery, and War-Ship Construction
    Lieutenant Albert Gleaves

    It is believed that the introduction of a trustworthy naval rangefinder will lessen the necessity of extremely long guns, change the present disposition of the battery, modify the construction of warships, and materially alter the conduct of the...

  • Notes on the Date of Manufacture of the Three Guns at the U. S. Naval Academy, Captured in Corea by Rear-Admiral John Rodgers, U. S. N.
    By Thomas William Clarke

    One of these three guns is of a slightly ruder type than the other two. Both the others contain a mechanical feature which this ruder gun lacks, the ratchet on the under-side of the bottom of the boxing of the breech-cavity for engaging the point...

  • Professional Notes

    The Screw Ferry-Boat

    By E. W. Woolsey, Superintendent Hoboken Ferry Company

    As early as 1805, a screw steamboat, constructed by John Stevens, made a run as a ferry-boat between Hoboken...

  • Bibliographic Notes / Names of Members Who Joined Since July 1, 1891


    Nos. 10 and11. On the firing manual. French cavalry manoeuvres of 1891.

    No. 12. Moltke’s field-plan, 1866. Reorganization of the English artillery. Organization of the military tricycle service in...

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