Proceedings Magazine - 1893 Vol. 19/4/68

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The steady development of marine dynamo machinery and the number of applications opening for its further use aboard men-of-war, render the subject of direct importance to every student of naval...



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  • Notes on Naval Dynamo Machinery
    By Lieutenant J. B. Murdoch, U. S. N.

    The steady development of marine dynamo machinery and the number of applications opening for its further use aboard men-of-war, render the subject of direct importance to every student of naval construction or equipment. Recognizing the interest...

  • Arming of the Brazilian Cruisers Nictheroy and America
    Howard P. Elwell, Associate Member of the U. S. Naval Institute

    It is well known that the Bureau of Naval Intelligence at Washington  has in its possession plans of all the merchant vessels sailing under the U.S. flag which could be converted into armed auxiliary cruisers. It is understood that designs...

  • Notes upon the Necessity and Utility of the Naval War College in Connection with Preparation for Defense and War
    Comdr. C. H. Stockton, U. S. Navy

    The events which precede and follow the outbreak of war progress too quickly to allow time for general or special reconnaissance of the theatre of operations, either at home or abroad. Hence this work which took place formerly in time of war...

  • The Willson Disc Gun
    Lieut.-Comdr. R. R. Ingersoll, U. S. Navy

    The great increase of power due to great increase of initial velocity of the projectile, which has been obtained by the use of smokeless powders in guns which were designed to use brown or black powder, has naturally led to much speculation in...

  • Coal Consumption of Ships of War
    W. H. Riley, Esq., R. N., Staff Engineer

    [By Permission from the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution]

  • Pigeons for Sea Service
    Assistant Professor H. Marion, U. S. Naval Academy

    With an account of their use during the practice cruise of the Constellation of 1893.


  • Velocity of Combustion of an Explosive Under Variable Pressure
    By Lieutenant J. H. Glennon, U. S. N.

    [From Interior Ballistics]

  • Sea Power

    No apology seems necessary for transferring to our pages from the columns of the London Times and Fortnightly Review the following articles, the first two suggested by the anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.

  • Book Notices

    Descriptive Catalogue of War Material, Manufactured by the Hotchkiss Ordnance Company, Limited.

    The Hotchkiss Ordnance Company have issued a handsome descriptive catalogue of the war material manufactured by them, neatly...

  • Professional Notes



    [American Institution of Naval Architects.]

  • Bibliographic Notes



    Volume LXVIL, No. 9, September, 1893. The Steering of Balloons. United States Cruiser Minneapolis. Progress in Flying...

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