Proceedings Magazine - 1894 Vol. 20/4/72

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[IMAGE: The Kearsarge in 1893. From the Granite Monthly]

A cable reached the Admiral on Tuesday, January 30, 1894, to proceed to Bluefields, Nicaragua, and next...



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  • The Wreck of the Kearsarge: A Narrative
    Lieutenant Burns T. Walling, U. S. Navy

    [IMAGE: The Kearsarge in 1893. From the Granite Monthly]

    A cable reached the Admiral on Tuesday, January 30, 1894, to proceed to Bluefields, Nicaragua, and next morning we were off Navassa, where we picked up a...

  • The Gun in Naval Warfare
    P. R. Alger, Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Navy

    There are but three weapons of offense in naval warfare,—the gun, the ram, and the torpedo. The hand-to-hand fighting of former days, when ships were lashed together and the 1st lieutenant lead the boarders upon the enemy's deck, has...

  • Ancient Naval Warfare
    Luigi Fincati, Rear Admiral, Italian Navy

    (Translated by the late Medical Director Philip Lansdale, U.S.N., with the collaboration of Lieutenant Albert Gleaves, U.S.N.)

    Contributed by Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U.S. Navy.


  • An Examination of the Testimony Taken by the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives in Regard to the Reorganization of the Navy
    Lieutenant W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy

    The navy has been much interested in the proceedings of the joint committee of the two houses of Congress to consider the reorganization of the navy.

  • Electric Search Lights at Sea
    J. Heinz

    (Translated from Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens, by Lieutenant H. G. Dresel, U. S. Navy.)

  • Electric Firing on Board Ship: Electric Primers and Firing Attachments
    Lieutenant Stokeley Morgan, U. S. Navy

    Electric primers have been issued to our service for a number of years, but their use has been limited, owing to the unreliability of the usual electric circuits on board ship and the want of a simple and ready method of making the necessary...

  • Messenger Pigeon Service in Connection with Coast Defense
    Lieutenant Austin M. Knight, U. S. Navy

    The Institute has from time to time, during the past few years, published reports of the progress made at the Naval Academy, under the direction of Professor Marion, toward the development of a messenger pigeon service for use in connection with...

  • The Naval War College
    Captain H. C. Taylor, U. S. N.

    It need hardly be said that the practical problem proposed for solution by the Naval War College and solved during its last session has presented another strong argument for the necessity of maintaining that institution. That the study of such...

  • Professional Notes


    By Captain W.T. Sampson, U.S.N.

    [Extracts from a paper read before the American Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.]

  • Bibliographic Notes



    Volume LXVIII., No. 9, September, 1894. The Pneumatic Dynamite Guns (illustrated). Mr. Maxim’s Flying...

  • Officers of the Institute, 1895

    Elected at the regular annual meeting, held at Annapolis, Md.,

    October 12, 1894.



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