October 1895
NOTICE.Owing to impracticability of sending out more than a very limited number of, if any, advance copies of the articles, in the various numbers, and thereby reaching all the members ...

As to Navy-Yards and their Defense

Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, President of the U. S. Naval Institute
October 1895
AS TO NAVY YARDS AND THEIR DEFENSE*On the formation of the government under the constitution of 1789 there were no navy-yards. The public armed vessels that had figured in the ...

The War in the East

Captain Richard Wallach, U. S. Marines
October 1895
INTRODUCTION.By Captain H. C. Taylor, U. S. Navy, President of the U. S. Naval War College.The war between China and Japan began at a moment when the War College was ...

Points Suggested by Fleet Drill

Ensign F. K. Hill, U. S. Navy
October 1895
The following criticisms are suggested by our recent squadron maneuvers:[*]Conning Tower.The conning tower is the place from which the captain is to direct a ship's movements in battle; and, logically ...

Tests of Southern Coals

Lieutenant H. S. Knapp
October 1895
The Bureau of Equipment has prepared a publication giving the results of many steaming trials of different varieties of coal, domestic and foreign, made by naval vessels. Among them appear ...

Armor for Ships of War

Professor P. R. Alger, U. S. Navy
October 1895
Before entering upon a discussion of the uses of armor and the considerations which should govern its distribution in ships of war, it will be well to briefly outline the ...

The Turrets of the New Battleships

Ensign Joseph Strauss, U. S. Navy
October 1895
The armament for the new battleships 5 and 6 has been the subject of so much discussion that it would probably be of interest to the service to give the ...

The Naval Militia Movement

Lieutenant A. P. Niblack, U. S. Navy
October 1895
Historical and Otherwise.A brief review of the Naval Militia movement will show how it has grown out of an endeavor to create a national naval reserve of men and ships ...

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

Charles E. Munroe
October 1895
NOTES ON THE LITERATURE OF EXPLOSIVES[*]No. XXVI.Through the courtesy of Col. Majendie we are in receipt of the 18th Ann. Report of H. M. Insp. Exp., 1893, which, like their ...

Blockade in Relation to Naval Strategy

By Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S. Navy
October 1895
(By permission from the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution.) The Council of the Royal United Service Institution have done me the honor to ask a paper upon the ...

Discussion: The Disappearing Gun Afoat

October 1895
The Disappearing Gun Afloat.*(See No. 75.)Chas. H. Cramp, Esq.—Prom an examination as exhaustive as the limited time would permit, the report on “The Disappearing Gun Afloat” seems to cover all ...

Professional Notes

October 1895
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE WEAPONS AT THE BATTLE OF THE YALU.[DEUTSCHE HEERES ZEITUNG.]The battle of the Yalu was the most important event in the conflict between China and Japan. It secured ...

Review: Face-Hardened Armor

October 1895
We have not had a suitable opportunity up to the present to comment upon a leading review of Lieutenant Ackerman’s article in Number 73. The review will be found in ...

Bibliographic Notes

October 1895
[American.]AMERICAN ENGINEER AND RAILROAD JOURNAL.September. The United States Cruisers Columbia and Minneapolis. H. M. S. Powerful. Aeronautics: the War Kite.October. Machinery for the New United States Torpedo-boats. Naval and Marine ...


October 1895
American Chemical Journal.American Engineer and Railroad Journal.Army and Navy Journal.Army and Navy Register.Bulletin of the American Geographical Society.Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association.Bulletin of the Geographical Society of ...

The Naval War College

October 1895
We have had occasion before to refer to the place in our naval system tilled by the Naval War College. Probably no argument for Its existence could be more convincing ...

Officers of the Institute, 1896

October 1895
Elected at the regular annual meeting, held at Annapolis, Maryland, October 11, 1895. President.Rear-Admiral S. B. LUCE, U. S. N. Vice-President.Captain PHILIP H. COOPER, U. S. N. Secretary ...

Special Notice

October 1895
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1897.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 ...


October 1895
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 twenty-third year ...

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