Proceedings Magazine - 1896 Vol. 22/1/77

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Motto: "In making these recommendations I am fully alive to the full responsibility incurred, and keenly realize all the consequences that may follow."—President...



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  • Notice

    Annapolis, Md., February 12, 1896.

    Having carefully read the four essays submitted in competition for the prize offered by the U. S. Naval Institute for the year 1896, we have the honor to announce that, in...

  • Prize Essay, 1896: The Tactics of Ships in the Line of Battle
    Lieutenant A. P. Niblack

    Motto: "In making these recommendations I am fully alive to the full responsibility incurred, and keenly realize all the consequences that may follow."—President’s Message, Dec. 17th, 1895.

  • Speed Control in Modern Steamers
    Lieutenant M. L. Wood, U. S. Navy

    When steam was applied to the propulsion of vessels, the control of the speed was effected by means of verbal orders passed along the deck to the engine-room. The boys employed on board the early passenger steamers in the Thames seem to be...

  • A System of Aiming Drill
    Ensign Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy

    Blunt's Rifle and Carbine Firing contains many valuable suggestions and rules for target practice with small arms, among them the following exercise for sighting:

  • Honorably Mentioned: The Organization, Training, and Discipline of the Navy Personnel as Viewed from the Ship
    Lieutenant Wm. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy

    Motto: ''Historically, good men with poor ships are better than poor men with good ships."

  • Naval War College: Closing Address, Session of 1895
    Captain H. C. Taylor, U. S. Navy, President of the Naval War Collee


  • Professional Notes



  • Annual Report of the Secretary and Treasurer of the U. S. Naval Institute

    To the Officers and Members of the Institute:

    Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the following report for the year ending December 31, 1895.


  • Officers of the Institute


    Rear-Admiral S. B. LUCE, U. S. Navy.


    Captain PHILIP H. COOPER, U. S. Navy...

  • Bibliographic Notes



    January, 1896. The Campaign against the Sioux in 1876. Supplying Armies in the Field (prize essay). Carbines for the Foot Artillery. The Squad...

  • Book Notices

    The Naval Pocketbook, 1896, by W. Laird Clowes, published by the Tower Publishing Company, Limited, London, is the first issue of a proposed handy annual of facts and figures relating to the navies of all nations. It...

  • Special Notice


    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 the naval...


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