Proceedings Magazine - 1896 Vol. 22/3/79


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  • Honorably Mentioned: The Composition of the Fleet
    Lieutenant John M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy

    Motto:—"Peace with honor."

  • The Sea and Sea Power as a Factor in the History of the United States
    Hon. H. A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy

    Address of the Hon. H. A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy, Before the Class at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I., August 10, 1896.

  • Howe and d'Estaing: A Study in Coast Defense
    Commander C. F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy

    A hundred years after De Ruyter's time, the flames of war burst out in every quarter of the globe where Englishmen could meet Frenchmen, Dutchmen or Spaniards, or where colonies and commercial outposts were to be won and lost through fighting...

  • Telescopic Sights for Guns
    Lieutenant Joseph Strauss, U. S. Navy

    When one considers the accuracy with which modern guns are constructed, the careful inspection and proof of the ammunition, and the ease with which the weapon is manipulated, he is naturally led to expect the best results in target practice. An...

  • Notes on the Literature of Explosives
    By Charles E. Munroe


    No. XXVII.

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

    A lecture delivered at the Naval War College, Newport, R. I., July 20, 1896, by Professor H. Marion, U. S. Naval Academy

    So much has been written about the use of pigeons as dispatch bearers on land that...

  • Professional Notes


    By Mr. C. A. Stone.

    With the adoption of hard-faced armor the formulas for the striking velocity required by an armor-piercing projectile...

  • Discussion: Speed Control in Modern Steamers
    William Barnum Crowles

    (See No. 77.)

    Wm. Barnum Cowles.—Lieutenant M. L. Wood’s paper on “ Speed Control in Modern Steamers ” can be discussed from two standpoints:

    1st. The...

  • Bibliographic Notes



    July 2, 1896. Experiments with Melinite. A Test of Turrets. Steam Engines for Electric Generators (illustrated).

    July 9. Proposals for Gun Forgings.

    July 16. The Goubet...

  • Book Notices

    Hand-book of the Howell Automobile Torpedo. Published by the American Ordnance Company. The hand-book, of 42 pages, gives a detailed description of the Howell torpedo, launching gear, motor, and accessories. Twenty...

  • Officers of the Institute


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


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

  • 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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