Proceedings Magazine - 1897 Vol. 23/4/84

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The purpose of this paper is to show the practical working of a messenger pigeon service and to point out conditions under which it may be used with much advantage to the fleet.

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  • Homing Pigeons as Messengers of the Fleet
    By E. W. Eberle, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy

    The purpose of this paper is to show the practical working of a messenger pigeon service and to point out conditions under which it may be used with much advantage to the fleet.

    The question of communication by means of signals arose with...

  • Pyro-Collodion Smokeless Powder
    By Professor D. Mendeléef

    (Translated from the Russian by Lieutenant John B. Bernadou, U. S. Navy.)

    The very favorable results obtained with pyro-collodion and its adaptability to arms of all calibers depend upon its composition and...

  • Notes on the Obry Device for Torpedoes
    By J. H. Sypher, Ensign, U. S. Navy

    The Obry device for steering torpedoes is an application of the principle of the gyroscope to the Whitehead torpedo. These torpedoes, before the installation of this device, had no vertical rudders, their course in a straight line being insured...

  • Search Curves - Some Applications and Limitations
    By Richard Wainwright, Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. N.

    The three principal search curves are the meeting curve, the departure curve, and the arrival curve.

  • Naval War College, Closing Address of 1897
    By Captain C. F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy, President of Naval War College

    Gentlemen:—In accordance with the custom of the College, it becomes my duty to-day to bring the session of 1897 to a close with what may perhaps be not inaptly termed an epilogue. As in the case of a piece performed upon the stage, in the...

  • Mechanism of Modern Naval War, Necessity of Experience to Efficiency
    By Charles H. Cramp

    Address to the United States Naval War College.

    The function of the Naval War College is to teach the art of sea warfare in its larger aspects without reference to the details entering into the sum-total. But...

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

    No. XXVIII.

  • Discussion

    DISCUSSION ON CONSOLIDATED MESS OF THE INDIANA. (See No. 83.)

    Commander C. H. STOCKTON, U. S. Navy.—I am very glad to know that a movement is again under way to reform the present system of messing on -board ship. It...

  • Professional Notes

    GROUND GLASS TUBES FOR USE WITH THE NAVIGATIONAL SOUNDING MACHINE. HOW TO MAKE THEM ON BOARD SHIP.

    By Lieutenant J. B. Blish, U. S. Navy.

    The glass tubes used with the Thompson Navigational Sounding Machine are coated inside with a...

  • Book Notices and Reviews

    Journal of the United States Artillery, September to October, 1897, Vol. VIII, No. 2, Whole No. 28. Artillery School Press, Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Bibliographic Notes

    [American.]

    ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL.

    October 2, 1897. Report of the Dry Dock Board. Physique of the American Soldier. Perforated Sails.

    October 9. Small-arms Competitions...

  • Officers of the Institute

    President.

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

    Vice-President.

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

  • Special Notice

    NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1899.


    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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    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-fifth year of existence, trusting as heretofore for its...


 
 

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