The Composition and Arrangement of Ships’ Batteries

P. R. Alger, Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Navy
April 1897
THE COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENT OF SHIPS' BATATERIES.[*]One of the most interesting and important ordnance questions to-day is the determination of the character and disposition of battery most advantageous for the ...

On the Perfoation of Face-Hardened Armor

By Cleland Davis, Ensign, U. S. Navy
April 1897
In the following article the writer has endeavored to briefly summarize a theory of the resistance of face-hardened armor and the action of projectiles, both plain and capped, on impact, ...

Military Training

Henry G. Beyer, Surgeon, U. S. Navy
April 1897
MILITARY TRAINING.[*] Gentlemen:—The training of the soldier, though in actual practice not a part of the duty of the medical officer, must nevertheless be considered a problem in practical physiology ...


April 1897
A Proposed Uniform Course of Instruction for the Naval Militia. (Continued from page 228.)Lieut.-Commander Arthur B. Denny, Massachusetts Naval Brigade.—Mr. Dohrman’s paper is of great value to naval militiamen, since ...

Professional Notes

April 1897
TO FIND THE GREAT CIRCLE COURSE BY INSPECTION.By Lieutenant J. B. Bush, U. S. Navy.If in the “astronomical triangle” PZM, for M, the celestial body, is substituted N, the place ...

Book Notices and Reviews

April 1897
MAHAN’S LIFE OF NELSON.In view of the many excellent reviews of this latest work of Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. Navy, which have appeared at home and abroad, the ...

Bibliographic Notes

April 1897
[American.]ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL.April 3, 1897. The Origin of the American Army. Chinese and Japanese Navies.April 10. Naval Academy Graduates Association. The Heroism of Discipline. Accidents to Men-of-War.April 17. The ...

Officers of the Institute

April 1897
President.Rear-Admiral S. B. LUCE, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Captain PHILIP H. COOPER, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Lieutenant H. G. DRESEL, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander EDWIN WHITE, U. S. ...

Special Notice

April 1897
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1898.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 ...


April 1897
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 ...

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