January 1897
Annapolis, Md., February 10, 1897.Having carefully read the four essays submitted in competition for the prize offered by the U. S. Naval Institute for the year 1897, we have the ...

Prize Essay, 1897: Torpedo-Boat Policy

By Lieutenant R C. Smith, U. S. Navy
January 1897
Motto: "Everything in Order."INTRODUCTORY.It seems probable that the United States, after many years hesitation, is now about to enter on a policy of torpedo-boat construction. The desirableness of such action ...

Naval Law and Naval Courts

By Charles H. Lauchheimer, First Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps
January 1897
NAVAL LAW AND NAVAL COURTS.[*]Gentlemen:—The subject assigned me by the President of this College—Naval Law and Naval Courts—is one of such magnitude that it has been quite a task to ...

The Capabilities of the Chart Compass

By G. Herrle, U. S. Hydrographic Office
January 1897
The notable improvement in the construction of the chart compass inaugurated within the last ten years in the United States, and since then also in other countries, suggests the idea ...


January 1897
TORPEDO-BOAT POLICY. (Continued from page 67.)Assistant Naval Constructor H. G. Gillmor, U. S. Navy.—The author recognizes two uses of torpedo-boats. Is the same kind of boat, that is, one with ...

Professional Notes

January 1897
COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM ON THE U. S. MONITOR TERROR.The use of compressed air as a motive power on board a war-ship presents several advantages over steam or hydraulic power, which ...

Book Notices

January 1897
The Royal Navy, by Wm. Laird Clowes, a history of England’s Navy from the earliest times to the present, will appear in five royal 8vo volumes, with 25 photogravures ...

Bibliographic Notes

January 1897
[American.]SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.January 2, 1897. Compressed Air in Working Guns. Samohod’s Nautical Register.January 9. Military Ballooning. New Docks at Gibraltar. Homing Pigeons. Nickel Steel.January 16. Commercial Navies of the World.January 23. ...

Officers of the Institute

January 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 ...


January 1897
EXCHANGES (AMERICAN).American Chemical Journal.American Electrician.Army and Navy Register.Army and Navy Journal.Baltimore Life.Bulletin of the American Geographical Society.Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association.Bulletin of the Geographical Society of California.Cassier’s ...

Special Notice

January 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 ...

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