Homing Pigeons as Messengers of the Fleet

By E. W. Eberle, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy
October 1897
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 ...

Pyro-Collodion Smokeless Powder

By Professor D. Mendeléef
October 1897
(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 ...

Notes on the Obry Device for Torpedoes

By J. H. Sypher, Ensign, U. S. Navy
October 1897
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 ...

Search Curves - Some Applications and Limitations

By Richard Wainwright, Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. N.
October 1897
The three principal search curves are the meeting curve, the departure curve, and the arrival curve.The meeting curve is a circle so constructed that the distance from two points to ...

Naval War College, Closing Address of 1897

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

Notes on the Literature of Explosives

By Charles E. Munroe
October 1897
No. XXVIII.The Twentieth Annual Report of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Explosives very properly opens with a resume of the results of the operation of the Explosives Act of 1875 under ...

Discussion

October 1897
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 ...

Professional Notes

October 1897
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 ...

Book Notices and Reviews

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

Bibliographic Notes

October 1897
[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 for 1897. The Grosser- Kaiser Manoeuvres. Wonders of ...

Officers of the Institute

October 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

October 1897
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 ...

Notice

October 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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