The Development of Smokeless Powder

Lieutenant John B. Bernadou, U. S. N.
January 1898
It was stated in the preceding paper that the ballistic effect produced by a progressive explosive depended directly upon the volume of gas it evolved upon combustion, but was not ...

A General Description of the Whitehead Torpedo

W. J. Sears, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy
January 1898
5 meter, 45 centimeter, Mark I.With a brief summary of its preparation, on board ship, for a run.Weight of torpedo, ready for discharge (about), 1160 lbs.Weight of wet gun-cotton (approximately ...

Some Practical Notes on Battleships

Lieutenant E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy
January 1898
From a seaman's practical standpoint, i.e., as seen by "the man behind the gun."Our battleships of the Oregon class were designed, built and given their trials on a theoretical draft ...


January 1898
Discussion of "Our Naval Power."Commander C. H. Stockton, U. S. N.—It is not my purpose to review the paper of Lieut.-Commander Wainwright as a whole. So much of it is ...

Professional Notes

January 1898
A New Sectional Gun.The sectional gun which is illustrated in the accompanying cuts has been designed to avoid the use of the great pieces of steel used in the ...

Book Notice

January 1898
All the World’s Fighting Ships, by Fred. T. Jane, published in this country by Little, Brown & Co., of Boston, will probably prove to be a valuable addition to ...

Bibliographic Notes

January 1898
[American.]ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL.December 18, 1897. Record of the Military Academy. Reports on Small-arms Practice. The Guns of the Future. The New 16-inch Gun.December 25. English Opinion of our Light ...

Officers of the Institute

January 1898
President.Rear-Admiral S. B. LUCE, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Captain PHILIP H. COOPER, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Lieutenant GEORGE F. COOPER, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander EDWIN WHITE, U. S ...

Special Notice

January 1898
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 ...

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