Errors of Gun-Fire at Sea

By Professor Philip Alger
October 1900
That the gun will always be the decisive weapon in naval combat seems to me the most natural conclusion to be derived from theoretical considerations, and such practical experiences as ...

Our New Battleships and Armored Cruisers

By D. W. Taylor, Naval Constructor, U. S. N.
October 1900
The six armored cruisers and five battleships for which bids were advertised to be opened on December 7, 1900, not only constitute the largest single addition to our armored ships ...

A Stretcher for Wounded on Board Ship

By Lieut.-Commander Dennis H. Mahan, U.S. Navy
October 1900
The stretcher consists of a board 6.5 feet long, 18 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches thick, with fittings as follows: Six rope handles, three on a side, for carrying ...

Torpedo Safety Devices

By Emil Gathmann, Ordnance Engineer
October 1900
Various writers of note have spoken disparagingly of the use of above-water torpedo on cruisers and the larger ships in general, considering them a greater danger to vessels carrying them ...

Operations in North China

By Lieutenant W. C. Davidson, U. S. Navy
October 1900
Early in 1900, after the war in the Philippines had developed into a series of assassinations and guerrilla combats against our soldiers, the attention of the United States and the ...


October 1900
"TORPEDO OPERATIONS IN NAVAL WARFARE." See No. 95.Lieutenant-Commander W. IRVING CHAMBERS, U. S. N.—The lecturer admits that warfare by diagrams is a highly unsatisfactory though excellent mental exercise, and I ...

Professional Notes

October 1900
TELEGRAPH CABLES IN TIME OF WAR.From the French of J. Depelley. Translated by Lieutenant J. Hood, U. S. N.The first words exchanged between Europe and America by the trans-Atlantic cable ...

Book Review

October 1900
The Frigate Constitution.In giving to the public this interesting, well-written and reliable history of the most famous ship of our navy, Prof. Hollis has done a good work, and is ...

Bibliographic Notes

October 1900
[American.]ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL.September 1, 1900. Noiseless and Smokeless Guns. The Chinese Situation. The Story of Pekin. The Looting of Tientsin. An Anglo-German War. Chinese Soldiers and Arms. ...

Officers of the Institute

October 1900
President.Rear-Admiral WILLIAM T. SAMPSON, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Commander RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Lieutenant E. W. EBERLE, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander C. ...


October 1900
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-seventh year ...

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