Proceedings Magazine - 1902 Vol. 28/1/101

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It is proverbial in our naval service that when an officer is given a vessel to prepare for war, with the idea of fighting her himself, he gets on board as heavy a battery as he can, with as many...



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  • A New Type of Battleship
    By Lieutenant Matt H. Signor, U.S. Navy

    It is proverbial in our naval service that when an officer is given a vessel to prepare for war, with the idea of fighting her himself, he gets on board as heavy a battery as he can, with as many long range guns as he can obtain, and improvises...

  • Officers of the Institute


    Rear-Admiral WILLIAM T. SAMPSON, U. S. Navy



  • Special Notice.--Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1902

    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 the naval profession, subject to the following rules:

  • The Training-Ship
    By Lieutenant Edward L. Beach, U.S. Navy

    Today all the great naval services are forced to develop and train their own personnel for no longer can the merchant service of any country be depended upon to supply as of old either quarter-deck or the forecastle.

  • The Recruiting of the Navy Personnel
    By Lieutenant-Commander Roy C. Smith

    The Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, the General Board, the Secretary of the Navy and President Roosevelt all call attention to a serious condition that confronts the navy. Congress as a body has had its attention called to this condition in a...

  • Range or Direction Indicator
    By Lieut. Armistead Rust, U.S. Navy

    The object of this instrument is to determine:

    1. When the observer is on the line joining two points when he is between them or to show when the angle between the objects measured at the position of the observer is 18° degrees.

  • Notes on Navy Yard Development
    By Civil Engineer H. H. Rousseau

    The estimates that have been submitted to Congress of funds necessary for the support of the navy during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903  amount to $98,910,984.63  of which nearly twenty nine million or about one third are for the...

  • Bethlehem Steel Company
    By Lieut. J. F. Meigs, U.S.N.



    Bethlehem Steel Company, January, 1900




  • Notes on the Method of Making the Scale for a 24-Inch Sounding Tube of the Tanner-Blish Pattern by Lieutenant H. E. Parmenter
    By Lieutenant H. E. Parmenter

    The mean of a number of determinations of serial specific gravities of sea-water taken at different times and in various parts of the world by the U. S. F. C. S. Albatross give the specific gravity reduced to 600 F. at the surface as 1.02678, at...

  • Discussion


    See No. 98

    Commander H. 0. RITTENHOUSE.—I ask the privilege of contributing a few words in...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant L. S. Van Duzer, U. S. Navy

    For convenience of reference these notes are arranged as follows:


    A. Notes on ships of war, budgets and personnel, the notes appearing

    under the head of the naval power to which they refer. Alphabetical arrangement is...

  • Bibliographic Notes



    DECEMBER 14, 1901. British Transport Service. The New Floating Dry Dock at New Orleans. Government of the Philippines. Guarding the Flag. Admiral Bradford...

  • Annual Report of the Secretary and Treasurer of the U. S. Naval Institute

    To the Officers and Members of the Institute:

    Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the following report for the year ending December 31, 1901 :

    Itemized Cash Statement.




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