Proceedings Magazine - 1902 Vol. 28/2/102

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Four years ago the territory of the United States was entirely contained in the continental limits of North America. The ships of our fleet were tied to our home ports by the invisible, but none...



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  • The Defense of Our Naval Stations
    By Captain Dion Williams

    Four years ago the territory of the United States was entirely contained in the continental limits of North America. The ships of our fleet were tied to our home ports by the invisible, but none the less binding, ties of their steaming radii.

  • The School of the Officer
    By Lieutenant-Commander John Hood

    It is reported that on one occasion the great Napoleon in answering one of his officers, who was attempting to excuse himself for the poor work of his command by claiming that the regiment was poor, replied, "There are no poor regiments, but...

  • The Seymour Relief Expedition
    By Lieutenant Daniel W. Wurtsbaugh

    The Flagship Newark arrived off the Taku Lightship on the forenoon of Sunday, May 27, 1900. We found two Chinese cruisers at anchor, one flying the flag of the Chinese Admiral; the usual courtesies were exchanged, and we communicated with...

  • Converted Yachts or Small Gunboats for Training Landsmen
    By Lieutenant Victor Blue

    Owing to the large increase in the number of ships to be added to the Navy list in the near future and the consequent requirements of a corresponding increase in the personnel in order to make these ships of value to the country, the Navy is now...

  • The Results of the Navy Personnel Law of March 3, 1899
    By Lieutenant Edward L. Beach, U.S. Navy

    Three years have passed since the law reorganizing the commissioned personnel of the navy went into effect, and though this time is far too short to claim that the law has had a fair working test, yet it may not be out of place to discuss the...

  • McCormick's Navigating Protractor
    By Lieut. Charles M. McCormick

    The protractor consists of three concentric rings, each of which has movement in azimuth with regard to the other, and each has a diameter subtended by a wire so that, by motion of the rings, the wires may be set to intersect at any desired angle...

  • Opening Address Delivered by the President of War College, June 4, 1902
    By Captain French E. Chadwick

    It is the natural tendency of man to accept the rut into which his life has run and plod along in it with as little deviation as possible. We generally call this conservatism. Of all professions, navies are said to have this attribute more...

  • Discussion: A New Type of Battleship

    Captain W. M. Folger, U. S. Navy.—The battery of the armored ship proposed by Lieutenant Signor is a very powerful one. It is, however, believed that the recoil strains upon such a turret and the displacement of the latter (in arc) in...

  • Discussion: The Training-Ship

    Captain F. E. Chadwick, U. S. Navy.—It has been a pleasure to read Lieutenant Beach's excellent and thoughtful article.

  • Discussion: Captain Chadwick's Letter Relating to the Training of Seamen

    Ensign T. C. Hart, U. S. Navy.—Having read in the Naval Institute publications Captain Chadwick's letter on training recruits for the seaman branch and the subsequent discussion thereon, I have received the impression that many of the...

  • Professional Notes

    For convenience of reference these notes are arranged as follows:


  • Book Notices

    “The Life of John Ancrum Winslow, Rear-Admiral, United States Navy”* is a most valuable contribution to the naval as well as to the general history of our country. The...

  • Obituary: William Thomas Sampson
    Richard T. Wainwright

    The service needs no notice of the death of a great leader like Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, but the Naval Institute honors itself in recording something of the services of its late President.

    As in all matters of importance to the...

  • Bibliographic Notes



    March 8, 1902. Military Cycling in England. Temperance in the Army. Plain Talk on an Urgent Question. Weak Spots in England’s Navy....

  • Officers of the Institute




    Commander RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, U. S. Navy.

  • Special Notice.--Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1903

    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:

  • New Books Published by the U. S. Naval Institute

    Notes on the Design of Propelling Machinery for Naval Vessels.

    Prepared by the Department of Marine Engineering and Naval Construction, U. S. Naval Academy, for the Distraction of the...

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