Proceedings Magazine - 1902 Vol. 28/3/103

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The Naval Institute does well to invite discussion of the status of petty officers, for it is the one most important subject in connection with the personnel of the navy to-day. This is not...



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  • The Employment of Petty Officers in the Navy
    By Lieut.-Commander W.F. Fullam, U.S. Navy

    The Naval Institute does well to invite discussion of the status of petty officers, for it is the one most important subject in connection with the personnel of the navy to-day. This is not putting it too strongly, because it is like a knife that...

  • The Training of Landsmen for the Navy
    By Lieutenant-Commander W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy

    In venturing to comment upon a subject which is, very rightly, receiving much attention just at present, I shall confine myself to the training of landsmen, in which work I have been engaged for nearly three years on board the Lancaster.


  • Some Thoughts on Our Ordnance Material
    By Professor P.R. Alger, U.S. Navy

    It took over 300 years to perfect the two inventions which form the essential features of the modern gun,—to develop the two ideas of breech-loading and rifling to the point of practical efficiency. The breech-loading rifled cannon, built...

  • On Naval Operations of the Crimean War
    By Lieut.-Com. James H. Sears, U. S. Navy

    The war in the Crimea, with the Russians on one side arrayed against the allied forces of England, France, Turkey and Sardinia, on the other, coming as it did after a long period of European peace, induced many brilliant writers of the different...

  • Military Operations and the Defenses of the Siege of Peking
    By Captain John T. Myers, U.S. Marine Corps

    Having been requested by the Naval Institute to submit an article under the above caption, the writer will endeavor to briefly set forth the salient features of the defense of the Legations, or more properly the defense of the United States...

  • The Signal Question Once More
    By Lieut.-Commander A.P. Niblack, U.S. Navy

    The navy is again threatened with the periodical upheaval in signals, this time in the shape of a well-defined proposition to abolish everything we have and embark on an experimental code of 44 characters; with a green light added to our four-...

  • Some Experiences on Board the U.S.S. Manila
    By Lieut.-Commander W.F. Halsey, U.S. Navy

    Among the captures made by Admiral Dewey, on May 1, 1898, was the Spanish armed transport Manila. This vessel, built in Scotland in 1880, was, shortly after being captured, placed in commission as a gunboat in the United States Navy; was classed...

  • Graphic Solution in Coast Navigation
    By Lieut.-Commander H.S. Knapp, U.S. Navy

    In No. 4, 1900, Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, is described a valuable instrument for the graphic solution of plane triangles devised by Capt. Allan H. Porter for the particular purpose of finding the position in coast...

  • Methods for Finding the Intersection of Two Sumner Lines
    By G.W. Logan

    Graphic method.—Navigators have found some inconvenience in plotting Sumner lines in the way usually recommended, namely, on a chart of the ship's locality or one of the same latitude; first, because such a chart on a...

  • Discussion: The Defense of Our New Naval Stations

    “The Defense of Our New Naval Stations.” See No. 102.


    Lieut.-Commander W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy.—There can be no question that in the defense of fortified points against attack there must be united action...

  • Discussion: "The School of the Officer"

    “The School of the Officer,” See No. 102


  • Discussion: "The Training Ship"

    “The Training Ship.” See No. 101.


  • Discussion: "The Training of Landsmen for the Navy"

    “The Training of Landsmen for the Navy.” See page 475.


  • Discussion: "A New Type of Battleship"

    “A New Type of Battleship.” See No. 101.


    Lieutenant M. H. Signor, U. S. Navy.—The criticisms offered seem to be very valuable, and I only regret that the question of appropriate size was not discussed. We...

  • Discussion: "Effect of Personnel Law of 1899 on Engineering"

    “Effect of Personnel Law of 1899 on Engineering.” See No. 102.


  • Professional Notes
    Prepared by Lieutenant E. L. Beach, U. S. Navy




  • Book Notices

    “The Tactics of Coast Defense,” by Major John P. Wisser, Artillery Corps, U. S. Army. Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company, Kansas City.

  • Officers of the Institute




    Commander RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, U. S. Navy.

  • List of Prize Essays


    Naval Education. Prize Essay, 1879. By Lieut.-Com. A. D. Brown, U.S.N.

    Naval Education. First Honorable Mention. By Lieut.-Com. C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.

    Naval Education. Second Honorable...

  • 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:


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