Proceedings Magazine - 1902 Vol. 28/4/104

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The recent maneuvers between the Navy and the Coast Artillery were practically the first of their kind which received the full sanction and the free encouragement and entire sympathy of the...



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  • The Maneuvers between the Navy and the Coast Artillery
    By Major J.P. Wisser, U.S.A.

    The recent maneuvers between the Navy and the Coast Artillery were practically the first of their kind which received the full sanction and the free encouragement and entire sympathy of the authorities concerned. Some two years ago, due to the...

  • The Army and Navy Maneuvers as Viewed from Afloat
    By Lieutenant-Commander Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy

    The writer of this article does not propose to describe the maneuvers. Accompanying the paper is Admiral Higginson's Bulletin giving a summary of the movements of the fleet, and a sketch-map showing the approximate paths of the ships in the...

  • Naval Administration II
    By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U. S. N.

    "Had it not been for you English, I should have been Emperor of the East," said Napoleon to Captain Maitland, on board the Bellerophon in 1815, "but wherever there is water to float a ship we are sure to find you in our way!...

  • How Best to Meet "The Navy's Greatest Need"
    By Lieutenant J.S. McKean, U.S. Navy

    It seems to be agreed that the question of ships is well on the way to solution. This leaves The Navy's Greatest Need the proper supply and training of officers and men!

  • The Origin and Growth of the International System
    By Hon. Hannis Taylor

    *An address delivered before the Naval War College, Newport, R. I., August 20, 1902, by the Hon. Hannis Taylor, author of "International Public Law," and "The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution," and a Professor of...

  • Training Gun Captains
    By Lieutenant Walter S. Turpin, U.S. Navy

    "In time of peace prepare for war" is a saying which is most appropriate to the conditions existing in a naval service, where we have placed, in time of peace, mighty engines of war with which we are expected, in time of war, to achieve...

  • Training of Landsmen
    By Lieut.-Commander Harry S. Knapp, U.S. Navy

    The expansion of our navy in ships has so far outstripped the expansion of the personnel that no more serious question confronts the service than that of manning ships now built or nearing completion; and the question of providing men for the...

  • The Question of Naval Engineers
    By Lieutenant Commander Harry P. Huse, U.S. Navy

    A majority of the officers of the navy believe that the amalgamation of the line and the engineer corps in 1898 was the best solution of the difficulties laid before the board presided over by President Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the...

  • A Method of Identifying an Observed Star or Planet
    Suggested By Lieutenant G.W. Logan, U.S. Navy

    When a star or planet is observed at sea for obtaining the position of a ship, means of identification are generally furnished by its own characteristics of magnitude and color and by the relative location of other bodies—a star chart being...

  • Another Graphic Solution in Coast Navigation
    By Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, U.S.N.

    In the PROCEEDINGS OF THE U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE, No. 3, of September, 1902, an ingenious graphic method for finding progressive bearings, distances, and land marks, in coast navigation is described. The method requires (1) instrumental adjuncts...

  • The Tactics of the Gun
    By Lieut.-Commander A.P. Niblack, U.S. Navy

    *Read at the 10th General Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects, New York, November 20, 1902.

    The battleship is the epitome of sea power. Reduced to its simplest terms it is a floating gun-platform. As a unit of offense it...

  • Discussion




    Commander J. B. MURDOCK, U. S. Navy.—As Mr. Niblack states, a proposed new signal code...

  • Professional Notes

    This complete issue of Proceedings is provided for your use in its original format only at this time.  The editorial team is currently reviewing the text version for possible errors introduced during the OCR phase of our...

  • Book Notices

    “Modern Seamanship.” By Austin M. Knight, Commander, U. S. Navy.

    D. Van Nostrand & Co. announce a new edition of Knight’s Modern Seamanship, the two previous editions having been exhausted. It seems appropriate at...

  • Officers of the Institute


    Rear-Admiral H. C. TAYLOR, 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, 1904

    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

    The Recruit's Handy Book, U. S. Navy.

    By Lieut.-Commander W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy. A most useful primer for the Naval Recruit. It shows him what the Navy offers him...

  • Notice

    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-eighth year of existence, trusting as heretofore for its...

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