The Employment of Petty Officers in the Navy

By Lieut.-Commander W.F. Fullam, U.S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

The Training of Landsmen for the Navy

By Lieutenant-Commander W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

Some Thoughts on Our Ordnance Material

By Professor P.R. Alger, U.S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

On Naval Operations of the Crimean War

By Lieut.-Com. James H. Sears, U. S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

The Signal Question Once More

By Lieut.-Commander A.P. Niblack, U.S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

Some Experiences on Board the U.S.S. Manila

By Lieut.-Commander W.F. Halsey, U.S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

Graphic Solution in Coast Navigation

By Lieut.-Commander H.S. Knapp, U.S. Navy
July 1902
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 ...

Discussion: "The School of the Officer"

July 1902
“The School of the Officer,” See No. 102 Lieut.-Commander R. C. Smith, U. S. Navy.—I have read Lieut.-Commander Hood's able paper with much interest. His subject must have presented itself ...

Discussion: "The Training Ship"

July 1902
“The Training Ship.” See No. 101. Commander E. B. Barry, U. S. Navy.—I have read Lieutenant Beach's article entitled "The Training Ship" with great interest, but it seems to me ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Lieutenant E. L. Beach, U. S. Navy
July 1902
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS AND PERSONNEL.ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. VESSELS BUILDING. Name Displacement, tons Remarks Armored Cruisers General Mitra 8500 Proposed General Boca 8800 Proposed Chili and Argentina have reached an agreement ...

Book Notices

July 1902
“The Tactics of Coast Defense,” by Major John P. Wisser, Artillery Corps, U. S. Army. Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company, Kansas City.Under this title Major Wisser has produced a very comprehensive work ...

Officers of the Institute

July 1902
President. Vice-President.Commander RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Lieutenant E. L. BEACH, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander C. E. COLAHAN, U. S. Navy.Lieutenant-Commander J. P. ...

List of Prize Essays

July 1902
1879.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 Mention. By Commander A. T. ...

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