Proceedings Magazine - 1903 Vol. 29/1/105

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MOTTO: "Nunc Aut Nunguam."

A number of most interesting articles on the training of men have appeared from time to time in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE NAVAL...



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  • A Naval Training Policy and System
    By Lieutenant James H. Reid, U. S. Navy


    MOTTO: "Nunc Aut Nunguam."

    A number of most interesting articles on the training of men have appeared from time to time in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE NAVAL INSTITUTE; but, not nearly so many have been written...

  • Systematic Training of the Enlisted Personnel of the Navy
    By Lieutenant C. L. Hussey, U. S. Navy

    MOTTO: "The bed-rock of a naval service is organization."

  • Our Torpedo-Boat Flotilla: The Training Needed To Insure Its Efficiency
    By Lieutenant Edward L. Beach, U. S. Navy


    MOTTO: We question the utility of torpedo-boats because we don't know how to utilize them.—W.W. Kimball.

  • Size of Battleships for U. S. Navy
    By Lieutenant Homer C. Poundstone, U. S. Navy


    Next to the necessity for a continuous and continued yearly increase to the number of armored vessels for the fighting line of our navy, it is of prime importance to decide upon the general type of...

  • The Navigator's Prism
    By Lieut.-Commander John B. Blish, U. S. Navy

    With the close of the last century there came about a most active period of telegraph cable laying in the Atlantic Ocean under the flags of the four great commercial and maritime countries.

  • The Errors That Arise from Extraordinary Deflection of Rays of Light near the Horizon
    By Lieutenant G. W. Logan, U. S. Navy

    It has often been pointed out, in text-books of navigation and elsewhere, that altitudes observed at sea are subject to error when peculiar—atmospheric conditions operate to produce an extraordinary deflection of the ray of light from the...

  • The Naval Torpedo Station
    By Lieut. Robert W. Henderson, U. S. Navy

    In submitting this article on the Naval Torpedo Station, it is not my intention to deal with the full details of the several departments here, but to consider the station, and the various duties connected with it, as a whole, in order to give the...

  • Single Display Tactical Signals
    By Lieut. H. C. Mustin, U. S. Navy

    Last October the writer of this submitted to the commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic fleet plans for a system by which all tactical signals may be made by a single display. This system may be used without making any change whatever in the...

  • A Plea for a Permanent Regimental Formation in the United States Marine Corps
    By Captain Henry C. Davis, U. S. Marines

    For many years there has lain dormant in the minds of many marine officers the hope that some one would some time be courageous enough to bring forth and push through a scheme for organizing the Marine Corps on a basis of regiments, battalions...

  • The Stowage of the Larger Calibres of Fixed Ammunition
    By Midshipman Alfred G. Howe, U. S. N.

    This article is not in any way intended as a suggestion of a new idea, or as a complete outline of the proposed plan of stowage. There seems to be a very general dissatisfaction with the method at present employed in stowing the larger calibres...

  • Discussion


    Lieutenant-Commander BRADLEY A. FISKE, U. S. Navy.—In reading the lecture of Lieutenant-Commander Niblack, published in the PROCEEDINGS for September, 1902, and...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy

    For convenience of reference these notes are arranged as follows:

    A. Notes on ships of war and on navies, under the head of the naval power referred to.

    B. Notes arranged under the following heads:

    1. Ordnance and Gunnery...
  • Officers of the Institute


    Rear-Admiral H. C. TAYLOR, U. S. Navy



  • 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, 1902.


  • 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 two hundred dollars, with a gold medal, and a life-member- ship in the Institute, is offered by the Naval Institute for the best essay presented on any subject pertaining to the naval profession, subject to the following...


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