Proceedings Magazine - 1903 Vol. 29/2/106

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"It is far better to have ideas of only moderate merit carried out in a continuous manner, than to have ideas of real talent applied in a haphazard fashion."—Le Yacht.



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  • The Need of a Building Program for Our Navy
    By Lieut.-Commander John H. Gibbons, U. S. Navy

    "It is far better to have ideas of only moderate merit carried out in a continuous manner, than to have ideas of real talent applied in a haphazard fashion."—Le Yacht.

  • Naval Literature
    By Captain John S. Barnes

    Lecture delivered at the Naval War College, 1902

  • Naval Intelligence During War
    By Captain C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.

    Lecture delivered at the Naval War College, July 28, 1902


  • The Problem of Engineers
    By Lieutenant Urban T. Holmes, U. S. Navy

    It has now been four years since the enactment of what has come to be known as the Personnel Law. Opinion seems to be agreed that all features of this law have worked for the good of the navy excepting the single one of amalgamation of the line...

  • Proposed Armament for Type Battleship of U. S. Navy, With Some Suggestions Relative to Armor Protection
    By Lieutenant Homer C. Poundstone, U. S. Navy


  • Continuous Compass Correction at Sea
    By Lieutenant-Commander Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy

    The new Type VI binnacle, with fore-and-aft and athwartships magnets, makes compass correction by the tentative methods of Special Circular No. 55 a comparatively simple matter. Nevertheless, the navigator, in his first compass adjustment aboard...

  • Discussion


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



    The armored cruiser Moreno that has just been launched from the building yards of Messrs. Ansaldo, at Sestri Ponente, near Genoa, for the Argentine navy,...

  • List of Members


    Honorable William H. Moody, Secretary of the Navy (ex-officio).

    President Charles W. Eliot, LL. D., Harvard University.

    President D. C. Gilman, LL. D., Johns...

  • 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...

  • Notice


  • Officers of the Institute


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



  • Special Notice.--Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1904

    A prize of two hundred dollars, with a gold medal, and a life-membership 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 rules:


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

    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...

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