Proceedings Magazine - 1903 Vol. 29/3/107

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Mr. President and Gentlemen :—It is a great compliment to have been asked to welcome to the College the class of officers who are to attend the course which opens today, and one I highly...



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  • An Address Delivered at the United States Naval War College, Narragansett Bay, R. I., June Second, Nineteen Hundred and Three
    By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U. S. Navy

    Mr. President and Gentlemen :—It is a great compliment to have been asked to welcome to the College the class of officers who are to attend the course which opens today, and one I highly appreciate.

    I perform this duty with pleasure...

  • Torpedo Tubes in Battleships
    By Commander J. B. Murdock, U. S. Navy

    It is somewhat remarkable that no discussion has arisen in the Naval Institute concerning the abolition of torpedo tubes in the new battleships, as there is no question as to the opinions held by most officers on the subject. There is apparently...

  • Discussion

    Captain Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy.—I have always been a strong advocate of the special tool for special work. In the class of special tools, the torpedo assuredly took its place, so long as its range was restricted to a...

  • Scouts
    Lecture delivered by Capt. C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.

    Lecture delivered by Capt. C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N., at the Naval War College, Newport, R. I., July 20, 1902

    In a lecture on Naval Scouting read at the College, June, 1899, Commander Murdock happily remarked that "the knowledge...

  • The Jane Naval War Game in the Scientific American
    By Lieut.-Comdr. A. P. Niblack, U. S. Navy

    By the courtesy of the editor of the Scientific American, the Institute has been authorized to reprint this game and it will be found following this article.—THE EDITOR.

  • "Reports of Fitness" in the Case of Naval Academy Graduates
    By Lieutenant-Comdr. William F. Fullam, U. S. Navy

    Criticisms, more or less caustic, are heard from time to time regarding the efficiency of newly graduated midshipmen, and many theories, not all of which will bear examination, are advanced looking to the possible improvement in the course of...

  • The Fiske Semaphore System
    By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. N.

    This system, after undergoing trial in service in the Kearsarge and Alabama for two years and four months, was finally approved; and sets were ordered to be installed in the Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Iowa and Indiana, on April 1, 1903. It...

  • A Naval Telescope and Mount
    By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    Intimately connected with signalling is the reading of signals; so, it is amazing that, among all the sundry and manifold changes proposed for making signals, it has not occurred to any one to change in the least the instrument used for reading...

  • U. S. Naval Propellers—A Reply
    By Asst.-Naval Constructor T. G. Roberts, U. S. Navy

    *Not being a member of the Society of Naval Engineers, the author makes reply through the Naval Institute.

  • Tri-Rectangular Coordinates for the Solution of Spherical Triangles
    By Lieutenant Armistead Rust, U. S. N.


    For Identifying Unknown Stars, Finding the Hour Angle, Altitude, and Azimuth of a Known Body, Hour Angles and Times of Rising and Setting and Crossing the...

  • Notes On A Diagram For Finding The Azimuth And Hour Angle From The Latitude Of The Observer, And The Declination And Altitude Of The Observed Celestial Body, By G. W. Littlehales, Esq., Hydrographic Engineer
    By Lieutenant Armistead Rust, U. S. N.

    (Issued with Pilot Charts for February, 1903.)

    Since the preceding paper was written, in November, 1902, the Writer has received the Pilot Charts of the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, containing the diagram by Mr. Littlehales, of the...

  • Chronometer Rates
    By Lieut.-Commander E. E. Hayden, U. S. N.

    It may be of interest to navigators to see and compare a few graphic records of the rates of chronometers as observed on land, under the uniform and favorable conditions of the Naval Observatory, and at sea, under the varying and often very...

  • Range Finding in the Navy
    By John F. Meigs, of the Bethlehem Steel Company

    The most recent guns of medium and large size are independent of the ascertainment of the range up to distances of from 1500 to 2000 yards. Existing plans of range finding give doubtful results at 2000 yards, and it is not too much to say that...

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



  • Book Notices

    The Cadets' Hand Book, a manual for military students at colleges and academies, by Captain John A. Lockwood, U. S. Army (retired), contains a great deal of useful information for young men of military schools, and especially for those who...

  • 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...

  • Officers of the Institute



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


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

    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...


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