The Need of a Building Program for Our Navy

By Lieut.-Commander John H. Gibbons, U. S. Navy
April 1903
"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.In ...

Naval Literature

By Captain John S. Barnes
April 1903
Lecture delivered at the Naval War College, 1902I hope that it is fully understood that I am not here in the role of instructor. The modern ship of war and ...

Naval Intelligence During War

By Captain C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.
April 1903
Lecture delivered at the Naval War College, July 28, 1902INTRODUCTORY.The President of the War College has honored me with an invitation to address the members of the class this year ...

The Problem of Engineers

By Lieutenant Urban T. Holmes, U. S. Navy
April 1903
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 ...

Continuous Compass Correction at Sea

By Lieutenant-Commander Roy C. Smith, U. S. Navy
April 1903
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 ...


April 1903
"SINGLE DISPLAY TACTICAL SIGNALS." See No. 105.Lieut. H. C. POUNDSTONE, U. S. Navy.—(1) I wish to express my indebtedness to Lieut. Mustin for putting before the service so concisely and ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
April 1903
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS AND PERSONNEL.ARGENTINA.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

April 1903
HONORARY 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 Hopkins University.LIFE MEMBERS.Brown, A. ...

List of Prize Essays

April 1903
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. ...


April 1903
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 ...

Officers of the Institute

April 1903
President.Rear-Admiral H. C. TAYLOR, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Captain W. H. BROWNSON, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Professor P. R. ALGER, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander ...

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