Torpedo Tubes in Battleships

By Commander J. B. Murdock, U. S. Navy
July 1903
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 ...


July 1903
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 ...


Lecture delivered by Capt. C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.
July 1903
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, ...

The Fiske Semaphore System

By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. N.
July 1903
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 ...

A Naval Telescope and Mount

By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
July 1903
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 ...

U. S. Naval Propellers—A Reply

By Asst.-Naval Constructor T. G. Roberts, U. S. Navy
July 1903
*Not being a member of the Society of Naval Engineers, the author makes reply through the Naval Institute. In the May number of the Journal of the American Society of ...

Chronometer Rates

By Lieut.-Commander E. E. Hayden, U. S. N.
July 1903
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 ...

Range Finding in the Navy

By John F. Meigs, of the Bethlehem Steel Company
July 1903
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 ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
July 1903
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS AND PERSONNEL. AUSTRIA Danzer's Armee Zeitung publishes a despondent article upon the Austrian navy in the form of a comment upon some remarks of the Grazer ...

Book Notices

July 1903
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 ...

List of Prize Essays

July 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 ...

Officers of the Institute

July 1903
OFFICERS OF THE INSTITUTE. 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. ...

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