Proceedings Magazine - 1904 Vol. 30/1/109

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Prize Essay, January 1, 1904.

Motto: Commune bonum.



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  • The Fleet and Its Personnel
    By Lieut. S. P. Fullinwider, U. S. Navy

    Prize Essay, January 1, 1904.

    Motto: Commune bonum.

  • A Plea for a Higher Physical, Moral and Intellectual Standard of the Personnel for the Navy
    By Medical Inspector Howard E. Ames, U. S. N.


    MOTTO: "The mind has no right to build itself up at the expense of the body; it is no more justifiable in abandoning itself without restraint to its cravings, than the body in...

  • Some Notes on Naval Needs and Requirements
    By Lieut. Henry C. Dinger, U. S. N.

    Our naval needs are many and diverse and are ever being commented upon. Criticisms on present conditions of organization, supply and sufficiency are at hand in every direction, both within the service and without. We are confronted with the...

  • Cable Cutting
    By Captain C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.

    The cutting of submarine cables during war, has for its object the interruption of intelligence and is merely one of the operations incident to breaking the enemy's line of communications, the latter, a term of broad scope, although chiefly...

  • Citizenship and the Protection of Naturalized Citizens Abroad
    By Oscar S. Straus, LL. D., Late United States Minister to Turkey; Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague

    When the normal relations between nations were those of belligerency, the principle underlying those relations was the predominance of might and self-interest. As this attitude changed and gradually developed with the advance of civilization into...

  • The Present Status of the Protected Cruiser Type
    By D. W. Taylor, Naval Constructor, U. S. Navy

    Broadly speaking, the protected cruiser is less than thirty years old. The oldest vessel classed as a cruiser to be found in Brassey is the English Iris, of 3730 tons, launched in 1877. Brassey does not give any deck thickness for the Iris. The...

  • On the Prevention of Infectious Diseases
    By Surgeon Henry G. Beyer, U. S. Navy


    *Read at the U. S. Naval War College in the Summer of I903.

  • The Movable Base
    By Civil Engineer A. C. Cunningham, U. S. Navy

    The popular conception of a modern navy is an aggregation of fighting vessels varying from the small torpedo boat to the great battle ship. The speed, armament and general efficiency of these vessels have the attention of the general public, and...

  • The Lifting Net for Catching Fish in Tropical Waters for Food by Vessels of the United States Navy
    By Lieut.-Commander M. L. Wood, U. S. Navy

    As the result of some experience in tropical waters, the following is submitted to the members of the INSTITUTE as a means for giving healthy occupation to the men on board naval vessels stationed in the Caribbean and other tropical waters with...

  • A Proposed System of Punishment for Certain Offences Against Navy Regulations
    By Lieutenant B. B. Bierer., U. S. Navy

    The following table of offences and punishments is submitted for consideration and comment; believing that if the same could be carried into effect, it would materially increase the discipline of our naval service:

  • Navigator's Protractor
    By Lieutenant Armistead Rust, U. S. N.

    For Plotting a Ship's Position by the Three-Point Problem.

    1. This instrument is intended to take the place of the three-armed protractor or station pointer, when the scale of the chart is so small that the...

  • Note on Ballistic Tables
    By Professor P.R. Alger, U.S. Navy

    In Ingersoll's Exterior Ballistics it is stated that the values in his Ballistic Tables, which are based on Mayevski's deductions from Krupp experiments, have been reduced to a standard atmospheric condition of thermometer 62° F.,...

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



    The dimensions of the armored cruiser St. Georg, recently launched at Pola, are as follows: Length, 383 feet 9 inches; breadth, 63 feet 7 inches; draft, 23...

  • Book Notices

    "Practical Field Exercises in Tactics and Strategy," by Major John P. Wisser, U. S. Army, an up-to-date publication, fills a long-felt want for both students and instructors in military science. It gives a series of progressive...

  • Annual Report


    Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the following report for the year ending December 31, 1903.

    (The complete tables are available in the PDF.)

  • 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.


  • Notice


  • Officers of the Institute


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



    Captain W. H. BROWNSON, 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:



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