Proceedings Magazine - 1904 Vol. 30/3/111

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Table I herewith, for which the date, except for the United States battleships, was obtained from Brassey's Naval Annual for 1904, gives some comparative dimensions, etc., of the principal...



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  • A Handicap on United States Battleships
    By Naval Constructor D. W. Taylor, U.S.N.

    Table I herewith, for which the date, except for the United States battleships, was obtained from Brassey's Naval Annual for 1904, gives some comparative dimensions, etc., of the principal recent types of battleships of seven nations. The...

  • Training Ranges and Long Range Firing
    By Lieut.-Commander W. S. Sims, U.S.N.

    While it is true that the principles of gunnery training, long-range firing, and range-finding are well known and have been explained in publications within the past few years, it is also true that many officers are apparently not sufficiently...

  • A Study of Attacks upon Fortified Harbors
    By Lieut.-Comdr. W. L. Rodgers, U.S.N.

    In making the following study of certain attacks upon fortified harbors it was my object to make an analysis of each campaign, and of them all collectively, in order to attempt to derive well grounded conclusions as to future wars.

    It is a...

  • Colliers and Coaling Stations
    By Lieut.-Com. A. P. Niblack, U.S.N.

    The question of the distribution and defense of coaling stations is pressing and vital at the present moment, not because the Bureau of Equipment, or the Navy Department itself, is less keenly alive to its importance, but because of the check...

  • Some Hygenic Precautions to be Observed in Training
    By Surgeon Henry G. Beyer, U.S.N.

    *Read at the Naval War College, July 21, 1904.

  • Some Remarks on the Administration of Justice in the Navy
    By Lieut.-Comdr. John Hood, U.S.N.

    The following remarks are offered for publication in the Institute with a view of eliciting an expression of opinion from the service at large, on certain points connected with the use and abuse of courts-martial, the administration of discipline...

  • Fire Control
    By Lieut. W. S. Turpin, U.S.N.

    A great deal has been written of late concerning the training necessary to bring the efficiency of the Navy to the highest point. Most of these articles, however, have dealt solely with that part of the training which might be called elementary,...

  • War and Its Prevention
    By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U. S. Navy

    *Reprinted, by permission, from The North American Review of December, 1891; where it appeared under the misleading caption of: "The Benefits of War."

    War is one of the great agencies by which human progress is effected.

  • Discussion: The Fleet and its Personnel

    See No. 109.

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



  • Obituary: Rear Admiral Henry C. Taylor


    Rear Admiral Henry C. Taylor, U. S. Navy, the President of the U. S. Naval Institute, died on July 26, 1904, and by his death the Naval Institute lost a friend and...

  • 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...

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  • Officers of the Institute






    Captain W. H. BROWNSON, U. S. Navy...

  • Special Notice


    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,...


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