The Work of the Naval Observatory

By Rear-Admiral C. M. Chester, U.S.N.
April 1904
The Naval Observatory has apparently many fathers, but probably to no one belongs so much of the credit for its foundation as to Captain James Melville Gilliss, U. S. Navy.A ...

The Camp of Sanitation at League Island 1903

By Rear-Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
April 1904
So many officers have urged me to give to the service, through these pages, an account of the manner in which the camp of sanitation was established on League Island ...

Skeleton Models of Modern Ships

By Commander W. H. Beehler, U.S.N.
April 1904
The costly, complicated, naval constructions of the present age are such intricate structures that the ordinary drawings are exceedingly difficult for the practical seaman to comprehend, and models that will ...

The Evolution of Smokeless Powder

By Lieutenant R. W. Henderson, U. S. Navy
April 1904
Of the hundreds of different mixtures and compounds discovered to have an explosive nature, perhaps the best known are, gun-powder, gun-cotton, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, mixtures of potassium chlorate, picrate compounds, fulminates ...

Coal Consumption on Warships

By Lieut.-Commander W. F. Worthington, U.S.N.
April 1904
In the days of auxiliary steam power on warships, the amount of coal used in port and at sea was small. Only a small amount was used for distilling drinking ...

"Blank" Torpedo Shooting

By Commander G. M. Dahl, Royal Norwegian Navy
April 1904
Demands made on a good captain of a torpedo-boat may be summed up in the following:(1) To manage his boat with coolness in attack under all circumstances.(2) To fire the ...

Estimating Distances

By Commander William H. Beehler, U. S. Navy
April 1904
The naval officer in command of a battleship in a squadron has no problem of greater importance in the evolutions of naval tactics or at target practice than the determination ...


April 1904
"THE FLEET AND ITS PERSONNEL." (See No. 109.)Rear Admiral C. F. GOODRICH.—It is impossible to read the two essays which open the thirtieth volume of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE NAVAL ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
April 1904
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.AUSTRIA.The Austrian delegation on June I adopted the budget of the Ministry of Marine, as well as the extraordinary credits amounting to 75,000,000 kronen required ...

List of Prize Essays

April 1904
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. ...

Officers of the Institute

April 1904
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 ...


April 1904
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 ...

Special Notice

April 1904
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1904A 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 ...

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