Compromiseless Ships

By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
July 1905
In the discussions on the Prize Essay for this year, some officers held that the writer went too far in advocating very large battleships. Others held that he went too ...

Commodore Biddle's Visit to Japan in 1846

By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U. S. Navy
July 1905
The influence of the West upon the ancient civilization of Japan, and the phenomenal progress made by that country toward becoming a formidable naval power, furnishes one of the most ...

An Aid to Systematic Firing of Marine Boilers

By Lieut. H. E. Lackey, U.S.N.
July 1905
In these days of water-tube boilers, with their rapid steaming qualities and their small steam spaces, as compared with the cylindrical boilers, coal economy and efficiency are greatly augmented by ...

The Battle of the Sea of Japan

Translated by Professor P.R. Alger, U.S. Navy
July 1905
Being the first official telegraphic reports of Admiral Togo, General Linievitch, Admiral Enquist, and Admiral Rodjestvenski, as published in the "Moniteur de la Flotte" and the "Revue du Cercle Militaire," ...


By Professor P.R. Alger, U.S. Navy
July 1905
1. Under the action of the powder pressure the gun and its top-carriage acquire a velocity opposite in direction to that of the projectile, and there results a recoil the ...

Discussion: American Naval Policy

July 1905
AMERICAN NAVAL POLICY. Prize Essay.Rear-Admiral C. F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy.—The Institute is to be congratulated upon bringing out this most admirable essay, in the reading of Which I confess ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
July 1905
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.AUSTRIA.The official trial took place on the 20th of June, at the mouth of the Thames, of the torpedo-boat destroyer Huszar, built for the Austro-Hungarian ...

Book Notices

July 1905
"Waterloo—1815." By Henry Houssaye, of the French Academy. Translated by S. R. Willis. Book I. The Last Army of the Empire; The Plans of Campaign; First Combats. Book II. Ligny ...

List of Prize Essays

July 1905
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 ...


July 1905
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 thirty-second ...

Officers of the Institute

July 1905
President.Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Rear-Admiral JAMES H. SANDS, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Professor P. R. ALGER, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander ...

Special Notice

July 1905
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1906.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 ...

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