Proceedings Magazine - 1906 Vol. 32/1/117

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PRIZE ESSAY, JANUARY 1, 1906.

Motto: Look before you leap.

The professional atmosphere is again alive to the whisperings of promotion by selection. Like some...

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  • Promotion by Selection
    By Commander Hawley O. Rittenhouse, U.S. Navy

    PRIZE ESSAY, JANUARY 1, 1906.

    Motto: Look before you leap.

    The professional atmosphere is again alive to the whisperings of promotion by selection. Like some planetary orb, "selection" has its seasons of...

  • Gleanings from the Sea of Japan
    By Captain Seaton Schroeder, U. S. N.

    SECOND HONORABLE MENTION.

    Motto: "Fire answers fire; and through their paly flames

    Each battle sees the other's umbered face."

    Henry V, Act IV, Chorus.

    Was the result...

  • The Purchase System of the Navy
    By Pay Inspector J. A. Mudd, U. S. Navy

    THIRD HONORABLE MENTION.

    Motto: Better have all parts equally strong. The laws and regulations governing the purchase of supplies for the naval establishment should aim at obtaining only the quantity and quality necessary...

  • The Civil and the Military Authority
    By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    It is a common saying that, in the United States, the military is subordinate to the civil authority. But, in every civilized country, the military is subordinate to the civil authority; that is, to the central authority of the government. In...

  • The Administration of the Massachusetts and Virginia Navies of the American Revolution
    By Charles Oscar Paullin

    With the exception of New Jersey and Delaware each of the thirteen original states during the Revolution owned one or more armed vessels. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina had the largest fleets. New...

  • Remarks on Screw Propulsion
    By Assistant Naval Constructor R. D. Gatewood, U. S. N.

    The question of screw 'propulsion, involving as it does the action and interaction of screw and ship, and a thorough knowledge of the true performance of the screw itself, has long and rightfully been considered the most baffling and abstruse...

  • Considerations Affecting the Determination of a Naval Programme
    By Naval Constructor William G. Groesbeck, U. S. Navy

    The writer of the present article has long believed that one of the chief difficulties that has been encountered, in securing the assent of Congress to a definite ship-building programme for the navy, is the fact that naval opinion on the subject...

  • The Dawn of Navigation and Its Books, Theories and Instruments
    By Thomas G. Ford

    In the middle ages there lived a number of French rhymesters in whose forgotten verses there are many interesting facts and lessons relating to the seaman's art. Chief and earliest among these was Guillaume de Lorris, born in the Gatinais in...

  • The Alarming Condition of the Navy Personnel - Responsibility and Remedy
    By Lieutenant-Commander A. L. Key, U. S. Navy

    The Prize Essay for 1906 is an academic discussion of abstract principles. Undoubtedly a pro-selectionist, who confines himself to theories, with a good turn for argument and a liberal command of language can present a paper fully as convincing...

  • A Letter of Explanation
    By Lieutenant-Commander Lloyd H. Chandler, U. S. Navy

    FEBRUARY 6, 1906

    DEAR SIR:—Since the appearance of my paper on Amalgamation in the last PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE entitled "Is Amalgamation a Failure?" I have received several letters from different people...

  • Discussion

    Is Amalgamation a Failure?

    (SEE No. 116.)

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

    SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL

     

    AUSTRIA

     

    VESSELS BUILDING

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  • Annual Report

    To THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE:

     

     

     

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

     

     

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  • List of Prize Essays

    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...

  • Notice

    NOTICE.

  • Officers of the Institute

    President.

    Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy.

     

    Vice-President.

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  • Special Notice

    NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1907.

    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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