Proceedings Magazine - 1906 Vol. 32/2/118

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Motto: "For now we see through a glass darkly."




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  • The Elements of Fleet Tactics
    By Lieut.-Commander A.P. Niblack, U.S. Navy

    Motto: "For now we see through a glass darkly."


  • Reflections, Historic and Other, Suggested By the Battle of the Sea of Japan
    By Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. Navy

    The principal and determining features of the Battle of the Japan Sea have been made known to us by the official reports; the many details are wanting, and, as was justly remarked in a very able article in Blackwood's Magazine for last...

  • Earliest English Navigation and First Schools of Warfare
    By Thomas G. Ford

    Tis the bold race

    Laughing at toil, and gay in danger's face,

    Who quit with joy, when fame and glory lead,

    Their richest pasture and their greenest mead,

    The perils of the stormy deep to dare,

    And jocund own...

  • The Principles of the Deviation of the Compass and its Correction
    By Lieut.-Commander L. M. Nulton, U. S. Navy

    1. Introductory.—These notes are not a complete treatise on the deviation of the compass but are an attempt to explain, by simple laws of magnets, how deviation is produced by the iron of a ship, and, by the same laws, how the deviation may...

  • Annapolis: A Fair Show Wanted
    By Lieutenant W. T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy

    The rapid expansion of tilt navy and the continued policy of keeping a maximum number of vessels in commission is the chief cause of the stress in the course of instruction at the Naval Academy, and scarcely secondary, are the effects of the...

  • Submerged Salt Water Storage for Coal
    By Captain W. H. Beehler, U. S. N.

    The great expense and anxiety due to fires in coal sheds makes the advisability of submerged storage for coal very important. At Key West and Dry Tortugas, Fla., 35,000 tons of coal have been stored in four large steel coal sheds—two at...

  • An Answer to Criticism of "Is Amalgamation a Failure"
    By Lieutenant-Commander L. H. Chandler, U. S. Navy

    After reading the discussion of my essay on this subject, I find but one point on which I wish to touch, and that is in regard to a phrase current in the arguments of the anti-amalgamationists. This phrase is that "specialization is the...

  • Small Arms Training in the Navy
    By Lieut. Ridley Mclean, U. S. Navy

    Now that attention is being concentrated throughout the service on developing a high degree of skill with the guns of the ship; now that routine drills have largely given way to loading drill, Morris-tube, and fire-control exercises; now that we...

  • Approximate Dimensions for a Compromiseless Ship
    By Assistant Naval Constructor R.D. Gatewood, U.S.N.

    After reading with much interest Comdr. Fiske's Prize Essay and his later article on "Compromiseless Ships," it occurred to me that it would be of interest to many officers to know in a fairly definite way how the design of the...

  • The Conditions of the Continental Naval Service
    By Charles Oscar Paullin

    The nineteenth century worked its marvels on sea as well as on land. The progress of invention, the discovery of new sources of wealth and power in nature and in man, and the development of powerful states have revolutionized transportation and...

  • With the Baltic Fleet at Tsushima
    By Lieutenant R. D. White, U. S. Navy

    INTRODUCTORY NOTE.—The following account is compiled from information obtained from one who was present at the battle. Having no station in battle he was selected to observe and record the events of the battle. This duty he performed...

  • The Modern General Mess
    By Paymaster George P. Dyer, U. S. Navy

    It is with some hesitation that I respond to suggestions favoring the expression of ideas on the subject of the administration of a general mess, based on an experience of more than two years and a half on the battleship Missouri.

  • Wanted: A Synthetic Wireless
    By Commander B. T. Walling, U. S. Navy

    ". . . but information service is sui generis, with an importance all its own. Speed, and size to maintain it in a seaway, are the prime requisites, supplemented by powerful wireless apparatus, and enough battery to prevent being driven off...

  • A System of Instruction and Exercise in Flag Signals
    By Ensign William Smith, U.S.N.

    Signaling between ships under service conditions is unquestionably the best method of developing proficient signalmen, but often this cannot be done, when ships are alone. Ships are often on detached service for long periods of time, during which...

  • A Reply to the Criticisms of the Prize Essay for 1906
    By Commander H. O. Rittenhouse, U. S. Navy

    The discussion of "Promotion by Selection" shows clearly that in one matter I have been misunderstood. It is stated by more than one of the contributors to the discussion that I am satisfied with existing conditions. Neither in the...

  • For the Broader Study of Tactics
    By Rear-Admiral C. F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy

    Writers on military subjects include, among their definitions, one to this effect:

    "Grand Tactics treats of the handling of troops on the field of battle," or "Grand Tactics includes the combination of the several arms and...

  • Discussion

    The Elements of Fleet Tactics



    Lieutenant-Commander A. P. NIBLACK, U. S. Navy.—In correcting the proof of this essay, which was submitted last...

  • Description of Portrait of John Paul Jones


    The portrait of John Paul Jones which forms the frontispiece of this number is a copy, reduced, of a sepia drawing owned by Mrs. J. V. L. Pruyn, of Albany, N. Y.,...

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




  • Book Notices

    "Marine Boilers." By Bertin & Robertson.

    As stated in its preface this work is based on a course of lectures prepared by M. Bertin for the students at the Ecole d'application du Genie Maritime.

  • 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...

  • Notice


  • Officers of the Institute


    Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH. 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...

  • New Books Published by the U. S. Naval Institute

    Navigation and Compass Deviations.

    By Commander W. C. P. Muir, U. S. Navy, Head of Department of Navigation, U. S. Naval Academy. A practical treatise on navigation and nautical...

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