Proceedings Magazine - 1906 Vol. 32/3/119

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When in 1899 the Peace Conference at the Hague was perfecting the convention for the peaceful adjustment of international differences, and came to Article 27 upon the duty of calling the attention...



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  • The Monroe Doctrine in Its Territorial Extent and Application
    By Albert Bushnell Hart

    When in 1899 the Peace Conference at the Hague was perfecting the convention for the peaceful adjustment of international differences, and came to Article 27 upon the duty of calling the attention of powers which might thereafter disagree, to the...

  • Personnel and Promotion Reduced to Its Simplest Terms
    By Roy C. Smith


  • American Navigators of the Colonial Period and the Yankee Midshipman
    By T. G. Ford

    While old England was exercising lordly control over the seas, there was growing up in the American Colonies a remarkable race of men, sprung from her loins, inheriting her seafaring aptitude, and destined one day to dispute her maritime...

  • Graphic Representation of the Relation of Pressures and Shrinkages of Built-Up Guns for the States of Action and Rest
    By Lieutenant-Commander Louis M. Nulton, U. S. Navy
    1. Object of the Diagram.The object of this diagram is to show, graphically, how any one element of the strength of a gun, such as shrinkage, pressure in the bore, pressures at contact-...
  • Early Naval Administration Under the Constitution
    By Charles Oscar Paullin


  • The Coming of Explosive Engines for Naval Purposes
    By Rear-Admiral C. M. Chester, U. S. Navy

    In a letter to the Navy Department, dated November 28, 1904, Mr. A. T. Chester, who was at that time a lieutenant in the navy, gave, I believe, a fairly good digest of the knowledge then extant regarding the important matter of explosive engines...

  • The Horizometer
    By Bradley Fiske

    This is an instrument of my invention by which the distance of an object at sea can be measured by measuring the angle of depression of its water-line below a horizontal line, drawn from the eye of the observer. The instrument is...

  • A Further Argument for the Big Ship
    By Captain Richard Wainwright, U. S. Navy

    After reading Captain Mahan's "Reflections, Historic and Other, suggested by the Battle of the Sea of Japan," No. 118 PROCEEDINGS, I have felt impelled to say one word more for the big ship as typified by the English Dreadnought....

  • An Answer to Criticisms of "The Elements of Fleet Tactics"
    By Lieutenant-Commander A. P. Niblack, U. S. Navy

    Writing for the NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS has its tribulations. An article on tactics by the writer, under the title, "The Jane Naval War Game in the Scientific American," written at the request of the Secretary of the Naval Institute...

  • A Powerful Navy Not Dangerous to Civil Liberty
    By Rear-Admiral S. B. Luce, U. S. Navy

    When the Congress of Paris of 1856 issued the famous declaration which abolished privateering, all the maritime countries of Europe, great and small, hastened to express their intention of adhering to the four principles contained in it.

  • Two Pictures of Nelson's Time
    By Gilbert Totten McMaster, M. D.

    The portrait of Nelson is from a steel frontispiece in "The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey," Vol. I, 16mo, published in New York by Eastburn, Kirk & Co., at The Literary Room, corner of Wall and Nassau Streets, and R. P. & C....

  • The Ship's Store and Its Possibilities
    By Paymaster George P. Dyer, U. S. Navy

    In discussing the general mess we had to do with an organization regularly created and fitted to ship life through law and regulation. It needs only the development of detail to make it fulfill its function. With the ship's store or canteen,...

  • The Study of Battle Tactics of the Squadron
    By Commander W. R. Rush, U. S. Navy


  • Discussion

    For the Broader Study of Tactics.

    (See No. 118.)

    Captain A. C. Dillingham, U. S. Navy.—In the plea of Rear-Admiral Goodrich for a broader...

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





  • Book Notices

    "Organization and Tactics," 7th Edition, 1906, by the late Colonel Arthur L Wagner, General Staff, revised by Captain Malin Craig, 1st Cavalry; Captain Herbert J. Brees, 1st Cavalry, and First-Lieutenant Leslie A. I. Chapman...

  • 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...


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