The Elements of Fleet Tactics

By Lieut.-Commander A.P. Niblack, U.S. Navy
April 1906
Motto: "For now we see through a glass darkly." FIRST HONORABLE MENTION. The principles which govern military operations on shore are well understood and have undergone few changes from century ...

Annapolis: A Fair Show Wanted

By Lieutenant W. T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy
April 1906
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 ...

Submerged Salt Water Storage for Coal

By Captain W. H. Beehler, U. S. N.
April 1906
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 ...

Small Arms Training in the Navy

By Lieut. Ridley Mclean, U. S. Navy
April 1906
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 ...

Approximate Dimensions for a Compromiseless Ship

By Assistant Naval Constructor R.D. Gatewood, U.S.N.
April 1906
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 ...

With the Baltic Fleet at Tsushima

By Lieutenant R. D. White, U. S. Navy
April 1906
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 ...

The Modern General Mess

By Paymaster George P. Dyer, U. S. Navy
April 1906
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 ...

Wanted: A Synthetic Wireless

By Commander B. T. Walling, U. S. Navy
April 1906
". . . 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 ...

For the Broader Study of Tactics

By Rear-Admiral C. F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
April 1906
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 ...


April 1906
The Elements of Fleet Tactics Lieutenant-Commander A. P. NIBLACK, U. S. Navy.—In correcting the proof of this essay, which was submitted last December (but which represents some years of careful ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
April 1906
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL. AUSTRIA. VESSELS BUILDING. Name Displacement. Where Building. Remarks. Battleships. Erzherzog Karl 10,600 Trieste. Under trial. Erzherzog Friedrich 10,600 “ "" Erzherzog Ferdinand-Max. 10,600 " ...

Book Notices

April 1906
"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 ...

List of Prize Essays

April 1906
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 ...


April 1906
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-third ...

Officers of the Institute

April 1906
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. Captain ...

Special Notice

April 1906
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 ...


April 1906
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