Promotion by Selection

By Commander Hawley O. Rittenhouse, U.S. Navy
January 1906
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 ...

Gleanings from the Sea of Japan

By Captain Seaton Schroeder, U. S. N.
January 1906
SECOND HONORABLE MENTION.Motto: "Fire answers fire; and through their paly flamesEach battle sees the other's umbered face."Henry V, Act IV, Chorus.Was the result to be expected?Could ...

The Purchase System of the Navy

By Pay Inspector J. A. Mudd, U. S. Navy
January 1906
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 ...

The Civil and the Military Authority

By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
January 1906
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 ...

Remarks on Screw Propulsion

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

A Letter of Explanation

By Lieutenant-Commander Lloyd H. Chandler, U. S. Navy
January 1906
FEBRUARY 6, 1906DEAR 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 ...


January 1906
Is Amalgamation a Failure?(SEE No. 116.)Commander W. F. WORTHINGTON, U. S. Navy.—The essayist has expressed his views in a very clear and forcible manner, and I wish to go On ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
January 1906
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL AUSTRIA VESSELS BUILDING Name Displacement Where Building RemarksBattleships:Erzherzog Karl 10,600 Trieste Under trialErzherzog Friedrich 10,600 66 “ “Erzherzog Ferdinand-Max10,600 44 Building „ ...

Annual Report

January 1906
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. ITEMIZED CASH ACCOUNT RECEIPTS DURING ...

List of Prize Essays

January 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 A. T. ...


January 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

January 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

January 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 essay ...

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