Proceedings Magazine - 1907 Vol. 33/3/123

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  • Aids to Contenment in the Navy
    Rear-Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich

    This complete issue of Proceedings is provided for your use in its original format only at this time.  The editorial team is currently reviewing the text version for possible errors introduced during the OCR phase of our...

  • Permanent Company Organization for the United States Marine Corps
    By Captain H. L. Roosevelt, Assistant Quartermaster, U.S.M.C.

    It is a generally recognized fact among officers of the Marine Corps, that a permanent company organization would be of the greatest benefit to the Corps, and is even considered by a number to be an absolute necessity.

  • A Letter from Benjamin Franklin, to Dr. Brownrigg, Relative to the Use of Oil for Stilling the Waves

    (Reprinted from the Annual Register, Vol. 18, 1775.)

    LONDON, Nov. 7, 1773.

  • A Simplified Method of Finding the Equation of Equal Altitudes
    By G. W. Littlehales

    For a navigator who is out of connection with time-signals, the most simple and accurate method of regulating a chronometer is that of observing equal altitudes of the same celestial body on each side of the meridian of the place of observation...

  • A Note on Navigation
    By Commander H. C. Gearing, U.S. Navy

    Recently the writer on an occasion of duty found himself on a steamer bound from San Francisco to Coos Bay, Oregon. He made the acquaintance of the Captain, who extended to him many courtesies, and with whom he had many pleasant chats on topics...

  • The New Navigation in Practice
    By Lieut.-Commander T. P. Magruder, U. S. Navy

    Having read in Muir's Navigation and Compass Deviations (1906), that the "New Navigation," or Marcq Saint-Hilaire's method of drawing a line of position, is "superior to all other methods for drawing a line of position when...

  • Navigating Without Horizon
    By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    I have had the idea for many years that ships could find the altitude of a heavenly body, when the horizon could not be seen, by taking the angle between that body, and the water-line, or other part, of some ship under it, and at a known distance...

  • The Identification of Stars in Cloudy Weather
    By Lieut-Commander Armistead Rust, U.S. Navy

    Referring to "Notes on the use of the Great Circle Sailing Chart for the Solution of Problems in Nautical Astronomy," published in No. 116 of the U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE and the method for the identification of stars described, it will be...

  • The French Naval Manœuvers of 1907
    Translated by Philip R. Alger

    (From Le Yacht and Le Moniteur de la Flotte)

    For these manceuver; the Mediterranean and Northern Squadrons were combined, Vice-Admiral Touchard, the commander-in- chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, being in supreme command.

  • A Brief Description of the Functions and Operation of an Experimental Model Basin
    By Naval Constructor R. H. M. Robinson, U.S. Navy

    The original and fundamental idea in the establishment of experimental basins, or, as they are otherwise called, "model tanks," was to assist in the determination of the resistance of ship-shaped forms at various speeds of propulsion,...

  • The Erosion of Guns
    By John F. Meigs

    Guns are nowadays similar. That is, if a unit of length be one caliber and drawings be made of guns of varying calibers, the drawings of guns of all calibers will be the same. If we make a drawing of a 50-caliber 12-inch gun and of a 50-caliber 3...

  • Electrical Installations of the United States Navy (Continued)
    By Commander Burns T. Walling, U.S. Navy and Julius Martin, E. E., Master Electrician of the Equipment Department, Navy Yard, New York

    A MANUAL OF THE LATEST APPROVED MATERIAL, INCLUDING ITS USE, OPERATION, INSPECTION, CARE, AND MANAGEMENT, AND METHODS OF INSTALLATION ON BOARD SHIP.

    CHAPTER X.

     

    THE INSPECTION OF GENERATING SETS AND MOTORS.

    ...

  • Discussion

    The Naval Profession

    (SEE No. 122.)

    Commander C.S. STANWORTH, U.S. Navy (retired). —I am glad to see that the suggestions of Captain B.A. Fiske in his article on "The Naval Profession," relating to a change in the...

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

    SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.

    AUSTRIA. VESSELS BUILDING.

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    Name.

  • Book Notices

    “The Campaign of Santiago de Cuba." By H. H. Sargent, U.S. Army. A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago. 3 vols. $5.00

    Immediately after the Spanish War there came upon us a deluge of books describing that struggle. The American public...

  • 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, 1908.

    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...


 
 

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