Aids to Contentment, A Home for the Fleet

By Rear-Admiral C. F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
October 1907
In an article recently published by the Naval Institute I had the honor of laying before my colleagues of the service a few reflections looking towards the increased contentment of ...

The Value of Speed in Tactics and Strategy

By Lieutenant A. C. Dewar, R.N.
October 1907
INTRODUCTORY NOTE.—These two short articles by Lieut. A.C. Dewar, R.N., a prize medalist of the Royal United Service Institution, are e- printed not only because of their intrinsic merit, but ...

The Court-Martial of Commodore David Porter

By Lieut.-Commander Edward L. Beach, U.S. Navy
October 1907
David Porter is remembered by all Americans as the naval officer who, in command of the United States Frigate Essex, in the War of 1812,was overwhelmed, defeated, and captured by ...

The Realities of Battle: Weakness, Heroisms, Panics

By General Daudignac of the French Army, Translation by Lieut.-Col. W. W. Gilbert, U.S. Army
October 1907
(Reprinted from the Journal of the United States Infantry Association.)* From the Bulletin de la Presse et de la Bibliographie Militaires, (Bruxelles).general features of operations,to sometimes descend to the movements ...

Naval Administration, 1842-1861

By Charles Oscar Paullin
October 1907
THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. The first period of the naval bureaus lasted almost two decades, from the organization of the bureaus on September 1, 1842, until March 5, 1861, when Lincoln's ...

Torpedo and Mine Effects in the Russo-Japanese War

Translated by Philip R. Alger
October 1907
DAMAGE DONE BY WHITEHEAD TORPEDOES.On February 8 there were 23 Whitehead torpedoes fired, of which only three made hits.Cesarevitch (Feb. 8).—Outer plating and frames ruptured over a surface about 9 ...

Star-Finding Diagram

By Lieut.-Commander Armistead Rust, U. S. Navy
October 1907
This diagram has been prepared to simplify the method for the identification of stars described in No. 123 of the U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE and shows the relationSin t cos ...

The Annual Meeting of the Institute

October 1907
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MD., Oct. 11, 1907.The annual meeting of the U. S. Naval Institute, held on the above date, was called to order by Captain Chas. J. Badger, ...


October 1907
A Simplified Method of Finding the Equation of Equal(SEE No. 123.)H.B. Goodwin.—With reference to the interesting paper by Mr. G.W. Littlehales entitled "A Simplified Method of Finding the Equation of ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
October 1907
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL. AUSTRIA. VESSELS BUILDING. Name. Displacement. Where Building. Remarks. Battleships. Erzherzog Ferdinand-Max. 10,600 Trieste. Under trial. Ersatz Tegetthof. 14,500 -- Projected. Ersatz Kr.-Rudolf. 14,500 -- ...

Book Notices

October 1907
“The Annapolis Plebe," by Lieut.-Commander Edward L. Beach, U.S.N. Published by the Penn Publishing Co., 923 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa.Lieutenant-Commander Beach's book, entitled "An Annapolis Plebe," gives to the juvenile ...


October 1907
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-fourth ...

Officers of the Institute

October 1907
President.Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Captain C. J. BADGER, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Professor P. R. ALGER, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Commander ...

List of Prize Essays

October 1907
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. ...

Special Notice

October 1907
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 ...


October 1907
PUBLISHED BY THE U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTEElectrical Installations of the United States Navy (1907).By Commander Burns T. Walling, U. S. Navy, and Julius Martin, E. E., Master Electrician of the Equipment ...

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