Proceedings Magazine - 1908 Vol. 34/2/126

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Motto: "Heaven gives the laurels of victory in war to those only who keep themselves in training in time of peace, and win the battle before it is fought."

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  • The Nation's Defense - The Offensive Fleet
    Lieut.-Commander Yates Stirling

    Motto: "Heaven gives the laurels of victory in war to those only who keep themselves in training in time of peace, and win the battle before it is fought."

     

  • War on the Sea
    Captain Gabriel Darrieus

    CHAPTER V.

    THE WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND JAPAN.

     

  • The Pioneer of America's Pacific Empire: David Porter
    Lieut.-Commander Edward L. Beach

    The great, immediate, and entirely unforeseen result of its war with Spain was to make the United States a colonial power. Just before this war, it was never a matter of discussion or debate whether or not it would be advantageous for our country...

  • The True Story of the America
    Robert W. Neeser

    It seems very strange that in the history of so young a nation as the United States of America, the historian is often unable for a long time to ascertain the true trend of affairs, and in no few cases absolutely unable to find out the truth in...

  • The Fight for the Initial Position
    Lieut.-Comdr. H. F. Bryan

    Since the catastrophe at Tsushima, technical literature has been devoted to questions of naval tactics in a specially thorough way; and the great interest shown in the subject is made evident by the fact that every new idea is immediately taken...

  • Seumanutafa and Fa'atulia
    William Churchill

    NEW YORK, April 8, 1908.

    Lieutenant-Commander E. L. Beach, U. S. N., Annapolis.

     

    MY DEAR BEACH: If it be at all worth the while to bear a brave deed in mind, if there is to remain to the navy of the United...

  • The Strategic Importance of the Naval Base at Key West, and its Strategic Lines of Force
    Commodore W. H. Beehler

    The principles of strategy are the same for all ages, independent of the changes in tactics that are introduced by the changes in weapons, and a commanding site on the highways of commerce must always be of great strategic value. No change in...

  • Nomograms for Deducing Altitude and Azimuth and for Star Identification and Finding Course and Distance in Great Circle Sailing
    By Lieutenant Radler de Aquino, B. N., Naval Attaché to the Brazilian Embassy.

    The ingenious method, erroneously called "The New Navigation," which was invented thirty-four years ago by Admiral Marcq Saint Hilaire, French Navy, for determining lines of position at sea, is generally recognized nowadays by...

  • Notes on Rifle Shooting
    Midshipman E. E. Wilson

    These notes were assembled primarily for the benefit of midshipmen who, through lack of time, are obliged to fire at record practice with very little instruction. They are the results of three years' practice, and embody principles essential...

  • Spotting and Range-Finding
    Captain Bradley A. Fiske

    There seem to be two opinions as to the best basis from which to find the correct sight-bar range in battle; one opinion being that the best basis is the use of a range-finder, and the other opinion being that the best basis is spotting.

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  • Note on the Probability of Gun-Fire
    Lieutenant A. Mazzuoli

    It is usual to give in Range Tables the values of the heights and breadths of the 50 per cent bands as determined at the proving ground, the probable vertical and lateral deviation being deduced by the ordinary methods of the theory of errors...

  • Recent Changes in British Messing and Canteen Methods
    Paymaster George P. Dyer

    The very interesting changes recently made in the King's regulations governing the British navy, and put into full effect on January 1 of this year, concerning the subsistence arrangements in that service, ought to be accessible to every...

  • Discussion

    A Few Hints to the Study of Naval Tactics.

    (SEE No. 125.)

     

  • Professional Notes

    SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.

     

    AUSTRIA.

    VESSELS BUILDING.

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  • Book Notices

    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...

  • 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, 1909.

    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...

  • Books

    PUBLISHED BY THE U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE.

    Proceedings of the U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.

    Published March, June, September, and December of each year. Annual subscription to the PROCEEDINGS for non-members, $3.50;...

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