Proceedings Magazine - 1908 Vol. 34/3/127

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"So much, dear liege, I have already sworn:

That is, to live and study here three years."

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  • Alma Mater
    Lieutenant Ridgely Hunt

    "So much, dear liege, I have already sworn:

    That is, to live and study here three years."

    —Love's Labour Lost.

     

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  • War on the Sea -- Continued
    Captain Gabriel Darrieus

    CHAPTER VIII.

    GENERAL POLICY OF NATIONS; ITS CLOSE CONNECTION WITH STRATEGY. APPLICATION TO THE FRENCH NAVY: HEREDITARY ADVERSARIES; ENGLISH POLICY; GERMAN POLICY; NEW NATIONS.

     

  • Closing Events of the War with Tripoli, 1804-1805
    Robert S. Rodgers

    In the year 1804 the United States government organized and sent to the Mediterranean Sea a reinforcing squadron of vessels under command of Commodore Samuel Barren, for the purpose of continuing the operations which, then for some time, had been...

  • Deacatur and Coleridge
    Captain C. G. Calkins

    The conjunction of these names cannot be regarded as a natural introduction to an essay in naval biography or naval tactics. It may seem, indeed, that the attempt to associate two men whose pursuits and characteristics were so radically distinct...

  • The Conquest of Territory Over Seas
    Commander H.S. Knapp

    Should a nation having a strong navy wish to undertake operations of war on land, it must confine its aspirations to attempts upon the coast of the adversary if its army is numerically weak. Not having at disposal means sufficient for an invasion...

  • On a System of Lighting Ships and Light-houses in Substitution for the Ones at Present in Use
    John Herbert Claiborne

    The following suggestions and reflections first appeared in substance in a paper which I presented before the International Marine Congress, held in Washington, D.C, in 1889.

     

    I disclaim any practical knowledge of seamanship,...

  • Instantaneous Position Plotter and Course Indicator
    Commander Roy C. Smith

    It sometimes happens that in well charted waters it is desirable to plot the ship's position at frequent intervals, or continuously; and it may be desirable to know the ship's head independently of the compass, the error of which, from...

  • The Firing Interval
    Professor Philip R. Alger

    In order that the target may be hit, the gun must be correctly pointed at the instant the projectile leaves the muzzle. But there is an interval, commonly called the firing interval, between the moment of willing to fire and the moment of exit of...

  • On the Meaning and Use of Entropy
    By Assistant Naval Constructor William McEntee, U. S. Navy

    The question of coal economy brought so prominently to the foreground by the cruise of the Atlantic Fleet to the Pacific Coast is one of vital importance and on that account the writer's excuse, if one be needed, for the following discussion...

  • The Employment of Submarine Mines in Future Naval Wars
    Philip R. Alger

    The Russo-Japanese war demonstrated in a striking fashion the danger of submarine mines. Each of the belligerents had sowed the approaches of Dalny and Port Arthur with these mines. The frightful losses that they caused to the two fleets, may be...

  • To Adjust Range Finders Before Battle
    Captain Bradley A. Fiske

    Suppose an admiral has 16 ships, each of which has range finders on board, and that he is in the vicinity of the enemy and wishes to adjust the range finders before he engages in battle.

     

    Let him direct the eight rear ships to...

  • To Find the Fleet Speed and Corresponding Revolutions
    Captain Bradley A. Fiske

    Let the flagship throw over a flat board from abreast the foremast and make a preconcerted signal.

     

    Simultaneously, let another ship, say the fourth ship, measure the distance from the foremast of the flagship with a range...

  • Discussion

    DISCUSSION.

     

    War on the Sea.

    (See Nos. 125, 126, and 127.)

     

    Commander John Hood, U.S. Navy. In reading the March number of the Institute some time ago, in...

  • Professional Notes

    SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.

     

    AUSTRIA.

    VESSELS BUILDING.

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  • Book Notices

    "Lidgerwood Cableways, 1908."—The Lidgerwood Manufacturing Co. has just issued a new catalogue describing and illustrating Lidgerwood Cableways and their many successful applications on great engineering works and for numerous...

  • 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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