Proceedings Magazine - 1908 Vol. 34/4/128

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Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy.




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  • Gas vs. Steam for Marine Motive Power
    Captain A. B. Willits

    The tremendous strides made in recent years in the development and application of the gas engine and producer to power plants on shore, both in this country and abroad, and the recognition of the actual economies in cost of operation and in heat...

  • The Present Phase of the Personnel Question
    Commander Roy C. Smith

    The immediate issues involved in this question have been greatly confused by discussions of theoretical or normal conditions, which, owing to a variety of causes, have no actual existence at this moment. The present navy list happens to be in a...

  • Services of Commodore John Rodgers in our Wars with the Barbary Corsairs (1802-1806)
    Charles Oscar Paullin



  • A Fair Basis for Competition in Battle Practice
    Captain Bradley A. Fiske

    There are two reasons for having competition in target practice. One reason is that competition produces emulation and thereby increases skill; and the other reason is that the results obtained give data, not only as to what any given ship or gun...

  • The Summary Court-Martial - Past, Present, and Future
    Lieut.-Commander J. P. Morton

    In these days of the strenuous life on board of our naval vessels, when, by virtue of many new conditions, the general trend is toward simplicity and directness, and the desire to abolish all unnecessary "red-tape" is rampant; it is...

  • Efficiency as a Basis of Organization and Wages
    Harrington Emerson

    Reprinted From The Engineering Magazine, With an Introductory Note By Philip R. Alger.


    At first sight it will probably seem to many readers of the PROCEEDINGS that the subject-matter of the following article is...

  • The Azimuth Diagram, and its Availability for the Solution of Various Problems in Navigation
    By Lieut.-Commander G. W. Logan, U.S. Navy

    As a result of inquiry of many navigating officers as to the method employed by them for solving the azimuth problem, it has been noted that comparatively few take advantage of the graphic method. A surprisingly large number are not aware that...

  • The Lunar Observation Without Distance Tables
    By H. B. Goodwin

    The navigator of to-day, who requires some independent check at sea upon the behavior of his chronometers finds himself in some countries confronted by a new problem. It has long been recognized that the only practicable method of obtaining such...

  • Change in Deviation of the Compass Due to Change in Trim
    By Lieut.-Commander Lloyd H. Chandler, U.S. Navy

    This investigation was undertaken to determine the effect upon the compass of a pronounced change in trim due to the flooding of a large compartment or of a number of compartments at one end of the ship, resulting in an abnormal trim, in which...

  • A Short Account of Legislative Action in Regard to the United States Navy up to the War of 1812, and Notes Concerning the Histories of Naval Vessels During that Period
    Surgeon A. Farenholt

    The strained relations resulting from British oppression in the American Colonies, induced measures of retaliation and of violence which were first exhibited in the sea-coast towns and which immediately affected the maritime personnel and...

  • A Curious Fact About Spotting
    By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy.

    If an observer be 100 feet above the water, and the sea have waves as high on the average as 10 feet from trough to crest, or 5 feet above the normal surface of the sea, a line drawn from the observer, tangent to any wave, will strike the normal...

  • Altitude and Azimuth Tables for Facilitating the Determination of Lines of Position and Geographical Position at Sea
    By Lieutenant Radler de Aquino, B. N., Naval Attaché to the Brazilian Embassy.

    Shortly after the publication of my article "Nomograms for Deducing Altitude and Azimuth, etc.," in last June's issue of these PROCEEDINGS, while in Rio de Janeiro, I succeeded in doing away with certain inconveniences presented by...

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    The Summary Court-Martial Past, Present and Future.


    COMMANDER C. A. GOVE, U. S. NAVY. I am in complete accord with the writer relative to the abolishment of so much red tape and to simplify the work as much as possible...

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