Proceedings Magazine - 1909 Vol. 35/2/130

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Motto: "When a strong mom armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace."—St. Luke, xi: 21.




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  • The Navy and Coast Defence
    By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U.S. Navy

    Motto: "When a strong mom armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace."—St. Luke, xi: 21.


  • Some Remarks Called Forth by the Able Essay of Pay Inspector Mudd - and a Plea
    By Commander John Hood, U.S. Navy

    After reading an essay appearing in the March number of the INSTITUTE on the "Reorganization of the Naval Establishment," by Pay Inspector J. A.

  • Protecting American Interests
    By Commander Geo. R. Clark, U. S. Navy

    "The U. S. S. ________ has been ordered to ________ to show the flag and protect American interests."—News item.


  • The Invention and Development of the Naval Telescope Sight
    By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    "Who are those thin men, papa, with old clothes on?"

    "Those are inventors, my child."

    "And who are those fat men with nice clothes and big cigars? Are

    those inventors too, papa?"


  • American Admirals in the British Navy
    By Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    While it is obvious that none of the officers whose careers can be presented under this title were historic figures of the first rank, it may still be worth while to outline their biographies as illustrations of the relations between the colonies...

  • Through the Patagonian Channels and the Strait of Magellan: Being a Brief Account of the Voyage of the U. S. S. Solace via These Inland Waters in the Month of January 1909.
    By Lieut.-Commander Raymond Stone, Executive-Navigator

    Sketches after originals by COMMANDER ELLICOTT; photographs by HOSPITAL STEWARD CHARLES H. GRAU; both used by permission.


    Under orders from the Navy Department to proceed to Charleston, S. C., the Solace...

  • Services of Commodore John Rodgers in the War of 1812 (1812-1815)
    Charles Oscar Paullin

    Cruises in the "President" During the War of 1812 (1812-1814)

  • The Torpedo Service of Today and of Tomorrow
    By Lieutenant Paul Foley, U.S. Navy

    1. Day by day it grows more apparent that the spot-light of service attention will shortly focus upon the torpedo service. It is the inevitable consequence of the expansion of the commissioned personnel to an extent permitting the minds of men to...

  • Projectiles for Naval Guns
    By Henri Bernay in Le Yacht. Translated by Philip R. Alger, with Comments.

    The question of projectiles for naval guns is always to the fore. The experimental firings at the Iéna, which are being prepared for at Toulon, will enable us to determine some points that are still doubtful and will bring forth an official and...

  • The Baptism of Ships
    By Robert G. Skerrett

    Just once so often during the upbuilding of our modern navy there is agitation anent the particular form that the launching ceremony should take; and the special rock upon which there is a split is over the use of wine or water. There are some...

  • Notes on the Errors of Stadimeters
    By Midshipman G. P. Schuyler, U.S. Navy

    The stadimeter is constructed to solve an imaginary right triangle at the most acute angle of which the observer is located, the observed vertical base forming the short side of this right triangle, and the measured distance the longer and...

  • To Find the Tactical Curves
    Captain Bradley A. Fiske

    It is desirable to ascertain the advance and transfer of each ship of a fleet, when changing course through three points, eight points, and sixteen points, with at least three angles of helm, port and starboard.

    It seems desirable that...

  • Note Concerning the Visibility of Objects on a Clear, Dark Night at Sea
    Lieut.-Commander Raymond Stone

    While passing Cape Frio, after coming out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the night of February 23, 1909, I observed a peculiarity of vision, or visibility, which seems to me worthy of note.

  • Discussion

    Prize Essay.

    (SEE NO. 128.)

    REAR-ADMIRAL E. B. BARRY, U. S. NAVY.—Lieutenant E. J. King has given the service a fine essay.

    Not only is it written in an agreeable and...

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





  • Book Notices

    "Statistical and Chronological History of the United States Navy," 1775-1907. By Robert Wilden Neeser, Fellow of Yale College. Vol. I, 153 leaves; Vol. 2, 487 pages. Folio. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. Price, $12.00 net.

  • List of Prize Essays


    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


  • Officers of the Institute


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



  • Special Notice

    Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1910.

    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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