Proceedings Magazine - 1909 Vol. 35/4/132

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I believe it to be a fact conceded by all officers and others interested in the naval service that the efficiency of the fleet would be greatly increased if we had a larger continuous service...



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  • How Shall We Induce Our Men to Continue in the Navy?
    By Captain A. C. Dillingham, U.S. Navy

    I believe it to be a fact conceded by all officers and others interested in the naval service that the efficiency of the fleet would be greatly increased if we had a larger continuous service force.

  • The Fleet Ready to Fight
    By Lieut.-Commander A. B. Hoff, U.S. Navy


    The Naval Institute has placed before the service, and hence opened up for discussion in its pages the...

  • The Uncertainties of Geographical Position in Polar Exploration
    By G. W. Littlehales

    The explorers who penetrated the Arctic regions, carried with them instruments for measuring the altitudes of celestial bodies above the horizon and also chronometers or watches intended to show, from instant to instant, the time of day at the...

  • A Study of Naval Strategy
    By Commander R. Daveluy, French Navy, Translated by Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy





  • Dueling in the Old Navy
    By Charles Oscar Paullin

    The following paper consists of two parts: (I) a few general observations upon the subject of naval dueling; and (2) a list of eighty-two naval duels, giving all the important facts respecting them that were obtainable.


  • Naval Economy
    By Lieutenant H. E. Yarnell, U.S. Navy

    For several years the navy has been struggling with the problem of reorganization with a view of obtaining a more businesslike system of conducting the affairs of the Navy Department, and producing rapid and efficient work at the navy yards. That...

  • Endurance Tests of Krupp Naval Guns of Large Caliber
    Translated by Philip R. Alger, Professor, U.S. Navy

    In recent years, there has been a general tendency to increase the caliber and power of naval and coast defence guns. At the same time, the fear becomes more and more manifest that guns of large caliber, on account of their increased power, may...

  • Compensation of the Compass and Determination of the Deviation Without the Use of Observed Azimuths
    First Lieutenant Radler de Aquino

    Translated from the Portuguese by Commander L. H. Chandler, U. S. Navy.

  • The French Commission on Naval Tactics
    Henri Bernay

    The commission for reforming naval tactics, which is in session at the Ministry of Marine, is near the end of its labors, and this is, therefore, an opportune moment to glance at its work and to indicate, at least briefly, what its object has...

  • Dicussion

    Did Not the American Navy Invent and Use the First Dreadnought?

  • Professional Notes

    Ships of War, Budgets and Personnel.

    Vessels Building



  • Book Notices

    Book Notices.

    "Le Prix du Sang." By Commander Semenoff. Translation into French, by Commandant de Balincourt. Published by the Librarie Maritime et Coloniale, A. Challamel, Editor, 17 Rue Jacob, Paris. 3 fr. 50, postpaid.

  • 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 RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, 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 pertaining to the naval profession...

  • Books

    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; single copies, $1.00. Foreign...

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    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...

  • Errata

    Article on “Change in Deviation of the Compass Due to Change in Trim,” published in Proceedings, Vol. 34, No. 4, Whole No. 128, Dec., 1908, page 1269: Correct typographical errors on pages 1273 and 1274, in equations (46...


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