The Fleet Ready to Fight

By Lieut.-Commander A. B. Hoff, U.S. Navy
December 1909
A REPLY TO PAY INSPECTOR MUDD'S ARTICLE ON NAVAL RE-ORGANIZATION, IN THE MARCH PROCEEDINGS, 1909. The Naval Institute has placed before the service, and hence opened up for discussion in ...

A Study of Naval Strategy

By Commander R. Daveluy, French Navy, Translated by Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
December 1909
SECOND PART. THE ELEMENTS OF NAVAL STRATEGY. *A second and revised edition of Lieut. Daveluy's Étude sur la Stratégie Navale has just appeared as the first volume of a work ...

Dueling in the Old Navy

By Charles Oscar Paullin
December 1909
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 ...

Naval Economy

By Lieutenant H. E. Yarnell, U.S. Navy
December 1909
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 ...


December 1909
Did Not the American Navy Invent and Use the First Dreadnought?Wm. Boerum Wetmore, Esq.—In the battleships of the Lord Nelson class of 1906, the British had come to about ...

Professional Notes

December 1909
Ships of War, Budgets and Personnel.AustriaVessels BuildingNameBattleshipsDisplacementWhere BuildingRemarksRadetsky14,500TriesteLaunched July 3, 1909Zrinyi14,500TriesteBuildingErzherzog Franz-Ferdinand14,500TriesteLaunched Sept. 30, 1908ScoutAdmiral Spaun3,500PolaLaunched Oct. 30, 1909 If we are to believe the Zeit, of Vienna ...

Book Notices

December 1909
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 ...

List of Prize Essays

December 1909
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 Mention. By Commander A. T ...


December 1909
NOTICE.The U. S. Naval Institute was established in 1873, having for its object the advancement of professional and scientific knowledge in the Navy. It now enters upon its thirty-sixth ...

Officers of the Institute

December 1909
President.Rear-Admiral RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Captain J. M. BOWYER, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Professor PHILIP R. ALGER, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Captain C ...

Special Notice

December 1909
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 ...


December 1909
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December 1909
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December 1909
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 ...

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