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. Mahan, U.S.N.
“The Naval Policy of the United States.” Prize Essay, 1880. By Lieutenant Charles Belknap, U.S.N.
The Type of (I) Armored Vessel, (II) Cruiser best suited to the Present Needs of the United States. Prize Essay, 1881. By Lieutenant E. W. Very, U.S.N.
Second Prize Essay, 1881. By Lieutenant Seaton Schroeder, U.S.N.
Our Merchant Marine: The Causes of its Decline and the Means to be taken for its Revival. “Nil clarius aquis.” Prize Essay, 1882. By Lieutenant J. D. J. Kelley, U.S.N.
“Mais il faut cultiver notre jardin.” Honorable Mention. By Master C. G. Calkins, U.S.N.
“Spero meliora.” Honorable Mention. By Lieut.-Com. F. F. Chadwick, U.S.N.
“Causa latet: vis est notissima.” Honorable Mention. By Lieutenant R. Wainwright, U.S.N.
How may the Sphere of Usefulness of Naval Officers be extended in Time of Peace with Advantage to the Country and the Naval Service? “Pour encourager les Autres.” Prize Essay, 1883. By Lieutenant Carlos G. Calkins, U.S.N.
“Semper paratus.” First Honorable Mention. By Commander N. H. Farquhar, U.S.N.
“Cuilibet in arte sua credendum est.” Second Honorable Mention. By Captain A. P. Cooke, U.S.N.
The Reconstruction and Increase of the Navy. Prize Essay, 1884. By Ensign W. I. Chambers, U.S.N.
Inducements for Retaining Trained Seamen in the Navy, and Best System of Rewards for Long and Faithful Service. Prize Essay, 1885. By Commander N. H. Farquhar, U.S.N.
What Changes in Organization and Drill are Necessary to Sail and Fight Effectively Our Warships of Latest Type? “Scire quod nescias.” Prize Essay, 1886. By Lieutenant Carlos G. Calkins, U.S.N.
The Result of all Naval Administration and Effort finds its Expression in Good Organization and Thorough Drill on board of Suitable Ships. Honorable Mention. By Ensign W. L. Rodgers, U.S.N.
The Naval Brigade: its Organization, Equipment and Tactics. “In hoc
signo vinces.” Prize Essay, 1887. By Lieutenant C. T. Hutchins, U.S.N.
Torpedoes. Prize Essay, 1888. By Lieut.-Com. W. W. Reisinger, U.S.N.
The Enlistment, Training and Organization of Crews for our Ships of War. Prize Essay, 1891. By Ensign A. P. Niblack, U.S.N.
Disposition and Employment of the Fleet: Ship and Squadron Drill. Honorable Mention, 1891. By Lieutenant R. C. Smith, U.S.N.
Torpedo-boats: their Organization and Conduct. Prize Essay, 1892. By Wm. Laird Clowes.
The U.S.S. Vesuvius, with Special Reference to her Pneumatic Battery. Prize Essay, 1894. By Lieut.-Com. Seaton Schroeder, U.S.N.
Naval Reform. Honorable Mention, 1894. By Passed Assistant Engineer F. M. Bennett, U.S.N.
Tactical Problems in Naval Warfare. Prize Essay, 1895. By Lieut.-Com. Richard Wainwright, U.S.N.
A Summary of the Situation and Outlook in Europe. An Introduction to the Study of Coming War. Honorable Mention, 1895. By Richmond Pearson Hobson, Assistant Naval Constructor, U.S.N.
Suggestions for Increasing the Efficiency of Our New Ships. Honorable Mention, 1895. By Naval Constructor Wm. J. Baxter, U.S.N.
The Battle of the Yalu. Honorable Mention, 1895. By Ensign Frank Marble, U.S.N.
The Tactics of Ships in the Line of Battle. Prize Essay, 1896. By Lieutenant A. P. Niblack, U.S.N.
The Organization, Training and Discipline of the Navy Personnel as viewed from the Ship. Honorable Mention, 1896. By Lieutenant Wm. F. Fullam, U.S.N.
Naval Apprentices, Inducements, Enlisting and Training. The Seaman Branch of the Navy. Honorable Mention, 1896. By Ensign Ryland D. Tisdale, U.S.N.
The Composition of the Fleet. Honorable Mention, 1896. By Lieutenant John M. Ellicott, U.S.N.
Torpedo-boat Policy. Prize Essay, 1897. By Lieutenant R. C. Smith, U.S.N.
A Proposed Uniform Course of Instruction for the Naval Militia. Honorable Mention, 1897. By H. G. Dohrman, Associate Member, U.S.N.I.
Torpedoes in Exercise and Battle. Honorable Mention. 1897. By Lieutenant J. M. Ellicott, U.S.N.
Esprit de Corps: a Tract for the Times. Prize Essay, 1898. By Captain Caspar Frederick Goodrich, U.S.N.
Our Naval Power. Honorable Mention, 1898. By Lieut.-Com. Richard Wainwright, U.S.N.
Target Practice and the Training of Gun Captains. Honorable Mention, 1898. By Ensign R. H. Jackson, U.S.N.
Torpedo Craft: Types and Employment. Prize Essay, 1900. By Lieutenant R. H. Jackson, U.S.N.
The Automobile Torpedo and its Uses. Honorable Mention, 1900. By Lieutenant L. H. Chandler, U.S.N.
Naval Administration and Organization. Prize Essay, 1901. By Lieutenant John Hood, U.S.N.
Gunnery in Our Navy. The Causes of its Inferiority and Their Remedies. Prize Essay, 1903. By Professor Philip R. Alger, U.S.N.
A Naval Training Policy and System. Honorable Mention, 1903. By Lieutenant James H. Reid, U.S.N.
Systematic Training of the Enlisted Personnel of the Navy. Honorable Mention, 1903. By Lieutenant C. L. Hussey, U.S.N.
Our Torpedo-Boat Flotilla. The Training Needed to Insure its Efficiency. By Lieutenant E. L. Beach, U.S.N.
The Fleet and its Personnel. Prize Essay, 1904. By Lieutenant S. P. Fullinwider, U. S. N.
A Plea for a Higher Physical, Moral, and Intellectual Standard of the Personnel for the Navy. Honorable Mention, 1904. By Medical Inspector Howard E. Ames, U. S. N.
American Naval Policy. Prize Essay, 1905. By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. N.
The Department of the Navy. Honorable Mention. By Rear-Admiral Stephen B. Luce, U. S. N.
Promotion by Selection. Prize Essay, 1906. By Commander Hawley O. Rittenhouse, U. S. N.
The Elements of Fleet Tactics. First Honorable Mention, 1906. By Lieut.-Com. A. P. Niblack, U. S. N.
Gleanings from the Sea of Japan. Second Honorable Mention, 1906. By Captain Seaton Schroeder, U. S. N.
The Purchase System of the Navy. Third Honorable Mention, 1906. By Pay Inspector J. A. Mudd, U. S. N.
Storekeeping at the Navy Yards. Prize Essay, 1907. By Pay Inspector John A. Mudd, U. S. N.
Battle Rehearsals. A few thoughts on our next step in Fleet-Gunnery. First Honorable Mention, 1907. By Lieut.-Comdr. Yates Stirling, U. S. N.
The Naval Profession. Second Honorable Mention, 1907. By Commander Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. N.
A Few Hints to the Study of Naval Tactics. Prize Essay, 1908. By Lieutenant W. S. Pye, U. S. N.
The Money for the Navy. First Honorable Mention, 1908. By Pay Inspector John A. Mudd, U. S. N.
Some Ideas about Organization on Board Ship. Prize Essay, 1909. By Lieutenant Ernest J. King, U. S. N.
The Reorganization of the Naval Establishment. Honorable Mention, 1909. By Pay Inspector J. A. Mudd, U. S. N.
A Plea for Physical Training in the Navy. Honorable Mention, 1909. By Commander A. P. Niblack, U. S. N.
The Navy and Coast Defence. Honorable Mention, 1909. By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U. S. N.