Some Ideas About Organization on Board Ship

By Lieutenant Ernest J. King, U. S. Navy
January 1909
PRIZE ESSAY "Good organization is vital to efficiency; Efficiency is vital to success." FOREWORD. This paper has for its aim the expression of certain ideas about navy personnel, particularly with ...

The Reorganization of the Naval Establishment

By Pay Inspector J. A. Mudd, U. S. Navy
January 1909
HONORABLE MENTION.Motto: Truth is indestructible.I.Apologies are poor things; but the writer feels constrained to begin this paper with a line of explanation. The aim in what follows is the placing ...

A Plea for Physical Training in the Navy

By Commander A. P. Niblack, U.S. Navy
January 1909
HONORABLE MENTION. Motto: "Know thyself." There is no question but that the physical examination for entering the navy, for promotion, and for re-enlistment, certifies to a reasonably sound body and ...

Naval Strategy

By Rear-Admiral Stephen B. Luce, U. S. Navy
January 1909
War is not a game of chance, as so often asserted. The saying is true only when the game is undertaken by those unprepared for it by previous study. There ...

The Sight Bar Range

By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
January 1909
There are two ways of finding the sight bar range; one is by correcting a previous sight bar range by spotting from aloft, and the other is by measuring the ...

The School of the Captain

By Rear-Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
January 1909
Again I open my professional note-book, in the hope, rather than the expectation, of extracting from it something which may help my colleagues in solving some one of the many ...

On Other Duty

By Commander Geo. R. Clark, U. S. Navy
January 1909
". . . . and such other duty as may be assigned."—Old order.On the morning of June 17, 1900, six gunboats, one English, one French, one German, and three Russian, ...

Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy

By F. P. B. Sands, Formerly Acting Master, U. S. Navy
January 1909
A recent bulletin issued by the Navy Department announced that one of the new torpedo-boat destroyers was to be named after the late Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, United States Navy.The ...

Torpedo Fire at Moving Targets

By M. Chapuis, Translated by Philip Alger
January 1909
THE EFFECT OF ERRORS IN THE ESTIMATION OF THESPEED AND COURSE OF THE TARGET.In translating the preceding article for publication in the PROCEEDINGS I was struck by the ...

A Simple Electric Steering Gear

By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
January 1909
The present steam steering gear is pretty good. Breakdowns, however, are far from rare. The cause of breakdown is nearly always found in the transmission rope between the deck and ...

Discussion

January 1909
Some Ideas About Organization on Board Ship. PRIZE ESSAY. REAR-ADMIRAL ASA WALKER, U. S. NAVY—From my point of view, Mr. King's essay is altogether admirable, both in suggestion and composition. ...

Professional Notes

January 1909
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS AND PERSONNEL. AUSTRIA.VESSELS BUILDING.Name. Displacement. Where Building. Remarks.Battle-ships. Radetsky 14,500 Trieste. Building.Zrinyi 14,500 Trieste. Building.Erzherzog Franz-Ferdinand 14,500 Triese. Launched Sept. 30, 1908. Scout. Admiral Spaun ...

Annual Report

January 1909
To THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE: Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the following report for the year ending December 31, 1908. ITEMIZED CASH ACCOUNT. RECEIPTS DURING ...

List of Prize Essays

January 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. ...

Notice

January 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-fifth ...

Officers of the Institute

January 1909
President.Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy. Vice-President.Captain C. J. BADGER, U. S. Navy. Secretary and Treasurer.Professor P. R. ALGER, U. S. Navy. Board of Control.Captain ...

Special Notice

January 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 ...

Books

January 1909
PUBLISHED BY THE U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE.Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland. Published March, June, September, and December of each year. Annual subscription to the PROCEEDINGS for ...

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