The Navy and Coast Defence

By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U.S. Navy
June 1909
Motto: "When a strong mom armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace."— St. Luke, xi: 21. The President, our commander-in-chief, in a recent address at the Naval War ...

Protecting American Interests

By Commander Geo. R. Clark, U. S. Navy
June 1909
"The U. S. S. ________ has been ordered to ________ to show the flag and protect American interests."— News item . In preparing for the manifold duties they are called ...

American Admirals in the British Navy

By Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1909
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 ...

The Torpedo Service of Today and of Tomorrow

By Lieutenant Paul Foley, U.S. Navy
June 1909
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 ...

Projectiles for Naval Guns

By Henri Bernay in Le Yacht. Translated by Philip R. Alger, with Comments.
June 1909
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 ...

The Baptism of Ships

By Robert G. Skerrett
June 1909
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 ...

Notes on the Errors of Stadimeters

By Midshipman G. P. Schuyler, U.S. Navy
June 1909
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 ...

To Find the Tactical Curves

Captain Bradley A. Fiske
June 1909
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 ...


June 1909
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 ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
June 1909
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS AND PERSONNEL. ARGENTINA. The Argentine Republic has adopted a naval program which is evidently intended as a reply to the Brazilian vessels now building. Two 19,000-ton ...

Book Notices

June 1909
"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 ...

List of Prize Essays

June 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 ...


June 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

June 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

June 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 ...


June 1909
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June 1909
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