Another View of Alma Mater

By Rear-Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. N.
September 1909
There are perhaps no better illustrations of the consistent working out of the ideals of discipline and freedom than the two great colleges, West Point and Harvard, for each of ...

The Major Elements of War Efficiency

By Lieutenant Lyman A. Cotten, U. S. Navy
September 1909
In any undertaking it is well occasionally to take a thorough inventory of supplies on hand, so as to prepare for future contingencies. Thus the manager of a factory takes ...

American Admirals in the British Navy

By Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1909
SIR ISAAC COFFIN. (1759-1839.) The career of an officer who was disabled from active service afloat throughout the score of years made memorable by the wars which followed the French ...

The Nitrogen Question from the Military Standpoint

By Charles E. Munroe, Professor of Chemistry, George Washington University
September 1909
The invention of gunpowder afforded man a means of utilizing the energy of chemical separation in effecting propulsion and of more efficiently applying this form of energy in mining and ...

Some Notes on Parsons Turbine Construction

By Captain A. B. Willits, U.S. Navy
September 1909
A recent article by Lieutenant A. F. H. Yates, U. S. Navy, on the operation and management of the Parsons turbines on the Chester * possesses particular interest by reason ...

The Selection of the West Indian Naval Base

By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U.S. Navy
September 1909
The Institute is to be congratulated on the discussion of the essay on "The Navy and Coast Defence" by such an able writer as Rear-Admiral C. H. Stockton, and the ...

Voice Pipes

By Naval Constructor Elliot Snow, U.S. Navy
September 1909
1. About the middle of February, 1909, a board was appointed at the Navy Yard, Boston, to conduct further experiments with voice tubes for fire-control purposes. The board consisted of ...

Main Engine Repairs Under Way

By Lieutenant E. C. Kalbfus, U.S. Navy
September 1909
On December 13, 1908, the Kansas arrived at Colombo, Ceylon, where the fleet was scheduled to remain one week. Such routine overhauling and examination as was possible was begun as ...

A Study of Naval Strategy

By Rene Daveluy, Lieutenant, French Navy; Translated by Philip R. Alger, U.S. Navy
September 1909
INTRODUCTION. The study of history leads us to the somewhat disconcerting conclusion that, though many people have made war, very few have understood it. The same faults, the same errors, ...


September 1909
Prize Essay. (SEE No. 129.) COMMANDER PHILIP ANDREWS, U. S. NAVY.—From Lieutenant King's Essay one might, I think, reasonably conclude that the organization of our ships was in a very ...

Professional Notes

September 1909
SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS AND PERSONNEL. AUSTRIA. VESSELS BUILDING. Name. Displacement. Where Building. Remarks. Battleships. Radetsky 14,500 Trieste. Launched July 3, 1909. Zrinyi 14,500 Trieste. Building. Erzherzog Franz-Ferdinand. 14,500 Trieste. ...

Book Notices

September 1909
"Altitude or Position Line Tables." By Frederick Ball, Chaplain and Naval Instructor in His Majesty's Fleet. London: J. D. Potter. Price, fifteen shillings net per volume. These tables have been ...

List of Prize Essays

September 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 ...

Officers of the Institute

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


September 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 ...

Special Notice

September 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 ...


September 1909
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September 1909
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