The Stability of Smokeless Powder

By Commander J. Strauss, U.S. Navy
December 1910
The military use of smokeless powder dates from 1886, at which time Vieille introduced into the French service the gelatinized gun-cotton which, with slight variations, constitutes the smokeless Powder of ...

Random Notes on a Lake Freighter

By Rear-Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
December 1910
For the mariner, one of the most interesting of studies is that of types of ships. From the earliest specimen of which we possess drawings or descriptions down to this ...

An Unprecedented Rescue

By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
December 1910
On September 20, 1906, the U. S. S. Minneapolis was off the coast of North Carolina, proceeding from Philadelphia to Havana at sixteen knots speed. We had left the Philadelphia ...

Some Comments on Erosion and Ballistics

By Lieut.-Commander H.E. Yarnell, U.S. Navy
December 1910
In an article on gun erosion in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE for September, 1910, the author, Professor Alger, advances numerous reasons to prove the fallacy of ...

The Genius of Naval Warfare

By Rene Daveluy, Commander, French Navy; Translated by Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
December 1910
II. TACTICS. VIII. THE BATTLE. Let us first evoke the spectacle of a single-ship combat. The two vessels advance towards each other. When they come within range, they open fire. ...

More Light on Shipboard

By Assistant Naval Constructor R.D. Gatewood, U.S.N.
December 1910
1. The tremendous advance accomplished in recent years on shore in the science of illumination has not been duplicated on board ship, and compared with that of a well designed ...

Incorrect Adjustment of Rangefinders

By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
December 1910
Judging from the published reports of target practice, much of the disagreement in opinion regarding the accuracy of range finders is due to the fact that some range finders have ...

A Suggestion about Charts

By Captain Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
December 1910
The suggestion is to place on charts a number of dotted lines about 4 inches apart, parallel to the magnetic meridian, and to use circular, transparent protractors about 5 inches ...

Concerning the Tactical Employment of Torpedo-Boats

By Commander L. Vannutelli, Italian Navy; Translated by Lieutenant H. B. McIntosh, U. S. Navy
December 1910
The history of maritime war offers no typical cases of actions between groups of torpedo-boats and ships under way, from which to deduce tactical principles. To this fact, perhaps, is ...

Discussion

December 1910
The Stability of Smokeless Powder. LIEUT.-COMMANDER RALPH EARLE.—Before taking up this article, I wish to preface it with a word to controvert statements made in a careful and apparently disinterested ...

Professional Notes

Prepared by Professor Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy
December 1910
This complete issue of Proceedings is provided for your use in its original format only at this time. The editorial team is currently reviewing the text version for possible errors ...

Book Notices

December 1910
"The Campaign of Chancellorsville "—A Strategic and Tactical Study. By John Bigelow, Jr., Major U. S. Army, Retired, Author of "Mars-la- Tour and Gravelotte," "The Principles of Strategy," and 'Reminiscences ...

Special Notice

December 1910
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1911. 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 ...

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