Proceedings Magazine - 1911 Vol. 37/2/138

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The Necessity of Instruction in the Art of War


1. The methods of preparing for war have changed very much in the last century.


In the...



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  • The Field of Work to be Filled by a Naval War College
    by Captain William L. Rodgers

    The Necessity of Instruction in the Art of War


    1. The methods of preparing for war have changed very much in the last century.


    In the eighteenth century, during peace, armies and navies...

  • Alternating Current Versus Direct Current for Use on Board Ship
    Lieutenant S. M. Robinson

    At first sight, it would seem that the advantages of alternating current disappear on board ship since the main advantage—that of more economical power transmission for long distances—does not hold here. However, the electrical...

  • Early Voyages of American Naval Vessels to the Orient
    Charles Oscar Paullin


    The East India Squadron in the Waters of China and Japan: 1854-1865


  • A Comparison Between American and British Landing Forces Ashore while Performing the Same Duty
    Ensign Charles McKenna Lynch

    The impressions related in this article were obtained while ashore with landing force in Ceiba and Puerto Cortez, Honduras, during the recent revolution in that country.


    The forces were from the U. S. S. Marietta, commanded...

  • The Swedish System - A Further Plea for Physcial Training in the Navy
    Captain A. P. Niblack

    In "A Plea for Physical Training in the Navy," published in No. 129 of the Naval Institute Proceedings, the writer dealt with gymnastics, athletics, and voluntary physical exercise on board ship, but did not touch upon the Swedish...

  • The U.S. Naval Academy Training
    Lieutenant Logan Cresap

    The sentiment in the navy to-day, in regard to the Naval Academy, appears to be a constantly increasing demand for a higher development of the graduate. As the sphere of a naval officer's activities has enlarged, and it has enlarged...

  • The American Navy and the Opinions of One of its Founders, John Adams 1735-1826
    Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins

    As the service which grew up to become the navy of the United States could neither create nor provide for itself, it may be worth utile to attempt the discovery of the point of view of the statesmen responsible for its foundation. Without their...

  • "Vestes Suspende In Ramum Caryae, Sed Ne Ad Aquam Adeas"
    Lieutenant Franck Taylor Evans

    This was said a long time ago, and one who takes the trouble to translate it, will find it is an old nursery rhyme; its application to our modern training system was suggested by one of our old shell-backs. It was not put into Latin (?) by the...

  • Notes on the Over-Sea Transport of Men
    Lieutenant Paul Foley

    Emergencies involving the over-sea transport of military or naval detachments arise more frequently by far than casual thought might suggest. In little under three years the routine of cruising duty in two ships of similar type has forced the...

  • A Naval Ship's Bottom Paint
    Naval Constructor Henry Williams

    Considering the two main factors of resistance, namely, Skin Resistance and Wave Resistance, experience shows that for large vessels of very low speed the Skin Resistance may approach 90 per cent of the total. For ordinary vessels of moderate...

  • The Antiquity of Two Naval Academy Guns
    William O. Stevens

    The inventory of trophies at the Naval Academy contains the names of two ancient cannon; one, a "Corean gun of 1313," and the other the "Cortez gun of about 1474." These dates rest on the conclusions reached in an article...

  • Sarrau's Velocity Formula
    G. W. Patterson


    The Sarrau binomial formula for velocity, appearing in the various publications on interior ballistics,is based on experimental data obtained, using black powder. It has not been...

  • The Le Duc Velocity Formula
    By Professor Philip R. Alger

    In connection with the modified Sarrau formulae proposed by Mr. Patterson in the preceding article, it may be interesting to consider another semi-empirical formula which has been in use in the Bureau of Ordnance and at the Indian Head Proving...

  • Potency of Naval Biographies
    Edgar Stanton Maclay

    History written exclusively from official records is about as interesting as a tree without foliage; and the mind that is conlined to merely professional reading must develop a corresponding curtailment of its attractiveness. It must be within...

  • The Revival of the American Merchant Marine
    Edward Ellsberg

    The American Merchant Marine of the present day exhibits a curious spectacle. While an immense amount of exports and imports annually passes through the harbors of this country, only nine per cent of them is carried in American bottoms. An...

  • Simplified Elastic Strength of Guns
    By Lieutenant H. T. Winston, U.S. Navy


    The object desired is to present to the beginner in simple language the underlying principles of the design of guns, so far as the elastic strength of the tubes of the gun is concerned.

    First the...

  • Discussion, Prize Essay
    By Commander A. B. Hoff, U.S. Navy


    Prize Essay.

    (see No. 137.)


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