Proceedings Magazine - 1912 Vol. 38/1/141

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"The United States Navy." A hand book, by Henry Williams, Naval Constructor, U. S. Navy. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1911, 228 pages, illustrated with numerous half-tone engravings...



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    "The United States Navy." A hand book, by Henry Williams, Naval Constructor, U. S. Navy. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1911, 228 pages, illustrated with numerous half-tone engravings and line cuts. Price, $1.50.


  • The Vandalia's Flag
    By William Churchill, Sometime Consul-General of the United States for Tonga and Samoa

    I find that I have kept no record of the transactions in the matter of the Vandalia's flag other than skeleton memoranda that I wrote a despatch urging the State Department to condemn it off my property return in Apia, and take it to...

  • "Punishment" As Applied To Soldiers And Sailors.
    By Lieutenant-Colonel G. Haines, British Imperial Service and Commandant Detention Barracks, Aldershot, England

    Note.—Lieutenant-Colonel G. Raines is the father of the Detention System in England. He has been connected with prison administration for about 14 years in England and India, and has had the widest experience in the handling of both...

  • Report Of The United States Joint Army And Navy Powder Board In Connection With An Editorial In London Engineering Of October 6, 1911


    Within the last few months a number of editorials have appeared in London Engineering criticising .the nitro-cellulose powder used in the United States Army and Navy, and claiming great superiority for nitre-...

  • Professor Philip Rounseville Alger, U. S. Navy. An Appreciation
    Written For The Institute By Rear-Admiral Austin M. Knight, U. S. Navy

    Professor Philip Rounseville Alger, United States Navy, for the last nine years Secretary and Treasurer of the Naval Institute and Editor of its Proceedings, died at Annapolis, Maryland, on February 23, 1912.

  • Naval Might
    By Lieutenant Ridgely Hunt, U. S. Navy

    Motto: Arms and the man.

    Other things being equal, the remaining thing will always bring about the desired result. We reason thus in speaking of strategy or tactics, of fleets or ships, as well as of other affairs of life. What is this...

  • The American Navy In The Orient In Recent Years
    By Charles Oscar Paullin


    The Spanish-American War in the Philippine Islands, 1898.

  • A Short Method of Calculating the Zenith Distance
    By H. B. Goonwin

    It is a leading characteristic of the St. Hilaire method of laying off position lines by means of “calculated altitudes," which is now coming into very general use, that it readily lends itself to the employment of tabular methods,...

  • What's The Matter With The Naval Academy? A Plea For A Five Year Course
    By Lieut.-Commander A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy

    There is probably no school in the country with a better reputation for thoroughness than the U. S. Naval Academy; and there are many reasons why the Academy should have this fair reputation. The instructors are conscientious—both the...

  • Cruising In Formation
    Translated By Commander R. R. Belknap, U. S. Navy

    A. Station Keeping

    Good station keeping is an indispensable fundamental condition for good and safe steaming in formation. This should be perfectly clear to every watch officer, and as a result of this knowledge every one of...

  • The Athletics And Amusements Office, Fort Slocum, N. Y.
    By 1st Lieut. Paul D. Bunker, U. S. Army

    It having been suggested to the writer that due to the prominence of athletics in the Army and the Navy, and to the unique functions of the above named office filled by him, a description of some of the features of said office with respect to the...

  • The Fundamentals of Naval Tactics
    By Lieutenant Romeo Bernotti, Italian Navy; Translated by Lieutenant H.P. McIntosh, U.S. Navy (Retired)


    48. Tactical Evolutions and Maneuvers.—Let us consider a compact fleet with the units grouped in the manner deemed to be expedient for tactical action, and at the distance...

  • Discussion

    Collision between H. M. S. "Hawke" and R. M. S. "Olympic." (See No. 140.)

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieut.-Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy

    Ships of War, Budgets and Personnel.

    Argentine Republic.

    The Argentine Battleships “Moreno” and “Rivadavia.”—The arrangement of the armor amidships of the two Argentine...

  • Annual Report of the Secretary and Treasurer of the U.S. Naval Institute

    ANNAPOLIS, MD, March 16, 1912.



    Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the following report for the year ending December 31, 1911.

    On Feb. 23, 1912, the Board of...

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