Proceedings Magazine - 1912 Vol. 38/3/143

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It is with some hesitation that I agreed this year to deliver the opening address to the War College, as I realized that any discussion of the work of a war college is in large part technical,...
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  • Preparation In Peace And Success In War
    By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U. S. Navy
    Preparation in Peace and Success in War.
    Translated from the Marine Rundschau.
    By Commodore W.H. Beehler, U. S. Navy. 
    Our professional literature abounds more and more prominently with details of strategy...

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  • Be Ready For War
    By Beekman Winthrop, Assistant Secretary Of The Navy
    It is with some hesitation that I agreed this year to deliver the opening address to the War College, as I realized that any discussion of the work of a war college is in large part technical, and can best be discussed by technical experts. On...
  • The Relations Of The War College To The Navy Department
    By Captain William L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy
    The Relations of the War College to the Navy Department.
    By Captain William L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy.
    In order to see just what part the Naval War College has to play in the organization of the Navy Department, it will be...
  • Discipline In The Navy
    By Captain Marbury Johnston, U. S. Navy
    Discipline in the Navy. 
    By Captain Marbury Johnston, U. S. Navy. 
    The subject of discipline in the navy has been discussed so often in the NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS by officers high in rank, and reputation,...
  • Navy Yard Problems
    By Assistant Naval Constructor J. E. Otterson, U. S. Navy
    Navy Yard Problems.
    By Assistant Naval Constructor J.E. Otterson, U. S. Navy. 
    Motto: Consider the Consequences.
    Alterations to Naval Vessels.
    In undertaking alterations to naval vessels we are...
  • Our National Flag
    By Captain W. F. Halsey, U. S. Navy

    A Short History of Its Development,

    Its Lack of Uniformity in Government Displays

    Sentiment or...

  • The Le Duc Ballistic Formulae
    By G. W. Patterson

    The use of these formula, in the form given by Professor Alger in the NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 37, No. 2, Whole No. 138, has been limited to pressure calculations, and to fixing charges for low velocities when the charge for a higher...

  • How To Make A Naval Appropriation
    By Pay Director Livingston Hunt, U. S. Navy
    How to Make a Naval Appropriation. 
    By Pay Director Livingston Hunt, U. S. Navy. 
    To the average naval officer the subject of naval appropriations does not strongly appeal.
  • William Barker Cushing
    By Charles W. Stewart
    William Barker Cushing. (Concluded.)
    By Charles W. Stewart
    The Virginius Affair 
    The "Virginius Affair" gave Cushing an opportunity to show his energy and intuition. Upon learning that the crew of...
  • Outline Story Of The War Experiences Of William B. Cushing As Told By Himself
    As Told By William B. Cushing
    Outline Story of the War Experiences of William B. Cushing As Told By Himself.
    I sailed from Boston in the frigate Minnesota and reached Hampton Roads early in May of the year 1861. The war had just commenced; the rebels had...
  • Control Of The Sea: Its Relation To The Russo-Japanese War
    By Midshipman George C. Manning, Class Of 1914, U. S. N. A.
    Control of the Sea: Its Relation to the Russo-Japanese War.
    By Midshipman George C. Manning, Class of 1914, U. S. N. A. 
    Motto: "All depends on the command of the sea." 
    In spite of the...
  • The Mean Point Of Impact
    By Rear-Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy
    The Mean Point of Impact. 
    By Rear-Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U.S. Navy
    If a salvo were fired from a battleship in a modern navy at a target 10,000 yards distant, the mean vertical deviation of a 12-inch long-pointed...
  • Notes On The Applicatory System Of Solving War Problems, With Examples Showing The Adaptation Of The System To Naval Problems.
    By Members Of The Staff, U. S. Naval War College
    The Estimate of the Situation
    This is the foundation upon which is based the deductive or applicatory system of studying and solving war problems.
    This system is the ground work upon which the Germans have been building...
  • The Origin Of Our Signal Book
    By Lieut.-Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy
    In order to give the origin of our present signal book it is necessary to mention briefly the lives of the English commanders and the conditions under which they developed it.
    For our Revolutionary War, England was thoroughly...
  • Signal Codes Used By Our Revolutionary Commanders For The Convoy Of Merchantmen.
    By Gilbert Totten Mcmaster, M. D.
    It will be recalled that during 1798 Captain Barry, U. S. N., while off Cape Cod, made out a frigate showing French colors. He ran up the same. The two maneuvered for position. The American gained the advantage, was closing, when the frigate...
  • High Pressure Turbine Pumps
    By Lieut. ( J. G.) V. V. Woodward, U. S. Navy
    High Pressure Turbine Pumps. 
    By Lieut. (J. G.) V. V. Woodward, U. S. Navy. 
    In the present day the rotary principle of the turbine seems to be the ideal taken for the motion of all primary machines, and the...
  • The Italian-Turkish War. (Continued.)
    By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U. S. Navy .(Retired).
    The Italian-Turkish War. (Continued.)
    By Commodore W.H. Beehler, U. S. Navy (Retired). 
    (Compiled and translated from the Marine Rundschau, and other sources.) 
    Events in the Red Sea and Vicinity of...
  • Discussion, Navy Yard Problems
    By Commander E. L. Beach, U. S. Navy
    Discussion
    Navy Yard Problems.
    COMMANDER E. L. BEACH, U. S. Navy.—This essay contains a valuable suggestion, that of regulating requests for alterations from ships in commission. The experience of sea-going officers...
  • Discussion, An Improvement In Floating Dry Docks
    By Cron. Engineer Leonard M. Cox, U. S. Navy

    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 introduced during the OCR phase of our...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieut.-Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy
    Professional Notes.
    Prepared by Lieut.-Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy.
    Argentine Republic.
    The construction of the new port at Valparaiso will provide a harbor capable of berthing the largest modern ships and...
  • Book Notices

    "The Electric Propulsion of Ships." By H. M. Hobart, M. Inst. C. E. Published by Harper Bros. Price $2.00 net.

    It has not been until quite recently that electrical engineers have recognized the fact that there may be a fairly...

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