Proceedings Magazine - 1913 Vol. 39/1/145

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(See No. 144.)

LIEUT.-COMMANDER D. W. Knox, U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Long's article is interesting from an academic standpoint, and no analysis of or investigation relating to...



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  • Discussion: Dispersion and Accuracy of Fire

    (See No. 144.)

    LIEUT.-COMMANDER D. W. Knox, U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Long's article is interesting from an academic standpoint, and no analysis of or investigation relating to gunnery is out of place. It is only by complete...

  • The Greatest Need of the Atlantic Fleet
    By Lieut.-Commander Harry E. Yarnell, U.S. Navy

    Prize Essay, 1913

    Motto: "Know Thyself."

  • Discussion: The Greatest Need of the Atlantic Fleet

    LIEUT.-COMMANDER N. L. JONES, U. S. Navy.—Lieut.-Commander Yarnell, in "The Greatest Need of the Atlantic Fleet," portrays in terse, vigorous terms the existing conditions in our battleship fleet; and outlines a schedule of...

  • Trained Initiative and of Action: The True Bases of Military Efficiency
    By Lieut.-Commander Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy

    Second Honorable Mention, 1913

    Motto: "Concert in action makes strength."—Jomini.


  • Logistics - Its Bearing Upon the Art of War
    By Commander C. Theo. Vogelgesang, U.S. Navy

    *A lecture delivered at the U. S. Naval War College

    This subject is one of such magnitude that it would be presumptuous to claim that what follows is even a review of its essential features.

    The effort in this paper is to throw what...

  • Steering Men-of-War by Electricity
    By Ensign W. A. Edwards, U.S. Navy

    The U. S. S. Chester and the U. S. S. Des Moines are the only two ships of our navy which are equipped with the Cutler Hamtner system of electric steering. The U. S. S. Montgomery has an electric steering installation, but the principles of its...

  • Sub-Caliber Drill
    By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U.S. Navy

    1. Nearly all naval officers are agreed that sub-caliber drill is an important feature of gunnery training; but in spite of this, conversations with various officers show that there exists a wide diversity of opinion as to the best method of...

  • The Panama Canal in International Law
    By Captian H. S. Knapp, U.S. Navy

    The Hay-Pauncefote treaty, negotiated in 1901 between the United States and Great Britain, is the basis of the international status of the Panama Canal. It superseded the Clayton-Bulwer treaty of 1850 between the same nations. In another place...

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    By William O. Stevens

    The notion that the only education necessary for a seafaring man was what he picked up aboard ship operated for a long while to prevent the founding of a naval school in this country, but the following are two noteworthy examples of the opposite...

  • The Postgraduate Department of the Naval Academy
    By Commander Reginald R. Belknap, U.S. Navy

    *As originally written, this was delivered as a lecture at the Naval Academy.

    In explaining the intended operation of the General Order establishing a Postgraduate Department at the Naval Academy, a brief statement of the causes that led...

  • The Seal, or Coat of Arms, of the United States Naval Academy
    By Louis N. Feipel, U.S. Naval Academy Library

    The strictures made upon the present authorized seal, or coat of arms, of the Naval Academy a few years ago1 by Lieutenant Ridgely Hunt (Ret'd), to the effect that it represents the unfortunate effort of one man, a graduate in civil life, who...

  • An Officer of the Old Navy: Rear-Admiral Charles Steedman, U.S.N. (1811-1890)
    By Captain Albert Gleaves, U.S. Navy

    Charles Steedman was born September 20, 1811, on his father's plantation in the parish of St. James, Santee, South Carolina. He was always intended for the sea, and when he was only eight or ten years old his father had his name entered on...

  • A Half Century Of Naval Administration In America, 1861-1911
    By Charles Oscar Paullin


  • A Study of the Development of the Method of Finding a Line of Position
    By Commander Geo. R. Marvell, U.S. Navy

    It has been said “The easiest method is the one that was first learned.” That is true for the person who is contented to keep in the rut, but for those who are inquisitive, progressive, or not satis­fied with what they know, but...

  • Discussion: A Study of the Development of the Method of Finding a Line of Position
    By Lieutenant Radler de Aquino, B.N.

    Lieutenant Radler de Aquino, B. N.—I feel deeply honored by the Board of Control’s kind invitation to discuss Commander Marvell’s ably presented paper on the development of the method of finding a line of position at sea...

  • The Geometry of the Marcq Position-Lines
    By H. B. Goodwin
    If there is any disadvantage in the employment of the process for fixing position-lines by calculated altitudes, as compared with older methods, it is perhaps to be found in the circumstance that the final portion of the work is generally...
  • Discussion: The Geometry of the Marcq Position-Lines

    LIEUT.-COMMANDER C. P. SNYDER, U. S. Navy.—As stated in the author's opening paragraphs, the handling of the later steps of finding the "fix" in case of position-lines is somewhat more difficult by computation from calculated...

  • Rifle Shooting at the Olympic Games of 1912
    By Lieut.-Commander Harris Laning, U.S. Navy, Captain of the U.S. Olympic Rifle Team

    While a great deal of attention has been paid by the press of the country to the part played by our athletes in the Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, last summer, very little has been told about the shooting features of that great...

  • The New Navy Regulations
    By Lieut.-Commander Needham Lee Jones, U.S. Navy

    Beginning with the "Rules for the Regulation of the United Colonies" in 1775, twenty-five editions of regulations for the government of our navy have been issued. They became the "blue book" in 1818, but were changed to "...

  • Transmission of Orders During the Naval Battles of the Russo-Japanese War
    Translated from the Marine Rundschau, of August, 1912, By Commander H. F. Bryan, U.S. Navy

    The descriptions of the naval battles of the Russo-Japanese war are being condensed more and more into one uniform picture. Clearer and clearer has become the light shed on the apparently confused courses steered by the different groups. It is...

  • Steam Turbines
    By Lieutenant B. A. Strait, U.S Navy

    It is the aim of this article to present to the service an elementary treatment of the principles of the so-called impulse and reaction turbines, and in a later article the aim will be to point out the manner in which these principles are applied...

  • The Italian-Turkish War (Concluded)
    By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U.S. Navy

    (Compiled and translated from the Marine Rundschau, and other sources.)


    *This account of "The Italian-Turkish War," which is concluded in this issue of the PROCEEDINGS, has been...

  • Notes on the Balkan War
    By Lieut.-Commander Ralph Earle, U.S. Navy

    *Compiled by the editor from the daily press, articles in the Navy, one in the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution by Major H. A. L. H. Wade, and one in the United Service Magazine by Captain H. T. Russell. These books are available...

  • Discussion: Life Insurance

    (See No. 144, pp. 1253-1273.)

    Naval Constructor D. W. Taylor, U. S. Navy.—I think the Naval Insti­tute is to be congratulated upon the appearance of Commander Nulton’s article upon life insurance. This is not...

  • Discussion: Naval Discipline

    (See Nos. 140, 143, and 144)

    CAPTAIN T. W. KINKAID, U. S. Navy.—The contributions of Captains Fullam, Pond, and Johnston, and other members of the Institute have thrown much light on the subject of...

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