Organization of the Ship

By Lieut. Commander A. M. Procter, U. S. Navy
June 1913
Good organization is a very desirable, but not an absolutely necessary, adjunct to successful administration. Organization of itself will accomplish nothing. Good administration will often produce successful results in spite ...

The Navy Signal System

By Ensign E. L. Barr, U. S. Navy
June 1913
INTRODUCTORY.Signalling, according to the opinion of the Fire Control Board appointed December 14, 1909, and approved by the Secretary of the Navy, is one of the four essentials of a ...

A More Sea-Going Graduate

By Lieutenant John T. G. Stapler, U. S. Navy
June 1913
Is the graduate of the Naval Academy today, with his commission as an ensign in the navy, going to work out successfully to the best interests of the service? Does ...

The Panama Canal

By R. E. Bakenhus, Civil Engineer, U. S. Navy
June 1913
There could be no better introduction to an article on the Panama Canal than the enthusiastic words of Ambassador Bryce in a recent chapter on the Isthmus of Panama, where ...

Rapidity of Gun-Fire

By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
June 1913
Excellence in gunnery is measured by hits per gun per minute; therefore, the primary end of gunnery training is the attainment of both accuracy and rapidity of gun-fire. Both of ...

The Necessity of Protecting Our Athletes

By Lieut. Commander Harris Laning, U. S. Navy, Recently in Charge of Athletics and Physical Training at the U. S. Naval Academy
June 1913
The sporting pages of many of the leading papers of the country have recently commented on an announcement from the U. S. Naval Academy that midshipmen would not hereafter be ...

Scientific Ship Designing

By Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. Navy
June 1913
This article has but one object in view—to call the attention of my colleagues to a book recently published, which every naval officer interested in new designs should read, mark, ...

Trinitrotoluol, or Trotyl: Torpedo-Charges Prepared with This Explosive

By Lieut. Comdr. Guiliierme Hoffman Filiio, B. N. (Translated by Commander A. B. Hoff, U. S. Navy, from the December number of Revista Maritima Brasileira, 1912.)
June 1913
We have adopted this year, as the explosive for our torpedoes, trinitrotoluol, or TNT, in view of the enormous advantages that it offers in force, stability, etc., over guncotton. We ...

The "Santee": An Appreciation

By Carroll Storrs Alden, Ph. D.
June 1913
It would be unseemly if a national ship that has attained the venerable age of 93 should end her career without some recognition of her long and faithful service.The Santee ...

British Royal Standard

By H. C. Washburn, Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy
June 1913
(From official catalogue of Navy Trophy Flags.)This rarest of all trophies was captured at York, (Toronto), then the capital of Upper Canada, on April 27, 1813, when that place was ...

Steam Turbines

By Lieutenant B. A. Strait, U. S. Navy
June 1913
STEAM TURBINES.[1]Dr. G. Bauer and O. Lasche, in their excellent book “Marine Steam Turbines,” have divided marine turbines into two classes: (1) Turbines in which the full expansion of steam ...

Notes on the Balkan War

By Lieut. Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy
June 1913
FEBRUARY 20 TO MAY 15, 1913.*Continued from page 347 of March PROCEEDINGS, 1913. As the dispatches of the Associated Press have been the source from which the major portion of ...

Professional Notes

Prepared By Lieut. Commander Ralph Earle, U. S. Navy
June 1913
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