Proceedings Magazine - March-April 1916 Vol. 42/2/162

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Prize Essay, 1916

Motto: "In war the moral is to the physical as three to one."—NAPOLEON

A nation may be considered as composed of three elements: (1...

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  • The Moral Factor in War
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) H. H. Frost, U. S. Navy

    Prize Essay, 1916

    Motto: "In war the moral is to the physical as three to one."—NAPOLEON

    A nation may be considered as composed of three elements: (1) the civil population, (2) the leaders, both...

  • Naval Strategy
    By Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U. S. Navy

    Strategy is difficult of definition; but though many definitions have been made, and though they do not agree together very well, yet all agree that strategy is concerned with the preparation of military f6rces for war and for operating them in...

  • Some Observations about Discipline
    By Commander H. B. Price, U. S. Navy

    It is occasionally remarked by observant officers that there is a tendency in the American Navy to concentrate effort on material somewhat to the neglect of the discipline of the personnel. There may be cause for such a view. All recognize that a...

  • Wanted! A Naval Militia Mission
    By Lieut. Commander Roland R. Riggs, U. S. Navy, Retired, Navigating Officer, 1st Battalion, N. M., N. Y.

    We are not a military nation, and we probably never will be. It is a fact too well known to the Service to need to be demonstrated that our wars in the past have been prolonged, if not actually caused, by our failure to grasp military situations...

  • The Cost of Building a Battleship in a Navy-Yard
    By Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, U. S. Navy

    It is frequently stated that it costs more to build a battleship in a government yard than in a private one. This is true in a degree; it does cost something more for reasons that will be explained further on, and this notwithstanding that the...

  • Territorial Waters
    By Lieut. Commander H. G. Sparrow, U. S. Navy

    In discussing naval phases of the European War, together with possible and probable operations in various waters, the writer found that his lack of precise knowledge of the political status of different bodies of water other than the high seas...

  • Building Programs and Naval Bases
    By Major Henry C. Davis, U. S. M. C.

    We are informed by the daily papers, that the present administration will ask Congress to inaugurate a building program for the navy by which the materiel strength of the fleet will be doubled in five years.

    There is a feature, however,...

  • War Provisions for Guam
    By P. A. Paymaster K. C. McIntosh

    Shortly after the real occupation of the Marianas by the Spaniards, about 1668, a casual census taken by the missionaries placed the population of those islands at fifty thousand. Of this number, the majority lived in the island of Guam. Taking...

  • Method Of Calculating The Intersection Point Of St.-Hilaire Position Lines
    By Ernest K. Roden

    By the aid of plotting sheets now issued by the Hydrographic Office, the plotting of position lines has become a comparatively easy task and at the same time, because of the large scale on which these plotting sheets are constructed, the accuracy...

  • Engineering Post-Graduate Schools from the Student Standpoint
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy

    It is the object of this paper to discuss the subject indicated in the title, with the purpose of bringing before the service the necessity for post-graduate schools, the methods of conducting them, and the results attained by them. The Navy...

  • Superdreadnoughts and Supermen
    By Captain T. W. Kinkaid, U. S. Navy

    The steady progress that is being made in warship design and construction in the United States must be gratifying to every citizen. The hulls, the machinery, the ordnance, and the numerous items of equipment all show advance over previous...

  • The Ships of the United States Navy
    By Robert W. Neeser

    AN HISTORICAL RECORD OF THOSE NOW IN SERVICE AND OF THEIR PREDECESSORS OF THE SAME NAME 1776-1915

    KANSAS

    KANSAS.—One of the United States, on the prairie between the Mississippi River...

  • A Report of John Paul, Master of the Ship John
    By Charles O. Paullin

    In the London Custom House there are two manifests or reports made by John Paul Jones to local customs officials when he was master of the ship John. These bear the signature "John Paul," which is exceedingly rare, as nearly all the...

  • Industrial Management in Navy Yards
    By Naval Constructor I. I. Yates, U. S. Navy

    Although the subject of industrial management in navy yards has been talked to death since the first departure from the bureau system was made in 1909, no solution of the problem has been accepted by the department as to the best type of...

  • Tetra-Nitro-Aniline (T. N. A.)
    By Lieutenant W. W. Bradley, U. S. Navy

    TETRA-NITRO-ANILINE[1] (T. N. A.)

  • A Realistic War College
    By J.M. Morgan

    In 1862 I ran the blockade at Charleston and proceeded to Europe, where I was detailed to the Confederate commerce destroyer (by some called pirate) Georgia. I was 16 years of age and a midshipman. I had been in many battles and considered myself...

  • Discussion, Calculating Intersection Of St.-Hilaire Lines Of Position
    Commander J. F. Hines, U. S. Navy

    The rule “to ‘swing’ the azimuths to the adjacent quadrants” as stated on page 485, and to reverse the columns of the traverse tables as required in the last paragraph of page 486, may be a “ rule of...

  • Secretary's Notes

    Annual Dues

  • Correction, Diphenylamine
    By W.W. Bradley

    (See Page 125, Whole No. 155, January-February, 1915)

    It is desired to correct two errors which have crept into the above mentioned article since it left the writer’s hands.

    On page 127...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy

    PROFESSIONAL NOTES

    Prepared by Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy

    GENERAL ARRANGEMENT

    Naval Powers:

    *                ...

  • European War Notes
    Compiled By Lieutenant C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy

    [IMAGE: H. M. S. "QUEEN ELIZABETH," LARGEST OF BRITISH DREADNOUGHTS, AND THE ALLIED FRENCH AND BRITISH FLEETS IN THE DARDANELLES READY TO COVER LANDING FORCES “In order to reduce the wear on her guns caused by...

  • Naval Publications

    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...

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

    To the Officers and Members of the Institute:

    Gentlemen.—I have the honor to submit the following financial report for the year ending December 31, 1915 :

    Itemized Cash Account

    Receipts for...

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