Second Honorable Mention, 1916
On one of the closing pages of the issues of the UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS will be found the caption "Notice," and under it the words, "The U. S. Naval Institute was established in 1873, having for its object the advancement of professional and scientific knowledge in the navy." The sentence is a repetition of the second article of the constitution of the Institute adopted by the founders in 1873. Further on in the constitution is the provision that the papers read before the society and the discussion growing out of them shall be prepared for issue when a sufficient number shall have been accumulated to make a book of a specified size. Accordingly there was published in October, 1874, the first number of the first volume of the UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS.