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Page 384 - made a Life Member of the Institute. 8. In the event of the Prize being awarded to the winner of a previous year, a gold clasp, suitably engraved, will be given in lieu of a gold medal. By direction of
Page 358 - lowest responsible bidder, having in view the best results and the most expeditious delivery.
Page 277 - the Governor of Corregidor, it was stated that mines existed in Boca Grande. The testimony of nearly every Spanish officer interviewed by the writer after the fall of Manila was to the same effect. If these mines were contact mines, they had become innocuous from barnacles
Page 336 - and the sum of the products is divided by the sum of the
Page 277 - In the face of all evidence, the existence of mines at the entrance to the bay can scarcely be doubted. A chart was captured at Cavité next morning with lines of torpedoes marked on it in Boca Chica and off San Nicholas Shoal, and with marginal memoranda about the spacing and number of mines. In the articles of capitulation signed
Page 354 - were built of wood. Five years later—1890—she had again only added one ironclad to her list, in the shape of an armored gunboat; but she had by this time provided herself with a considerable squadron of fast and
Page 363 - Harvey nickel protection to it. This tube, similarly protected, is in the Fuji, Yashima, Asama, Tokiwa and Yakumo. After some experiments and practice the Japanese authorities decided that this tube was of no use practically, and decreed its abolition. That of the Shikishima had, however, already been built in, so this ship has it.
Page 351 - States on the subject of the proper way of gunning frigates. We might do worse now than take lessons from the United States on the subject of the proper way of gunning battleships; and, also, of gunning cruisers, for the American cruisers are as superior to ours as the American battleships are.
Page 350 - It might, it is true, enable our ship to force an action, but with an opponent so greatly superior in gun-fire our ship could scarcely hope, other things being equal, to achieve success. " If the two ships, engaged bow to bow, stern to stern, or bow to stern, the United States