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The Record of the United States Naval Institute Volume 1 United States Naval Institute

The Record of the United States Naval Institute Volume 1

United States Naval Institute

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230279091
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202 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...lbs W. A. powder. ThisMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...lbs W. A. powder. This is, for the present, the service charge. The aim was at the right of No. 5. A large portion of the plate was torn off. The target was completely penetrated, and the rear of it so ruined as to be incapable of repair. The hail of fragments was not so terrible as in the case of the target backed by cast iron. No. 50 was fired with the small charge of 264 lbs, W. A. powder. The effect was as expected. Aimed at the center of Browns plate, the projectile just passed through, tearing off a large fragment and splitting it from top to bottom. The backing was not pierced. Browns plates may be said to have come out No. 1, in the target class. This terminates the series of tests. The weapon has proved that it can destroy any vessel now afloat. It can therefore be said that the gun is now ahead in the great contests of ordnance vs. armor. We now hear rumors of a 200 ton Woolwich gun- we know of a 124 ton Krupp gun being in course of construction- France and Russia are waiting to see this game of bluff well underway before they show their hands, and we cannot even put up an anty- perhaps however by not playing, we may save money in the end and at the same time learn the game. An English firm is ready to furnish 40 plates to any one who wants to buy them. I have derived my facts from The Engineer, Engineering, London Times, Standard, U. S. Army and Navy Journal, Revue de 1 Artillerie. THE RECORD United States Natal Institute. Yol. n. 1877. No. 8. U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, February 8, 1877. The Vice President, Medical-inspector Gorgas, U. S. N., in the Chair. SANITARY COMMONPLACES APPLIED TO THE NAVY. By Albert L. Gihon, A. M., M. D., Medical-inspector U. S. N. Mr. President and Oentlemen: The...