United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 43, No. 2

United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 43, No. 2

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...relief in change of climate, he died at St. Paul on December I3, I870. Considering the amount of work which Chauvenet accomplished, it is surprising to note that he died after a long illness at only 50 years of age. The portrait of him in Benjamin's History of the Naval Academy with its flowing white hair and patriarchal beard gives the impression of a much older man. The medallion recently placed by his family in Mahon Hall represents him, no doubt faithfully, as he appeared in the years of his vigorous work as protagonist in the founding of the United States Naval Academy. U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE SECRETARY'S NOTES The Institute has experienced a very encouraging The increase in membership during the past year. but only Institute in the past month has the influx of new members ex pected as a result of the great expansion of the naval service begun to be felt. The Secretary is in receipt of numerous letters from officers who have recently been addressed on the subject of calling attention of new junior oflicers of the service to the Institute, the PROCEEDINGS, and the Institute publications. These letters are very encouraging, and the Board of Control appreciates the interest of the authors and the assistance they have given. There seems to have been some misunderstanding as to the right of temporary, reserve and other officers to become regular members of the Institute. A careful reading of the Constitution and of the paragraphs which follow will remove this misunderstanding. The eligibility of all ofiicers of the navy to become regular members is unqualified. /Ve submit that hand in hand with the teaching of the technique of the naval profession should go instruction in service ways of thinking, service habits, general naval...show more

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  • Paperback | 894 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,565g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865391
  • 9781236865397