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Naval officer

Philip Rounseville Alger, American naval officer. Served on board Richmond, China Station, 1880-1882; member Special Naval Board of Ordnance. Secretary and treasurer United States Naval Institute (editor Proceeding, since 1903).

Background

Alger, Philip Rounseville was born on September 29, 1859 in Boston. Massachusetts. Son of William Rounseville and Anne Langdon (Lodge) Alger.

Education

Graduate Boston Latin School, 1876. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1880.

Career

Served on board Richmond, China Station, 1880-1882. At Navy Department, 1882-1885. On Pensacola, Mediterranean Station, 1885-1888.

At Navy Department, 1888-1891. Professor mathematics, on duty at Navy Department, Washington, 1881-1899. Head of Department of Mechanics, Naval Academy, 1899-1907 (department abolished), rank of captain.

Member Special Naval Board of Ordnance. Secretary and treasurer United States Naval Institute (editor Proceeding, since 1903).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Exterior Ballistics, 1904. Elastic Strength of Guns, 1906. Hydromechanics, 1902.

Membership

Served on board Richmond, China Station, 1880-1882. Member Special Naval Board of Ordnance. Secretary and treasurer United States Naval Institute (editor Proceeding, since 1903).

Connections

Married Louisa Taylor, April.

father:
William Rounseville Alger

mother:
Anne Langdon (Lodge) Alger

spouse:
Louisa Taylor