Secretary's Notes

Commander R. T. E. Bowler Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired), Secretary-Treasurer and Publisher, U. S. Naval Institute
April 1970
Admiral Kinney Returns to the Naval Institute Board Rear Admiral Sheldon H. Kinney, U. S. Navy, Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Education and Training, has, for the third time ...

After Vietnam

By Captain Ralph E. Williams, Jr., SC, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1970
Just as we have not always exercised our National common sense in prosecuting the Vietnamese War, we do not seem now to be using common sense in our approach to ...

Seapower in the Seventies

By Captain W. J. Ruhe, U. S. Navy (Ret.)
April 1970
The years ahead, the 1970s, should demonstrate the value of traditional seapower and should see the creation of an additional extension of seapower—underseas power.

The Universities; Trial By Fire

By Colonel Baylor Gibson, U. S. Marine Corps
April 1970
An angry public is beginning to look behind the militant student and outside agitator to the faculty member who, too often, is encouraging the campus violence instead of alleviating it.

The NFO and Squadron Command

By Lieutenant Commander Peter T. Smith, U. S. Navy
April 1970
There ought to be a law—and it looks as though there soon will be—which says that the Naval Flight Officer is as qualified to command a squadron as is the ...

A Submarine for the Tsar

By Captain Franklin G. Babbitt, U. S. Navy
April 1970
Both parties—American private industry and the Russian Navy—profited handsomely in the 1904 sale of 13 of the best U. S. submarines to the Tsar's agents.


By Howard R. Simpson
April 1970
Terrorism is a powerful and dangerous weapon; it presents a threat as unpredictable as quicksilver and its methods can make a mockery of security, political control, and national purpose.

Resurgent Rotterdam

By Lieutenant Gerard M. W. Acda, Royal Netherlands Navy
April 1970
A Germany on the rampage all but obliterated Rotterdam in 1940. Fittingly, a peaceful, prosperous West Germany has helped Rotterdam to become the biggest, busiest port in the world.

A Great Port of the World: Rotterdam

Photography by Robert de Gast
April 1970
Maritime travelers have long recognized that each of the world’s ports possesses its own individual atmosphere—a sort of urban harbor personality that distinguishes it from all others—often described in colorful ...

The Empress Sought a Navy

By Captain George E. Gelm, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1970
It was in October 1908, when I was gunnery officer attached to the battleship Wisconsin (BB-9) that the Fourth Division of the Armored Cruiser Squadron, under Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder ...

Book Reviews

April 1970
Jane’s Fighting Ships, 1969–70 Raymond V. Blackman (ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. 620 pp. Illus. $49.50 Reviewed by Richard F. Cross, III (Mr. Cross is a 1944 graduate of ...

U. S. Aid—and Independence

By Commander Walter “R” Thomas, U. S. Navy, Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four
April 1970
Alexander the Great said, “I have heard a great deal about your wisdom. Is there anything I can do for you?” “Yes,” said Diogenes. “You can stand a little to ...
Starboard quarter view of the USNS Silas Bent (TAGS-26) underway

The Nautical Chart—It's What You Make It

By Commander Scott E. Drummond, Jr., U. S. Navy, Assistant for Nautical Charts, Mapping and Charting Branch, Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet
April 1970
The nautical chart, a basic tool of the nautical trade, does not just grow like Topsy. Neither is it the whimsical creation of idealistic cartographers working at such places as ...

Military Officer Bonus Pay 

By Lieutenant Arthur Van Saun, U.S. Navy, USS Greenfish (SS-351)
April 1970
Current officer pay procedures seem antiquated. Apparently, static forces in our bureaucratic legislative bodies have thwarted the development and implementation of a more progressive pay structure for middle and top ...

NATO's Planning Board For Ocean Shipping 

By Raymond J. Barrett, Deputy Chief, Program Staff, Office of International Conferences, Department of State
April 1970
The North Atlantic Planning Board for Ocean Shipping, known by its acronym, PBOS, was established in May 1950, at the fourth session of the North Atlantic Council in London. Its ...


April 1970
Royal Air Force Plans For Airborne Early Warning Role (Flight International, 8 January 1970) There are two aspects to Royal Air Force thinking on the airborne early warning (AEW) ...

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