Secretary's Notes

By Commander R. T. E. Bowler Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired), Secretary-Treasurer and Publisher, U. S. Naval Institute
January 1970
Reshaping the Navy We open the new decade with a navy about to experience big changes in its size and in its composition. What that size will be, what that ...

The Soviet Merchant Marine

By Antony C. Sutton
January 1970
Does the fact that so many Soviet merchant ships are built elsewhere imply a technological inadequacy; or are Soviet yards too busy building other vessels?

Prepare to Sweep Mines

By Commander Murland W. Searight, U.S. Navy
January 1970
In January 1968, two known minefields in the Gulf of Tonkin provided the first acid test for Mine Division 91's four Agile-class minesweepers.

Newport/Quonset Point Naval Complex

Photography and Text by Chief Photographer's Mate William M. Powers, U. S. Navy
January 1970
Rhode Island’s association with the U. S. Navy dates back to the very founding of the Continental Navy at the proposal of the Rhode Island Delegation to the Continental Congress ...

Comment and Discussion

January 1970
“The Cyclops Mystery” (See C. A. Nervig, pp. 148-151, July 1969 PROCEEDINGS) Professor E. B. Potter, U. S. Naval Academy faculty—Mr. Nervig has provided welcome additional information concerning the collier ...

Book Reviews and Book List

January 1970
Samuel Francis Du Pont: A Selection From His Civil War Letters John D. Hayes (ed.). Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1969. Vol. 1, 425 pp.; Vol. 2, 553 pp.; Vol. ...

​​​​​​​Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean

By Commander Ralph W. Blanchard, U. S. Navy, Public Affairs Officer, U. S. Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy
January 1970
MarAirMed, the acronym for NATO’s newest military group, the Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean, is now just over a year old. Though a youngster compared to other commands in the Alliance, ...

Monkey Fists, Fox and Geese, and the New Ensign

By Lieutenant Henry J. Schneider, Jr., U. S. Navy, Weapons Officer, USS Ingersoll (DD-652)
January 1970
The newly commissioned officer in today’s Navy knows little about basic seamanship. More often than not, the NROTC midshipman, Naval Academy midshipman, and officer candidates have one thing in common ...

​​​​​​​The Eight-Inch Gun Cruiser

By Commander Richard F. Rockwell, U. S. Navy, Weapons Officer, USS Boston (CA-69)
January 1970
“Gun cruisers blast the enemy again,” is a news release phrase that has become quite familiar during the past several years. In Vietnam, prior to the bombing and bombardment halt ...

Coming—Better Landing Craft

By James L. Schuler, Ships Research Branch, Naval Ship Systems Command
January 1970
Consider a high-performance landing craft, say, 90 feet long with a 45-foot beam, a hull of aluminum or possibly glass-reinforced plastic; powered by two gas turbines, perhaps with air screw ...

The Western Origins of Soviet Marine Diesel Engines

By Antony C. Sutton, Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University
January 1970
Analysis of the rapidly growing Soviet mercantile fleet reveals not only an expansion at a rate well in excess of one million tons per year, but also—and far less widely ...


January 1970
New Soviet Submarines Noisy And Easy to Detect (William Beecher in The New York Times, 9 October 1969) Recent intelligence reports on Soviet nuclear-powered submarines have convinced ...

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