Secretary's Notes

By Commander R. T. E. Bowler Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired), Secretary-Treasurer and Publisher, U. S. Naval Institute
March 1970
Prize Essay Winners Announced If naval officers honor the oath they have taken—to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic—they must now ...

Against All Enemies

By Captain Robert J. Hanks, U. S. Navy
March 1970
The naval officer's solemn oath—to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic—should impel him to speak out against those who endanger the country from within.

Arms for the Love of Allah

By Wynfred Joshua
March 1970
The Soviet Union emerged from the Six Day War with its position in the Middle East greatly enhanced and its leverage in the Arab world substantially increased.

The Navy and the Merchant Marine: Critical Coalition

By Lieutenant Commanders John W. Aber, Jr., and Paul W. Garber, U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1970
More than changes in attitude and organization will be required—it may take an act of Congress—if the Navy is to continue to play its traditional role as protector of U ...

Combat Readiness Training

By Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Kusewitt, U. S. Army (Retired) and Commander W. A. Speer, U. S. Navy (Retired)
March 1970
Inflation or recession aside, there is reason to believe that a dollar spent today in improving the Navy's CRT program will produce value benefits worth almost six dollars.

Deep Freeze Diary, 1968

By Commander James S. McNeely, U. S. Navy (Retired)
March 1970
Commander McNeely commanded the 195 men who comprised the wintering-over detachment at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in 1968.

The Road To Wisdom

By Ensign Richard L. Berkman, U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1970
The wider and deeper a policy-maker's knowledge of history, the greater his "sense of history," the less likely he is to repeat the errors of the past.

ASW vs. AAW: A Question of Direction

By Lieutenant Commander I. D. C. Pearson, Royal Navy
March 1970
Just because the tactical empires of antisubmarine warfare and anti-air warfare have been going their own way since the late 1940s does not mean they should, or can, do so ...

Salute to a Queen

Photography by Barrett Gallagher; Text by Frank O. Braynard
March 1970
The decision, in November 1969, that the world’s fastest ocean liner, the SS United States, would be laid up indefinitely, brought to an end her 17-year reign as queen ...
Crash of the blimp L-8 in Daly City, California.

The Mystery of the L-8

By Irwin Ross
March 1970
The mystery remains why crew of the Navy blimp L-8 disappeared before their derelict craft crashed in Daly City, California on 16 August 1942.

Comment and Discussion

March 1970
“Aftermath of the Elath (See R. D. Colvin, pp. 60-67, October 1969 PROCEEDINGS) Vice Admiral B. B. Schofield, Royal Navy (Retired)—Commander Colvin very rightly draws attention to ...

Book Reviews and Book List

March 1970
Paullin’s History of Naval Administration 1773-1911 By Charles Oscar Paullin, Annapolis, Md.: U. S. Naval Institute, 1968, 485 pp. $8.50. Reviewed by Professor Theodore Ropp (Professor Ropp has been ...

The Missile-armed Fast Patrol Boat

By Lieutenant Commander Henry J. Lenton, Royal Navy Reserve (Retired), Editor, Naval Record
March 1970
A newly designed fast patrol boat (FPB), intended for employment in those areas where heavier armament, greater endurance, and seakeeping qualities outweigh the tactical advantages of high speed has been ...

Missile Armament For The FPB

By Sidney W. Gladwin, Editor, Naval Engineering Review
March 1970
The torpedo has, for many years, been the main offensive armament of fast patrol boats (FPB). It has the ability to inflict devastating underwater damage to both naval and mercantile ...

Engineering Plant Modernization

By Chief Inter-communication Technician Kenneth C. Wendt, U. S. Navy, Service School Command, San Diego Naval Training Center
March 1970
Automation and remote control features have been developed in recent years for nearly every major area of the engineering installation. Systems have been designed for specific types of equipment, and ...

Civic Action—NSA DaNang Style

By Commander John V. Cricchi, U. S. Navy, Former Civic Action Officer, U. S. Naval Support Activity, DaNang
March 1970
The war in Vietnam added many new and unusual facets to naval warfare. The Mobile Riverine Force, SEAL teams, and “Swift” boats are all examples of how the Navy acted ...

Above Averages

By Commander Jamieson K. Deuel, U. S. Navy, Poseidon Project Officer, Defense Atomic Support Agency, Field Command
March 1970
The initial resupply of amphibious forces is critical. Commander. If we don’t get the Marines replenished within the first six days, our whole operation will be endangered. I think we’re ...


March 1970
Royal Navy Helicopters Get Wire-Guided Missiles (The Naval Engineering Review, Winter 1969) The Royal Navy’s helicopter light strike system, the Wasp, equipped with the AS 12 wire-guided missile ...

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