Proceedings Magazine - March 1971 Vol. 97/3/817

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A great navy cannot be built, nor a sagging one revived, until naval officers of independent judgment and stubborn confidence are ready to rail from the Pentagon rooftops against all that...

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  • Prize Essay 1971 —A United States Navy for the Future
    By Capt. Robert H. Smith, USN

    A great navy cannot be built, nor a sagging one revived, until naval officers of independent judgment and stubborn confidence are ready to rail from the Pentagon rooftops against all that they know to be wrong.

  • Junior Officer Retention, A Lot of Little Things
    By Lt. Malcolm S. Harris, USNR

    More than 80% of Navy surface line officers choose to return to civilian life at the end of their first tour of obligated service. The current rate of Navy enlisted retention is about the same as the Army’s retention of draftees. As late as...

  • The Royal Hellenic Navy
    By Comma G. Drossinos, RHN (Ret.)

    Since the dawn of history, the sea has dominated the legends and myths of the Hellenic people who inhabit the southern part of the Balkan peninsula where East meets West. The realization of the importance of seapower came early to the Hellenes...

  • The Merchant Marine Act of 1970
    By Lt. (j.g.) S. W. Emery, Jr., USN

    In less than a year, a message from the President to Congress, stating the urgent need for restoration of the U. S. shipping fleet, was translated into H.R. 15424 and signed into a law which is said to contain “something for everybody....

  • Gun Systems? For Air Defense?
    By Lt. Cdr. William D. O'Neil, III, USNR (R)

    Most people are now ready to concede that the naval gun serves a useful purpose in shore bombardment. Many will even credit the gun with a significant, if limited, role in dealing with opposing surface ships. But few can imagine the gun...

  • Herndon, Maury, and the Amazon Basin
    By Lt. Cdr. James P. Reddick, Jr., USN

    William Lewis Herndon was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 25 October 1813. One of seven children, young William was orphaned early and had to seek his own fortune. He entered the Navy in 1828 as a midshipman when but 15 years old. Promoted...

  • The Old Navy: Unknown Ship
    By Captain Benjamin Perlman, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The seizure of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2) by North Korean naval forces in January 1968 reminded me of a little-known event in World War II, the details of which are now on file in the Naval History Division. The incident was suspected of being...

  • Pictorial—U. S. Navy Medical Corps
  • Comment and Discussion

    “Combat Readiness Training"

    (See J. B. Kusewitt and W. A. Speer, pp. 45-49, March; pp. 96-97, July; and pp. 83-84, November 1970; and pp. 83-84, January 1971 PROCEEDINGS)

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    The Forgotten Fleet

    John Winton. New York: Coward-McCann, 1970. 433 pp. Illus. $8.95.

    Reviewed by Vice Admiral B. B. Schofield, Royal Navy (Retired)

  • Professional Notes and Notebook

    Commanding Officer Comments: The New USS Hepburn DE-1055

    By Commander Stuart D. Landersman, U. S. Navy, Commanding Officer, USS Hepburn (DE-1055)

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