Proceedings Magazine - August 1971 Vol. 97/8/822

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Until now, the captain of a deep-draft or major combatant ship has had a leg up on those of his contemporaries whose leadership qualities were being tested in major shore installation...



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  • Major Command
    By Rear Adm. G. S. Morrison, USN

    Until now, the captain of a deep-draft or major combatant ship has had a leg up on those of his contemporaries whose leadership qualities were being tested in major shore installation management or major weapons systems procurement....

  • The Royal Navy and the Continuing Commitments
    By Dermond Wettern

    Politics has been described as “the art of the possible.” Today, in Britain, the same thing could be said of defense. What naval officers believe is necessary for national security may often bear little, if any, relation to what they...

  • The Andrea Doria-Stockholm Disaster: Accidents Don’t Happen
    By John C. Carrothers

    July 1971 marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision in which 51 persons perished. Six months after the disaster, the official inquiry was terminated when, apparently convinced by the welter of contradictions...

  • A Future for the Destroyer?
    By Capt. W. J. Ruhe, USN (Ret.)

    Today, U. S. destroyers in the traditional, warship sense no longer exist. Sailing the seas are corvettes, frigates, patrol boats, convoy escorts, pickets—but hardly destroyers as they’ve been known and feared in the past....

  • Operation Deep Channel
    By Lt. (j.g.) James M. Howard, III, USNR

    On 6 January 1970, 22 frogmen from Underwater Demolition Team TWELVE began blasting a narrow, five-and-a-half mile canal across a remote plain in South Vietnam. If successfully completed, the Kinh Gay (Gay Canal) would be the first canal ever to...

  • The Quiet Crisis in the Silent Service
    By Capt. Tom B. Thamm, USN

    Toward the end of the 1950s, the major technological changes that had first been introduced on a few boats in the early 1950s began to effect subtle changes in the submarine force as a whole, transforming the old force, which had a waiting line...

  • The Soviet Submarine Threat-Past, Present, and Future
    By Lt. Thomas T. Holme, Jr., USN

    The Soviet Union’s first major experience with submarines was at the beginning of this century. Tsarist Russia built its first submarine in 1901 at the Baltic shipyard in St. Petersburg. Named the Delfin, she displaced 115 tons...

  • Pictorial—The Soviet Submarine Force
    By Lt. Cdr. Robert D. Wells, USN

    Long a strong submarine power, the Soviet Navy today is well into its third generation of post-World War II submarines. Striving to keep up technologically with the Western naval powers, the latest Soviet SSBN designs show the impact of the...

  • The Old Navy: They also served, and served . . .
    By Commander Francis Poole, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (Ret.)

    In late 1916, when serving in HMS King Alfred, flagship of the 9th Cruiser Squadron based on the Isle of St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands, off the West Coast of Africa, we received reports that German submarines were gradually working...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Equal Opportunity in the Navy

    Rear Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., U. S. Navy—The Secretary of the Navy, John H. Chafee, in AlNav 51-70 set forth his views on equal opportunity in the Navy. In conclusion,...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Guide to the Soviet Navy

    Siegfried Breyer. Annapolis, Md.: U. S. Naval Institute, 1970. 353 pp. Illus. $10.00.

    Reviewed by Captain Sumner Shapiro, U. S. Navy

  • Professional Notes

    The Space Shuttle Program—A Proposed Navy Role

    By Lieutenant Commander Preston E. Beck, U. S. Navy (Retired), Member, Space Shuttle Task Group, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    In the April 1971 issue of...

  • Notebook

    Navy Designing Smaller Ships With High Speed, Lower Cost

    (Marine Engineering/Log, April 1971)

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