Proceedings Magazine - October 1971 Vol. 97/10/824

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In this, the third of Mr. Ray's three-part series of articles about the dawn of Naval Aviation-the first two have appeared, respectively, in the January and July 1971 issues-the author...



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  • Annapolis: The Navy's First Aerodrome
    By Thomas Ray

    In this, the third of Mr. Ray's three-part series of articles about the dawn of Naval Aviation-the first two have appeared, respectively, in the January and July 1971 issues-the author concludes his description of the epochal events of...

  • The Naval Officer's Career—"Exigencies of the Service"
    By Capt. R. H. Smith, USN (Ret.)

    “There are many men (and, crucially, wives as well), who want nothing of the nomadic life, who strongly wish for the comfort and certainty of knowing precisely what milestones, what jobs, what desk, and what home may be theirs through the...

  • Gibraltar: Monument to Seapower
    By Jac Weller

    For most post-World War II Navymen of the Sixth Fleet, the image of Gibraltar probably is comprised of equal parts of gun-gallery tours and Rock ape photography, bargains in English shoes and tweeds, and a crowded multitude of Indian souvenir...

  • Survival of the Fittest in Naval Aviation
    By Lt.Cdr. John E. Burgess, USN

    Three-quarters of our rear admirals in naval aviation come from backgrounds in attack carrier aviation, yet only 36% of aviator commanders and captains are associated with this specialty.

    How has this pattern developed? What lessons are...

  • Midshipmen’s Foreign Exchange Cruises
    By Ens. H. L B. Wilder, USN

    During the winter of 1969-1970, I was one of about 100 Naval Academy and NROTC midshipmen who were screened as candidates for the Foreign Exchange program which involves the U. S. Navy with the navies of some 17 other nations. Academically, I had...

  • Physical Fitness in the Sea Services
    By Capt. Paul Morosky, USCGR

    Life at sea has always been more rigorous than life ashore. Fighting the sea, the elements, and a wartime enemy from a fragile craft demanded shrewd, determined, and physically fit men. It still does. But, going to sea has changed greatly: the...

  • Pictorial—Naples Revisited
  • The Old Navy: Gliding Experiments at the Naval Academy
    By Captain Charles G. Halpine, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Colin Headlee, Class of 1917, and I were interested in aviation before we entered the U. S. Naval Academy. I had experimented considerably with building and flying model planes, and Colin had built and successfully flown a glider in his home town...

  • Comment and Discussion

    The Origin of Navy Day

    Mrs. Mary Paolozzi—The idea of a special day to honor the Navy and naval personnel was conceived by Mrs. William H. Hamilton of New York City, in 1922.

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Strategy for Tomorrow

    Hanson W. Baldwin. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. 377 pp. Illus. $12.50.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller, U. S. Navy (Retired)

  • Professional Notes

    Containerization and the Ports: The Load Center Concept

    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Sidney W. Emery, Jr., U. S. Navy

  • Notebook

    Defense Department Weighs New Anti-ship Missile Sub

    (Rudy Abramson, in The New York Times, 6 June 1971)

    Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird said that the Pentagon was considering building a new class of...

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