Major Command

By Rear Adm. G. S. Morrison, USN
August 1971
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 ...

A Future for the Destroyer?

By Capt. W. J. Ruhe, USN (Ret.)
August 1971
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 ...

Operation Deep Channel

By Lt. (j.g.) James M. Howard, III, USNR
August 1971
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 ...

The Quiet Crisis in the Silent Service

By Capt. Tom B. Thamm, USN
August 1971
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 ...

Pictorial—The Soviet Submarine Force

By Lt. Cdr. Robert D. Wells, USN
August 1971
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 Old Navy: They also served, and served . . .

By Commander Francis Poole, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (Ret.)
August 1971
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 ...

Comment and Discussion

August 1971
Equal Opportunity in the NavyRear 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 ...

Book Reviews and Book List

August 1971
Guide to the Soviet NavySiegfried Breyer. Annapolis, Md.: U. S. Naval Institute, 1970. 353 pp. Illus. $10.00.Reviewed by Captain Sumner Shapiro, U. S. Navy(Captain Shapiro has ...

Professional Notes

August 1971
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 ...


August 1971
Navy Designing Smaller Ships With High Speed, Lower Cost(Marine Engineering/Log, April 1971)In anticipation of ever-mounting costs, naval planners have, in the face of expected resistance to ship prices on ...

Digital Proceedings content made possible by a gift from CAPT Roger Ekman, USN (Ret.)