The Blue Water Soviet Naval Officer

By Captain Sumner Shapiro, U.S. Navy
February 1971
The Soviet Navy has come of age. What was essentially a coastal defense force of obsolescent and short-legged ships less than 15 years ago has been transformed into a well-balanced ...

Modernization of the Midway

By Capt. James E. Kaune, USN
February 1971
The attack aircraft carrier Midway (CVA-41) was recommissioned on 31 January 1970, and delivered on 15 June 1970, having undergone the most comprehensive modernization ever undertaken by the Navy, she ...

The Silent Vote

By Lt. (j.g.) F. G. Dengler, USN
February 1971
For a Navy gravely concerned over a declining retention rate among its junior officers, every extension of service is a welcome vote of confidence and every separation counted as a ...

Ocean Surveillance: New Weapon of Naval Warfare

By Capt. Frank B. Murphy, USN (Ret.)
February 1971
The art and science of naval warfare have always faithfully mirrored man’s technological development. The evolution of sails, gunpowder, steam, and steel made great changes in the way nations controlled ...

Navy Medicine: A New Prescription

By Cdr. Peter A. Flynn, MC, USN
February 1971
The U. S. Navy Medical Corps now begins its second century as a formal staff corps. It is a proud history with many notable achievements past and present. At this ...
Amelia Earhart alighting from her Electra at Lae

Amelia Earhart's Final Flight

By Francis X. Holbrook
February 1971
She and her navigator disappeared 30 years ago, but, as recently as October 1970, she was erroneously reported as being alive; and, in fact, the legend may never die.

The Old Navy: A Seaman For All Seasons

By Lieutenant Alexander G. Monroe, U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1971
Lieutenant Colonel John Marshall Gamble was the only Marine Corps Officer ever to command a commissioned ship of the line in the U. S. Navy. Though there is little information ...

Comment and Discussion

February 1971
The Military MindLieutenant Commander Robert G. Partlow, U. S. Navy—There is an increasing difficulty in attracting potential career personnel, particularly officers, and there is an increasing reluctance by ...

Book Reviews and Book List

February 1971
Book ReviewsBathymetric Navigation and ChartingPhilip M. Cohen. Annapolis: U. S. Naval Institute, 1970. 157 pp. Illus.Reviewed by Commander Scott E. Drummond, Jr., U. S. Navy(Following ...

Professional Notes and Notebook

February 1971
Operations of the Rude and the HeckBy Raymond Wilcove, Chief of Public Information, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of CommerceSixty-five years ago, the U. S. Coast and Geodetic ...

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