Naval Aviation: The Beginning

By Thomas Ray
January 1971
In 1910, only a handful of visionaries saw a place in the Navy for the frail, underpowered patchworks of fabric and bamboo. Yet, within a year, the Navy had become ...

Vital Interests and Volunteer Forces

By Lt. Leon Preston Brooks, USN
January 1971
The U. S. Navy may be doomed to disappointment in a recruiting program that calls for volunteers to continue a proud heritage—the defense of freedom. For who, among today’s youth, ...

Shipboard Habitability: Restricted Areas

By Cdr. Melville]. Byington, Jr., USN
January 1971
One officer commented on the habitability of U. S. Navy ships: A modern ship, being a complicated machine, requires the most intelligent kind of men to handle and fight her ...

Tomorrow's Warships: Their Cost and Value

By Vice Adm. B. B. Schofield, RN (Ret.)
January 1971
The question of whether to modernize obsolescent ships is one which constantly confronts naval planners. It is not easy to define obsolescence, since a ship may not carry all the ...

Battle Management for Strategic Weapons Systems

By Col. Ralph L Giddings, Jr., USA (Ret.)
January 1971
There are those who feel that the Sea-based Anti-Ballistic Missile Intercept System SABMIS and Nike-X are complementary, not competitive; and that a ballistic missile defense (BMD) composed of SABMIS, Nike-X, ...

Two-Two-Twelve-Three: the Brand-new Ball Game

By Capt. Sigmund Bajak, USNR
January 1971
The 2-2-12-3 Program—two attack carrier wings, two carrier ASW groups, 12 patrol squadrons, and three transport squadrons—entails a dramatic reorganization of the entire Naval Air Reserve. After World War II, ...

Pictorial—Naval Air Reconnaissance

Compiled by Cdr. James E. Wise, Jr., USN
January 1971
Exactly 58 years ago the entire aviation element of the U. S. Navy arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to commence its first operations with the Fleet. The assignment included aerial ...

Remember the Rochester

By Captain Gordon F. Ogilvie, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)
January 1971
An article in the San Diego Union about the old USS Rochester (CA-2) brought yesterday crowding in on me. As a 17-year-old Marine private, fresh out of Norfolk’s Sea School, ...

Comment and Discussion

January 1971
“VSTOL: New Force for the Amphibious Task Force” ( See H. C. Boschen, Jr., pp. 46-51, July 1970 PROCEEDINGS) Captain A. J. Carneghi, U.S. Navy —Although the author initially attempts ...

Book Reviews and Book List

January 1971
Book Reviews Admiral of the Fleet Richard Hough. New York: MacMillan, 1970. 393 pp. Illus. $8.95. Reviewed by Vice Admiral B. B. Schofield, Royal Navy (Retired) (Vice Admiral Schofield, a ...

Professional Notes and Notebook

January 1971
LNS Zeltin —Maintenance and Repair Ship for Libya By John Rix, Managing Director, Vosper Thorneycroft Group Since 1962, Libya has been forming a navy for her seaborne defense. As is ...

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