Proceedings Magazine - April 1972 Vol. 98/4/830

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As, two months before his death, Franklin Roosevelt reported the results of the Yalta Conference to the nation, he hoped that the multipower world which had bred so many wars would be replaced by...

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  • A Balance of Powers
    By Raymond J. Barrett

    As, two months before his death, Franklin Roosevelt reported the results of the Yalta Conference to the nation, he hoped that the multipower world which had bred so many wars would be replaced by a world of “peace-loving” nations...

  • Common Purpose—Common Ship?
    By Commander Eric Eugene Johnston, O.B.E., R.A.N.

    The warship depicted below—it has been dubbed the “Free World Frigate”—and described on subsequent pages, is the kind of high-performance, ocean-going, multipurpose escort ship that will be needed by the...

  • Give Us the Ships!
    By Lieutenant Commander A. A. Balunek, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    There are many differences between the “Drill-Hall Navy” and the operating Fleet, but most of them come down to a single, four-letter word: ship. And, unless the Surface Naval Reserve is given ships to operate from its coastal and...

  • Damage Control: Before, Not After
    By Lieutenant Commander C. Fink Fischer II, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Our eyes are drawn to the headline, “NEW NAVY WARSHIPS HIT BY FIRES,” and the story which states that “The Navy’s new 1052-class destroyer escorts may be floating firetraps.” Cited in support of the reporter’s...

  • NavCad or College Grad?
    By Captain James E. Williams, U. S. Navy

    An entire generation of AvCad/Pre-Flight/V-5 pilots has moved on. Conspicuous by their absence, too, are many pilots of this generation, whom the Nary confidently expected to retain. If the cockpits are to be filled, a lot of hard...

  • Communist China and the United States—The First Step
    By Lt.Col. H. G. Summers, Jr., U.S.A.

    Communist China and the United States—The First Step

    By Lieutenant Colonel H. G. Summers, Jr., U. S. Army

  • Homer Lea—Interloper on History
    By John Clark Kimball

    He led no Chinese armies in combat; but, as chief military advisor to the first President of the Republic of China, this young, hunchbacked Caucasian—seen above as a 26-year-old lieutenant general—helped to topple the ancient, corrupt...

  • The Old Navy: The Excellent Ships of Bombay
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Windas, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Some of Britain’s finest sailing men-of-war were built in India from 1777 to 1849 by the Wadia family of master builders, at the Bombay Dockyard—shown above as it appeared some time after 1860. The 14-gun ship Cornwallis, right,...

  • Pictorial—Naval and Maritime Prize Photography 1972

    The 1972 Naval and Maritime Photography Contest, sponsored by the U. S. Naval Institute, presents on these pages the work of photographers, naval and civilian, amateur and professional. Ten prize winners without gradation and one honorable...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “View from the Bridge of the Sixth Fleet Flagship”

    (See I. C. Kidd, Jr., pp. 18-29, February 1972 Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Tonkin Gulf

    Eugene G. Windchy. New York: Doubleday, 1971. 358 pp. Illus. $7.95.

    Reviewed by Commander W. S. Buehler, U. S. Navy

  • Professional Notes

    The Sea Control Ship System

    By Rear Admiral Donald V. Cox, U. S. Navy, Program Coordinator, Surface Ship Aviation Integration Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

    Recently there has been a great deal of...

  • Notebook

    U. S. Fleet To Get New Permanent Homeport in Greece

    (Stephen Klaidman in The Washington Post, 8 February 1972)

    The United States and Greece have reached agreement on the use of Piraeus as the home port for...

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