Proceedings Magazine - September 1972 Vol. 98/9/835

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Ice Island T-3, an enormous mass of fresh water ice, 135 feet thick, three miles by six miles, has been operated intermittently since 1952. On this, the oldest U. S....



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  • The T-3 Incident
    By Rear Admiral C. O. Holmquist, U. S. Navy

    Ice Island T-3, an enormous mass of fresh water ice, 135 feet thick, three miles by six miles, has been operated intermittently since 1952. On this, the oldest U. S. drifting ice station, a shooting occurred in July...

  • Some Civilian Thoughts on the Navy
    By John C. Seymour

    Prize Essay 1972


    Perhaps never again will a parade by bluejackets in downtown Long Beach—or any other American city—draw the crowds this one did in 1931. One...

  • The Impact of Technology on Strategy
    By Vice Adm. J. T. Hayward, USN (Ret.)

    If technology has brought the major powers to a state of nuclear deterrence, it has also made the fighting of small wars far more important—and far more difficult. How, for example, can a new, 27-knot, U. S. destroyer defend herself, or her...

  • New Roles for the Submarine
    By Paul Cohen

    Deep-diving, quiet-running descendents [sic] of World War II wolfpack and midget submarines, armed with sensors and weapons and power plants of the 1970s need not be nuclear to take on a new menace, and provide a new strength for U. S....

  • Seapower and the Smaller Nations
    By Commander J. J. Binnendijk, Royal Netherlands Navy

    Throughout most of the Cold War, the U. S. Navy’s contribution to NATO’s naval forces has been roughly equal to the ham’s contribution to the ham sandwich. But, in this new era, which might be called the “Hot Peace,...

  • Saturation Diving
    By Master Chief Torpedoman (Master Diver) Robert C. Sheats, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The theory of saturation diving had its inception in the dreams of a U. S. Navy diving medical officer, Captain George F. Bond, in 1958. Bond reasoned that if man could live for extended periods beneath the sea, he would eventually equilibrate...

  • So Much To Do . . . So Little Time
    By Lt. Cdr. George E. Brainerd, USN

    The U. S. Navy has a finite number of men, money, and machines. Also, it is overcommitted with respect to those limited resources. The result is that impossible requirements have been placed on nearly every activity, leading to all...

  • The Devil’s Watering Pot
    By N. W. Emmott

    Throughout history, the tools of war have been copied from the tools of peace. Knives cut meat and grass, and spears were used in hunting before they formed part of the equipment of soldiers. Bows sent arrows at deer before they sought a human...

  • The Old Navy: The USS Porpoise and Ken Whiting
    By George van Deurs

    Comfortably relaxed in a wicker chair on board the Elcano at the Cavite Navy Yard in 1909, Ensign Kenneth Whiting declared, “In an emergency, a man could leave a submarine through her torpedo tube.” “Impracticable,...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Submarine and Antisubmarine: A Perspective

    Captain James A. Sagerholm, U. S. Navy—Germany commenced use of submarines against the Allies’ sea commerce shortly after the outbreak of World War I in 1914...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Codeword: “Direktor”

    Heinz Höhne, New York: McCann Coward, & Geoghegan, 1971. 310 pp. Illus. $10.00.

    The Game of the Foxes

    Ladislas Farago. New York: David McKay,...

  • Professional Notes

    The Combat Stevedores

    By Commander Frank S. Virden, Supply Corps, U. S. Navy, Former Commanding Officer, U. S. Navy Cargo Handling and Port Group

    Another crisis begins in the Middle East, and the U. S. Sixth Fleet...

  • Notebook

    All Pacific Fleet Carriers At Sea; First Time Since World War II

    (Chinfo Weekly Newsgram 23-72, 17 June 1972)

    All nine carriers in the Pacific Fleet were out of West Coast ports from 5 to 7 June. Officials...

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