Theory of Naval Strategy in the Nuclear Age

By Rear Admiral Edward Wegener, Federal German Navy (Retired)
May 1972
The challenge at sea with which the nations of the West find themselves confronted is sufficiently well known, Why then theory? Should we not rather concentrate on practical problems? And, ...

Naval and Maritime Events, 1 July—31 December 1971

Compiled and prepared by Lieutenant Commander J. B. Finkelstein, U. S. Navy
May 1972
1 July According to the Maritime Administration, there were 690 vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over in the active oceangoing U. S. merchant fleet as of this date. This ...

Soviet Shipbuilding and Shipyards

By Norman Polmar
May 1972
__________ This essay has been prepared entirely from unclassified sources. A key document used was the U. S. Navy report Soviet Shipbuilding , published in the hearings of the Sea ...

Small Combatants—1972

By Arthur Davidson Baker, III
May 1972
I. Communist, Neutral, and NATO North With the rapidly rising cost of modern naval systems, the acquisition of small warships for defensive purposes has become more and more attractive to ...

The Australian Naval Situation

By T. B. Millar
May 1972
Australia is the world’s largest island—some three million square miles—with a 12,200-mile coastline. It is immensely rich in natural resources, especially minerals, and in its capacity to grow food and ...

Preface

By Frank Uhlig, Jr., Editor
May 1972
The flash of the big guns, the smoke of the battle, the splashes of-the shells rising far above the mastheads in Claus Bergen’s powerful painting on our cover of the ...

The Realities of Arms Limitations

By Captain Dominic A. Paolucci, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1972
For the moment, arms limitations talks appear to be confined to “strategic” weapons, but ASW force capability—such as the USS Agerholm (DD-826) shown on the preceding pages with a nuclear-tipped ...

The Sea and Soviet Domestic Transportation

By Robert E. Athay
May 1972
Expansion of the Soviet merchant fleet began in earnest in the mid-1950s and accelerated rapidly. Since that time the Soviets have built and purchased from abroad more than 10 million ...

ASW – The Crucial Naval Challenge

By Captain Robert H. Smith, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1972
ASW, the three letters that stand for antisubmarine warfare, constitute probably the most familiar abbreviation in the naval profession. So frequently do they cross the lips of the naval officer ...

Task Force 77 in Action Off Vietnam

By Vice Admiral Malcolm W. Cagle, U.S. Navy
May 1972
The 37-month bombing effort against North Vietnam could shake off neither the shackles of political control of tactical details from Washington nor those of the vile weather over Vietnam which ...

Naval and Maritime Events, 1 January-30 June 1971

Compiled by Lieutenant Commander J. B. Finkelstein, U. S. Navy
May 1972
1 January According to the Maritime Administration, there were 764 vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over in the active oceangoing U. S. merchant fleet as of this date. Japan’s ...

Biographies of Authors

May 1972
Task Force 77 in Action Off Vietnam Malcolm W. Cagle Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy Currently Chief of Naval Training, Vice Admiral Cagle was in the Office of the Vice ...

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