Captain Roy C. Smith, III, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired), has been a frequent contributor to the pages of the Proceedings over the years having had two major articles and numerous "Comment and Discussion" pieces and anecdotes published. During active duty service from 1941 to 1946 and from 1950 to 1970, his sea duty included tours in the USS Plymouth (PG-51), USS Coates (DE-685), USS Humboldt (AVP-21), USS Cassin Young (DD-793) and USS Markah (AD-21). Shore duty included tours with NATO at Gibraltar and as Naval Reserve Area Commander and CO Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center, Washington, D.C. Since April 1971, Captain Smith has been Director of Publications for the U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Editor of its magazine Shipmate. Captain Smith wishes to acknowledge that most of the basic research for this article was performed by Rear Admiral Bruce McCandless, U. S. Navy (Retired), prior to his death in 1968.