Capt. Wayne P. Hughes Jr., USN (Ret.) was professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Operations and Information Sciences of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Author of Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat Second Edition, as well as numerous articles, he is renowned as one of the foremost authorities on naval tactics.

Articles by Wayne Hughes

Take the Small Boat Threat Seriously

By Captain Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2000
For my purposes, small boats comprise what Sir Julian Corbett called "the flotilla." In his analysis of naval tactics at the dawn of the 20th century, Some Principles of Maritime ...

Missiles and Missions

By Lieutenant Commander Wayne Hughes, Jr., U. S. Navy
December 1964
Prowling the seas today is the symbol of a new concept of sea power: the Polaris submarine, not on station to control the seas but to extend control beyond the ...

The Split-Level Bridge

By Lieutenant Commander Wayne P. Hughes, USN
May 1962
The captains of our ASW ships need the full picture of the situation made available instantly to carry out co-ordinated, effective, high speed attacks. The bridges of our destroyer types ...

Books by Wayne Hughes