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September 1966 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

September 1966 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute


With Stars

and Stripes flying, the Polaris sub-

marine Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) is seen

at the moment of

launching at Groton, Connecticut, on 23 April 1966, in

this month's original cover painting by

Mr. C. G. Evers.

Board of Control


Admiral David L. McDonald, U. S. Navy


Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman, U. S. Navy


Commander R. T. E. Bowler, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)


Lieutenant General Henry W. Buse, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps

Rear Admiral Allen M. Shinn, U. S. Navy Rear Admiral Henry L. Miller, U. S. Navy Captain Edward L. Beach, U. S. Navy

Captain Sheldon H. Kinney, U. S. Navy Captain Joseph J. McClelland, U. S. Coast Guard

Past Presidents

Admiral David D. Porter 1873

Rear Admiral John L. Worden 1874

Rear Admiral C. R. P. Rodgers 1875-78, 1882-83 Commodore Foxhall A. Parker 1878-79

Rear Admiral John Rodgers 1879-82

Rear Admiral Thorton A. Jenkins 1883-85 Rear Admiral Edward Simpson 1885-87 Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce 1887-98 Rear Admiral Wm. T. Sampson 1898-1902 Rear Admiral H. C. Taylor 1902-1904 Rear Admiral C. F. Goodrich 1904-1909

Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright 1909-11 Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske 1911-23

Vice Admiral William L. Rodgers 1923-24 Admiral Henry B. Wilson 1924-26 Admiral Hilary P. Jones 1926-28

Rear Admiral Edward W. Eberle 1928-29 Admiral S. S. Robison 1929-31

Rear Admiral M. L. Bristol 1931-33 Admiral William H. Standley 1933-35 Admiral David Foote Sellers 1935-37 Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy 1937-40 Admiral H. R. Stark 1940-42

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 1942-43,1946-48 Fleet Admiral E. J. King 1943-46

Admiral Louis E. Denfeld 1948-50

Admiral Robert B. Carney 1950-52,1954-56 Admiral William M. Fechteler 1952-54

Admiral Arleigh A. Burke 1956-59,1960-61 Admiral Jcrauld Wright 1959-60

Admiral George W. Anderson. Jr.. 1961-63 U. S. Naval Institute Staff

Executive Editor

Cdr. R. T. E. Bowler, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)

Editorial Director Roger C. Taylor



Robert P. Brewer

Assistant Editors Clayton R. Barrow, Jr. Norman Polmar Katherine McInnis

Ed Holm

Associate Editors

Captain Daniel M. Karcher, U. S. Navy

Prof. C. P. Lemieux, U. S. Naval Academy



Lt. Cdr. Arnold S. Lott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

Assistant Editors Dorothy Williams Joyce Atwood

Louise Gerretson



Frank Uhlig, Jr.

Editorial Assistant Mary Veronica Amoss


David Q. Scott

Assistants Delroy Kiser Mary Smith

Promotion Manage Fred Stolley

Burins:: Mown H. Gordon Williams



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For the advancement of professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in the Navy

September, 1966


The U. S. Naval Institute is a private, professional society for all who are interested in naval and maritime affairs. It is a self-supporting, non-profit organization and is not a part of the U. S. Navy Department.

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Copyright C) 1966 by U. S. Naval Institute.

Secretary's Notes

Sovereignty and the SLBM

by Capt. H. B. Sweitzer, USN

MLF: A German Point of View 42

by Vice Adm. Friedrich Ruge, FGN (Ret.)

Naval Gunfire Today and Tomorrow

by Lt. Col. James B. Soper, USMC

The Computer's Role in Command Decision 60

by R. M. Hanes and J. W. Gebhard

Developing the Fleet's Aircraft 69

by Capt. Albert H. Vito, Jr., USN

The Dreadnought Gap 78

by Leonard Wainstein

This Way to the Egress 92

by Lt. Cdr. Albert D. Wood, USNR

The Evolution of Antarctic Logistics (Pictorial) 98

by Henry M. Dater

Comment and Discussion 114

Book Reviews 128

Professional Reading 135

Professional Notes 140

Notebook 154

Progress 168

Book List 170

Index to Advertisers 176



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