May 1969 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
MAY 1969 NO. 5 VOL. 95, NO. 795
UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
COVER On the occasion of the Navy-wide observance this month of the 50th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight, a painting by Naval Aviation News Editor, Cdr. Ted Wilbur, USNR, depicts the famed NC-4 as it taxies across Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, prior to the commencement of the historic flight on 16 May 1919.
The opinions or assertions in the articles are the personal ones of the authors and are not to be construed as official. They do not necessarily reflect the views of either the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.
26 The Paper Torpedo
International pressures and zealous forces within the government seek to weaken the U. S. Navy, the one arm of national defense that is still dominantly superior to its Soviet counterpart.
by Capt. Robert J. Hanks, USN
35 Bomber Navigation—The Blind Led the Blind
Britain's vaunted Bomber Command overcame an incredibly shaky start of World War II, handicapped by navigators who might have got lost in a revolving door, and "bomb-aimers" whose misses were measured in miles.
by N. W. Emmott
50 Prime 69
The Chief of Naval Air Basic Training recounts what transpired when he set his command's watches to Prime-time.
by Rear Adm. D. H. Guinn, USN
58 The Emancipated, Aggravated, Indispensable American Seaman
The merchant mariner has known discrimination and, although the chains are gone now, the scars are not.
by Cdr. John W. McCurdy, USCG
63 Oil Pollution, No Solution?
Pollution has, indeed, become a dirty word to a world increasingly dependent upon petroleum products.
by Thomas A. Clingan, Jr.
76 Precommissioning—A Better Way?
The men of the Kennedy, like their carrier's namesake,
found the wasted motion of traditional precommissioning procedures "unacceptable."
by Lt. Cdr. A. E. Stephens, USNR (R) Lt. Cdr. T. A. Clift, USN
88 The Tanks of August 1968
The Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia was a confession of Communism's failure.
by Capt. William Kotsch, USN
94 Pictorial—The NC-4: History Preserved Photography by JOC, James Johnston, USN
18 Secretary's Notes
106 Comment and Discussion 117 Book Reviews
123 Professional Reading 130 Professional Notes
146 The Old Navy
162 Book List