August 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

August 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute

August 1971

Volume 97, Number 8/822


Rear Adm. G. S. Morrison, USN Major Command
A member of the most recent Aviation Board reveals the far-fromroutine instructions given to the Board, and weighs the impact of the Board's decisions, both on the officers selected and on the Navy in general.
The Royal Navy and the Continuing Commitments 18
Her empire is gone, her great fleet all but vanished, and the world to which Britain was so deeply committed has changed. But the commitments themselves haven't changed.
Desmond Wettern
44iJohn C. Carrothers The Andrea Doria-Stockholm Disaster: 26
Accidents Don't Happen
A comparison of the Course Recorder graphs of both ships suggests that human error caused the catastrophe; the author thinks he knows who made the mistake—and why.

A Future for the Destroyer? 33

The "small boy" is dead, tasked and burdened into a too-early

grave. He cannot be resurrected, but he could do many things so well that he must be replaced. The question is "With what?"
Capt. W. J. Ruhe, USN (Ret.)

Lt. (j.g.) James M. Howard, III, USNR

Lt. Thomas T. Holme, Jr., USN
Operation Deep Channel
One doesn't usually think of demolition—UDT's middle name—as a tool for building something. -But, with dredging out of the question, construction of a vitally needed canal became a job for the frogmen.
The Quiet Crisis in the Silent Service
What has transformed the submarine force, in less than 20 years, from a branch with a waiting line to get in, to one with a waiting line to get out?

The Soviet Submarine Threat—Past, Present, and Future As is evident in this assessment and in the companion Pictorial,
the record is disturbingly clear—the Soviet submarine threat is both grave and growing.



Capt. Tom B. Thamm, USN

Pictorial—The Soviet Submarine Force 63

Lt. Cdr. Robert D. Wells, USN
Cover Departments 80 83 91 99 101 103 109 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.
The darkly powerful shape of a night-cruising Soviet nuclear submarine, photographed by a U. S. Navy reconnaissance plane 400 miles off Hawaii, symbolizes more dramatically than the specifics of a recognition manual, the somber threat that is extending into all the world's seas. For additional details of this, and other Soviet submarines, see pages 60 through 79 of this issue. The Old Navy Book List
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