Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
Proceedings exists to give voice to those with ideas or thoughts concerning the nation's defense, and the interest in sharing them in an open forum. No related subjects are off-limits, and the magazine is an honest broker, taking no position on issues or the ideas expressed, other than unrestricted support for those who serve, past and present.
Each issue is generally 100 pages with Commentary, Articles and Pictures about US Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps Current Affairs and Theaters of Operation, History, Technology (Watercraft, Aircraft, Weapons), Organization and Policy.
Index to Volumes of Navy Proceedings Magazine
Building A Seven Seas Navy; Desertion In Time Of War; The Obligation of Freedom; Bring 'em Back Alive - Navy Style. Whole No. 507 Vol. 71 No. 5 May 1945.
The Carrier Task Force in World War II; Classification of Naval Vessels; Naval Gunfire: Scourge of the Beaches; The Naval Academy as Housekeeper; Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Scientist. Whole No. 513 Vol. 71 No. 11 November 1945.
Notes on Our Naval Future; Minesweeping; The Rehabilitation Needs of the Returning Veteran; The CVL's Success Story; The Sea Campaign from Australia to the Philippines; The Coast Guard in the Army. Whole No. 518, Part I Vol. 72 No. 4 April 1946.
The Establishment of the Naval School at Annapolis; The Selection and Procurement of Better Candidate Material for the Naval Academy; The Naval Academy in Five Wars; Extracurricular Midshipmen Organizations and Activities. Whole No. 518, Part II Vol. 72 No. 4 April 1946
The Decisive Battle of the Pacific War; The Role of Operations Research in the Navy; Typhoons in the North Pacific; Our Naval Attaché System: Its Origins and Development to 1917; Naval Policy for the Individual. Whole No. 519 Vol. 72 No. 5 May 1946.
Naval Institute Proceedings, Destroyers to the Rescue. With the U. S. Carrier Bunker Hill Aflame From Two Crash Dives by Japanese Kamikazes During the Battle off Okinawa, a Destroyer Races to Intervene Against Further Kamikaze Attack... Official U. S. Navy Photograph. August 1949, Vol. No. 75, No. 8, Whole No. 558.
Vulcan's Workshop—Manufacturing Giant Naval Cannon at the U. S. Naval Gun Factory, Washington, D. C. Official U. S. Navy Photograph. United States Naval Institute Proceedings, October 1949, Vol. 75, No. 10 Whole No. 560.
U. S. Steam Frigate Mississippi Leaving Vera Cruz, 1847. Going out to the rescue of the American steamer Hunter, a French bark, her prize, and an American pilot boat wrecked on Green Island near Vera Cruz, Mexico, March 21, 1847. United States Naval Institute Proceedings, January 1951, Vol. No. 77, No. 1, Whole. No. 575.
The Issues We Must Teach; The Naval War College Today; The Basis of Sino-Soviet Accord; International Rules of the Road; Admiral Enomoto and the Imperial Restoration; New Approach to Cargo Handling Problems; More. April 1953 Vol. No. 79, No. 4, Whole No. 602.
U.S. Marines Fight Off the Boxers, Peeking 1900; On Maritime Strategy; Japan After Independence; The NATO Defense College; The Mobilization of Shipping for War; Manila or Non-Manila; What is the Military Mind?; The Poor Man's Tugboat; The Q-Ship Cause and Effect; More. May 1953, Vol. No. 79, No. 5, Whole No. 603.
How the Panay Was Sunk; Meditarreanean Theater: The Iron Curtain By-Pass; How The Navy Won Guantanamo Bay; The Choice of a Career Within The Navy; Napoleon On Board the Betterphon; Some Lessons of the War In Korea; Logistics: What Is It?; Whence Tomorrow's Aviators?; Salute to the NROTC; More. June 1953, Vol. No. 79, No. 6, Whole No. 604.
America's Farewell To John Ericsson 1890; A Military Danger: The Revelation of Secret Strategic Plans; Typhoon Doctrine; What of Japan; Loran Comes of Age; The Military as an Element of Soviet State Power; A Few Ideas of a Cruiser Skipper; Patriotism Through Knowledge; More. July 1955, Vol. No. 81, No. 7, Whole No. 629.
The Need To Know; Letter To My Son; Hawaii Operation; Survivor Benefits - What are They?; Kasmir: Valley of Indecision; The Meaning of Naval Prestige; Hydro at 125; Charting the Seas (Pictorial Section); More. December 1955, Vol. No. 81, No. 12, Whole No. 634.
The Ship and the Shore; American Foreign Policy: Patient Courage Pays Off; Nuclear Power and the Seaplane; The Japanese Military Mission to Italy In 1941; The Permanent Crisis of Soviet Communism; Bui Chu Means Valiant; The Sinking of the Scharnhorst; The Age of Continents; More. January 1956, Vol. 82, No. 1, Whole No. 635.
The Birth of the Flat-Top; A Question of Arteries; International Law Is No Dead Letter; A World With Bulk Cargo Aircraft; An Old Weapon For A New Problem; Hitler and the German Officer Corps; Jet Age Carrier (Pictorial); The "Hammerlock" Moor; More. May 1956, Vol. No. 82, No. 5, Whole No. 639.
The Spirit of Geneva; Time for Decision; Japan's Losing Struggle For Guadalcanal (Part 2); Communications and Remote Control; Experiment In Total War; Marine Raider?; The Scharnhorst-Gneisenau Team At Its Peak; Reflections On Taking A Pilot; Midshipman Cruise (Pictorial); More. August 1956, Vol. No. 82, No. 8, Whole No. 642.
The Naked Warriors; Three Aces - Trumped!; The Challenge We Face; The Pre-1942 Singapore Naval Base; White-Out: A Polar Weather Phenomenon; Ericsson, Stockton, and the USS Princeton; Lost But Not Forgotten: The Final Resting Place of Heroes of the Barbary Wars; The Norwegian Merchant Marine Since 1945; More. September 1956, Vol. No. 82, No. 9, Whole No. 643.
By The Shores Of Araby: The Persian Gulf Command; Background To Disarmament; Capros Not Convoy: Counterattack and Destroy!; The Jean Bart's Escape To Safety; Fish Can Be International; The Failure Of The Japanese Convoy Escort; Refinements in Mobile Support; More. October 1956, Vol. No. 82, No. 10, Whole No 644.
The Operators; Needed: A Military Strategy of Mobility; The Law of the Sea and the Naval Officer; Hitler Versus His Generals in the West; YD-171 Hercules of the United States Navy; The Lost Merchant Fleet of Japan; One Hundred and Eighty Years of Naval Recruiting; The Dreadnought Era (Pictorial); More. December 1956, Vol. No. 12, No. 12, Whole No. 646.
Why We Are Losing Our Junior Officers; Naval Construction On The Great Lakes; Security Is Just Good Business; Admiral Luce's Pontiac; Force In Readiness; Fram "Alfa" To "Inzanity" With The Small Ship Exec; German Surface Force Strategy In World War II; USCG In Review (Pictorial); More. February 1957, Vol. No. 83, No. 2 Whole No. 648.
A Philosophy For Naval Atomic Warfare; Cruise Of The America Unterseeboot III; The Bombay Explosion; The Naval Officer's Fitness Report; A Trip To Pampanga; The Gamesman's Game; Operation Deepfreeze: A Seaborne Invasion of the Antartic (Pictorial); The Legal Background To The Suez Crisis; More. March 1957, Vol. No. 83, No. 3, Whole No. 649.
To Choose Peace or War; The Exercise of Broad Command: Still The Navy's Top Speciality; The Role of the Chief Petty Officer in the Modern Navy; Stalking The Takao in Singapore Harbor; The Army-Navy Club of Manila; Tanker Operations and Management; The Merchant Tanker Fleet (Pictorial); More. April 1957, Vol. No. 83, No. 4, Whole No. 650.
Offensive ASW: Fundamental To Defense; What Went Wrong In Hungary?; Wonsan: The Battle of the Mines; Let's Return To The Striker System; Where Are Our Seaward Boundaries?; The Confederate Midshipmen and the Treasure Train; Divine Wind Over Okinawa; U.S. Naval Training Center at Bainbridge (Pictorial); More. June 1957, Vol. No. Si, No. 6 Whole No. 652.
There's No Substitute For Diplomacy, or for Power; Post Interdiction Carrier Operations in Korea; Military Planning At The Seat of Government; Algeria: A Case Study In The Evolution Of A Colonial Problem; The Soviet Union And Its Submarine Forces; Modern Triumph In The Northern Ice; The Evolution of Naval Bases In The British Isles; More. July 1957, Vol. 83, No. 7, Whole No. 653.
Is US Aid To The Orient Working?; Recruits and Basic Leadership Opportunities; Toward A Nuclear-Powered Seaplane; The Coin of Individual Dignity; The Merchant Marine and National Defense; First Landing At The Pole; Middle East Challenge; Naval Aviation In The Jet Age (Pictorial); More. November 1957, Vol. No. 83, No. 11 Contents Whole No. 657.
The Battle of Savo Island; A Single Service: Perennial Issue In National Defense; Weddell Sea: A Voyage To Nowhere; Soviet Diplomacy From Stalin To Suez; The Regimen of the Seas; Scapa-Flow 1913-1957; Lieutenant David Dixon Porter and His Camels; The Yeomanettes of World War I (Pictorial); More. December 1957, Vol. No. 83, No. 12 Contents Whole No. 658.
Missile Navy; Mysterious Withdrawal from Kiska; The Battle of the PIPS; Shall We Junk The Joint Chiefs Of Staff?; Under The Polar Cap: A Voyage That Must Be Made; How The Royal Navy Met The Challenge; Beyond Suez: A New Dimension of Sea Power; Sea Power in Soviet Strategy; U.S Submarine Base at New London (Pictorial); More. February 1958, Vol. 84, No. 2, Whole No. 660.
Task For Today: Security Through Seapower, Errors of the Korean War; Japanese Treasure Hunt In Manila Bay; LCT's In A Typhoon; Changing Trends in the Mediterranean Balance of Power 1935-1957; Leadership: A Case Study; The Advance of Naval Preventive Medicine; Royal Canadian Navy - Atlantic (Pictorial); More. March 1958, Vol. 84, No. 3, Whole No. 661.
War: Always An Art; Flow Soucek Broke The Record; British Mines and the Channel Dash; Challenge of the Vertical Frontier; Buoyant Escape; Tactical Development; Seven Year Itch; A Flagship View of Command Decisions; Mystic Seaport (Pictorial); More. April 1958, Vol. 84, No. 4, Whole No. 662.
“The Mississinewa Refuels the Saratoga” was especially painted for the Proceedings by Colonel Phillips Melville, USAF (Ret.). Ships specialists may note certain changes in the appearance of the Mississinewa resulting from work done during her yard overhaul last year. Launched in 1955, she is one of the Navy’s largest oilers. Vol. 84, No. 9, Whole No. 667, September 1958.
Front Cover, Crusader Ship. The Cross of St. George on the Three-Forked Gonfalon Indicates That This Ship of the 13th Century Is English. She Flies the Red Battle Pennant From the Masthead and Blue Streamers From the Yardarm. The Black and White Banner on the Port Side of the Forecastle Is That of the Templars and the One on the Starboard Side Is the Flag of the Cinque Ports. Vol. 84, No. 12, Whole No. 670, December, 1958.
USS Hornet at Hong Kong From the Water Color by Arthur Beaumont. Featured Stories Include The Middle East, Man-Made Air, McLintock's Calculated Risk, The First Watch, Oil and the New Japan, and The Polish Road to Socialism: Does It Lead Anywhere? Vol. 85, No 1, Whole No. 671, January 1959
Cover Painting From the Peabody Collection Is the Earliest Known Painting of an Identified American Vessel, the Ship Bethell, a Privateer During King George’s War, 1745-48. Two Views of the Ship, a Common Device of Artists in the Age of Sail, Are Shown in the Oil Painting of About 1748 by an Unidentified Artist Which Is Reproduced on the Cover of This Issue of the Proceedings. Vol. 85, No. 2, Whole No. 672, February 1959.
The Submarine “George Washington” the First Submarine Designed to Provide the Polaris Ballistic Missile With a Mobile Underwater Launching Platform. Designated SSB(N)-598, the George Washington Will Be Launched by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, on June 9, 1959 and Is Scheduled to Become Operational in 1960 When the Polaris Missile, Now Undergoing Extensive Tests in Its Development, Will Also Become Operational. Vol. 85, No. 6, Whole No. 676, June 1959.
The April 1964 Issue of Naval Proceedings Magazines featured articles include The Unfaced Challenge, Submarine Versus Free World, The Suez Operation, The First American Oceanographer, and Patrol Guerrilla Motor Boats. The Clipper Ship, Flying Cloud is on the Cover.
The February 1966 issue of Proceedings Magazine, Volume 92, Number 2, Whole No. 756, featured articles included Surface Ship Overhauls, The Law of—and Under—the Sea, and USS Guam (LPH-9) (Pictorial). Cover: U. S. Coast Guard icebreaker.
The March 1966 issue of Proceedings Magazine, Volume 92, Number 3, Whole No. 757, featured articles included The Submarine's Long Shadow, Needed: A Credible Presence, and The Genesis of the Modern Navy. Cover: Marines passing in review at Twenty-nine Palms, California.
April 1966 issue of Proceedings Magazine, Volume 92, Number 4, Whole No. 758, featured articles included Sea Power and the Sea Bed, The Pentagon's Whiz Kids, and The Tanker Charter Market. The USS America (CVA-66) is on the cover.
The September 1966 issue of Proceedings Magazine, Volume 92, Number 9, Whole No. 763, featured articles included Sovereignty and the SLBM, MLF: A German Point of View, and, Naval Gunfire Today and Tomorrow. Cover: Polaris submarine Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657).
The October 1966 issue of Proceedings Magazine, Volume 92, Number 10, Whole No. 764, featured articles included Divided We Fell, Naval Forces in River War, and The Cruise of the U-53. Cover: Painting of the 165-ton brig Rambler.
The December 1966 issue of Proceedings Magazine, Volume 92, Number 12, Whole No. 766, featured articles included Limited War—Limited Peace?, The Atlantic Alliance, Problems and Prospects, and Operation Green Turtle. Cover: The Ocean—Highway of All Nations by Edward Moran.
As the destroyer designed to employ the Aegis Ship Combat System, the DDG-47 (shown here firing an SM-2 missile) will serve as the lead ship for a 16-ship class. The DDG-47 and her Aegis capabilities are discussed this month in a Professional Note and in Tomorrow's Fleet. (Painting by Ed Ramstead.). Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, January 1979, Volume 105/1/911.
In this painting by Jack Coggins, the South Dakota (BB-57) heads a column which includes ocher ships of her class (see page 57). Commander Edward J. Mathews was on board the "Sodak" when she and two sisters bombarded the island of Honshu in 1945 (see page 74). Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, February 1979, Volume 105/2/912.
Lt. R. A. Fredricksen's shot of the USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618) In dry dock at Guam was an entry in the 1978 Photo Contest. This issue contains an article on Soviet response to U.S. SSBNs (page 34) and a pictorial on the home of the next generation (page 62). Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, March 1979, Volume 105/3/913.
Lt. Bill Linder's photograph (courtesy of Wings Publishing Company) shows VF-4 I s F-14A Tomcat # 110 completing a loop above Virginia Beach. In an article this month, LCdr. Lynn Carter II, USN, approaches the problem of providing realistic training for our fighter crews. (Sec page 65.) Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, April 1979, Volume 105/4/914.
The country's newest nuclear-powered cruiser, the USS Mississippi (CGN 40), painted by R. G. Smith. This work, donated by the State of Mississippi to the ship, is reproduced through the courtesy of the cruiser's Commanding Officer, Captain Peter M. Hekman, Jr., U. S. Navy. United States Naval Institute Proceedings, May 1979, Volume 105/5/915.
To be effective against Soviet expansion, our amphibious forces must be both capable and ubiquitous, as posited in the article beginning on page 58. In this painting by Dante H. Bertoni, a CH-53 Sea Stallion is seen on board the USS New Orleans (LPH-1 1), in Subic Bay in the Philippines. (Courtesy of Navy Combat Art Collection.). Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, June 1979, Volume 105/6/916.
The missing faces in JOl Kirby Harrison's group shot taken on a carrier's deck symbolize the Navy's current difficulty in keeping its ships manned with trained personnel. See this year's Vincent Astor Leadership Contest essay, "Retention: Our #1 Goal," pages 82-85. Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, July 1979, Volume 105/7/917.
Gene Klebe produced these three paintings of Seabee work on Diego Garcia for the Navy's Combat Art Collection. Superimposed on a chart of the atoll are pier construction, runway paving, and pole erection. Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, August 1979, Volume 105/8/918.
Some see this Tenneco oil drilling platform in the South Marsh Island area as tall and beautiful against the Gulf of Mexico sunset. Others may see a potential bull's-eye for a terrorist attack. (Photo by B. J. Nixon for Tenneco, Inc.). United States Naval Institute Proceedings, September 1979, Volume 105/9/919.
A Trident I missile is launched from the submerged USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) off the coast of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A Professional Note on building the Trident submarines begins on page 117 of this issue. (U. S. Air Force photo). Proceedings United States Naval Institute, October 1979, Volume 105/10/920.
R. G. Smith's painting of the Marine Corps' rugged, durable A-4M Skyhawks and M-60 tanks is an apt tribute to the Corps on its 204th birthday. Just as these support elements of the air-ground team do, Proceedings pages continue to serve the Marines by discussing issues vital to the Corps. (Painting courtesy of McDonnell Douglas). Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, November 1979, Volume 105/11/921.
In 1970 and 1975, the Soviet Navy conducted worldwide naval exercises. Two Kiev-class carriers (the Minsk is pictured) have joined the fleet since then. "0kean-80: The Russians Are Coming Again in 1980" is the lead professional note of this issue. (Photo by PH3 Colin Fritz, U. S. Navy) Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, December 1979, Volume 105/12/922.
An SH-3A Sea King hovers as it uses its active dipping sonar in the Pacific. This capability is in danger of being lost if a replacement for the SH-3 and its ASW offense is not found immediately. For more details on the Sea King, see page 99. Photo by R. L. Lawson. Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, June 1981, Vol. 107/6/940.
Thinking Offensively in the Navy; The peacetime promotion system; Both the British and the German Navys were not ready for WWII; The Bismarck Lesson; The Soviet Navy's conception of punishable offenses; Building a Fleet to Suit the Market and the Military; more. April 1981, Volume 107/4/938.