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Proceedings Magazine - December 1968

Front Cover of the December 1968 Issue of the US Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine.

Front Cover of the December 1968 Issue of the US Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine. GGA Image ID # 1d80fb10e6

United States Naval Institute. For the advancement of professional, literary and scientific knowledge in the Navy.

On the Cover

Artist Glen A. Cavedo's cover, painted from a photograph, depicts the somber scene in Drydock No. 1 at Pearl Harbor following the Japanese attack. In the foreground are the USS Downes (DD-375) and Cassin (DD-372), with the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) looming astern. Courtesy Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia.


  • Secretary's Notes
  • How Young We Were
    by Capt. Paul R. Ryan, USN (Ret.)
  • "The One Best Way" to Oblivion?
    by Roger A. Beaumont
  • A Mistaken War
    by Rear Adm. Teizaburo Fukuda, USN (Ret.)
  • Postscript to Palomares
    by Lt. Sanchez Goode, USN
  • Gulf of Aqaba and Strait of Tiran
    by Carl F. Solans
  • "A Hell of a Christmas"
    by Col. Cornelius C. Smith, Jr., USMCR (Ret.)
  • The Great Stone Fleet
    by Cdr. Arthur Gordon, USNR (Ret.)
  • Pictorial—The Wonderful World of Dilbert
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Notable Naval Books of 1968
  • Book Reviews
  • Professional Notes
  • The Old Navy
  • Progress
  • Notebook
  • Index for the 1968 Proceedings
  • Book List

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.

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 United States Naval Institute.

All photographs, unless otherwise credited, are official Department of Defense releases.

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