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US Naval Institute Proceedings - December 1970

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 96/12/814, December 1970.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 96/12/814, December 1970. GGA Image ID # 1d1507c86e

On the Front Cover

"Refueling at Sea" is an oil painting by Navy Combat Artist Walter Brightwell.

Issue Summary

The December 1970 issue articles include The Vulnerable Homelands, The Service Force in Action, Safer, Saner Seaways, A Soviet Carrier on the Horizon, Me and My Dam Neck, Pictorial—The French Navy: 1870-1890, and more.

Table of Contents


  • The Vulnerable Homelands
    Cdr. Paul H. Backus. USN (Ret.)
    There is a relatively simple way—SALT negotiators should discuss it—of preventing accidental nuclear annihilation of the populations and industries of both superpowers.
  • "Nothing to Report" A Day on the Vam Co Tay
    Cdr. R. L Schreadley. USN
    A typical day in the life of the river sailor in Vietnam is often—but not always—as dull as the brown water in which he operates.
  • The Service Force in Action Drawing on his own experiences as Commander, Service Force
    Capt. Daniel M. Karcher, USN (Ret.)
    Sixth Fleet (1967 to 1969), the author explains the services of the Navy's service forces.
  • Safer, Saner Seaways
    J. H. Beattie
    All maritime nations will have to make vast improvements in traffic separation if there is to be a reduction in accidents on our increasingly congested seaways.
  • A Soviet Carrier on the Horizon
    Cdr. T. G. Martin, USN
    The Russians, pioneers in the development of naval air power, have seen the many advantages of carrier aviation in both hot and cold war situations.
  • Me and My Dam Neck
    Rear Adm. Philip D. Gallery, USN (Ret.)
    The first commanding officer of the Anti-aircraft Training and Test Center, Dam Neck, recalls the excitement of the days immediately after Pearl Harbor.
  • Pictorial—The French Navy: 1870-1890
    by Henri Le Masson


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The opinions and assertions in the Naval Review are the authors' personal views. They are not to be construed as official. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.

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