US Naval Institute Proceedings - February 1971

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 97/2/816, February 1971.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 97/2/816, February 1971. GGA Image ID # 1d14b9ed6d

On the Front Cover

The research vessel Hero works her way through the kaleidoscopic pattern of an ice field off the shoreline of the Antarctic Peninsula. Photograph by William R. Curtsinger.

Issue Summary

The February 1971 issue articles include The Blue Water Soviet Naval Officer, Modernization of the Midway, The Silent Vote, Ocean Surveillance: New Weapon of Naval Warfare, Navy Medicine: A New Prescription, Amelia Earhart's Final Flight, and more.

Table of Contents


  • The Blue Water Soviet Naval Officer
    Capt. Sumner Shapiro, USN
    There is an aura of confident professionalism about the Soviet naval officer—a "blue water look"—that was totally unknown in the Soviet Navy a few years ago.
  • Modernization of the Midway
    Capt. James F. Kanne, USN
    To monitor and expedite the most comprehensive modernization ever undertaken by the Navy, the author needed simple reports that presented a clear, concise picture of the progress.
  • The Silent Vote
    Lt.. (j.g.) F. G. Dengler, USN
    Every junior officer who elects to extend is giving the Navy a silent vote of confidence. Those who depart also cast their vote in silence, wrongly presuming that the Navy doesn't want to hear what they think.
  • Ocean Surveillance: New Weapon of Naval Warfare
    Capt. Frank B. Murphy, USN (Ret.)
    The day will soon be here when commanders of naval forces will have credible intelligence information almost as soon as events occur in, on, and over the world's oceans.
  • Navy Medicine: A New Prescription
    Cdr. Peter A. Flynn, MC, USN
    If the Navy were to make better use of the doctors it has and hopes to have, perhaps there would be fewer dissatisfied doctors—and patients—than there now are.
  • Amelia Earhart's Final Flight
    Francis X. Holbrook
    She and her navigator disappeared 30 years ago, but, as recently as October 1970, she was erroneously reported as being alive; and, in fact, the legend may never die.
  • Pictorial—R/V Hero: Assignment Antarctic
    by William R. Curtsinger


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  • Book Reviews
  • Professional Reading
  • Professional Notes
  • Notebook

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