US Naval Institute Proceedings - July 1971

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 97/7/821, July 1971.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 97/7/821, July 1971. GGA Image ID # 1d13dfb5b7

On the Front Cover

Strikingly keyed to the subject of this month's Pictorial, "Camouflage (WW-1)," is the oil painting of "A Fast Convoy," by Burnell Poole, that depicts the unforgettable 4-piper lines of the USS Allen (DD-6) as she surges to gain escort station on the SS Leviathan. The giant transport is camouflaged in an "Admiralty dazzle" paint scheme, one of several illustrated in the unusual pictorial that begins on page 57. Courtesy of the U. S. Naval Academy Museum.

Issue Summary

The July 1971 issue articles include P.O.W. Treatment: Principles versus Propaganda, A "New" China Policy, The Case for the Carrier, N.J.R.O.T.C Diary, Authority: The Weakened Link, Merchant Marine Licenses: Tickets Worth Having, and more.

Table of Contents


  • P.O.W. Treatment: Principles versus Propaganda
    John H. Chafee
    The Secretary of the Navy reminds the North Vietnamese and the world that Hanoi's wretched treatment of U. S. prisoners of war is a violation of human morals and international conventions.
  • A "New" China Policy?
    Elridge R. Dufee, Jr.
    If, as has been said, war is too important to be left to the military, certainly delicate diplomatic negotiations should neither be conducted, nor influenced, by table-tennis teams.
  • The Case for the Carrier
    Capt. Wynn V. Whidden, USN
    An aircraft carrier is like a good credit rating, or an adequate insurance policy in that, when you desperately need one, it is far too late to try to acquire one.
  • The First Three
    Thomas Ray
    In this, Part II of a three-part presentation, the author tells us about the first three aircraft purchased by the Navy and about the three men chosen to fly them.
  • N.J.R.O.T.C Diary
    Cadet P02 Larry Watson
    A recent graduate of a California high school recalls some of the problems and pleasures of the first year of Reserve Officer Training at his school.
  • Authority: The Weakened Link
    Lt. Cdr. Rill Clark Dean, USN
    Because officers and petty officers no longer exercise the authority they once did, the chain of command is immeasurably weakened.
  • Merchant Marine Licenses: Tickets Worth Having
    Capt. William R. Hayler, USN (Ret.)
    Few naval officers know anything about merchant marine licensing requirements. One thing is particularly worth knowing and remembering: the holder of such a license knows his stuff.
  • Pictorial—Ship Camouflage (WWI): Deceptive Art
    Robert F. Sumrall


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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.

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