US Naval Institute Proceedings - October 1974

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 100/9/859, October 1974.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 100/9/859, October 1974. GGA Image ID # 1d1313087e

On the Front Cover

The first woman in any of the armed services to be commissioned a Chaplain, Lieutenant Florence Pohlman, USN, is portrayed in this painting by Margaret Holland Sargent, for the Navy's Combat Art Center in Washington, D.C.

Issue Summary

The October 1974 issue articles include Command and Control: Changeless—Yet Changing, The Military and Politics, Navies in War and in Peace, The Sultan's Submarines, "Blackbeard!" and more.

Table of Contents


  • Command and Control: Changeless—Yet Changing
    Rear Adm. Donald T Poe, USN
    We think we can cope with Vietnam II or even with Nuclear
    War I; but what could be our undoing is a conflict that is bigger than the former and smaller than the latter.
  • V/STOL: Stalled?
    R. M. Braybrook
    Five years after Harrier, there is no indication that those responsible for the Free World's combat aircraft development are doing much thinking about v/STOL.
  • P.W.
    Lt. Cdr. George T. Coker, USN
    Sooner or later, to every P.W. taken in Vietnam, as to every other P.W. throughout history, two questions occurred: What is worth enduring torture for? What is worth dying for?
  • The Military and Politics
    Maj. H. J. Sage, USMC
    In the past, when the President has said "Go!", the military man has gone, unquestioning. He may go again, or he may stop to inquire about his civil liberties or to discuss electoral politics.
  • Navies in War and in Peace
    Admiral of the Fleet S. G. Gorshkov, SN
    Admiral Gorshkov deplores visits by U. S. warships to foreign ports as attempts to coerce and intimidate; but he sees similar visits by Soviet warships as friendly and magnanimous.
  • The Sultan's Submarines
    V. Irnsing Collins
    In 1885, the Greek government purchased a Nordenfelt-built submarine and, with war between Greece and Turkey more imminent than usual, Turkey bought two from Nordenfelt.
  • "Blackbeard!"
    I. Ross
    Teach was his name and "Teaching" was on its way to becoming a very painful process until a Royal Navy lieutenant intervened to teach Teach his last lesson.


  • The Old Navy
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest to the Professional
  • Professional Notes
  • Notebook
  • Complete Book List

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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