US Naval Institute Proceedings - March 1979

Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, March 1979, Volume 105/3/913.

Front Cover, United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/3/913, March 1979. GGA Image ID # 167b0879a8

On the Front Cover

Lt. R. A. Fredricksen's shot of the USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618) In dry dock at Guam was an entry in the 1978 Photo Contest. This issue contains an article on the Soviet response to U.S. SSBNs (page 34) and a pictorial on the home of the next generation (page 62).

Issue Summary

The March 1979 issue articles include Destroyers for the 21st Century, The Soviet Navy and Forward Deployment, The New Breed of Sailor, Improving Weapons in the Fleet, Pictorial—Building the Tridents' Home, and more.


  • Destroyers for the 21st Century
    By Commander David G. Clark, USN
    The U. S. Navy is often accused of building ships to fight the last war; now, in time of peace, there is the opportunity to design ships for the next century.
  • The Soviet Navy and Forward Deployment
    By Gary Charbonneau
    Conventional wisdom has it that the Soviets moved on the offensive when they began their forward naval deployment strategy in the 1960s. Perhaps the conventional view is not wisdom.
  • The New Breed of Sailor
    By Chief Quartermaster (SS) Raymond E. Hasson, USN
    Duty, honor, and country are no longer the motivating forces they once were. Today's sailor is more concerned about himself and more inclined to ask, "Why?" Thus, he needs better leadership.
  • The "Capture" of Monterey in 1842
    By Frank W. Gapp
    Aggressiveness and initiative are prized characteristics in a wartime naval commander. Alas, things don't turn out so well when the aggressive commander's nation is at peace, not war.
  • Improving Weapons in the Fleet
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert J. Massey, USN ( Ret. ), Jack F. Witten, and Richard I. Henderson
    New equipment generally doesn't operate up to its designed potential. Bootleg fixes are one way of coping with the problem; improving the innovation system is a better one.
  • Pictorial—Building the Tridents' Home
    Photographs by Jim Davis
    Most of the U. S. Navy's bases in this country have been around for decades or even centuries. But the Bangor, Washington, base for the new Trident submarines is as new as tomorrow.


  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Nobody asked me, but . .
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest to the Professional
  • Professional Notes
  • Notebook

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.

Proceedings is published monthly by U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. 21402. Second-class postage paid at Annapolis, Md. and at additional mailing offices. Memberships/Subscriptions $ 15.00 one year U.S.A. Copyright © 1979 U. S. Naval Institute.

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