Our Navy Magazine - September 1960 - Dignity of The Uniform

September 1960 Our Navy Magazine

The Navy Man's Magazine Founded 1897

Vol. 55 No. 9
September 1960

On the Cover: Polaris away! First firing from submerged submarine. See page 3.


September Features

  • USS George Washington: Father of Polaris 3
  • The Dignity of The Uniform,
    By Paul B. Anderson 6
  • Collision,
    By Jimmy Strickland 8
  • The Forager,
    By John P. Neary 10
  • One Service and You,
    By A. N. Glennon 12
  • This Too Was Our Navy,
    By John D. Hayes 16
  • The Man in The Wake,
    By John Corsair 18
  • Sexual Behavior in The Human Sailor 32
  • CPO Promotion List 36

Publisher's Letter

News Departments

  • Pentagon Report 20
  • Washington Briefs 25
  • Atlantic Report 26
  • Pacific Report 42
  • Inland Report 54
  • Science and Space Report 56

Regular Features

  • Wind in The Rigging 2
  • Ship of The Month: USS Tanner 34
  • Car Report 48
  • Movie Report 50
  • Crossword Puzzle 53
  • Sports Report 57
  • Salt Shakers 58
  • Aquatic Report 62
  • Contacts and Swaps 63
  • Editorial 64


All photographs are official Department of Defense or Our Navy photos unless otherwise credited. All opinions are those of the editors or contributors. and are not necessarily the official views of the Navy Department or the U. S. Government.

Entire contents copyrighted, 1960, by OUR NAVY, Inc.

A Pet Cause Clicks

OUR NAVY since its inception in 1897 has editorially supported hundreds of causes for EMs of the Navy, but one element must be present in each of our drives —THE GOOD OF THE SERVICE.

And now, at long last, one of our pet projects which we feel is for the good of the service, after being planted, fertilized, cultivated and, watered seems to be bearing fruit. CHINFO has recently sent a suggestion to the Chief of Naval Operations requesting that the Photographic Manual should be changed to allow a photographer's name to become a part of the record of any outstanding picture.

Many are the reasons why a man should be given credit for a job "Well Done." Perhaps the most important reason, would be the welcomed glory for an achievement and the inspiration to try even harder the next time.

Navy photography is generally extremely dull, routine work. A cameraman is asked to take pictures of compartments, not to show a pretty picture, but to render a clear area showing a weld made to a bulkhead. Or he should portray damage caused by fire and water in a storage area. He is called upon to shoot inside a boiler, especially before it has cooled off. He must take pictures of every landing and take-off on a carrier.

And what fun taking a snap of each new officer and man that reports aboard. Who hasn't been called upon to take a picture of the "old man" with his new stripe, or with his family? Before we leave this dull picture show, did you know that "cumshaw" and "photography" came from the same word root?

Glamorous? Never! If an eager-beaver photographer in woolens, furs and gloves in the Antarctic, or an artistic fellow lashed to a periscope, or a lens hawk sweating in an oxygen mask 10 miles up happens to grab a pictorial or glamorous shot that he has not been asked to take, he probably will find it appearing in LIFE, or LOOK, or even in OUR NAVY—with a credit line reading, Official Photo, U. S. N.

Thanks to CHINFO, and we hope Admiral Burke, this may soon be changed to read, Official USN Photo, by John J. Jones, PH2. Then another cause for the Good of the Service will not have been underexposed.


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