Major General Philip B. Fleming, USA

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Maritime Commission, because of its statutory obligation to provide safe ships, adequately equipped and efficiently manned, is particularly concerned in any means to better ensure safety of life and property, and to obtain maximum effectiveness from the use of electronic devices, as peacetime aids to safety and navigation. All of the U.S. Maritime Commission training vessels are equipped with Loran and radar. Sonic Depth finders and Radio Direction-Finders. Hostilities had hardly ended before the Commission promulgated an order in May 1946 that the radar installations on its own ships about to be converted to peacetime activity, should be retained on board.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 6
Pages: 184 - 187
Cite this article: Fleming, Major General Philip B., USA,, "BEYOND THE HORIZON (UNITED STATES MARITIME COMMISSION)", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1950, pp. 184-187.
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