Speed of aircraft carrier

Example from 1960 of the military's gift for stating the obvious.

No luck in tracking down the referenced pamphlet. Doesn't seem that the Navy saved copies of all the thousands of pamphlets it published over the years.

The Sikeston Daily Standard - June 3, 1960


Anchors Aweigh. In Washington, a U.S. Navy pamphlet titled Executive Future: Officer Candidate School in the Navy, comments: "Aircraft carriers are the backbone of a naval task force. They are slower than planes, but, of course, faster than fixed land installations."
Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 13, 2016
Category: Military, 1960s



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I can confirm those findings.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/13/16 at 09:15 AM
Since it's the USN, that would make him Captain Obvious.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 02/13/16 at 10:41 AM
My mind is getting a bit foggy, similar to this skit. (Benny Hill???)
-The captain of a battleship sees a light in front through the fog. He sends a message "Make Way I'm a battleship."

--- Fill in 5 minutes ---

-You Make Way, I'm a lighthouse.
Posted by BMN on 02/13/16 at 05:48 PM
Those non-fixed land installations are pretty darn quick though.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/13/16 at 06:14 PM
Believe it or not this can be applied to civilian life as well. An SUV is faster than a house but slower than a race car.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/13/16 at 06:34 PM
What about those land installations that haven't been to the vet for 'the operation' -- do they still get around?
Posted by Phideaux in his own little world on 02/13/16 at 07:13 PM
Phideaux, the GA uniform traffic accident form allows for, among other things, striking an animal, striking an object (not fixed), and striking a deer. It also allows for striking "other - fixed object". So it seems that animals that are fixed are legally just objects.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 02/14/16 at 09:00 AM
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