The Canadian Naval Review is published by the Centre for the Study of Security and Development  (CSSD) at Dalhousie University. It is a professional journal examining a wide range of maritime security issues from a Canadian perspective. It focuses on strategic concepts, policies, historical perspectives, and operations of the Canadian Navy, plus oceans policy, marine affairs and national security in general. This initiative brings together members of the Canadian defense and academic communities and is a component of the CFPS’s Maritime Security Program.

The Canadian Naval Review has three primary objectives:

  • provide a public forum for the discussion of the maritime dimensions of Canada’s national security;
  • provide a public forum for the discussion of Canada’s naval and maritime policies; and
  • provide a source for the public examination of Canadian naval and maritime history and for the development of lessons learned.


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Volume 13, Number 2 (2017)

Another issue of CNR is here. This issue features the winning essay in our annual essay competition.  The winner was Bob Huish for an article about maritime sanctions on North Korea. The summer issue also has an article about how the crew occupations have to be adjusted as new ships are built for the navy – the shiny ships get the attention but it is extremely important to have a crew that fits the ships. And we have an article about two German U-boats that surrendered to the Canadian Navy at the end of the Second World War. As usual this issue of CNR consists of a variety of timely, interesting and controversial material. The Editorial discusses the risks and responses to cyber attacks in the marine industry. Making Waves is full of interesting commentaries, and on top of that, this issue of CNR contains other brilliant commentaries, the usual fascinating columns and a smorgasbord of book reviews.



Table of Contents

Volume 13, No. 2 (2017)

Editorial: Invisible Pirates and the Marine Industry - Ann Griffiths

Winner of the 2017 CNMT Essay Competition: How to Sink the Hermit Kingdom - Robert Huish

Naval Occupations and the RCN: A Complex Yet Necessary Restructuring - Commander Luc Tremblay

The Kriegsmarine’s Black Flag of Surrender and the Royal Canadian Navy - Sub-Lieutenant Warren O. Bush

Making Waves

  • 2% is Not a Credible Policy ... or Even a Policy - Vice-Admiral (Ret’d) Sir Jeremy Blackham
  • New Wings for the Fleet - Colonel Peter C. Allan
  • The Interim Fast Attack Tanker - Colonel (Ret’d) John Orr
  • Strong, Secure, Engaged in Atlantic Africa - Brian K. Wentzell
  • The Heart of the Fleet: The Joint Support Ship Program - Brian Carter
  • Policy Debates 100 Years Later - Colonel (Ret’d) John Orr
  • Comment on the McCoy/Tulloch Article on a Canadian HA/DR Ship - Patrick Ambrose

Dollars and Sense: Strong Secure Engaged - Dave Perry

A View from the West: Sea Trials: The Benefits of Using UNCLOS to Settle Maritime Disputes - Jocelyn Sandhu

Warship Developments: The Canadian Surface Combatant - Doug Thomas

Book Reviews


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