The Canadian Naval Review is published by the Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier 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 Mulroney Institute's focus on Maritime Security.

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.

Summer Issue Now Out
Volume 14, Number 1 (2018)

Despite the fact that CNR is in the midst of moving to its new home at St. Francis Xavier University – and you know how much commotion a move involves – we've produced another great issue. As usual, the issue includes interesting and timely articles. This issue features an Editorial examining the idea of Canada as a national security threat to the United States. It includes an article looking at the Naval Tactical Operations Group, and an article arguing in favour of selecting the Type 26 option for the Canadian Surface Combatant. As well, we have several articles celebrating history – an article looking at 100 years of an air station at Shearwater, Nova Scotia, an article discussing the value of naval education for officers, and a discussion of the British influence on the Canadian navy over the years. Making Waves is full of interesting commentaries – comments in reaction to articles in the previous issue (on amphibiosity and the Naval Reserves), a discussion of Australian work on maritime power projection, and a comment on the 2018 Battle of the Atlantic Gala dinner hosted by the Naval Association. To top it all off, there are the usual fascinating columns and book reviews. You won’t want to miss it.

The issue is now available – as always, keep your eyes on the CNR Twitter account for additional details (@CdnNavalReview). And see the full table of contents below.


Table of Contents

Volume 14, No. 1 (2018)

Editorial: Canada, the National Security Threat? - Ann Griffiths

Naval Tactical Operations Group - Lieutenant-Commander Wil Lund and Lieutenant (N) Jacob Killawee

Future Canadian Surface Combatant: The Best Option - David Dunlop

An East Coast Air Station: Shearwater 1918-2018 - Colonel (Ret’d) John Orr

The Importance of Naval Education for Flag Officer Development - Vice-Admiral (Ret’d) Nigel D. Brodeur

Canadian Naval Ship Design: Two Old Sailors Talk - Amphion

Making Waves

  • Comment on “‘Amphibiosity,’ ‘Big Honking Ships’ and Royal Canadian Marines” - Commander (Ret’d) R.A. Rutherford
  • Maritime Power Projected: A Challenge for the Australian Defence Forces - Brian K. Wentzell
  • Further Thoughts on Fleet Replenishment - Commander (Ret’d) R.A. Rutherford
  • The Navy has a Major Problem Attracting and Retaining Millennial-Era Recruits - Ken Hansen
  • Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner 2018 - Tim Addison

Dollars and Sense: Arctic Futures- Dave Perry

Warship Developments Hybrid Carriers - Doug Thomas

Book Reviews

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