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USS VERMONT (BB 20) C. E. Waterman
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Very Good photograph in contemporary frame.
- copyright, 1907 C. E. Waterman 215 E. 55th St. CHICAGO
- View of officers and crew including a goat.
- Image 17 1/2"W X 11"H, frame 21 1/2"W X 15"H
- Photograph was rolled in it's past, before framing and light creases are evident
- She was commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 4 March 1907, Capt. William P. Potter in command.
- "Displacement 16,000 tons"
- "She arrived at Hampton Roads on 8 December 1907 and made final preparations for the globegirdling cruise of the United States Atlantic Fleet. Nicknamed the "Great White Fleet" because of the white and spar color of their paint schemes, the 16 predreadnought battleships sailed from Hampton Roads on 16 December 1907, standing out to sea under the gaze of President Theodore Roosevelt who had dispatched the ships around the globe as a dramatic gesture toward Japan, a growing power on the world stage."
- Item No: USSV1 Price: $125.00Sorry, sold
- Shipping and handling to be determined at time of sale
BATTLESHIP SAILOR by Theodore C. Mason
- Very Good in VG Dust Jacket Grey paper covered boards, red simulated leather backstrip, white lettering on
- Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD copyright 1982, Book Club Edition
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs of the men, the operations and the ships.
- Slight wear, and spotting to dj, some underlining
- 265 pages
- 8 1/2 X 6 Inches...
- "Here, as never before, the past (Pearl Harbor) is honored by a man who was himself a crewman in the battleship
California in 1940-41."
- "Battleship Sailor is much more than the personal story of a young third-class petty officer who experienced
firsthand the devastation at Pearl Harbor. It is a unique and invaluable record of a vanished way of life, seen now in
- Item No: USN 3 Price: $22.00
AN ADMIRAL'S LOG by Robley D. Evans
- Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Blue-grey cloth binding, with gold lettering and embossed eagle on cover.
- Publisher: D. Appleton and Company 1911, 2nd printing.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs.
- Binding faded, upper spine worn, wear on shelf edge.
- 467 pages w/index
- 8 3/8 X 5 7/8 inches.
- "I have concluded, at the earnest request of my publishers, and many other friends, to write a sequel to "A
Sailor's Log," "An Admiral's Long," and in it relate such incidents as may be of interest to the general public,..."
- "...I will take up the story of my life after the Spanish War, and complete it up to the date of my retirement from
active service at the age of 62 years"
- Item No: USN 4 Price: $20.00
JOHN PAUL JONES by Samuel Eliot Morison
- Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Blue Cloth Binding, two toned blue backstirp with gold lettering, and gold ship on
- Publisher: Little Brown and Company, copyright 1959, First Edition Stated.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs, charts, and maps.
- Light wear to shelf edge, otherwise sound and tight.
- 453 pages w/index .
- 8 1/8 x 6 Inches.
- "It was not much of a navy in which Paul Jones received his lieutenant's commission, only a haphazard collection
of converted merchant ships."
- "Thus, when John Paul Jones accepted his commission on 7 December 1775 a date when only a few radicals
wanted a complete separation from England, he well and truly believed that he was fighting not for American
indepencence but for the principle of Liberty--the right of a free people to determine their destiny without coercion by a
misguided king and a corrupt ministry."
- Item No: USN 5Price: $22.00
THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY 1660-1783 by Captain A. T. Mahan, D.C.L.,
- Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Dark Blue Cloth Binding with Gold Lettering, and Gold Ship Embossed on Front
Cover, upper edge gilt.
- Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company 1904, copyright 1890
- Illustrations: Black and white maps, plans of battle, and one pull out map.
- Ex-library, some library marks removed, wear to upper and lower spine and shelf edge.
- 557 pages w/index, and publisher's ads.
- 9 X 6 1/2 inches.
- "The definite object proposed in this work is an examination of the general history of Europe and America with
particular reference to the effect of sea power upon the course of that history."
- "Not only so, but the boundaries between the English and French colonies in the valley of the Ohio, toward
Canada, and on the land side of the Nova Scotian peninsula, remained as vague as they had before been."
- Item No: USN6 Price: $24.00
MERCHANTMAN? OR SHIP OF WAR by Charles Dana Gibson
- Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Dark Blue Cloth Binding, gold lettering.
- Publisher:Ensign Press, March, 1986, first edition.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs.
- Sound, clean and tight.
- 214 pages w/index
- 8 3/4 X 6 1/4 inches.
- "An auxiliary vessel, in the legal sense, retains the same status during war, that she possessed during time of
peace, except that her function alters from being that of peacableness to that of belligerency."
- "One hundred twenty-six American merchant ships were lost through enemy action during World War I."
- Item No: USN7 Price: $20.00
THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN WORLD WAR II'S GREAT STRUGGLE AT SEA by Dan van der
- Very Good in VG Dust Jacket, Dark Blue Cloth Binding, Gold lettering.
- Publisher: Harper and Row,1988, First U.S. Edition.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs
- Private library embossings previous owners name on endpaper.
- 424 pages w/index.
- 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
- "The battle between Gemany and the Allies for control of the Atlantic sea lanes was a prolonged and desperate
struggle that came closer than any other to ending the Second World War in Germany's favor."
- "The Third Reich lost 784 of its 1,162 submarines, and of the 41,000 German sailors who served in the U-Boats
two out of three were killed, 5,000 captured."
- Item No: USN 8Price: $25.00
THE BLUEJACKET'S MANUAL, United States Navy 1918 by Lieutenant Norman R. Van Der Veer, U. S.
- Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Light blue cloth, gold lettering on front board.
- Publisher: Edwin N. Appleton, Military and Naval Books Esclusively, Sixth Edition, Index only copyright 1918.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs, pull out charts, maps and line drawings. 3 pages of colored signal
- Previous owners name profusely distributed throughout the first few pages, initials on lower foredge.
- 807 pages plus 10 index pages and ads.
- 6 1/4 X 4 1/2 inches
- "Part I The subjects which every man on board ship should know. Part II The subjects which seamen , second
class, should know, Part III the subjects which the higher ratings of the seaman branch should know, Part IV the
subjects which chief petty officers should know, Part V The subjects which men of special ratings should know.
- Pull out of Foremast and Head Booms of Sailing Ship, reproduced from Knight's "Modern Seamanship" by
- Item No: USN9 Price: $35.00SORRY THIS IS AMONG THE MISSING!
C.S.S. SHENANDOAH, edited by James D. Horan
- Fine in VG Dust Jacket, Black paper covered boards, with grey backstrip.
- Publisher: Crown, publishers, 1960 First edition.
- Illustrations: Black and white photo reproductions of Brady photographs
- Dustjacket is price clipped, and has some edge wear.
- 200 pages w/bibliography.
- 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 Inches.
- "The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James L. Waddell, C. S. N."
- "The Shenandoah wiped out most of the new Bedford whaling fleet off Alaska and in the Sea of Okhotsk, taking
many prizes and more than a thousand prisoners. At one time her decks and cabins were so crowded that she was
forced to put her captives in whaleboats and tow them through the artic seas. Neither hurricanes nor the U. S. Navy
could stop her."
- Item No: USN 10 Price: $45.00
WINGS FOR THE NAVY by William F. Trimble
- Fine in VG Dust Jacket, Dark Blue Cloth with embossed wings on front board.
- Publisher: United States Naval Institute, First edition, First Printing, cy 1990.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs and charts.
- Minor wear upper dustjacket edge, o/w as new.
- 413 pages w/index.
- 9 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches.
- "A History of the Naval Aircraft Factory, 1917-1956"
- "One of the largest naval aviation installations in the United States, the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia was a
major player in the development of naval flight from World War I until well into the jet age. Despite its significant
contributions to the industry, however, its role has been overlooked in previous aviation histories."
- Item No: USN 11 Price: $32.00
THENCE ROUND CAPE HORN by Robert Erwin Johnson
- Fine in VG Dust Jacket, tan linen binding with embossed 4 master on front board, brown lettering.
- Publisher: United States Naval Institute, copyright 1963
- Illustrations: 8 pages with 22 black and white photographs plus endpapers with map of Pacific.
- Light wear upper and lower dust jacket.
- 276 pages w/index, bibliography, characteristics of ships.
- 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
- "The Story of United States Naval Forces on Pacific Station, 1818-1923.
- "On 20 September 1818, the USS Macedonian sailed from Boston under orders " to shape your course
for the Brazil Coast, and thence round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean." Encountering a full gale one week laer, the
little man-of-war barely escaped foundering. She limped into Norfolk for repairs, and then again headed to the
southward, rounded the Horn, and arrived on "Pacific Station.""
- Item No: USN 12 Price: $40.00
THE AGE OF THE BATTLESHIP: 1890-1922 by Brayton Harris, Lieutenant Commander,
- Very Good in Good Dust Jacket, Blue Grey Cloth Binding, black lettering.
- Publisher:Franklin Watts, Inc. NY, cy 1965, second printing.
- Illustrations: 24 pages of black and white photos including one of a very young T. R. Roosevelt.
- Cover and spine show sun fading, dj has large chip out of lower front, spot where sticker has been removed and
tear and folding on upper back.
- 212 pages w/index.
- 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
- "In the years following the Civil War, ignorance, indifference and corruption left such a mark on the U.S. Navy that
the entire fleet of the 1880's could probably have been defeated by any single modern warship of the day."
- "Issues include the strategic and political questions posed by the development of the battleship; the dispute
between the Army and the Navy of the prosecution of the War with Spain; and the bitter argument between two
admirals over the question "Who was in command at the Battle of Santiago?"; official reluctance to adopt such
revolutionary developments as the submarine and the airplane; and politcal pressures on the Navy not to
prepare for entry into World War I."
- Item No: USN 13 Price: $22.00
BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE by Geoffrey Bennett
- Very Good in VG, price clipped dust jacket, Blue cloth, silver lettering on spine
- Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd. London, second impression 1974.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs and charts.
- Slight shelf wear and bumped corners upper edge, residue of tape on front and back free flyleaf, dustjacket has
minor shelf wear and chipping.
- 96 pages w/index.
- 7 x 4 1/4 inches
- "Sea Battles in Close-Up 4"
- "Nelson and his contempories contended that frigates- the cruisers of their day - were no match for a
ship-of-the-line. In 1914 a court martial decided that Rear-Admiral Troubridge with four armoured cruisers, "was
justified in considering the battlecruiser Goeben a superior force and in abondoning the chase". But
Commodore Henry Harwood held a very different view. When his three small cruisers, Ajax, Achilles and
Exeter found the powerful picket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee off the River Plate on December 13,
1939, he did not hestitate to engage her. In the first part of the book, Captain Bennett, tells the dramatic story of the
Graf Spee's career as an ocean raider; of how she was hunted down by Harwood's force; and the outcome of
his skillful tactics and the tenacity and courage of his camtains and their crews. Captain Hans Lansdorff was driven to
seek refuge in neutral Montevideo and subsequently to scuttle his ship rather than face another battle with Harwood's
puny force. The second part of the book, which is profusely illustrted with plates and diagrams, comprises seventeen
appendices listing the ships involved, in giving technical data and many other facts relevant to this battle which the
British Navy scored the first of its many notable visctories during World War II."
- Item No: USN 14 Price: $15.00
DOWN TO THE SEA By George Blake
- Very Good in Fair Dust Jacket, Blue cloth, black lettering.
- Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937.
- Illustrations: 10 pages of black and white photographs.
- Spine and upper edges of binding faded. Dust jacket in pieces, taped together in mylar wrapper, bookplate on
inside front cover, inner hinge cracked 3/4 inch. some light foxing on pages facing illustrations.
- 334 pages w/index .
- 8 1/4 x 6 inches.
- "The romance of British shipbuilding described in all its aspects: the change from wood to iron and steel in ship
construction, the last days of sail, pen portratits of famous ship builders and owners, stories of ship sailings,
stowaways, passengers, and loadings, the Queen Mary's launching and maiden voyage - these are only a few of the
subjects that the author covers."
- "Mr. Blake regards a fine ship as other critics would a Van Gough... If the citizens of a great seafaring nation are
ever to learn a bit about ships-they could not do better than trust to the author of this book."-H. M. Tomlinson.
- Item No:USN15 Price: $15.00
MANY A WATCHFUL NIGHT by John Mason Brown, Lieutenant, USNR
- Very Good in VG Dust Jacket , Red cloth, gold embossed insignia on front cover, dark blue box on backstrip with
- Publisher: Whittlesey House, NY, London, copyright 1944.
- Illustrations: Black and white photographs.
- Light shelf wear binding edges, dustjacket has chips and tears, wear.
- 219 pages.
- 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
- "Starting with the tense days of waiting on the Augusta for the Invasion to begin, he then turns back to
consider that other Invasion - America's peaceful invasion of England. He paints a graphic picture of England. He
paints a graphic picture of Britain at war and Americans in wartime England - of the bruises of England, the evacuated
area on the south coast where we turned our guns on Devon, of London by moonlight, and the London of the long
moonless nights during German air raids. ..He tells of the Invasion's approach and the English spring, a poignant
season this year because its ripening beauties were to bring death to many."
- "Then come the actual first days and nights of the Invasion - the approach to the French coast, the first sight of
France, H-hour and a vivid account of the war's impact as seen during visits to the shore with General Bradley. Here he
writes of death in wartime, of hospitals, and young Americans pouring into France, and the Tricolor at last fluttring over
French homes again."
- Item No: USN16 Price: $10.00
THE RIDDLE OF JUTLAND An Authentic History by Langhorne Gibson and Vice-Admiral J. E. T.
- Very Good in Good Dust Jacket, Red cloth, gold lettering.
- Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc. 1934, 5th impression.
- Illustrated with Photographs and fourteen diagrams by Ernest Clegg.
- Gold worn off front cover and somewhat off spine, wear shelf edge, previous owner's sticker on front free flyleaf,
dustjacket has various chips and tears, stain lower edge, soil.
- 415 pages w/index .
- 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
- "A detailed and tremendously impressive account of that Armageddon of the seas which the British and German
navies fought at the end of May 1916, and a clearing away of the fogs of mystery with which various writers have
shrouded it....handled with a technical thoroughness and skill to satisfy the naval scholar and with a vividness of
description and a dramatic quality of narration to thrill the general reader." Boston Herald
- "It is an excellent portrayal of the naval grand strategy of the World war, and the detailed descriptions of tactical
movements after making contact enables one to all but visualize the movements, not only of the main forces, but of the
individual units themselves. It is the best book on the World War that I have read, and a great contribution to its
history." Hugh Rodman, Admiral USNR
- Item No: USN17 Price: $30.00
PRINCIPLES OF WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION AND DAMAGE CONTROL by G. C. Manning, M.S. and T. L.
Schumacher, M. S. both Lieutenant Commander (ConstructionCorps) USN
- Very Good No Dust Jacket, Navy Blue Cloth, with gold lettering.
- Publisher: United States Naval Institute, 1935, reprinted 1939 with corrections.
- Illustrations:16 pull out plates, and black and white photographs and charts and drawings.
- Some white spots on cover, backstrip faded, underlining in red ink, and pencilled notations throughout text,
owners name inside cover and pencil notations there, and on flyleaf.
- 396 pages w/index .
- 9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches
- "A treatise on the fundamental principles of naval architecture, warship design and construction, and the control
of hull damage especially prepared to furnish in compact form the information required by the operating personnel of
the U. S. Navy."
- "In order that this book may be used as a text at the United States Naval Academy, condensation of matter not
allied to damage control has been found necesary. It has also been necessary to exclude the discussion of protection
because of its confidential nature."
- Item No: USN18 Price: $55.00
OUR MODERN NAVY by Captain Joseph L. Howard (SC), USN
- Very Good in VG Dust Jacket, Dark Blue cloth, Gold lettering on front cover, and backstrip.
- Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, cy 1961
- Illustrations: 77 Black & White photos.
- A few small white spots on front cover, small tears edges of dustjacket.
- 179 pages w/index.
- 10 1/4 x 8 inches.
- "This descriptive and illustrative volume shows the wide range of interests of the Navy, its broad strategic scope,
its needs, and its prime significance to the security and influence of the United States in the world community, in peace
and in war."
- "But the Navy is more than just ships, guns, airplanes, missiles, and space satellites. It is more than hardware.
Naval power represents a concept, an approach to military power that has a character all its own."
- Item No: USN19 Price: $25.00
AMERICAN SEA HEROES, by Joseph Icenhower
- Fine in VG Dust Jacket, Black cloth, gold lettering, gold insignia upper front cover.
- Publisher: Hammond Incorporated, copyright 1970.
- Illustrations: The portraits of sea heroes were provided by the Curator Branch, Chief of Naval Operations,
Department of the Navy, Washington, D. C. and a number of sea action paintings in brilliant color by Jack Woodson.
- Dust jacket is price clipped.
- 93 pages w/index
- 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches.
- "Much of America's history was made on the seven seas, and the eighteen naval heroes portrayed here span
200 years of American naval history in war and peace"
- "Mr. Icenhower recreates many of the great naval battles, the feats of exploration and development of the United
States as a prime naval power."
- Item No: USN20 Price: $18.00
AMERICAN SAIL A PICTORIAL HISTORY by Alexander Laing
- Very Good in VG Dust Jacket. Light blue cloth, dark blue backstrip, silver lettering.
- Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York, 1961 First Edition Stated.
- Illustrations: Black & White & Color from the picture archives of marine museums and other collections
throughout the US and Europe, as well as contemporary publications and other sources, pictures done by actual
eyewitness, or rendered from eyewitness sketches. 6 full color and over 500 monochrome illustrations.
- Dust jacket has small edge tears, some age discoloration.
- 346 pages w/index .
- 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.
- "What was it like to be alive in the great age of American sail?"
- "American Sail is the most beautiful, authoritative, and far-ranging pictorial volume of such scope ever to
portray the great age of American Sail."
- Item No: USN21 Price: $35.00
SAMPAN SAILOR by Clayton Mishler
- Fine in Fine Dust Jacket, brown paper covered boards, black backstrip, gold lettering on spine.
- Publisher: Brassey's (US) 1994 First Edition.
- Illustrations: None, endpapers are map of China, Formosa, and Taiwan Straight.
- Previous owners initials on free front endpaper.
- 215 pages w/index.
- 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
- "Some of the most exciting and heroic stories of World War II come from the exploits of Americans helping the
Chinese resist the Japanese Invaders = The Flying Tigers, for example, and the pilots who flew the "Hump", the
perilous supply route over the Himalayas from India. Here is the true tale of Clayton Misheler. A Young Navy enlisted
man, Mishler was on the ground with the Chinese forces in a unit that was one of the best-kept secrets of World War II
- the Sino-American Cooperative Organization. Calling themselves the "Rice Paddy Navy" he and his fellow sailors
lived off the land and ranged throughout China's spectacular countryside, training Chinese guerrillas, keeping the U.S.
Fleet apprised of weather conditions and Japanese movements and risking their lives on deadly ambushes."
- "A Navy Man's Adventures in WWII China."
- Item No: USN22 Price: $18.00
THE UNITED STATES NAVY by Captain Daniel J. Carrison, USNR
- Fine in Fine Dust Jacket Dark Blue Cloth Binding, Silver lettering front board, and spine.
- Publisher: Frederick A. Praeger, cy 1968 2nd printing.
- Illustrations: Black & White Photographs.
- Clean, sound and tight, as new.
- 262 pages w/index.
- 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches.
- "This is the story of the new U. S. Navy- and the old. It tells of the history, organization, and operations of the
Navy, as well as its role in national defense and in support of foreign policy."
- "Praeger Library of U. S. Government Departments and Agencies describes the origin, development, scope,
operating methods, and structure of a specific federal deparmtnet or agency..."
- Item No: USN23 Price: $18.00
WE BUILD A NAVY by Holloway H. Frost, Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy
- Very Good in Fair Dust Jacket, Navy Blue Cloth, Gold decoration and lettering on front cover.
- Publisher:U.S. Naval Institute, 1929, First edition.
- Illustrations: 33 monochrome reproductions of early paintings and charts.
- Spine is faded, some light foxing on fronispiece and title page, bug spot between pps 274,275, no text loss,
previous owner's name "N. E. Leach 4/c 4th Bat." on halftitle, endpapers are map of "Cruises of the "Ranger" and "Bon
Homme Richard" 1778-1779, and The Great Lakes in 1813 Showing the principal communications.
- 501 pages w/index.
- 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches.
- "The story describes the beginnings in the American Revolution, when the new United States were thin fringes
along the ocean, without naval resources. Yet the title of Part I is, "We harry the British coasts." The progress, is well
reflected in the titles of the successive parts; "We fight the Mediterranean Pirates"; " Our Cruisers keep the seas," and
"We hold the Lake frontier," 1812-1815; with the triumphant epilogue, "We deliver tribute from the mouths of our
- "The U. S. Naval Institute was founded in 1873 for the advancement of professional, literary, and scientific
knowledge in the U. S. Navy."
- Item No: USN24 Price: $45.00
SHIPS OF THE U.S. MERCANT MARINE By S. Kip Farrington, Jr.
- Very Good, no jacket, Navy Blue pictorial cloth, with lighter blue lettering.
- Publisher:E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1947, First Edition, Signed by the author to Elizabeth Reilly
- Illustrations:Black and white and full color illustrations by Jack Coggins
- Wear at top and bottom of spine, o/w clean, sound and tight.
- 96 pages with an introduction by ADmiral Chester W. Nimitz.
- 9 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches
- "Because of its always popular round-the-world service, the house flag of American President Lines had become a familiar sight in many foreign ports prior to the
outbreak of war. Now two virtually new passenger liners, the graceful and commodious President Monroe and President Polk, built in 1941 are carrying full
passenger loads and much valuable cargo to the far corners of the globe."
- Colored Illustration: "A school of porpoises escorts the "Washington" of the United States Lines, on an eastward voyage"
- Item No: USN 26 Price: $50.00
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