VINTAGE NAVAL MANUALS


 

ITEM # SLVNM-00
"NAVAL CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, & USAGE

 

An original 404 page hardcover book
"NAVAL CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, & USAGE
Written by
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER LELAND P. LOVETTE
U.S. NAVY
Published by
THE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
THIRD EDITION
COPYRIGHT 1939
The first edition was published in August 1934, & a reprint
was made in November 1934, The second edition was issued in
March, 1936, & the third May,1939
The front & back inside covers are stamped
"GROUND SCHOOL N.R.A.B N.Y."
& has a signature of the owner.
In excellent condition, no loose pages, tight binding
39.00

ITEM # SLVNM-001
"WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE"

A very rare WWII edition of the
"WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE"
By
CAPTAIN RUSSEL WILLSON
UNITED STATES NAVY
Published by the
UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
ANNAPOLIS,  MARYLAND
1941
A soft type cover, very similar to the Blue Jackets Manual
of the 1940's
Copyright, 1930, 1935, 1941
This book was corrected & reprinted
April, 1942
This book was originally
THE WATCH OFFICER'S MANUAL
First published in 1911, then 1913 & 1917
The book is in quite good condition for its age.
"SOLD"

ITEM # SLVNM-0
"THE FAMOUS U.S.S. BON HOMME RICHARD"
CV-31

Two rare U.S. Naval publications
Left side
The Commissioning of the U.S.S. Aircraft Carrier
BON HOMME RICHARD
CV-31
November 26th, 1944 @ New York's
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Right side
A "Restricted"
crewman's personal information , and welcome booklet.

The USS BON HOMME RICHARD CV-31

was the second vessel to be so named, the ship was built in New York
at a cost of 60,000,000 with 2,700,000 man hours of work.
She was 870 feet long, could carry approx. 80 planes, with
a weight of more than a half million pounds, propelled by
150,000 horsepower.
Her sponsor was Mrs J.S. McCain, wife of the Vice Admiral
J.S. McCain, one of the top ranking air officers of the World War II era.

THE FIRST VESSEL TO POSSESS THE SHIPS NAME
WAS BUILT BY THE EAST INDIA COMPANY IN 1779, AND ORIGINAL NAMED THE
"DUC DE DURAS"

IT WAS PASSED ON TO THE AMERICAN SERVICE AND PLACED
UNDER THE COMMAND OF
"JOHN PAUL JONES"
WHO NAMED HER BON HOMME RICHARD TO
HONOR
"BENJAMIN FRANKLIN"

THIS WAS THE VESSEL THAT ENGAGED IN BATTLE WITH
THE BRITISH SHIP HMS SERAPIS ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 1979.
THE SERAPIS WAS CAPTURED, HOWEVER THE RICHARD
CAUGHT FIRE & WHEN CALLED UPON TO SURRENDER EARLY
IN THE BATTLE JONES MADE HIS FAMOUS STATEMENT:

"I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT"

ALTHOUGH THE SERAPIS WAS CAPTURED , THE
BON HOMME RICHARD WAS ALSO LOST.

The set of two very rare & historic booklets
19.00

ITEM # SLVNM-1
"U.S. NAVY LANDING FORCE MANUAL"

An original 1938 edition of the
UNITED STATES NAVY
LANDING FORCE MANUAL
signed by the seaman
MR. CHARLES H. BORG
with updates through 1942.
18 chapters on how to organize a marine landing on foreign soil
in a fully trained and organized method, including the landing,
setting up outposts and security, finding shelter, field sanitation
and personal hygiene, first aid, use of weapons, defense and offense
of cities, riot control, and national disasters
This is a truly hard to find item with a wealth of information.
A hard detachable cover for updates, in very good condition for its age.

AVERY RARE FIND CONSIDERING CONDITION & UPDATES

KEPT UP THROUGH 1942
295.00

ITEM # SLVNM-2
"THE KEEL"
"THE BACKBONE OF A SHIP"


 

An original 95 page, hardcover, of the
"RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND"
UNITED STATES NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
COMPANY 117, 1958
Very similar to a high school yearbook, with
photos of all enlisted , training, and social activities.
A truly great book, especially for the family who may
have a relative who may have graduated from this command.
"SOLD"

"F-DECK"
"ALL DECKS"
"HOME PORT"
"THE WIRELESS STATION"
Orders, Questions, Comments??