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Captain Glenn F. Howell had an eventful career prior to his retirement in 1932, serving on such stations as Brazil, the Asiatic Fleet, and the Yangtze Patrol. During World War II, he was recalled to active duty to serve as U.S. Naval Attache in Canada. In addition to his naval years, the diaries include coverage of the Captain's activities as a rancher and local politician in the state of Idaho.
Scope and Content Note
A typewritten manuscript, this material documents three cruises Captain Glenn Howell made in the Orient. It is divided into four sections: Book I, Cruise in the Brooklyn (Asiatic Fleet Flagship); Book II, Interlude of World War I and Return, Vladivostok, Yokohama; Book III, Cruise in the Palos (Captain Howell commanded Palos); Book IV, The Yangtze Patrol.
Book I covers the years 1916 and 1917. Book II covers the World War I period. Book III comprises the bulk of the manuscript and covers the years 1920-1922. Book IV covers the years 1922 through 1927. The manuscript runs to 387 pages.
This collection should be cited as Manuscript of Glenn F. Howell, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.
Subject Headings (LCSH)
United States. Naval Force, Asiatic Station.
United States. Navy. Yangtze Patrol.
Brooklyn (Cruiser : CA-3)
Palos (Patrol gunboat : PG-16)
World War, 1914-1918--Naval Operations.
United States. Navy--History--Sources.
0.25 cubic feet
16 December 2002