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Cruise Books of the United States Navy in World War II
A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 2


Ship Books

Aaron Ward (DM 34)

USS Aaron Ward (cover). Lt. L. Lavrakas, USN, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 40 pp., heavy white paper cover with blue printing and decoration, 28.1 x 22.8 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NDL.

Abbot (DD 629)

History of the U.S.S. Abbot DD 629. Anon. Foreword by Comdr. F. W. Ingling, USN. N.p., [1945?]. 48 pp., orange hardcover, 21.5 x 14.5 cm. USNA.

Adair (APA 91)

USS Adair APA 91: Photographs of an 18-Month Cruise During World War II Presented to Her Crew. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. Unpaged, paper cover, 21 x 26.7 cm. NDL, NWC.

Admiral E. W. Eberle (AP 123)

USS Admiral E. W. Eberle AP-123. Anon. Portland, Oreg.: T. G. Merkley Co., [1945?]. 48 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Eberle, loose-leaf binding, 22.8 x 28.8 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 838, Smith: 7043. Private collection.

Admiral R. E. Coontz (AP 122)

Diary, U.S.S. Admiral Coontz. Anon. Portland, Oreg.: T. G. Merkley Co., 1946. 56 leaves, 23 x 29 cm, photos, ports., maps. Dornbusch 1950: 837. NYPL.

Admiral W. L. Capps (AP 121)

U.S.S. Admiral W. L. Capps AP-121: A Pictorial History of the Coast Guard Manned Navy Transport U.S.S. W. L. Capps AP-121. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 55 leaves, 21 x 26 cm, photos, Dornbusch 1951 supp: 1462. NDL, NYPL (photocopy).

Admiral W. S. Benson (AP 120)

Listed in Antheil Booksellers Catalogue in 1967, 1968, 1969.

Alabama (BB 60)

War Diary, USS Alabama, 1942-1944. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 68 leaves, light blue hardcover with drawing of Alabama pasted on and title printed in gold, 27.3 x 21.7 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 839, Smith: 7051. NDL, USNA.

Alaska (CB 1)

U.S.S. Alaska (CB 1), "Memories" 17 June 1944-18 December 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Alaska CB1. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 64 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 20.2 x 27.2 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 840, Smith: 7052. NDL, USNA.

Alcyone (AKA 7)

The Saga of an AKA. Cover: U.S.S. Alcyone AKA 7. Anon. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co., 1945. 32 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of AKA 7, 28.7 x 22.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 841. NDL, NYPL.

Alfred A. Cunningham (DD 752)

Alfred A. Cunningham, Destroyer DD-752. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. Unpaged, 28 x 22 cm, USNA (rebound).

Alkes (AKA 110)

Alkes Album, November 1945. Cover: Alkes Album. Anon. Long Beach, Calif.: Robinson Printing & Stationery Co., 1945. 64 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and drawing of ship, 26.0 x 20.7 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Ammen (DD 527)

The United States Ship Ammen, March 12, 1943-April 15, 1946. Cover: The Mighty A. Anon. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., [1946?]. 45 pp., blue hardcover with embossed title, 29 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 842, Smith: 7059. NDL, USNA.

Anne Arundel (AP 76)

U.S.S. Anne Arundel (AP-76). Cover: P 76. Lt. Henry C. Gulbandson, USNR. Tacoma, Wash.: Johnson-Cox Co., [1945?]. 103 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 23.7 x 30.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 843, Smith: 7063. NDL, USNA.

Anthony (DD 515)

The Mad Anthony: The Story of a Ship and Her Men. Cover: The Mad Anthony. Anon. Charleston, S.C.: Southern Printing & Publishing Co., [1946?]. 24 pp., blue paper cover with red and white printing and decoration, 26.5 x 20.7 cm, photos, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 844, Smith: 7064. NDL, NYPL.

ARD Ten

ARD Ten. Anon. N.p., 1945. This citation was taken from NDL card file although copy could not be located in NDL. No other known reference. Title may refer to a floating drydock.

Arkansas (BB 33)

USS Arkansas, Pictorial Review, 1944. Anon. Foreword by the chaplain. N.p., 1944. 64 pp., 31 x 22 cm. Smith: 7068. USNA (rebound).

U.S.S. Arkansas Pacific War Diary. Lt. H. A. Wilson, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 56 leaves, blue cover with gold and blue printing, 27.2 x 21.4 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 845, Smith: 7067. NDL, USNA (rebound).

Ashtabula (AO 51)

USS Ashtabula (AO 51): Her History. Ens. John Edward Weeks. N.p., 1946. Unpaged, photos, ports., officer roster, itinerary, list of ships refueled. NSP (photocopy).

Astoria (CA 34)

USS Astoria CA-34, 1934-1942. Ken Cruse, ed. N.p., [1942?]. 48 leaves, blue-gray softcover with black printing and photograph of CA 34, 27.5 x 21 cm, photos, map, roster. NDL.

Astoria (CL 90)

The First Cruise of the U.S.S. Astoria. Cover: Mighty Ninety. Anon. Long Beach: Green's, [1946?]. 40 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 16 x 24 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 846, Smith: 7073. NDL, NYPL.

Atlanta (CL 104)

U.S.S. Atlanta: A Travelogue . . . September 22, 1947 to May 12, 1948. Cover: U.S.S. Atlanta, China Cruise. Anon. Los Angeles: Metropolitan Engravers, [1948?]. 27.3 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NYPL. This is the first cruise book in the early post-WW II period for one of the later units of the Cleveland Class.

Attu (CVE 102)

Cruise of the "Little A". Lt.(jg) E. G. Burrows, ed. Sacramento: Bee Engraving and News Publishing Co., [1945?]. 32 leaves, blue hardcover with silver printing and decoration, 28 x 22 cm, photos, ports., map. USNA.

Ault (DD 698)

U.S.S. Ault DD 698: A War History of U.S.S. Ault (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 13 pp., printed on one side of sheet only, buff paper cover with black printing and photo of DD 698, 20.4 x 15.6 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 847, Smith: 7074. NDL.

Bairoko (CVE 115)

Album, U.S.S. Bairoko CVE 115. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 27 leaves, 31 cm, photos, ports., Dornbusch 1950: 848, Smith: 7080. No known copy location.

Baltimore (CA 68)

The History of the USS Baltimore CA-68. Cover: USS Baltimore CA-68. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1945?]. 117 leaves, blue hardcover with gold-embossed title and silhouette of CA 68, 20.5 x 27 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 849, Smith: 7083. NDL, USNA.

Barnes (CVE 20)

USS Barnes, Escort Carrier CVE-20, 1942-1945. Cover: USS Barnes. Anon. Layout by Lt. Fred Stewart. San Francisco: Knight-Counihan Co., [1946?]. 40 leaves, dark blue hardcover with light blue printing and photo of ship pasted on, 30.9 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 850, Smith: 7087. USNA.

Barnett (APA 5)

Department of the Navy, USS Barnett, World War II, 1940-1945: A Pictorial History of the USS Barnett (APA-5). Donald W. Boyd, Jr., and E. Parker Osborne, eds. N.p., [1946?]. 28 leaves, blue hardcover with embossed Department of Navy seal, 21.5 x 28.5 cm. Private collection.

Barton (DD 722

) U.S.S. Barton DD 722 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 52 leaves, 21 x 33 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 851, Smith: 7090. No known copy location.

Bataan (CVL 29)

The U.S.S. Bataan, 1 August 1943-17 October 1945. Cover: The Bataan. Anon. Charlotte, N.C.: Observer Printing House, [1946?]. 219 pp., embossed cream and blue hardcover with ship, 31 x 24 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 852, Smith: 7092. NYPL, USNA (rebound).

Beckham (APA 133)

Title unknown. Anon. San Francisco: 1945. 28 leaves, 21 x 31 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 853, Smith: 7101. No known copy location.

Belleau Wood (CVL 24)

"Flight Quarters": The War Story of the U.S.S. Belleau Wood. Lt. John W. Alexander, ed. Los Angeles: Cole-Holmquist Press, 1946. 190 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing of title and ship, 28 x 21.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 854, Smith: 7105, Zeigler: 2553. NDL, NWC, USNA.

Benevolence (AH 13)

Ben-Vues--1945: Mementos of Our Ship, the USS Benevolence. Cover: Ben-Vues, 1945. J. E. Shaw, CPhM, et al. N.p., n.d. Unpaged, tan paper cover with photo of ship, 18 x 26 cm, photos, roster. NDL.

Bennington (CV 20)

U.S.S. Bennington CV-20 (cover). Historical and Pictorial Review, U.S.S. Bennington, World War II (top of page 3). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 66 pp., gray softcover with title and photo of Bennington, 30.5 x 23 cm, photos, map, crew roster and casualty list. Dornbusch 1950: 856, Smith: 7108. NDL, NYPL, PNAM, USNA (rebound).

Bennion (DD 662)

The Story of the Bennion. Anon. N.p., November 1947. 112 pp., light blue hardcover with gold printing and black silhouette of Bennion, 28.5 x 22 cm, photos, ports., map, crew roster and casualty list. Dornbusch 1950: 855, Smith: 7109, Zeigler: 2692. NDL, USNA.

Benson (DD 421)

U.S.S. Benson DD-421, 1940-1946 (cover). Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1946?]. 36 leaves, blue hardcover with gold-embossed printing and silhouette of DD 421, 20.5 x 27 cm, photos, ports., map, casualty list. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1465, Smith: 7111. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Biloxi (CL 80)

U.S.S. Biloxi. Anon. San Francisco: Schwabacher-Frey Co., [1945?]. 44 leaves, dark blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Biloxi, 23.5 x 30.8 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 857, Smith: 7117. NDL, USNA.

Birmingham (CL 62)

CL-62: The Saga of the U.S.S. Birmingham, A Compilation of Her Officers & Men. Cover: USS Birmingham. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1946?]. 96 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CL 62, 20.5 x 27 cm, photos, ports., maps, roster of awards. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1465, Smith: 7119. NDL, NYPL.

Black Hawk (AD 9)

U.S.S. Black Hawk, Built 1913, Commissioned May 1918: "Tender Stuff," An Epitaph. Cover: USS Black Hawk. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 123 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and embossed Indian head, 31 x 23.6 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Private collection.

Block Island (CVE 21) and (CVE 106)

U.S.S. Block Island CVE 21 and CVE 106, United States Navy: The Story of Two Escort Carriers Who Carried the War to the Enemy During Three Years of Conflict. Anon. New York: Anchor Printing, [1946?]. 33 leaves, blue hardcover, 35 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 858, Smith: 7123. Private collection, NDL, NYPL (film).

Blue (DD 744)

War Diary of the U.S.S. Blue Destroyer 744. Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 17 leaves, red hardcover with blue printing and silhouette of Blue, 27.1 x 20.7 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 859, Smith: 7125. NDL.

Bogue (CVE 9)

U.S.S. Bogue (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 48 pp., heavy multicolor paper cover with photograph of Bogue and ribbon decoration, 20.7 x 13.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster of department heads. Dornbusch 1950: 860, Smith: 7130. NDL.

Boston (CA 69)

U.S.S. Boston CA 69 (cover). Henry G. Leader. [San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co.] [1945?]. 36 leaves, blue hardcover with gold-embossed printing and silhouette of cruiser, 20.5 x 27.5 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1466, Smith: 7132. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Bountiful (AH 9)

The U.S.S. Bountiful (AH-9) in the Pacific, World War II, April 1944 to September 1945. Compiled by Comdr. Jack C. Morris. Berkeley: Lederer Street & Zeus, [1945?]. 50 pp., 28.4 x 20 cm, photos, ports., medical staff roster. NDL, NYPL.

Bullard (DD 660)

"The Bullard,": The Story of the USS Bullard Destroyer 660 and the Men Who Served on Her. TM2c Herbert H. Graefe and Lt.(jg) Richard C. Thommen, eds. N.p., [1946?]. 83 pp., dark green hardcover with gold-embossed letters, 21.5 x 28 cm. Private collection.

Bullhead (SS 332)

Overdue and Presumed Lost: The Story of the U.S.S. Bullhead. Martin Sheridan. Francistown, N.H.: Marshall Jones Co., 1947. 143 pp., Controvich 1992: 27, Dornbusch 1950: 862. No known copy location. This book does not strictly qualify as a cruise book, but is included because it has appeared in earlier bibliographies.

Bunker Hill (CV 17)

A History of the U.S.S. Bunker Hill CV-17, Dec. 1942-Oct. 1945. Private collection list. No known copy location.

The U.S.S. Bunker Hill, November 1943-November 1944: The Record of a Carrier's Combat Action Against the Axis Nations in the Pacific. Cover: U.S.S. Bunker Hill, Department of the Navy, November 1943-November 1944. Lt. Wallace C. Mitchell, USNR, and Lt. Eugene F. Brissie, USNR, eds. Chicago: Rogers Printing Co., 1945. 272 pp., maroon hardcover with gold-embossed seal, 31.2 x 23.7 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 863, Smith: 7161. NDL, NWC, PNAM, USNA.

Burleson (APA 67)

The Cruise, Published by and for the Crew of the U.S.S. Burleson. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 32 leaves, 27 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 864, Smith: 7162. NDL.

Cabot (CVL 28)

U.S.S. Cabot, Unit History. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. Part I: chronology, 14 pp; Part II: narrative, 62 pp.; Part III: photographs. Unbound softcover, 20.3 x 26.7 cm. NWC. Author has not seen this book, and it may not be a typical cruise book.

California (BB 44)

U.S.S. California: An Account of the Wartime Cruising of the USS California from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, 7 December 1941-3 October 1945. Cover: U.S.S. California. Gunnery Sgt. Richard W. Cunningham, USMC, and Lt. William A. Hewitt, USNR. N.p., [1945?]. 124 leaves, blue and white cloth hardcover with gold printing, 22.3 x 28.6 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 865, Smith: 7167. NDL (photocopy), NYPL, USNA (rebound).

U.S.S. California: Homeward Bound from Tokyo. Cover: U.S.S. California. Lt. William A. Hewitt, USNR. N.p.: Stern, [1946?]. 27 leaves, heavy maroon paper cover with blue printing and spiral binding, 22.5 x 29.8 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Cape Gloucester (CVE 109)

U.S.S. Cape Gloucester Album: A Pictorial Log. Anon. Chicago: Rogers Printing Co., [1945?]. 107 pp., 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 866, Smith: 7168. No known copy location.

Cascade (AD 16)

U.S.S. Cascade, 1943-1944 (cover). Chaplain W. A. Nicholas, ed. San Francisco: Recorder-Sunset Press, [1945?]. 64 pp., heavy blue paper cover with gold printing and silhouette of Cascade, 21.5 x 28.5 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Chandeleur (AV 10)

The War Diary of the U.S.S. Chandeleur (AV-10). Cover: For Auld Lang Syne: U.S.S. Chandeleur, 1942-1945. Anon. San Francisco: Schwabacher-Frey Co., 1946. 71 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and Chandeleur silhouette, 31.1 x 23.5, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 867, Smith: 7183. NDL, USNA.

Charles S. Sperry (DD 697)

Destroyer 697. John Louis Casey, Jr. Illustrated by Loring Corkum, William Forquer, and Oscar Lefebre. N.p., [1945?]. 28 leaves, 27 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 868, Smith: 7180. NYPL (reproduced from typewritten copy).

Chenango (CVE 28)

The Chenanigan Victory Edition, 1942-1945. Cover: U.S.S. Chenango C.V.E. 28. Almon B. Ives and Ben A. Meginniss, eds. Los Angeles: Kater Engraving Co., [1945?]. 64 pp., blue softcover with gold printing and cartoon, 27.3 x 21 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 869, Smith: 7186, Zeigler: 2560. NDL (photocopy), USNA (rebound).

Chilton (APA 38)

U.S.S. Chilton Pictorial Log (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 37 pp., photos, ports., map. Advertised in All Hands, July 1947, NYPL.

Clamp (ARS 33)

History of the U.S.S. Clamp (ARS 33) (cover). Anon. N.p., [1947?]. 8 pp., paper cover, 26 x 19.3 cm. Advertised in All Hands, July 1947. USNA (mimeographed copy of typewritten manuscript received August 1947).

Cleveland (CL 55)

United States Ship Cleveland. Cover: USS Cleveland. Ens. D. D. Robertson, ed. Andover, Mass.: Andover Press, 1946. 80 pp., blue hardcover with embossed title and U.S. Navy seal, 31 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 870, Smith: 7189. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Cockrill (DE 398)

The Seafarer: Published at Sea by the Men of the Cockrill (cover). John A. Hafling, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 68 pp., white softcover with blue and black printing, 25.3 x 19.0 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1467. USNA.

Colorado (BB 45)

The Colorado Cruise Book. Cover: U.S.S. Colorado Cruise Book, 1942þ1946. Lt. Robert C. Lusk, ed. Seattle: Craftsman, [1946?]. 47 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and photograph of Colorado on front, 27 x 21.2 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 871, Smith: 7194. NDL, NSP, USNA.

Columbia (CL 56)

Battle Record and History of the U.S.S. Columbia, 1942-1945. Cover: U.S.S. Columbia, 1942-1945. Comdr. F. O. Iffrig, USN, et al., eds. Baltimore: Horn Shafer Co., [1945?]. 88 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, photograph of Columbia and battle ribbons, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., maps. Dornbusch 1950: 872, Smith: 7195. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Comet (AP 166)

Following the Comet's Tale, 1944-1945 (cover). Lt.(jg) R. C. Ferguson, USNR, ed. San Francisco: Schwabacher-Frey Co., 1946. 95 pp., embossed blue cover with gold printing and decoration, 22 x 15.5 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 873, Smith: 7196. NPL, NYPL, USNA.

Commencement Bay (CVE 105)

The Bay Wake: U.S.S. Commencement Bay (CVE 105). Cover: Bay Wake. RdM2c John R. Pyburn, ed. Tacoma, Wash.: Johnson-Cox Co., 1946. 76 pp., blue hard plastic-cover with silver printing, 28.9 x 20.9 cm, photos, ports. USNA.

Consolation (AH 15)

This citation was taken from NDL card file although copy could not be located in NDL. No other known reference.

Cowpens (CVL 25)

The Story of the U.S.S. Cowpens (CVL-25). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, 1946. 49 pp., 27 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1468, Smith: 7209. Private collection (photocopy), PNAM (photocopy).

Custer (APA 40)

U.S.S. Custer (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 16 leaves, blue softcover with gold printing, 21 x 14 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 874, Smith: 7217. Private collection.

Daly (DD 519)

U.S.S. Daly (DD 519). Anon. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, [1945?]. 94 pp., brown hardcover with embossed title and decoration, 26.3 x 18.3 cm, photos, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 875, Smith: 7219. NDL, NYPL.

Dashiell (DD 659)

The United States Ship Dashiell . . . Her Story. Cover: U.S.S. Dashiell: Her Story. Anon. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, [1945?]. 35 leaves, blue hardcover with black printing and ship silhouette, 28.9 x 22.0 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 876, Smith: 7220. No known copy location.

Dauphin (APA 97)

Cruise of the U.S.S. Dauphin (Attack Transport No. 97), 23 September 1944 to 20 November 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Dauphin. Anon. San Francisco: Mercury Press, [1945?]. 120 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 29.5 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 877, Smith: 7222. NSP, NYPL, USNA.

Dayton (CL 105)

War Cruise of the U.S.S. Dayton CL-105. Cover: The Dauntless "D" CL-105. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 32 leaves, 15 x 23 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 878, Smith: 7229. NDL.

Denver (CL 58)

Life Aboard the U.S.S. Denver: A Biography of the CL 58, 1942- 1945. Cover: Life Aboard the U.S.S. Denver, 1942-1945. Anon. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis-Hutton Co., [1946?]. 40 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CL 58, 27.8 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 879, Smith: 7231, NDL, NYPL.

Duluth (CL 87)

U.S.S. Duluth: A Short History. Cover: U.S.S. Duluth. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 15 leaves, gray hardcover with black and red printing, 15.3 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Dutchess (APA 98)

History of the U.S.S. Dutchess APA-98, August 1944-March 1945. Lt. Comdr. Raymond Stevenson, USNR. Norfolk: Phaup Printing Co., [1946?]. 89 pp., rebound in blue hardcover, 23 x 16 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL, USNA. Author has not seen original cover.

Dyson (DD 572)

U.S.S. Dyson Destroyer 572. Anon. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co., [1946?]. 24 leaves, blue hardcover with gold-embossed title and decoration, 27.3 x 20 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. USNA.

Edgecomb (APA 164)

United States Ship Edgecomb. Cover: Amphibious Attack Transport U.S.S. Edgecomb APA 164, 1945. Cpl. Robert J. W. Lund, USAAF, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 32 leaves, printed on one side of sheet only, blue softcover with silver printing, 27 x 20.6 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 881, Smith: 7247, NDL.

Eldorado (AGC 11)

USS Eldorado 1945, AGC 11 Flagship (cover). Anon. Printed on board 1945. 48 pp., green and blue softcover with bow view of Eldorado, 26.5 x 20.4 cm, ports., photos, map. NDL, private collection.

Elizabeth C. Stanton (AP 69)

U.S.S. Elizabeth C. Stanton (cover). Lt. Kenneth A. Berg, ed. N.p., [1945?]. 112 pp., green hardcover with gold printing, 28.5 x 20.9 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 882, Smith: 7251, NDL.

Enterprise (CV 6)

Saga of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Anon. New York: N.p., 1945. 8 leaves, 20 cm. Dornbusch 1950: 883, Smith: 7255. No known copy location.

History of the U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6) (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 23 pp., white paper cover with black printing, 19.9 x 15.4 cm, list of ship's battle stars, list of commanding officers. PNAM.

Essex (CV 9)

U.S.S. Essex CV-9. Cover: Saga of the Essex. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, 1946. 168 pp., blue hardcover with embossed title and embossed gold wing, 30.8 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 884, Smith: 7259, Zeigler: 2578. NDL, PNAM.

Euryale (AS 22)

Epic of the U.S.S. Euryale Submarine Tender (AS-22) (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. Photograph of AS-22 and dark printing on cover, photos, ports., map. NDL, SFL (both photocopies).

Eversoll (DD 789)

U.S.S. Eversoll (cover). Anon. Tacoma, Wash.: Marland Bookcraft, 1946. 6 leaves, 22 x 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 885, Smith: 7260. No known copy location.

Fall River (CA 131)

[Cruise Book of the USS Fall River]. Anon. Erie, Pa: Advance Printing & Lithographing Co., 1945. 56 leaves, 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 886, Smith: 7268. No known copy location.

Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70)

Straddled: U.S.S. Fanshaw Bay. Cover: Straddled: A Short History of the U.S.S. Fanshaw Bay. Anon. Seattle: Seattle Printing & Publishing Co., [1946?]. 72 pp., gray-green hardcover with blue printing and silhouette of Fanshaw Bay, 27.3 x 20.8 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 887. Private collection.

Farenholt (DD 491)

Saga of the Fighting "F" U.S.S. Farenholt (DD 491), Flagship of DesRon Twelve. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 56 pp., blue hardcover with black printing and silhouette of DD 491, 28 x 22 cm, photos, ports., large folded map tipped in, crew roster, award roster. Dornbusch 1950: 888, Smith: 7273. NDL.

Fogg (DE 57)

Our Ship's Log, July 7th, 1943 to October 7th, 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Fogg (DE 57), 1945. Doyle L. Riley, ed. Philadelphia: C. E. Howe & Co., 1945. 20 leaves, silver softcover with blue printing and emblem, 21.5 x 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 889, Smith: 7731, NDL.

Foote (DD 511)

Shipmates: The Crewbook, U.S.S. Foote DD 511--"45". Cover: U.S.S. Foote, 1942þ1945. Anon. New York: Robert W. Kelly Publishing Corp., [1945?]. 71 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 27.3 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 890, Smith: 7283. NYPL.

Foss (DE 59)

U.S.S. Foss DE-59, Second Anniversary (July 23, 1943-July 23, 1945). Anon. N.p.: Tropical Press Printers, 1945. 14 leaves, 17.5 x 26 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1473, Smith: 7288. NDL.

Franklin (CV 13)

Big Ben, the Flattop: The Story of the U.S.S. Franklin. Lt. Marvin K. Bowman, ed. Atlanta: Albert Love Enterprises, [1946?]. 68 leaves, blue and buff hardcover with blue and buff printing and silhouette of CV 13 in background, 30.9 x 23.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 891, Smith: 7292. Private collection.

Fulton (AS 11)

The Fulton Bow Plane, Anniversary Edition. (cover, which is also page one). Lt. G. C. Westlund, ed. Printed on board September 12, 1942. 10 leaves, printed on one side only, white paper cover, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, drawings, outline of AS 11 activity during the year. SFL. This is an enlarged anniversary edition of the ship's newspaper and is not a typical cruise book.

The Fulton Bow Plane, Second Anniversary. (cover, which is also page one). Lt. E. W. Ross, ed. Printed on board September 12, 1943. 18 leaves, printed on one side only, white paper cover, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, drawings, outline of ship's activities during the year. SFL. This is an enlarged anniversary edition of the ship's newspaper and is not a typical cruise book.

The Fulton Bow Plane, Third Anniversary. (cover, which is also page one). Lt. A. C. De Blanc, ed. Printed on board September 12, 1944. 34 leaves, printed on one side only, white paper cover, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, drawings, outline of ship's activities during the year. SFL. This is an enlarged anniversary edition of the ship's newspaper and is not a typical cruise book.

Gallup (PF 47)

U.S.S. Gallup (PF-47) List of Officers & Crew Sailing From San Pedro, Wednesday, May 31, 1944 to Australia, New Guinea, Leyte Gulf, the Aleutians, and Dildo Key. Cover: U.S.S. Gallup PF- 47, List of Officers and Crew, Corrected November 1949, United States Coast Guard. Anon. New York: Benj. H. Tyrrel, [1949?]. 8 leaves, gray paper cover, 17.6 x 12.6 cm, roster. NYPL.

General A. E. Anderson (AP 111)

The Log of the Mighty "A", 1943-1945--Being the Story in Words and Pictures of the Wanderings of the U.S.S. General A.E. Anderson. Cover: The Mighty "A", 1943- 1945. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 50 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and embossed silhouette of AP 111, 31 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 892, Smith: 7303. NDL, USNA (rebound).

General H. S. Hodges (AP 144)

Supplement to Former Album (on page 1). Anon. N.p., May 1941. 6 leaves, no cover, 21.1 x 27.8 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Private collection.

U.S.S. General H. S. Hodges (AP 144), 1945. Cover: U.S.S. General H. S. Hodges (AP 144). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 24 leaves, dark blue hardcover with gold printing, 22 x 28.4 cm, photos, ports., roster. Private collection.

General Leroy Eltinge (AP 154)

Log of the U.S.S. General Leroy Eltinge AP-154. Cover: Log of the U.S.S. Leroy Eltinge. Anon. Seattle: Farwest Printing Co., [1946?]. 24 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of AP 154, 27 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 893, Smith: 7304. USNA.

General M. L. Hersey (AP 148)

1U.S.S. General M. L. Hersey (AP 148) (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 32 pp., gray and blue hardcover with photo of AP 148, 29.3 x 21.6 cm, photos, map. Private collection.

General O. H. Ernst (AP 133)

1U.S.S. General O. H. Ernst (AP 133), First Year of Service, 15 July 1944 to 15 July 1945 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 12 leaves, white paper cover with photo of AP 133 and blue printing, 27.9 x 21.6 cm, photos. Private collection.

General R. E. Callan (AP 139)

1Callan Cruises, Aug. '44-June '46. Lt. Comdr. A. H. Roberts, MC, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 101 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and embossed silver and gold emblem, 28.5 x 21 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1475, Smith: 7306. NDL, NYPL (film).

General R. L. Howze (AP 134)

U.S.S. General R. L. Howze AP-134. Lt.(jg) Ottis H. Abrey, USCG. N.p. [1946?]. 32 leaves, blue embossed hardcover with gold printing and emblem, 27.3 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., roster, chronology of each voyage. USCGA.

General R. M. Blatchford (AP 153)

1The Story of the U.S.S. Gen. R. Blatchford (AP-153): An Illustrated Account of the Career of the U.S.S. General R. M. Blatchford (AP-153) From Keel Laying to the End of the Last War-- Time Voyage. Anon. Seattle, Wash.: Deers Press, [1946?]. 16 leaves, 26.5 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1474. NDL.

General S. D. Sturges (AP 137)

U.S.S. General S. D. Sturges, Pacific Year 1944-1945. Cover: Pacific Year. Lt. Comdr. R. L. Geiger et al., eds. N.p., [1946?]. 88 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and anchor, 27.7 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 896, Smith: 7307. NDL.

General W. A. Mann (AP 112)

U.S.S. General W. A. Mann AP-112. Anon. Portland, Oreg.: T. G. Merkley Co., [1946?]. 51 leaves, printed on one side only, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of AP 112, loose-leaf binding, 23 x 28 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 894, Smith: 7308. NDL.

General W. C. Langfitt (AP 151)

Our Sentimental Journey, November 23-December 10, 1945. Anon. Berkeley: Lederer Street & Zeus, 1946. 32 pp. Smith: 7309. No known copy location.

General W. H. Gordon (AP 117)

The U.S.S. General W. H. Gordon: A Photo-Story of Duty Aboard Navy Troop Transport AP-117 Manned by the United States Coast Guard. Cover: The U.S.S. General W. H. Gordon. Lt.(jg) Robert N. Aylin, USCGR. N.p., 1945. 112 leaves, dust jacket with photo of ship, blue hardcover with silver printing, 23.5 x 29.8 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951: 1476, Smith: 7077, Zeigler: 2273. USNA (rebound).

General William Mitchell (AP 114)

Ship's Album, U.S.S. General William Mitchell AP-114. Anon. Portland, Oreg.: T. G. Merkley Co., [1946?]. 24 leaves, 23 x 29 cm, photos, Dornbusch 1950: 895, Smith: 7310. No known copy location.

George F. Elliott (AP 105)

The Fighting Fox (cover). Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 35 leaves, tan hardcover with brown printing and drawing of fox, 28 x 20.7 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 897, Smith: 7311. Private collection.

George W. Ingram (DE 62) and (APD 43)

The Cruise of the G.W. Ingram, 1943-1945. Cover: The Cruise of the USS Geo. W. Ingram DE 62-APD 43. Lt. John Ohnysty, USNR, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 40 pp., blue softcover with title printed in black and white silhouette of DE 62, spiral binding, 19.1 x 25.4 cm, photos, ports, map, roster, photos of conversion to APD. NDL.

Gilbert Islands (CVE 107)

Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co. Advertised in All Hands, November 1946. No known copy location.

Gilmer (DD 233) and (APD 11)

War Diary of USS Gilmer. Grahame F. Shrader. Lynnwood, Wash.: Edmonds Printing Co., 1987. 17 pp., white and gray paper cover, 28 x 21.6 cm, photos. Private collection. This is an atypical booklet published over forty years after World War II and not a true cruise book. It is included because of its similarity to cruise books.

Goodhue (APA 107)

First Year of the U.S.S. Goodhue APA 107, November 11, 1944- November 11, 1945. Anon. Los Angeles: W. F. Lewis, [1945?]. 35 leaves, 21 x 26 cm, photos, map. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1477. NYPL.

Goshen (APA 108)

The Register, U.S.S. Goshen. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 36 leaves, 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 898, Smith: 7328. No known copy location.

Guadalcanal (CVE 60)

U.S.S. Guadalcanal: Memory Log (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 46 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and photo of Guadalcanal, 21.4 x 26.5 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 899, Smith: 7350. NDL, SMPH, USNA.

Guam (CB 2)

U.S.S. Guam: Her Story, 1944-1945. Cover: U.S.S. Guam. Comdr. Walter A. Mahler, ChC, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 50 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Guam, 36.4 x 27.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 900, Smith: 7351. NDL.

Hamlin (AV 15)

U.S.S. Hamlin, Department of the Navy (cover). Ens. J. P. LeBlanc, USNR, ed. Birmingham, Ala.: Alabama Engraving Co., [1945?]. 51 pp., blue hardcover with green title and decoration, 26.2 x 31.2 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NDL.

Hancock (CV 19)

The "Fighting Hannah": A War History of the U.S.S. Hancock CV-19. Cover: The Fighting Hannah: U.S.S. Hancock CV 19. E. G. Hines, USNR. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 72 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CV 19, 28 x 21 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 901, Smith: 7406a, Zeigler: 2605. NDL, PNAM, USNA. Reprinted by the Battery Press, Nashville, Tenn. in 1969.

Harris (APA 2)

This Is the Story of the U.S.S. Harris APA-2 in World War II. Cover: Four Years Afloat PA-2. Lt (jg.) L. E. Wright, USNR, ed. Boston: Rand Press, [1946?]. 50 leaves, embossed blue-green hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of PA 2, 28.4 x 22.2 cm, photos, ports., map. NDL, private collection.

Harry Lee (APA 10)

History of the Harry Lee, 1940-1945. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 12 leaves, 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 902, Smith: 7387, NDL.

Haven (AH 12)

Not a WW II cruise book, but a mimeographed 19-page history of 1945-1953 operations, including the Korean War. NDL.

Heermann (DD 532)

War History of the U.S.S. Heermann. Cover: Destroyer X, U.S.S. Heermann DD-532. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., March 1947. 30 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with white printing, 27.5 x 20.5 cm, photos, maps, roster, award list. USNA.

Henry A. Wiley (DM 29)

USS Henry A. Wiley DM 29 Scrapbook. Cover: USS Henry A. Wiley DM 29. Lt. L. B. Varney, USNR, ed. Fowler, Ind.: Benton Review Publishing Co., [1946?]. 74 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of DM 29, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 904, Smith: 7395. NDL, USNA.

Herald of the Morning (AP 173)

The U.S.S. Herald of the Morning. Cover: U.S.S. Herald of the Morning. Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 18 leaves, white hardcover with blue printing and ship silhouettes, 28 x 20.6 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 905, Smith: 7396. Private collection.

Heywood L. Edwards (DD 663)

War Diary of the U.S.S. H. L. Edwards. Cover: U.S.S. H. L. Edwards. Anon. Seattle: F. McCaffrey, [1946?]. 20 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 27 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster, award list. Dornbusch 1950: 906, Smith: 7390. NYPL, USNA.

Highlands (APA 119)

The Story of U.S.S. Highlands. Don L. Oeschlaager and S. W. Tuell. N.p., 1946. 35 pp., 23 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1478. No known copy location.

Hoggatt Bay (CVE 75)

U.S.S. Hoggatt Bay, Queen of the CVEs. Cover: CVE-75: The Story of the U.S.S. Hoggatt Bay. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co. (not noted in NYPL copy), [1946?]. 60 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with black printing and silhouette of CVE 75, 20.5 x 27.4 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 907, Smith: 9410. NYPL, USNA (rebound).

Hollandia (CVE 97)

"Old 97": The Story of the U.S.S. Hollandia. Lt. Arthur C. Walsh. San Diego: Arts & Crafts Press, December 1945. 63 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 31 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., maps, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 908, Smith: 7413. NDL, NYPL, PNAM, USNA.

Hornet (CV 12)

The United States Ship Hornet: First War Cruise, 1943-1945 (cover). Anon. Printed on board October 1945. 24 leaves, green paper cover with black printing and silhouette of Hornet, 26.5 x 20.9 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 909. NDL, NYPL, TIL.

The Tale of the Hornet (cover and top of page 1). Stanley Blumenthal. N.p., [1945?]. 27 pp., blue paper cover with black printing and view of Hornet, 29.2 x 22.4 cm. Private collection, PNAM (variant containing additional 16-page roster of the crew).

Houston (CA 30)

Listed in NDL for CA 30. Author did not see this book, and it more likely describes the successor CL or a prewar cruise book for CA 30.

Huntington (CL 107)

Cruise of the USS Huntington (CL107): June to 8 December 1948. Cover: USS Huntington 107. Ens. Charles F. Rauch, USN, ed. Baltimore, Md.: Horn-Shafer Company, [1949]. Blue hardcover with silver embossed lettering. Unpaged (45 leaves), photos, map on end leaves. NDL.

Hutchins (DD 476)

U.S.S. Hutchins (DD 476): "The Spirit of 476." Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 28 pp., 26 x 20 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 910, Smith: 7441. NDL (rebound).

Idaho (BB 42)

U.S.S. Idaho BB 42: Mighty I, Commissioned March 1919. Cover: U.S.S. Idaho. Lt.(jg) E. L. Collings, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 24 leaves, embossed green hardcover with bow view of BB 42, 27.3 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map. NSP, private collection.

Indiana (BB 58)

U.S.S. Indiana Battleship. Cover: U.S.S. Indiana. Anon. Berkeley: Lederer Street & Zeus Co., [1945?]. 151 pp., blue and white hardcover with embossed title and decoration, 27.5 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., crew roster. Dornbusch 1950: 911, Smith: 7445. NDL, NWC, USNA (rebound).

Intrepid (CV 11)

U.S.S. Intrepid. Cover: The Intrepid. Anon. Los Angeles: Metropolitan Engravers, [1946?]. 168 pp., embossed white hardcover, 28.5 x 22 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 912, Smith: 7448. NDL, PMAN, SMPH, USNA.

History of U.S.S. Intrepid. 2 vols. Vol. 1, 16 August 1943--1 March 1945, 12 pp. Anon. N.p., 1945. Hardcover (rebound mimeograph) 26.3 x 20 cm. NDL. This is an operational history originally classified confidential.

Izard (DD 589)

War Record of the U.S.S. Izard (DD 589), 1943-1945 (cover and top of page 1). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 13 pp., paper cover with cross-hatched gray background, 23.5 x 15.6 cm. Private collection.

Jason (ARH 1)

U.S.S. Jason in World War II (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 113 pp., manila paper cover, 28 x 21.6 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 913, Smith: 7467. NDL (rebound).

John Q. Roberts (APD 94)

The Story of the U.S.S. John Q. Roberts APD 94, Commissioned 8 March 1945. Cover: U.S.S. John Q. Roberts APD 94. Anon. Jacksonville: Douglas Printing Co., [1946?]. 14 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and anchor emblem, 28 x 20.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Advertised in All Hands July 1947. NDL.

Karnes (APA 175)

The Mighty "K": U.S.S. Karnes APA 175 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 18 leaves, soft, heavy blue paper cover with blue printing and red and blue decoration, 18.3 x 26.8 cm, photos, ports., map. NDL.

Kenneth Whiting (AV 14)

Photographed, Edited, and Published Aboard the Kenneth Whiting AV-14, 1944-1945. Cover: Life Aboard the Kenneth Whiting. Anon. Printed on board [1946?]. 25 leaves, soft cover with photo of Whiting and red printing on red background, 26 x 20.7 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Kenton (PA 122)

The Mighty "K": Photographic History of the U.S.S. Kenton and Its Personnel (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 22 leaves, softcover with blue and white printing and photo of Kenton in background, 27 x 34 cm, photos, ports., map, officer roster. NDL.

Kershaw (APA 176)

Log of U.S.S. Kershaw APA 176. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 32 pp., photos, ship's history. This citation was taken from NDL card file although copy could not be located in NDL. No other known reference.

Kwajalein (CVE 98)

Kwaja-Lines: First Anniversary, USS Kwajalein CVE 98, June 7 '44-June 7 '45 (cover). Anon. Printed on board 1945. 16 pp., softcover, 23.5 x 15.9 cm, photos. Private collection.

The U.S.S. Kwajalein CVE 98: 100,000 Miles Under the Keel During World War II (cover). Anon. Printed on board [1945?]. 5 pp., paper cover, 28 x 21.6 cm. Private collection.

Lake Champlain (CV 39)

Farewell to the Great Lake: USS Lake Champlain, the Anniversary and Inactivation Issue (cover). Anon. New York: Anchor Printing, [1947?]. 16 leaves, paper cover, 27 x 20.5 cm, photos, list of plank owners. Dornbusch 1950: 919, Smith: 7486. USNA (rebound).

Lander (APA 178)

USS Lander, 1945 (cover). Ens. B. K. Isaacs, Jr., USNR, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 57 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with title and shield printed in gold, 20 x 24.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 920, Smith: 7489. NDL, NWC, NYPL, USNA.

Lanier (APA 125)

Sea Goin' Memories: U.S.S. Lanier U.S. Navy Attack Transport APA 125, 22 December 1944-1 November 1945. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 112 pp., heavy blue paper cover printed in dark blue, red, and yellow, spiral binding, 30.5 x 23 cm, photos, port., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 921, Smith: 7497. NDL, USNA.

LaSalle (AP 102)

U.S.S. LaSalle Family Album. Cover: U.S.S. LaSalle. SoM3c D. L. Moore, ed. Seattle: Metropolitan Press, [1946?]. 31 pp., light blue paper cover with dark blue printing and photo of ship, 26.2 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

LCI 542

History of U.S.S. LCI 542, 1943þ1945. Frederick R. Van Vechten, Jr., USNR, (inactive). [New York: C.P. Young Co.] [1946?]. 36 pp., gray paper cover with black printing, 23.5 x 15.6 cm, photos, roster. NDL.

Leary (DD 879)

Copy in Navy Department Library. Author has not seen and has no details. No other reference.

Lejeune (AP 74)

USS Lejeune (AP-74). Anon. Tacoma, Wash.: M. D. Boland, [1947?]. 9 leaves, 22 x 28 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 922, Smith: 7504. NDL.

Lenoir (AKA 74)

War History, USS Lenoir AKA 74, December 31, 1944 to November 4, 1945. Lt. D. O. Grossman, USNR. N.p., 1945. 20 leaves, printed on one side only, 33 cm, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 923, Smith: 7507. NYPL (film). This is a typewritten manuscript, probably reproduced by mimeograph.

Lexington (CV 16)

Tarawa to Tokyo, 1943-46. Lt. (jg) C. R. Million and Lt. (jg) S. E. Whicher, eds. [Los Angeles: Standard Lithographic Co.], 1945. 83 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 28.3 x 21.7 cm, photos, ports., map on endsheets and loose maps, 48.2 x 63.8 cm map of the Pacific Theater, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 926, Smith: 7522. NSP, PNAM, USNA.

The Blue Ghost: A Photographic Log and Personal Narrative of the U.S.S. Lexington in Combat Operation. Capt. Edward Steichen, USNR (Ret.). New York: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1947. 149 pp., blue hardcover, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 925, Smith: 7817, Zeigler: 2690. NDL, private collection.

Leyte (CV 32)

Shakedown Cruise United States Ship Leyte CV-32, August- December 1946. Cover: U.S.S. Leyte CV32. Lt. Comdr. O. E. Sporrer, USN, ed. Atlanta: Albert Love Enterprises (publisher), Foot & Davies (printer), [1947?]. 100 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 31 x 23 cm, photos, ports., map. USNA. This is the first cruise book for this World War II-constructed ship commissioned soon after the war.

Little Rock (CL 92)

The "Arkansas Traveler": U.S.S. Little Rock, 1945- 1947. Ens. C. L. Beach, ed. New York: Paramount Printing & Publishing Co., 1947. 32 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Little Rock, 28.5 x 21.7 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Advertised in All Hands February 1948. NDL, private collection. This is the first cruise book for this World War II-constructed ship commissioned in June 1945.

Louisville (CA 28)

Lady Lou. Cover: 1944. Anon. N.p., 1944. 16 leaves, blue hardcover with silhouette of CA 38 and gold printing, spiral binding, 22.2 x 28.3 cm, photos, ports., map. NSP.

Man of War: Log of the United States Heavy Cruiser Louisville. Cover: Man of War. Anon. Philadelphia: Dunlap Printing Co., 1946. 219 pp., embossed brown hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Louisville, 31.3 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 927, Smith: 7534, Zeigler: 2631. NDL, NSP, NWC.

Lowry (DD 770)

United States Ship Lowry (DD-770): Leyte, Mindoro, Lingayan, Iwo Jima, Tokyo Raid, Okinawa, Occupation of Japan. Cover: Lowry Scrap Book, 1944-45. Anon. N.p., [1947?]. 41 leaves, blue hardcover with white printing, 27.5 x 21 cm, photos, ports., maps. Dornbusch 1950: 928, Smith: 7536. NDL, NWC, USNA..

LSM 267

The Cruise of The LSM 267 (cover). Robert P. Langlangs and staff. Elmira, N.Y.: Quality Printers, [1946?]. 32 pp., orange hardcover with black printing, 28 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map. NDL (photocopy).

LST 471

The United States Ship Landing Ship Tank 471. Cover: The Fightin' 471. Anon. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, [1946?]. 10 leaves, blue hardcover with black printing and silhouette of LST, 28.3 x 21.9 cm, photos, ports., large folding map tipped in. Dornbusch 1950: 915, Smith: 7484. NDL, NYPL.

LST 491

The Ol' Double Trouble. Cover: The Ol' Double Trouble USS LST 491. Lt. James W. Knox, USNR. Pittsburgh: R. T. Lewis Co., 1949. 56 pp., blue and white hardcover with blue printing and drawing of LST 491, 22.2 x 14.5 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 916, Smith: 7482. Private collection.

LST 511

Turn to: USS LST 511, United States Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force. Cover: USS LST 511, Turn To'. Anon. N.p., December 1945. 10 leaves, blue softcover with silver printing, 23.4 x 15.7 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

LST 530

Log of the LST 530. Cover: Log of the LST 530, Lt. Comdr. Anthony D. Duke, Commanding. Lt. Comdr. Anthony Drexel Duke, ed. New York: Phillip Andrews Publishing Co., 1945. 16 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and spiral binding, 23.5 x 31 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 917, Smith: 7243. NDL.

LST 533

United States Ship Landing Ship Tanks 533: Ship History (December 1943 to April 1953) (cover). Lt. E. C. Ross, USNR. N.p., [1953?]. 15 pp., yellow paper cover with photo of LST 533, stapled binding, 26.5 x 20.2 cm, photos, ports. USNA.

LST 692

The Flatbottom U.S.S. LST 692 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 14 leaves, blue, yellow, and gray softcover with black printing and photo of ship, 26 x 20.5 cm, photos, map. Dornbusch 1950: 918, Smith: 7485. NDL.

LST 925

A Little Bit of Nonsense. Cover: LST 925. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 26 pp., buff softcover with blue printing, 23.2 x 15.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

Ludlow (DD 438)

U.S.S. Ludlow (DD 438): "She's Been Around". Anon. N.p., 1946. 36 pp., plus 6 unnumbered pp., blue softcover with dark blue printing, 27.7 x 21.9 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 929, Smith: 7538. NDL.

Lunga Point (CVE 94)

U.S.S. Lunga Point CVE 94: A Pictorial Log Covering the Ship's Career in the War Against the Axis, 14 May 1944-14 May 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Lunga Point, Department of the Navy, 14 May 1944 to 14 May 1945. Lt. S. Linton Smith, USNR, ed. Raleigh, N.C.: Edwards & Broughton Co., [1945?]. 240 pp., maroon hardcover with gold printing and embossed emblem, 31.2 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 930, Smith: 7803. NDL, NYPL, PNAM, TIL.

Macomb (DD 458) and (DMS 23)

History of the U.S.S. Macomb DD 458-DMS 23, September 1941- September 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Macomb, 1941-1945. Anon. Baltimore: Horn-Shafer Co., [1945?]. 82 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of DD 458, 27.2 x 19.9 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 931, Smith: 7543. NDL, NYPL.

Madison (DD 425)

The Unofficial Story of the Destroyer USS Madison. Cover: There Was A Ship. Anon. [Philadelphia: George H. Buchanan Co.], [1945?]. 16 leaves, buff paper cover with black title and reproduction of watercolor painting of DD 425, 25.4 x 19.4 cm, one photo, drawings. Dornbusch 1950: 932, Smith: 7560. NDL, NYPL (film).

Makassar Strait (CVE 91)

U.S.S. Makassar Strait on Her Maiden Crossing of the Equator on 14 October 1944 in World War II. Anon. N.p., October 1944. 37 pp., blue-gray softcover, 20 x 26.3 cm, photos, ports., partial roster. NDL (missing cover).

U.S.S. Makassar Strait. Cover: The Mighty Mac' (CVE-91). Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 36 leaves, red hardcover with title and decoration printed in silver, 27 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 933, Smith: 7562. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Makin Island (CVE 93)

The Escort Carriers in Action: The Story--In Pictures--of the Escort Carrier Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (cover). Supplement for U.S.S. Makin Island (CVE-93) (on page 185). Comdr. Price Gilbert, Jr., USNR. Atlanta: Ruralist Press, 1946. 184 pp. plus Makin Island Supplement of 43 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 31.1 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NSP, USNA. See Naval Aviation Section for the version of this book on escort carrier operations without the Makin Island Supplement.

Marcus Island (CVE 77)

U.S.S. Marcus Island CVE 77. Cover: U.S.S. Marcus Island. Lt. (jg) D. G. Lannamann, USNR, et al. eds. San Diego: Arts & Craft Press, [1946?]. 48 leaves, blue flexible cover with gold printing and silhouette of CVE 77, 31 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., roster. Private collection.

Marquette (AKA 95)

The Long Way Home or We've Been Around: Being a Chronicle of the First Cruise of the U.S.S. Marquette from New York, New York on 1 July 1945 to Norfolk, Virginia on 19 April 1946. Cover: The Long Way Home: U.S.S. Marquette. K. W. Vining, CY. Norfolk: Eugene L. Graves, June 1946. 73 pp., gray hardcover with gold-embossed shield and red printing, 23.6 x 15.9 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 934, Smith: 7567. NDL.

Maryland (BB 46)

U.S.S. Maryland 1941-1945 (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, 1946. 51 pp., blue hardcover with embossed title and gold Navy seal, 27.2 x 19.6 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 935, Smith: 7572. NDL, NWC, USNA.

Massachusetts (BB 59)

A Pictorial History of the U.S.S. Massachusetts. Cover: U.S.S. Massachusetts, April 1942-August 1945. Anon. [San Antonio, Tex.: Universal] [1945?]. 126 pp., embossed blue hardcover with title and Massachusetts silhouette in silver, 28.6 x 22.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 936, Smith: 7574. MSL, NDL, NSP, NWC, NYPL, USNA.

Mayflower (WPE 183)

U.S.S. Mayflower. Edwin A. Falk. New York: Benj. H. Tyrrel, [1946?]. 71 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 24 x 16 cm, photos, USNA.

Mayo (DD 422)

War Cruise, USS Mayo. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 55 pp., 22 x 28 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 937, Smith: 7575. NDL.

McNair (DD 679)

History of the U.S.S. McNair, Commissioned December 30, 1943. Cover: U.S.S. McNair (DD 679). Anon. San Francisco: Haywood H. Hunt, February 1946. 24 leaves, blue softcover with dark blue printing and silhouette of DD 679, 26 x 17.5 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

Meade (DD 602)

The Album of USS Meade. Cover: USS Meade. Lt. (jg) Harry Greenspan, ed. N.p., [1945?]. 72 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with embossed ship silhouette, 27.2 x 21 cm, photos, ports., 48.7 x 44 cm map folded in pocket in back of book. Dornbusch 1950: 938, Smith: 7343, NDL.

Mellena (AKA 32)

Mellena Days (AKA 32) (cover). Anon. Portland, Oreg.: T. G. Merkley Co., [1945?]. 47 leaves, 29 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 939, Smith: 7580. No known copy location.

Melvin (DD 680)

Story of U.S.S. Melvin, Commissioned November 24, 1943. Cover: This Is Our Story. Anon. San Francisco: Heywood H. Hunt, 1945. 43 pp., photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 940, Smith: 7581. NDL, NSP, NYPL (film).

Memphis (CL 13)

U.S.S. Memphis CL 13, 1942-1945 (cover). Lt. Walter O. Severson USNR, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 12 leaves, blue softcover with dark blue printing and photo of CL 13 in background, 29.8 x 22.5 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 941, Smith: 7582. NDL.

Meriwether (APA 203)

The Mighty "M". Cover: U.S.S. Meriwether APA 203, 1944-45. Lt. (jg) Clark F. Woodard, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 60 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and shield, 28.6 x 22.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 942, Smith: 7584. NDL.

Miami (CL 89)

The Story of the United States Ship Miami (CL89). Cover: U.S.S. Miami. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, 1946. 47 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of cruiser, 31 x 23 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 943, Smith: 7585. NDL, USNA.

Minneapolis (CA 36)

The "Minnie" or The War Cruise of the U.S.S. Minneapolis. A. T. Luey and H. P. Bruvold. Elkhart, Ind.: Bell Printing Co., 1946. 126 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 22.7 x 15.7 cm, photos, map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 944, Smith: 7539, Zeigler: 2633. NDL, NYPL, TIL, USNA. This cruise book was reprinted about 1987 and contains some extra material not in the original 1946 printing.

Mississippi (BB 41)

USS Mississippi: War Record, 1941-1945. Cover: USS Mississippi, 1941-1945. Anon. Baltimore and New York: Thomsen- Ellis-Hutton Co., [1946?]. 126 pp., black hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of bow view of BB 41, 31 x 23 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 945, Smith: 7593. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

U.S.S. Mississippi 1945. Anon. N.p., 1945. 14 leaves, gray and green softcover with black printing and photo of BB 41, 26.9 x 21 cm, photos, ports. NDL.

Missouri (BB 63)

The History of U.S.S. Missouri. Cover: USS Missouri. Anon. Atlanta: Albert Love Enterprises, [1945?]. 59 leaves, blue hardcover with embossed title and gold-embossed reproduction of surrender plaque, 31 x 23 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 946, Smith: 7594. NDL, NYPL, TIL, USNA, WCL.

Mobile (CL 63)

The Story of a Ship: USS Mobile and the Men Who Fought Her. Cover: USS Mobile (CL 63). Anon. Long Beach: Greens, 1945. 80 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CL 63, 21 x 26 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 947, Smith: 7598. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

The Mighty Mo. Cover: CL 63. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 50 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 16.7 x 24.6 cm, photos, ports. USNA.

Monterey (CVL 26)

"History of the U.S.S. Monterey, 17 June 1943 to 2 September 1945." Anon. Unpublished typescript in three parts. Part I: Chronology; Part II: Narrative. Part III: Appendices. Various pagings. 26.5 x 19 cm. NDL. Rebound in blue hardcover.

Montpelier (CL 57)

War Diary of CL 57, U.S.S. Montpelier, September 1942-December 1945. Cover: "Mighty Monty." Lt. J. B. Cralle, USNR, and Ens. J. R. Chadwick, USNR, eds. [New York: Robert E. Kelly Publishing Co.], December 1945. 39 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and photo of Montpelier pasted on, 20.3 x 26.7 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 948, Smith: 7604. NWC, NYPL, USNA.

Montrose (APA 212)

The 212 (cover). Anon. Mare Island, Calif.: Autumn 1945. 31 leaves, green paper cover with black printing, 26.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NYPL.

Mount McKinley (AGC 7)

First Cruise of the "Mighty Mac" USS Mount McKinley, 1944-1945. Cover: First Cruise of the "Mighty Mac". Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 24 leaves, gray and white softcover with white printing, 28 x 21.6 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 949, Smith: 7613. NDL.

Second Cruise of the "Mighty Mac" USS Mount McKinley: Occupation of Japan, September-November 1945. Anon. N.p., 1945. 12 leaves, softcover, 27.4 x 20.5 cm. Smith: 7614. NDL.

Third Cruise of the "Mighty Mac": Far Eastern Commission, December 1945-February 1946. Anon. N.p., 1946. 12 leaves, softcover, 27.4 x 20.5 cm. NDL.

Fourth Cruise of the "Mighty Mac": Operation Crossroads. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 22 leaves, softcover, 27.4 x 20.5 cm. NDL.

Mount Vernon (AP 22)

United States Ship Mount Vernon, a Navy Transport. Cover: U.S.S. Mount Vernon. Anon. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co., 1946. 52 leaves, blue hardcover with gold-embossed printing, 27.5 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., loose 25.3 x 70.8 cm map. Dornbusch 1950: 950, Smith: 7615. NDL, private collection.

Mountrail (APA 213)

U.S.S. Mountrail APA 213: November 16, 1944 to December 1, 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Mountrail APA 213. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 38 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 28.4 x 22.1 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 951, Smith: 7616. NDL, private collection.

Napa (APA 157)

Napalogue. Anon. Berkeley: Lederer Street & Zeus Co., 1946. 107 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and ship in background, 27.5 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 952, Smith: 7619, Zeigler: 2651. MSL, NDL, USNA.

Nashville (CL 43)

Your Ship, the Nashville, 1942-45. Cover: U.S.S. Nashville. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 124 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 12.3 x 17.2 cm, photos, map. Dornbusch 1950: 953, Smith: 7620. NDL.

Natoma Bay (CVE 62)

"History of U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE-62), October 1945." Anon. N.p., n.d. 54 pp. NDL. This is a typed manuscript and was stamped "Confidential" when originally issued. It is an official operational report, not a cruise book.

Neshoba (APA 216)

The History of the U.S.S. Neshoba. Cover: U.S.S. Neshoba. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1946?]. 58 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with title and silhouette of APA 216, 20.5 x 27 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 954, Smith: 7631. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Nevada (BB 36)

USS Nevada, 1916-1946. Cover: USS Nevada. Lt. (jg) W. S. Wyatt, USNR, ed. San Francisco: James H. Barry Co., [1946?]. 196 pp., brown hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Nevada, 31 x 23.7 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 955, Smith: 7632. NDL, private collection.

New Jersey (BB 62)

War Log, USS New Jersey, 1943-1945. Cover: War Log, USS New Jersey. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 96 pp., gray and blue hardcover with blue printing and gray silhouette of New Jersey, 27.5 x 20.4 cm, photos, ports., map, officers roster. Dornbusch 1950: 956, Smith: 7634. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

New Kent (APA 217)

U.S.S. New Kent APA 217 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 20 leaves, 28 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 957, Smith: 7635. NDL.

New Orleans (CA 32)

The No Boat: The Unfinished Story of the U.S.S. New Orleans. Lt. Clyde Carters, Jr. Berkeley: James J. Gillick & Co., [1945?]. 14 leaves, 22.0 x 14.0 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 958, Smith: 7179. NDL (rebound), NYPL (film).

New York (BB 34)

The History of the U.S.S. New York BB-34. Cover: USS New York BB 34. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1947?]. 112 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with white printing and silhouette of BB 34, 20.5 x 27 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. USNA.

Nicholas (DD 449)

U.S.S. Nicholas (DD 449) Destroyer. Cover: U.S.S. Nicholas. Anon. Rochester, New York: Cohber Press, 1946. 55 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of DD 449, 28.5 x 21.5 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 959, Smith: 7641. NYPL, USNA.

Nitro (AE 2)

USS Nitro: A Chronological Story of the Cruise, April 44 to August 45 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 9 leaves, white paper cover with drawing of ship and title printed in black, 23 x 20.5 cm, drawings, map, roster. NDL.

Noble (APA 218)

The Story of a Good Ship: U.S.S. Noble (APA 218), 1944- 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Noble (APA 218). Anon. N.p., [1947?]. 42 pp., blue hardcover with gold-embossed title, 28 x 20 cm, photos, ports., map, roster, chronology of Pacific service. Dornbusch 1950: 960, Smith: 7642. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

North Carolina (BB 55)

The Showboat: BB 55 U.S.S. North Carolina. Cover: The Showboat. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 72 leaves, blue hardcover with gold background for printing, 27.8 x 21.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 961, Smith: 7649. NDL, NYPL NWC, USNA.

Oberon (AKA 14)

War Diary of the U.S.S. Oberon. Anon. Seattle, Wash.: Frank McCaffrey Co., [1945?]. 16 leaves, 24 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 963, Smith: 7653. NDL.

Oconto (APA 187)

Cruise Book: USS Oconto APA-187, 1944-46 (cover). Anon. Portland, Oreg: T. G. Merkley, [1946?]. 56 leaves, blue hardcover with title and silhouette of APA 187 printed in gold, 22 x 28 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 964, Smith: 7654. NDL, USNA.

Oglethorpe (AKA 100)

Log of U.S.S. Oglethorpe. Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 27 leaves, 19 x 26 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 965, Smith: 7657. NDL.

Okaloosa (APA 219)

U.S.S. Okaloosa (APA-219) (cover). Anon. Tacoma, Wash.: Johnson Cox Co., [1945?]. 6 leaves, buff softcover with black printing and ship photo of ship, spiral binding, 22 x 28 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 966, Smith: 7658. NDL, NYPL.

Oklahoma City (CL 91)

The Yearling: A Pictorial History of the First Year in the Life of the United States Ship Oklahoma City, December 1944- December 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Oklahoma City. Anon. Rochester, N.Y.: DuBois Press, [1946?]. 185 pp., blue hardcover with gold-embossed printing and Indian shield, 27.5 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1482, Smith: 7659. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Otus (AS 20)

The Story of the USS Otus. Cover: Otus Odyssey. Chaplain E. I. Van Antwerp, USNR, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 47 leaves, blue hardcover with silver printing and emblem, 27.3 x 20 cm, photos, ports., roster. Private collection.

Panamint (AGC 13)

The U.S.S. Panamint: Amphibious Force Flagship 13, Her Voyage and Her Mission, World War II. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 36 leaves, photos. Dabney Catalogue 352: 445. No known copy location.

Panamint Parade of the Bikini Bums. Cover: Panamint Parade. Anon. N.p., 1946. 44 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 26.7 x 21 cm, photos, port, map, passenger list. Private collection. This is a post-WW II book covering the Bikini atomic bomb tests shortly after the close of WW II.

Pasadena (CL 65)

CL-65 U.S.S. Pasadena (cover). Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1945?]. 38 leaves, 20 x 27 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 967, Smith: 7675. NDL.

Pelias (AS 14)

Saga of the U.S.S. Pelias Submarine Tender (AS-14). Anon. San Francisco: Schwabacher-Frey Co., 1946. 24 leaves, heavy buff paper cover with blue printing and photograph of AS 14, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, photos, ports. NDL (photocopy), SFM.

Pennsylvania (BB 38)

War History of the U.S.S. Pennsylvania (BB 38). Cover: War History of the USS Pennsylvania. Lt. Clifton Cates, Jr., USN. Published by Ship's Welfare Fund. Seattle: Metropolitan Press, [1946?]. 66 pp., heavy blue paper cover with black printing and silhouette of BB 38, spiral binding, 30.5 x 23 cm, photos, ports., maps, list of dead. Dornbusch 1950: 968, Smith: 7182. NDL, NWC, NYPL, USNA.

Pensacola (CA 24)

USS Pensacola CA-24, 1929 thru 1946. Cover: U.S.S. Pensacola. Anon. San Francisco: Phillips & Van Orden Co., 1946. 108 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Pensacola, 28.5 x 22 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 969, Smith: 7682, Zeigler: 2660. NDL, NWC, NYPL, USNA.

Phelps (DD 360)

History of USS Phelps (DD 360), 1936-1945. Cover: USS Phelps DD 360 History. Lt. Roger E. Jones, USN (ret.), ed. N.p., [1946?]. 345 pp., white softcover with red and black printing and picture of Phelps with dates 1936-1945 and motto in English and Latin, 21.6 x 28 cm. NWC.

Philippine Sea (CV 47)

The Story of the U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47). Cover: The U.S.S. Philippine Sea, 1946-1948. Anon. N.p., [1948?]. 56 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and embossed silhouette of CV 47, 31.2 x 23.6 cm, photos, ports., map. NDL, PNAM, USNA. Part of wartime construction, CV 47 was commissioned shortly after WW II ended. This is the first cruise book for CV 47.

Pickens (APA 190)

The Story of the Pickens APA 190, September 1944-April 1946. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 23 pp. Smith: 7688. No known copy location.

Pittsburgh (CA 72)

Unofficial Log of the USS Pittsburgh: Boston-Panama-Jamaica- Miami-New York, Twelfth of January to Twentieth of January, 1945. Cover: Over the Bounding Main. Anon. N.p., [1945?], flexible blue cover with black printing, spiral binding, 29.2 x 22.9 cm, photos, ports., drawings. NDL.

Pocomoke (AV 9)

History of USS Pocomoke (AV-9) (Large Seaplane Tender), From 28 April 1941 to 2 September 1945 (cover). Anon. Printed on board November 1945. 5 pp., printed on one side of sheet only, buff softcover with black printing and photo of AV 9, 26.3 x 19.8 cm, photos, ports., map, chronology and history. NDL.

Pondera (APA 191)

U.S.S. Pondera (APA-191). Cover: U.S.S. Pondera APA 191, 1944-46. Anon. San Diego: Frye & Smith, March 1946. 58 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and emblem, 28.6 x 22 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 970, Smith: 7691, Zeigler: 2661. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Quincy (CA 71)

Odyssey of the U.S.S. Quincy. Cover: Odyssey: U.S.S. Quincy. Lt. (jg) W. E. Jessup, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 111 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and Navy Department seal, 28.7 x 22.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 971, Smith: 7710. NDL, TIL, USNA.

Randolph (CV 15)

The Gangway: A Pictorial History of the U.S.S. Randolph's First Year at Sea, October 9, 1944 to October 9, 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Randolph. Lt. Jack Herod, ed. N.p., 1946. 80 leaves, maroon hardcover with embossed title and gold-embossed emblem, 31 x 23 cm, photos, ports., maps, roster. NDL, NSP, NYPL, USNA.

Razorback (SS 394)

U.S.S. Razorback SS 394. Lt. Aubrey, ed. N.p., [1945?]. 31 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and emblem, 30.8 x 23 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 972, Smith: 7718. NDL, USNA.

Register (APD 92)

Advertised in All Hands, July 1947. No other reference.

Remey (DD 688)

A Record of the Service of the U.S.S. Remey Consisting of Copies of Letters, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs Regarding this Ship From Her Launching to the Close of World War II. Assembled by Charles Mason Remey. Washington: Charles Mason Remey, [1947?]. 59 leaves, typed on one side of leaf only, flexible brown binder, 28 x 21.7 cm, photos, ports. NYPL. This is not a true cruise book, but a scrapbook and brief history of USS Remey put together by Charles Remey. Few copies were made; the NYPL copy is No. 5.

Reno (CL 96)

U.S.S. Reno (cover). Anon. San Francisco: Carlisle, [1945?]. 28 leaves, blue hardcover with title and decoration printed in gold, 28 x 21.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL, USNA.

Renville (APA 227)

The United States Ship Renville APA 227. Cover: U.S.S. Renville. Ens. Oscar Lax, ed. N.p., January 1946. Blue softcover with title and eagle printed in gold, 22 x 14.5 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL, USNA.

Richard P. Leary (DD 664)

Log of the U.S.S. Richard P. Leary. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. Unpaged, blue hardcover, 23.5 x 18 cm. USNA.

Richmond (CL 9)

U.S.S. Richmond in the Pacific War. Anon. Philadelphia: Allen Lane & Scott, December 1945. 10 leaves, heavy paper cover with printing in green and black and photo of CL 9, spiral binding, 28.5 x 22 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 973, Smith: 7730. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Ringgold (DD 500)

The Officers and Men of the U.S.S. Ringgold Bid You a Cordial Welcome and Offer You This Booklet. Anon. Printed on board October 1945. 14 pp. Smith: 7732. No known copy location. This is not a true cruise book, but a visitor's brochure.

Rodman (DMS 21)

War History of the U.S.S. Rodman (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 47 pp., buff paper cover with black printing and photo of DMS 21, 13.4 x 20 cm, photos, map, roster. NDL.

Sacramento (PG 19)

NDL. This is not a WW II book. It covers a 1939 homeward cruise from the Orient to New York via Suez.

Saint Croix (APA 231)

U.S.S. Saint Croix APA 231, 1944-1945. Anon. Portland, Oreg: T. G. Merkley Co., [1945?]. 48 pp., blue paper cover with gold printing and emblem, 28 x 21.7 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 974, Smith: 7754. NDL.

St. Louis (CL 49)

The Lucky Lou CL 49: The Saga of the Lucky Lou. Anon. San Francisco: Allied Photographic, 1945. 61 leaves, blue hardcover with gold-embossed letters. Private collection.

Saint Paul (CA 73)

The War Cruise of the U.S.S. Saint Paul. Comdr. Thomas H. Suddath, USN, and Lt. Comdr. Stanley T. Dommer, USNR, eds. N.p., [1945?]. 96 pp., blue hardcover with title printed in gold, 28 x 18.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 975, Smith: 7831. NDL, USNA.

Saipan (CVL 48)

The First Hitch: A History of the First Year in the Life and Times of the United States Ship Saipan CVL-48 From July 1946 to July 1947. Cover: U.S.S. Saipan 1946þ1947. Chaplain Alden A. Read and CPhoM Cecil P. Free, eds. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing, [1947?]. 176 pp., blue hardcover with title and ship silhouette embossed in gold, 27 x 20 cm, photos, ports., map. NDL, USNA. This is the first cruise book of a ship built in the war program and completed shortly after WW II.

Salt Lake City (CA 25)

The Story of the U.S.S. Salt Lake City, 1929 to 1946. Cover: USS Salt Lake City. Anon. Long Beach: Green's, 1946. 72 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 23.6 x 16.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 976, Smith: 7755. NDL, NSP.

Samuel N. Moore (DD 747)

War Record, U.S.S. Samuel N. Moore, Destroyer Division 122. Cover: U.S.S. Samuel N. Moore, Destroyer-747, 24 June 1944-15 August 1945, War Record Book. Lt. (jg) W. G. Solum, USNR, ed. YM2c William Robert Hoke, publisher, [1945?]. 27 pp., heavy paper cover with blue printing and photograph of ship, 27.2 x 20.6 cm, photos, map. NDL.

San Diego (CL 53)

U.S.S. San Diego Cruiser. Cover: U.S.S. San Diego, World War II. , Ens. Peter J. Firra, ed. Berkeley: Lederer Street & Zeus, [1946?]. 127 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CL 53, 27.4 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NDL, USNA.

San Francisco (CA 38)

One Ship, U.S.S. San Francisco, The Crew's Cruise Book. Cover: U.S.S. San Francisco, One Ship. Anon. San Francisco: Crocker Union Lithography Co., 1945. 41 leaves, blue and gray hardcover with silhouette of CA 38 and Golden Gate Bridge, 22.1 x 28.3 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 977, Smith: 7756. NDL, USNA (rebound).

San Jacinto (CVL 30)

A Short History of the U.S.S. San Jacinto, 3 May 1944-14 September 1945. Anon. San Francisco: Merrill Reed, [1945?]. 77 pp., blue hardcover with title printed in gold, 28 x 21.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster, award roster. Dornbusch 1950: 978, Smith: 7757. NDL, USNA.

San Juan (CL 54)

USS San Juan. Cover: Panther Strikes USS San Juan. E. G. Hines, USNR. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co. (not noted in NYPL copy), [1946?]. 53 leaves, cream hardcover with orange and black printing and logo, 28 x 20.9 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 979, Smith: 7405. NYPL, USNA (rebound).

San Saba (APA 232)

The San Saba: U.S.S. San Saba (APA 232) (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 16 leaves, gray paper cover with black printing, 20 x 28 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 980, Smith: 7758. NDL.

Sanborn (APA 193)

U.S.S. Sanborn (cover). Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 48 leaves, heavy blue paper cover with gold printing and silhouettes of ship, spiral binding, 27 x 21.2 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 980A, Smith: 7759. NDL, NYPL.

Sangamon (CVE 26)

The Story of the U.S.S. Sangamon: An Oil Can With Wings. Cover: U.S.S. Sangamon. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1945?]. 64 leaves, blue hardcover with gold lettering and red and gold logo of flying oil can, 22.9 x 30.6 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 981, Smith: 7760, NDL, PNAM.

Santa Fe (CL 60)

The U.S.S. Santa Fe: A Pictorial Record of a Light Cruiser During the War Years, 1942-1945. Cover: U.S.S. Santa Fe CL- 60. Lt. (jg) Forrest W. Voss and Ens. Lewis A. Kremer, eds. Chicago: Rogers Printing Co., [1946?]. 169 pp., blue hardcover with gold-embossed title and emblem, 31.1 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 982, Smith: 7947. NDL, PNAM, USNA.

Saratoga (CV 3)

Sara: The Story of the U.S.S. Saratoga. Lt. B. J. Richards, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 173 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CV 3, 23.5 x 30.5 cm, photos, ports., 55.8 x 74.2 cm map inserted loosely. Dornbusch 1950: 983, Smith: 7761, Zeigler: 2671. NDL, PNAM, USNA (rebound).

Saufley (DD 465)

U.S.S. Saufley (DD 465): Her Story (cover). Anon. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, [1946?]. 53 pp., orange softcover with black printing and silhouette of destroyer, 17.6 x 12.5 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 984, Smith: 7762. NDL.

Savo Island (CVE 78)

Battle Baby: A Pictorial History of the Escort Carrier USS Savo Island (CVE 78). Cover: 125,000 Miles of Pacific Hell and History: A Pictorial History of the Escort Carrier U.S.S. Savo Island (CVE 78). Lt. Brantford B. Benton, ed. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., 1946. 132 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 30.8 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 985, Smith: 7763, Zeigler: 2675. NDL.

Seahorse (SS 304)

Logbook of the Second War Patrol. 140 pp., Beachcomber Books, Cortaro, Arizona Catalogue of November 1985. No known copy location. Author has not seen this book and there is a question as to whether it is a cruise book.

Shamrock Bay (CVE 84)

"The Mighty Rock": The Story of the USS Shamrock Bay CVE 84. Cover: USS Shamrock Bay CVE 84. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publisher, 1946. 95 pp., green hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 27 x 19.5 cm, photos, port., map. Dabney Catalogue 324, November 1988. Private collection.

Shangri-la (CV 38)

Shangri-la to Bikini. E. G. Hines. N.p., [1946?]. 127 pp., blue hardcover with embossed title, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 987, Smith: 7406. NDL.

Shannon (DM 25)

Saga Shannon: The Story of the USS Shannon DM 25 in Action, 1944-1945. Cover: Saga Shannon, 1944þ1946: USS Shannon DM 25. John Noyes. New York: J. Curtis Blue, [1945?]. 80 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration of mine and chain, 31.2 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., maps, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 988, Smith: 7652, Zeigler: 2655. NDL, NYPL.

Shea (DM 30)

The Fighting Story of the Shootin' Shea: A Complete Review of the U.S.S. Shea DM 30 and the Thrilling Part She and Her Valiant Crew Played in Bringing About Our Greatest Victory (cover). James E. T. Carrigan, ed. New York: Collinson & Klingman, [1945?]. 48 pp., white paper cover with blue and red printing, 27.5 x 23 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 989, Smith: 7780. NDL, NYPL.

Sheliak (AKA 62)

U.S.S. Sheliak, Commissioned 1 Dec. 1944 (cover). George Downing, ed. San Francisco: Hooper Printing Co., [1946?]. 32 pp., hardcover with silver printing and photograph of AKA 62, 29.8 x 22.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Private collection.

Siboney (CVE 112)

Siboney News: Souvenir Edition, 14 May 1945þ23 January 1946 (cover). Chaplain R. G. Massengale, ed. N.p., 1946. 6 leaves, paper cover with black printing and photograph of CVE 112, 15.3 x 22.9 cm, photos, ports., map. Private collection.

Sierra (AD 18)

USS Sierra, Destroyer Tender, March 1944 to March 1946 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 24 leaves, gray paper cover with black printing and silhouette of Sierra, 26.3 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map. NDL.

Sitkoh Bay (CVE 86)

U.S.S. Sitkoh Bay CVE 86, 1945 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 28 leaves, blue and white hardcover with printing in white and blue and bow view of CVE 86, 28 x 21.7 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 991, Smith: 7796. NYPL.

Smith (DD 378)

The Wartime Cruise of the U.S.S. Smith: DD 378 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 48 pp., blue hardcover with title printed in gold, 28.5 x 22.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dabney Catalogue 372, March 1991. NDL, USNA.

Sperry (AS 12)

A Pictorial Account of Crossin' the Line, U.S.S. Sperry (A.S. 12). Cover: Crossin' the Line, 4 December 1945, U.S.S. Sperry (AS 12) Bound From Guam, Mariana Islands to Manus, Admiralty Islands. Comdr. F. M. Gambacorta et al., eds. N.p., 1945. 13 leaves, heavy white paper cover with blue printing and decoration and photograph of AS 12, 27.5 x 21.6 cm, photos, map, roster. NDL.

Springfield (CL 66)

The Pictorial History of the USS Springfield CL-66. Cover: USS Springfield. Anon. San Angelo, Tex.: Newsfoto Publishing Co., [1947?]. 62 leaves, blue hardcover with title and gold-embossed silhouette of ship, 20.5 x 27.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 993, Smith: 7811. NDL, USNA.

Stevenson (DD 645)

USS Stevenson (DD 645), 1942-1945. Anon. Chicago: University Printing Co., [1946?]. 117 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of DD 645, spiral binding, 27.4 x 21 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 994, Smith: 7818, NDL, NYPL, USNA (rebound).

Stewart (DD 224)

"Ramp" 224 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 8 pp., heavy blue paper cover with black printing and DD 224 in background, 26.8 x 20.3 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 995, Smith: 7819. NDL, NYPL. This booklet describes the recommissioning of Stewart in the United States Navy after being captured by the Japanese in Java and spending most of WW II in the Japanese Navy.

Stormes (DD 780)

U.S.S. Stormes DD 780. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 17 leaves, 28 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 996, Smith: 7826. No known copy location.

Suwannee (CVE 27)

War Log U.S.S. Suwannee CVE 27. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?], end paper map printed by the Engineer Map Reproduction Plant. 86 pp., embossed blue hardcover, 27 x 19.4 cm, photos, map. Dornbusch 1950: 997, Smith: 7835. TIL.

Takanis Bay (CVE 89)

U.S.S. Takanis Bay. Cover: A Short History: U.S.S. Takanis Bay. Anon. Seattle: Sterling Engraving Co., [1946?]. 37 leaves, light blue-gray hardcover with black printing and silhouette of CVE 89, 27.4 x 21 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 997, Smith: 7841. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Talamanca (AF 15)

History of the USS Talamanca (cover and top of page 1). Lt. (jg) Robert C. Alexander III, USNR. N.p., 1945. 10 pp., printed on one side, typewritten and mimeographed, paper cover with black printing and drawing of AF 15, 26.8 x 20.5 cm, roster. Private collection.

Tarawa (CV 40)

U.S.S. Tarawa. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 32 leaves, blue softcover with gold printing and decoration, 26 x 19 cm, photos, ports., officer's roster. Dornbusch 1950: 998, Smith: 7847. NDL, USNA (rebound).

Tate (AKA 70)

War-Time Log of the U.S.S. Tate AKA-70, 25 November 1944 to 12 December 1945. Cover: War-Time Log of the U.S.S. Tate AKA-70. Anon. Everett, Wash.: Kane and Marcus Co., [1945?]. 20 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of Tate, 26.2 x 20.9 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 999, Smith: 7848. NDL, NYPL.

Taylor (DD 468)

The U.S.S. Taylor DD-468, August 28, 1942-September 2, 1945. Cover: U.S.S. Taylor. G. M. Holstein, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 48 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and anchor, 30.9 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., map. Dabney Catalogue 380, December 1991. Private collection.

Tazewell (APA 209)

Two-O-Nine: A Ship's Biography. Cover: Two-O-Nine. HA1c Gilbert S. Mombach, ed. Published by USS Tazewell APA 209. Berkeley: Howell-North Press, [1946?]. 96 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 27.2 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dabney Catalogue 380, December 1991. Private collection.

Tennessee (BB 43)

USS Tennessee, December 7, 1941-December 7, 1945 (cover). Anon. Philadelphia: Clark Printing House, 1946. 209 pp., embossed blue hardcover with silver printing and silhouette of Tennessee, 31.2 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1000, Smith: 7849. NSP, NYPL, USNA.

Teton (AGC 14)

U.S.S. Teton (AGC-14). Cover: Teton Diary. Anon. Printed on board [1945?]. 24 leaves, 26.5 x 35 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1486, Smith: 7852. NYPL (film).

Texas (BB 35)

The United States Ship Texas in World War II: A Pictorial Review of the Accomplishments of the Thirty-One Year Old Battleship. Cover: The United States Ship Texas in World War II. Anon. [New York: Publishers Print Co.], 1946 copyright by Welfare Fund, USS Texas. 63 leaves, blue softcover, 21 x 26 cm, photos. Dornbusch 1950: 1001, Smith: 7853, Zeigler: 2532. NSP, USNA (rebound).

Thadeus Parker (DE 369)

U.S.S. Thadeus Parker DE-369, or Gullible's Travels. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 30 pp., 29 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1002. Smith: 7854. NDL.

Theenim (AKA 63)

Log of the U.S.S. Theenim Anon. N.p. [1945?]. 12 leaves, blue softcover with gold printing and Coast Guard shield, 16 x 23.9 cm, photos, ports., roster. USCGPA.

Thetis Bay (CVE 90)

U.S.S. Thetis Bay (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 18 leaves, gray paper cover with black printing and drawing of CVE 90, 20 x 28 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 1003, Smith: 7855. NDL.

Thomas Jefferson (APA 30)

In Oriental Waters: USS Thomas Jefferson (APA 30). Cover: In Oriental Waters, USS Thomas Jefferson, July-November 1945. Lt. (jg) W. H. Rogers, ed. N.p., published by Ship's Welfare Department, 1945. 16 pp., heavy buff paper cover with brown printing and silhouette of APA 30, 27 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports. NDL.

Pacific Islands Peoples and Crossing the Equator, USS Thomas Jefferson (APA 30). Cover: A War Cruise of the Pacific, USS Thomas Jefferson, January 1945-July 1945. Anon. N.p., published by Ship's Welfare Department, 1945. 17 leaves, blue softcover with black printing, 26.7 x 20.4 cm, photos, ports., Antheil Book Catalogue, July 1982. NDL.

Thorn (DD 647)

USS Thorn DD 647: War Record and History, April 1943-March 1946. Cover: USS Thorn DD 647. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 53 pp., blue hardcover with printing in gold, 28.5 x 21.5 cm, photos, ports., map, list of plank owners. Dornbusch 1950: 1004, Smith: 7861. NDL, USNA.

Ticonderoga (CV 14)

USS Ticonderoga War Log, 8 May 1944 to 5 October 1945. Cover: USS Ticonderoga CV-14. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, 1946. 153 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 31.3 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster, map. Dornbusch 1950: 1005, Smith: 7864. No known copy location.

Topeka (CL 67)

The U.S.S. Topeka CL 67: The Story of a Fighting Ship and Her Fighting Men, 1944-1945. Cover: U.S.S. Topeka CL 67, 1944þ1945. Ens. H. W. Arthur. Chaplain Mitchell T. Ancher, USNR, ed. Officers and men of the USS Topeka, publisher. N.p., [1946?]. 143 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 31 x 23.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

Tulagi (CVE 72)

U.S.S. Tulagi CVE-72, 1943-1946. Anon. N.p., March 29, 1946. 34 pp., heavy blue paper cover, 20.3 x 26.7 cm, photos, ports., map. Private collection.

Tuscaloosa (CA 37)

Tuscaloosa Merry-Go-Round, 1944 (cover). Anon. Philadelphia: E. A. Wright Co., [1945?]. Heavy gray paper cover with red and black printing and map and Indian in background, 21 x 25.5 cm, photos, ports. NDL.

Valley Forge (CV 45)

U.S.S. Valley Forge World Cruise, 1947-48. Comdr. J. P. Lunger, USN, ed. N.p., [1948?]. 71 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and silhouette of CV 45, 31 x 23.6 cm, photos, ports., map. Antheil Booksellers Catalogue, January 1987. PNAM, USNA. This is the first cruise book of this ship built in the WW II shipbuilding program but completed after the war ended.

Velocity (AM 128)

Advertised in All Hands, July 1946. No known copy location.

Vicksburg (CL 86)

U.S.S. Vicksburg (CL 86) (cover). Anon. Long Beach, Calif.: Greens, [1946?]. 34 leaves, blue softcover with gold printing and silhouette of ship, 15.5 x 23 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1006, Smith: 7944. NDL, USNA.

Vincennes (CA 44) and (CL 64)

A Log of the Vincennes. Donald H. Doris. Louisville: Standard Printing, 1947. 402 pp., 23.5 x 15.0 cm, photos, ports., casualty list. Advertised in All Hands, May 1948, Smith: 7240. USNA.

Vulcan (AR 5)

Antheil Booksellers Catalogue, October 1986. No known copy location.

Wakefield (AP 21)

USS Wakefield AP-21, Operated for the U.S. Navy by the U.S. Coast Guard. Cover: U.S.S. Wakefield AP-21 War Cruise History. Anon. Philadelphia: Clark Printing House, 1946. 66 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and Coast Guard seal and campaign ribbons, 27.6 x 20.4 cm, photos, ports., map. Advertised in All Hands, January 1948. NDL, private collection.

Warren (APA 53)

U.S.S. Warren. Cover: The 53. W. J. Lugman, ed. Chicago: Suiter Craft, [1946?]. 48 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with white printing and star, 22.5 x 28 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Smith: 7960. NDL, NYPL, USNA.

Wasatch (AGC 9)

Cruise Book, USS Wasatch, 1944-45 (cover). Lt. (jg) James Conwell Welch, ed. Printed on board [1945?]. 25 leaves, paper cover with printing in purple and map of Pacific Ocean as background, 30 x 22.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1007, Smith: 7964. NDL.

Washington (BB 56)

History of the U.S.S. Washington, 1941-1946. Cover: U.S.S. Washington, 1941-1946. Lt. Comdr. R. W. Baker, USN, ed. New York: Robert W. Kelly Publishing Co., [1946?]. 119 pp., blue hardcover with title and emblem printed in gold, 27 x 20 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1008, Smith: 7081, Zeigler: 2734. NDL, NWC, NYPL, USNA.

Wasp (CV 18)

U.S.S. Wasp CV 18, (The Seventh Wasp Belonging to the United States), History (From Commissioning, 24 November 1943 to V-J Day, 2 September 1945, East Longitude Date. Cover: U.S.S. Wasp CV 18, The Seventh Wasp, History, 24 November 1943-2 September 1945. Anon. N.p., 1945. 101 pp., typewritten on one side of page, heavy paper cover with white printing and photograph of CV 18 in background, 26.4 x 20 cm. NDL. This is not a true cruise book, but an operations history. It contains a chronology and narrative of operations of USS Wasp in WW II.

Prep Charlie: A History of the Peregrinations of Our Fighting Lady, USS Wasp, While Mothering Air Group Eighty-one. Cover: Prep Charlie. Anon. Wasp and Air Group 81, publisher. N.p., 1945. 208 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and signal flags, 31 x 23 cm, photos, ports., map, roster of flight personnel. Dornbusch 1950: 1010, Smith: 7966, Zeigler: 2736. USNA.

The Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp CV-18. Cover: USS Wasp. Lt. James S. Ferris, ed. Boston: George F. Crosby Co., [1946?]. 107 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 31.2 x 24 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1009, Smith: 7965, Zeigler: 2735. Private collection. Smith lists this book as being printed by Army & Navy Publishing Co. of Baton Rouge. Dornbusch, Zeigler, and the author's own observation indicate that George F. Crosby of Boston was the printer. There is a later Wasp cruise book from the early 1950s which was Army & Navy Publishing Co. and perhaps this has led to confusion.

Webster (ARV 2)

U.S.S. Webster (ARV 2). Cover: U.S.S. Webster: War Cruise to Tokyo Bay, 1945. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 22 leaves, light blue softcover with dark blue printing, 23 x 15.4 cm, photos, ports., roster, chronology of ports of call. NDL.

Westmoreland (APA 104)

United States Ship Westmoreland APA (AGCR) 104 . . . Flagship of Commander Transport Squadron Twenty-Two. Cover: U.S.S. Westmoreland (APA 104). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 12 leaves, blue softcover with gold printing and decoration, 27.2 x 19.8 cm, photos, ports., roster, chronology of travel. Dornbusch 1950: 1011, Smith: 7973. NDL.

West Point (AP 23)

U.S.S. West Point: The Story of Naval Transportation and the Return of GI Joe. Anon. Washington: 1945. 21 pp. Smith: 7889. No known copy location.

West Virginia (BB 48)

USS West Virginia Crosses the Equator Again, October 1944. Lt. R. O. Baumrucker, USNR, ed. San Francisco: Trade Pressroom, [1945?]. 78 pp., blue softcover with gold printing and Navy seal, 27.8 x 21.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. Controvich 1992. NDL, USNA.

Wichita (CA 45)

300,000 Miles to Victory. Cover: U.S.S. Wichita. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 86 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and eagle, 20.7 x 25.7 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1950: 1012, Smith: 7984. NDL, NWC, USNA.

Wilkes-Barre (CL 103)

Advertised by Campus Publishing Co., Philadelphia, in All Hands, November 1946. No known copy location.

Wisconsin (BB 64)

A Record of the USS Wisconsin BB64 Dedicated to Those Men of the United States Navy Who Served Aboard From 1943 to 1947. Cover: USS Wisconsin. Anon. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co., [1947?]. 96 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing and eagle, 29 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1013, Smith: 7986. NYPL.

Wisteria USAHS

Historical Report, 219th Hospital Ship Complement, USAHS Wisteria. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 24 pp., Smith: 7993. No known copy location. This is an Army ship and unit, but is included here because of its similarity to other material covered.

Woolsey (DD 437)

U.S.S. Woolsey DD 437, Dedicated to the Men Who Manned and Fought the Woolsey World War II. Cover: U.S.S. Woolsey DD 437. Anon. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co., [1946?]. 24 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 27.6 x 20.4 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1014, Smith: 7998. NDL.

Yorktown (CV 10)

Into the Wind: U.S.S. Yorktown in World War II CV 10 (cover). Lt. Robert L. Brandt, USNR, ed. N.p., 1946. 160 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and emblem, 31.4 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., maps. Dornbusch 1950: 1015, Smith: 8004. NWC.

Yukon (AF 9)

History of the U.S.S. Yukon (AF-9) Navy Supply Ship. Comdr. A. L. McMullen and Y2C E. J. Roeckel. N.p., [1946?]. 125 pp., green paper cover with black printing and photo of AF 9, 28 x 22 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1016, Smith: 7556. NDL.

Zaurak (AK 117)

Narrative War History of USS Zaurak (AK 117), March 17, 1944 to January 30, 1946. Cover: History of the USS Zaurak (AK 117). Lt.(jg) T. H. Coley, USNR. N.p., 1946. 40 pp., roster. NSP (photocopy).