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

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 2


Special Naval Construction Battalions

Battalions are numbered 1 through 38, and 41.

Number 4

Our First Tour of Duty: 4th Special United States Naval Construction Battalion, January 20, 1943-November 7, 1944. Cover: 4th Special Battalion. D. C. Boudreau, CY, ed. Berkeley: Lederer Street & Zeus Co., [1945?]. 24 leaves, blue hardcover with map of Guadalcanal and gold printing, 20.6 x 27.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1167, Smith: 9928. NYPL (rebound), private collection.

Second Cruise Book, Fourth Special United States Naval Construction Battalion. Cover: 4th Special Naval Construction Battalion. Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 24 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 27.1 x 19.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1951: 1529, Smith: 9928. NDL, SMPH.

Number 5

The Story of the Fifth Special Naval Construction Battalion. Cover: Contrast. [John G. Almutt, ed.]. N.p., [1945?]. 151 pp., embossed maroon cover with yellow printing, 27.4 x 20.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1168, Smith: 9930. NDL, SMPH, USNA.

Number 6

Sixth Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, C/D Detachment: Tour of the Pacific, 1943-1945. Anon. N.p., 1945. Paged by chapters, 42 leaves, brown paper cover, 19.7 x 15 cm, roster, list of functions. SMPH.

Number 8

Eighth Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Section III, 1943-1945 (cover). Anon. San Francisco: Schwabacher-Frey Co., [1946?]. 36 leaves, heavy brown and white paper cover with white and brown printing and view of mountain in background, 21.3 x 27 cm, photos, ports., roster. NYPL, SMPH.

Yearbook, First Anniversary Overseas, 1944: Eighth Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, Second Section. Cover: 8th Special Stevedore. Anon. N.p., [1944?]. 44 pp., heavy gray paper cover with blue printing and decoration, 27.3 x 21.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1170, Smith: 9933. SMPH.

On the Ball: Eighth Special Battalion, Second Section (cover). Anon. N.p., [1943?]. 60 pp., plus mounted photo section, heavy blue paper cover with flying eagle over a globe in black printing, 26.6 x 19 cm, typewritten with printing on one side of page only, photos, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1169. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 9

First Cruise of the Ninth Special (cover). Lt. Comdr. J. E. Kane, ed. Lt. Comdr. R. R. Bennett, publisher. N.p., December 1945. 139 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 31.1 x 23.8 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1171, Smith: 9934. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 10

10th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, Stevedores, Second Section (cover). MM3c William G. Baechle, Jr., USNR, ed. Exeter, Eng.: W. Chudley and Sons, [1945?]. 14 leaves, heavy cream paper cover with black and blue printing and with Seabee logo and silhouette of ship, 26.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1172, Smith: 9935. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 12

U.S. Navy 12th "Boxcar Battalion" Special Battalion. Cover: Saga of the 12th Special United States Naval Construction Battalion. PhoM2c R. M. Carner and Lt. John Louis Jones. Lt. (jg) P. L. Perrin, ed. 12th U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (Special), publisher. N.p., [1945?]. 60 leaves, red hardcover with gold printing, 31.2 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 16

16th NCB Special: Anytime, Anywhere, Our Booms Span the World (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 34 leaves, printed on one side of sheet only, flexible blue cover with silver printing, 21 x 34.7 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1173, Smith: 9942. SMPH.

Number 17

Overseas Photo Record, 17th Spec. N.C.B., 1944-1945. Cover: Overseas Photo Record, Seventeenth Special United States Naval Construction Battalion. Maurice Broun. N.p., 1945. 59 pp., blue hardcover with red printing and map in background, 36 x 45 cm, photos. SMPH.

Number 18

Cruise Book, Eighteenth Special Naval Construction Battalion. Lt. L. W. Hallenbeck, ed. Peleliu, [1945?]. 29 leaves, printed on one side of sheet, 20 x 27 cm, photos, map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1174, Smith: 9944. NYPL (film), SMPH.

Number 20

The Manus Review, edited by Don Owen, Published by 20th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion. Cover: 20th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, 1943-1945. Don Owen, ed. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 53 leaves, blue hardcover with red and gold printing, 30.7 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1175, Smith: 9945. SMPH.

Number 26

26th Special Naval Construction Battalion: A Pictorial Record. Cover: 26th Special Naval Constr. Batt. Anon. N.p.: 26th Spec. NCB Print Shop, [1945?]. 53 leaves, gray hardcover with title and emblem in black and blue, loose-leaf binding, 31.6 x 24.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. SMPH, USNA.

Number 28

28th Special Naval Construction Battalion Presents Cargo Soundings Album, April 1944 to November 1945. Cover: 28th Special Naval Construction Battalion, Seabees. Y1c Irwin Brown and Bernard L. Laufbaum, Cox, eds. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, 1946. 172 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and Seabee logo, 30.9 x 23.7 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1176, Smith: 9954. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 30

30th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, Section 1 (top of page 1). Cover: Thirtieth Special Seabees, Section 1. Lt. (jg) H. C. Clagett, CEC, USNR, ed. N.p., [1945?]. 16 leaves, heavy white paper cover with blue printing and Seabee logo, 29.1 x 23.7 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1178. SMPH.

The Boom Dozer: 30th Special Naval Construction Battalion. William K. Johnson, CSK, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 144 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 27.4 x 20.2 cm, photos, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1177, Smith: 9957, Zeigler: 1425. SMPH, USNA.

Number 31

Coming Through: The Story of the Thirty-first Special Naval Construction Battalion. Edwin G. Bennett. Tokyo: Dai Nippon Printing Co., [1946?]. 64 pp., heavy blue and brown paper cover with yellow and black printing and globe in center, 25.7 x 18.7 cm, photos, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1179, Smith: 9959, Zeigler: 1121. NYPL (film), SMPH.

Number 33

The Log 33rd U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (Special). Cover: 33 Special Construction Battalion, USN: The Log 33rd Special Naval Construction Battalion. Y3c H. Hirschman, ed. N.p., 1945. 115 pp., light brown hardcover embossed with dark brown printing with shield in background, 27.5 x 21.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. SMPH.

Number 34

Battalion Review: 34th Special Battalion, USN, 1944-1945 (cover). [Bob Elder, ed.]. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 109 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and brown and cream shield, 30.8 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1180, Smith: 9963, Zeigler: 1426. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 35

35th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, Lt. Albert B. Herbold, Officer-in-Charge (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 27 leaves, printed on one side of page only, brown hardcover with black printing, loose-leaf screw binding, 24.8 x 32.3 cm, photos. NYPL (film), SMPH. This book is composed almost entirely of photographs arranged four to a page.

Number 37

The 37th NCB Special Presents a Pictorial Review of the Men and Officers of Our Battalion. Lt. M. A. Brunning, ed. N.p., [1946?]. 44 leaves, photos, ports., roster. NYPL (film).