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NHF-045 Paul Bastedo Collection

Collection of photographs, books, and scrapbooks from the U.S. Navy service of Rear Admiral Paul H. Bastedo. Primary subject is US Navy interwar cruisers USS Indianapolis (CA-35) and USS Quincy (CA-39), and photography circa World War I related to USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16) and Central and South America. Scrapbook pages loose and deteriorated, disassembled due to deterioration and preservation concerns, newspaper clippings not retained. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers. Books and programs transferred to Navy Department Library.
Title: Paul Bastedo Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # NH 83597: View taken aboard USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38) in 1939; those present (L-R): Captain Paul Bastedo, USN (Commanding Officer, USS QUINCY, CA-39); Captain L. M. Stevens, USN (Commanding Officer, USN VINCENNES, CA-44); Rear Admiral John Downes, USN; Captain R. C. Parker, USN (Commanding Officer, USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38). Note paravane in background.
Description: Collection of photographs, books, and scrapbooks from the U.S. Navy service of Rear Admiral Paul H. Bastedo. Primary subject is US Navy interwar cruisers USS Indianapolis (CA-35) and USS Quincy (CA-39), and photography circa World War I related to USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16) and Central and South America. Scrapbook pages loose and deteriorated, disassembled due to deterioration and preservation concerns, newspaper clippings not retained. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers. Books and programs transferred to Navy Department Library.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-045
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
After this Year: 1914
Before this Year: 1946
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NHF-045-A and NHF-045-F
Loose pages from several scrapbooks, including photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs. Loose images and photographs on loose scrapbook pages show scenes on board USS Indianapolis (CA-35), visit of President Franklin Roosevelt, ship’s company, and Executive Officer Commander Paul Bastedo.  USS Constitution; USS Utah (AG-16); Christmas scenes; Cruiser Scouting Force Fleet Problem XIX 1938; USS Jacob Jones (DD-130); USS Melville (AD-2); USS Texas (BB-34); USS Patoka (AO-9) and USS Shenandoah (ZR-1); Officers USS San Francisco (CA-38); USS Quincy (CA-39); several types of biplanes; scenes in the Caribbean including Guantanamo Bay; coaling ship. Newspaper clippings not retained.


3 unidentified personnel and aircraft photos filed in NHF Oversize.


Books and programs including: USS Indianapolis holiday greetings; Official View Book, 1933 A Century of Progress Exposition; United States Fleet Review, 1938; Christmas Dinner 1939 USS Quincy; Presidential Cruise map and program 1936; Change of Command USS Pennsylvania 1938; USN Christmas Greeting card; Christmas Dinner 1937 USS Quincy; Christmas Greeting USS Quincy; Christmas Dinner 1938 USS Quincy. Books and programs transferred to Navy Department Library.



NHF-045-B
U.S. Naval Academy Lucky Bag, 1908. Transferred to Navy Department Library.



NHF-045-D
18 views of Lieutenant Commander Bastedo on board a sub chaser during World War I, as well as the bombardment of Durazzo.



NHF-045-E
39 miscellaneous views  showing USS San Francisco (CA-38), USS Quincy (CA-39) USS Vincennes (CA-44). Views of U.S. and foreign ports. Rear Admiral Husband Kimmel. Cruise book, Cruiser Division Seven’s cruise to South America 1939. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers. Cruise book  transferred to Navy Department Library.

Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Cruisers
  • Boats-Ships--Battleship
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials