Scrapbook (photos, articles, menus, playbills, pamphlets, etc.) related to Donaho’s years at the US Naval Academy, class of 1927. Photos include fellow midshipman; family; friends; campus buildings; football games; cruise aboard USS Texas (BB-35) with stops in Gibraltar and Torquay, England; cruise aboard USS Utah (BB-31) sailing through Panama Canal and off the west coast (including views of Pt. Honda, CA); shipboard and shore scenes including scrubbing the decks, church services, and city scenes in Tijuana, Mexico.
Scrapbook (photos, articles, documents, etc.) related to Donaho’s service aboard USS Flying Fish (SS-229) as its commanding officer in the Pacific during WWII. Subject matter consists of portraits of LCDR Donaho; commissioning ceremonies at Portsmouth Navy Yard; Donaho receiving the Navy Cross aboard USS Flying Fish; ADM Chester Nimitz presenting medals to Donaho; officers and crew of ship; staff of Submarine Squadron 4; aerial views of Wakayama, Japan (shows the beach with landed LSTs and LSMs); USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) in Subic Bay; and Donaho as director of Navy Recruiting, 1946-1947 including office and staff scenes. Also included are several photos and clippings of the USS R-14 (SS-91) when LT Donaho was in command, 1941. The images show submarines being used as training subs off New London, CT. There are several loose prints relating to the change of command ceremony of CAPT. Donaho taking over command of the Submarine Squadron 3 and Submarine Group San Diego from CAPT. Fred B. Warder, 1948.
Scrapbook primarily consisting of newspaper and magazine clippings related to various men who served aboard submarines and who were awarded for their services, WWII. Also includes articles related to deaths during both battle and during peaceful operations – presumably persons involved were friends or acquaintances of Donaho.
Scrapbook during Donaho’s tenure as commander of Destroyer Flotilla Three from September 1957 to September 1958. The album is entitled “Officer’s Wives, Destroyer Flotilla Three” and the book consists of photographs of various events held by the wives of officers of Destroyer Flotilla Three, Destroyer Squadron 13, USS Brice Canyon (AD-36) and Destroyer Squadron 9. A full listing of the identified women is available.
Scrapbook of news articles related to Donaho’s command of the Military Sea Transportation Serivce, 1964-1967.
Scrapbook (disabled for preservation purposes – images are numbered in sequence from their original album position) of 289 photographs of VADM Donaho’s command of the naval base at Subic Bay, P.I., 1956-1957 and his taking of command of the Destroyer Flotilla Three. Also included are newspaper clippings that coincide with photographic materials. Major subject topics include:
VADM Donaho – portraits, his class at USNA, and 1920 swim team at USNA
Ceremonies- Donaho relieving CAPT W.E. Armentrout, Jr. as commander of Destroyer Squadron 17 (ceremonies are aboard USS Gregory (DD-802), August 1953; CAPT Madison Hall, Jr. relieving Donaho and commander of Destroyer Squadron 17 (Donaho was ordered to CMDR 7th Fleet to be chief of staff); change of command, including Donaho, RADM Lester K. Rice, and RADM Thurston B. Clark aboard USS Princeton (CVS-37); commissioning ceremonies of the US Naval Air Station at Cubi Point, July 25, 1956; change of command from RADM Donaho to RADM Robert Taylor Scott Keith as CMDR US Navy Base at Subic Bay, August, 1957; change of command aboard USS Frontier (AD-25) of the Destroyer Flotilla Three in which RADM Donaho relieved from command RADM Richard H. Phillips, September, 1957; presentation by RADM Donaho of the 4th consecutive “E” to the USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36), 1958; change of command of RADM Frank W. Fenno aboard USS Dixie (AD-14), 1958
Events and receptions – tour by the SecNav to installations in the Far East, 1955; Arleigh Burke and CNO visit to Subic Bay, 1956; reception for citizens of Olongapo; events held during Fire Prevention Week, 1956; visit of RAMD and Mrs. Switzer, Minister and Mrs. Burroughs, and Minister and Mrs. Harry Brenn in front of the launch Margaret; visit/tour with VADM Robert L. Dennison, CMDR, 1st Fleet and RADM Chester C. Wood, CMDR Cruiser Destroyer Fleet; various club and social events attended or hosted by VADM and Mrs. Donaho; Mrs. Donaho’s activities with the Red Cross; launching of ship The American Ranger with Mrs. Donaho as sponsor,
Places and bases – views of Donaho’s home on Subic Bay; the Philippine employees of Subic Bay base; aerial views of Naval Station Area – Naval Base, Subic Bay
Ships – Destroyer Squadron 17 in San Diego: USS Twinning (DD-540), USS Erben (DD-631), USS Shields (DD-596), USS Colahan (DD-658), USS Marshall (DD-676), USS Porterfield (DD-682), USS Halsey Powell (DD-686), USS Gregory (DD-802); Destroyer Squadron 3, Division 32: USS Hamul (AD-20), USS Rupertus (DD-851), USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836), USS Gilligan (DE-508), USS Haven (AR-12), USS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875), USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852), USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36), and USS Hanna (DE-449)
Loose prints – 11 black and white and 8 color photos of the launching of the cargo ship American Ranger, with Mrs. Donaho as sponsor.