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The Bluejackets' Manual, Fifteenth Edition, 1959 : United States Navy

The Bluejackets' Manual, Fifteenth Edition, 1959 : United States Navy

"The Bluejackets' Manual", Fifteenth Edition, published by The United States Naval Institute Annapolis, Maryland, 1959, navy blue hardcover, 647 pages.  Chapters include: Ships, Aircraft, and Firepower, Life at Sea, Drills and Defense, Seamanship and Communications, and much much more.  Great b/w photo's and illustrations.   Original owner was Mack Arthur Womble, Company 237, 21st Batt, Second Regimen, U.S.N.T.C. Great Lakes Ill.

CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • To All Navy Men
  • The United States Navy

Part 1 GENERAL

  • 1. The Importance of the Navy
  • 2. Naval Customs and Ceremony
  • 3. How the Navy Is Organized
  • 4. Leadership and Discipline
  • 5. Uniforms, Insignia, Awards
  • 6. Health and First Aid
  • 7. Security of Information
  • 8. Military Facts

Part 2 YOUR CAREER IN THE NAVY

  • 9. Your Navy Career
  • 10. Advancement and Assignments
  • 11. Classification, Training, and Retirement

Part 3 SHIPS, AIRCRAFT, AND FIREPOWER

  • 12. Facts About Ships
  • 13. Here Are Your Navy's Ships
  • 14. Aircraft of the Navy
  • 15. Navy Firepower

Part 4 LIFE AT SEA

  • 16. How Ships and Aircraft Squadrons Are Organized
  • 17. Living Aboard Ship
  • 18. Keeping the Ship Clean

Part 5 DRILLS AND DEFENSE

  • 19. General Drills
  • 20. Damage Control
  • 21. Fire Fighting
  • 22. ABC Defense
  • 23. Safety First

Part 6 SEAMANSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • 24. Marlinspike Seamanship
  • 25. Boatmanship
  • 26. Landing Craft Seamanship
  • 27. Compasses, Courses, and Bearings
  • 28. Rules of the Road
  • 29. Survival
  • 30. Communications
  • 31. The Telephone Talker

Appendix

  • A. A Brief History of the Navy
  • B. Ditties of Ratings
  • C. Naval Words and Phrases
  • D. Answer to Quizzes
  • E. Navy Pay
  • F. The Declaration of Independence
  • G. The Constitution of the United States of America
  • Index

COPYRIGHT 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1957
REVISED 1959
BY
THE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

Library of Congress Catalogue Card No. 3-1595
Price $1.95
7-50-59

Preface

THE BLUEJACKETS' MANUAL was originally written in 1902 by Lieutenant (later Rear Admiral) Ridley McLean, USN, for the United States Naval Institute. It has served the Navy for nearly sixty years as a source of practical information for the enlisted man. Its various editions have traced the progress of the U. S. Navy from its first battleships to the latest super-aircraft carriers and guided missile ships firing atomic weapons; from the earliest submarine to the atomic-powered Nautilus and Sea Wolf; from primitive torpedo boats to the giant-sized frigate; from black powder to rockets and automatic weapons.

This manual mainly serves two types of Navyman.

First is the recruit—new to the Navy, he has here a handbook of basic knowledge about his new profession. Backing-up his on-duty instruction, his off-duty study of the BLUEJACKETS' MANUAL will help make him a well-informed, confident, and productive bluejacket.

Second is the long-service Navyman—the man who is advancing into the area where he must use his "military and general-Navy" knowledge more than ever before. Whether he be a PO3rd or CPO, he will find between the covers of this manual the most complete and up-to-date collection of such key information.

No finer tribute can be paid to THE BLUEJACKETS' MANUAL, after more than half a century of use as an essential text in the Navy's education and training system, than the name which it has acquired from three generations of men who have used it—"The Bluejackets' Bible."

HAROLD P. SMITH Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy Chief of Naval Personnel

THE UNITED STATES NAVY
THE
BLUEJACKETS'
MANUAL
FIFTEENTH EDITION

Revised by
Captain John V. Noel, Jr., U. S. Navy
Assisted by
Lieutenant Donald A. Franz, U. S. Navy
Chief Journalist William J. Miller, U. S. Navy
Published by
THE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

Library of Congress Listing

  • LC Control No.: 03001595
  • Type of Material: Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)
  • Main Title: The Bluejackets’ manual / United States Navy.
  • Published/Created: Annapolis, Md. : United States Naval Institute,
  • Related Names:
    • United States Naval Institute.
    • United States. Navy.
  • Description:
    • v. : ill. ; 15-22 cm.
    • Fifth ed. (1917) called also: Rev. Nov. 1916, and: Authorized ed.
    • Began with 1st ed. (1902).
  • Current Frequency: Irregular
  • Cancelled/Invalid LCCN: sn 91028220
  • Notes: At head of title, 1946- : U.S. Navy.
  • Description based on: 5th ed. (1917).
  • Imprint varies:
    • 1917, New York, Military Pub. Co. --
    • 1918, New York, E. N. Appleton. --
    • 1922-1927, Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off. (varies slightly).
    • Some issues in rev. editions.
    • SERBIB/SERLOC merged record
  • Subjects: United States. Navy --Sailors’ handbooks.
  • LC Classification: V113 .B55
  • Dewey Class No.: 359
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)ocm03045881
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us---
  • Quality Code: lcd premarc

 

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