Deck Officer's Manual for Standing Watch 1919 Ernest Frederick Eckhardt ~ Navy ~ Puget Sound ~ Washington State Nautical School


Title: Deck Officer's Manual for Standing Watch

Author: E. F. [Ernest Frederick] Eckhardt, Comdr. U.S. Navy (Ret.), Superintendent Washington State Nautical School

Description: Bound in red-cloth boards (title stamped in error on rear cover). A couple water drop-spots on cover. Previous owner's name on rear flyleaf, else clean. 54 pages. Three institutional copies located on OCLC (Navy Department Library-DC, Univ Washington, SUNY Maritime College).

A manual, being a collection of matter relating to watch-keeping on board of sea-going vessels.

Rear flyleaf in signed ''Property of David L Ruff''. David Lee Ruff (1900-1970) served aboard the USS Northern Pacific during the First World War, transporting troops to and from France. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he relocated to Vallejo, California around 1927.

The author, Lt-Comdr. Ernest Frederick Eckhardt (1872-1939), U.S. Navy, retired, had served as the chief of recruiting stations in Portland, Oregon and Bremerton, Washington during the First World War. Immediately after the war, he became the Superintendent of the Washington State Nautical School and was Captain of the USS Vicksburg (PG-11), a Navy training ship in the Puget Sound. By 1925, he was serving as the Captain of the commercial ship, H. F. Alexander (formerly the USS Great Northern, sister ship to the USS Northern Pacific).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: [Frank M. Lamborn, Public Printer]
Place: Olympia
Year: 1919

Keywords: USS Northern Pacific, USS Vicksburg, PG-11, Washington State Nautical School, Puget Sound, Navy, history,

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