Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
Advanced Search
 
 
16th Century Diary
16th Century Judaica
16th Century Manuscript
16th Century Rare Book
17th Century Diary
17th Century Ephemera
17th Century Judaica
17th Century Manuscript
17th Century Rare Book
18th Century Diary
18th Century Ephemera
18th Century Judaica
18th Century Manuscript
18th Century Rare Book
19th Century Diary
19th Century Ephemera
19th Century Judaica
19th Century Manuscript
19th Century Rare Book
20th Century Diary
20th Century Ephemera
20th Century Judaica
20th Century Manuscript
20th Century Rare Book
21st Century Diary
21st Century Manuscript
21st Century Rare Book
Books and Manuscripts General Overview
THE ZOLA STORE
 

Associations

We are proud members of The Manuscript Society and follow their ethical guidelines of fairness and integrity.

 
 
 

GEORGE VERNON PORTER, USN Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 GEORGE VERNON PORTER, USN 1920 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DECK LOG AND SCRAPBOOK OF A YOUNG NAVY SEAMAN ABOARD A RENOWNED AND ONE DAY LEGENDARY BUT ILL FATED DESTROYER - THE USS BORIE
ABOARD THE USS BORIE 1920 Good Manuscript 
On offer is a sensational, privately-kept deck log and scrapbook of the USS BORIE, DD-215 compiled by 20 year old sailor George Vernon Porter. It was kept from the time of the ship's commissioning in 1920 [launched 1919] all the way through the end of this sailor's tour on the ship in 1921. The BORIE had an incredible history. Starting in 1920, she conducted a round the world cruise, punctuated by fighting in the Black Sea during the Russian Civil War.Then she travelled and served in China During WWII, she distinguished herself in near hand-to-hand combat with U-405. History records that the combatants were so close a knife thrown by a BORIE crew member killed a German U-boat sailor. Her Commanding Officer earned the Navy Cross for their brave actions, which resulted in the eventual sinking of both U-405 and BORIE. The sailor who kept this log was one of the original crew, and kept nearly day-by-day notes on the location and employment of the ship. We note a typed letter signed by his father dated April 1918 giving permission for his 17 year old son to enlist in the Navy. He mentions that being a former past Commander of the Spanish War Veterans he would appreciate any consideration. Adding great depth to the breadth of this log are the copious amounts of artwork he drew and sometimes tipped in including period cartoons, scenes he saw during their time overseas, and more. He additionally kept well over 100 "scraps" ranging from newspaper clippings to postcards to foreign paperwork and more! Some of the documents are very uncommon and include original Russian Civil War documents, official passes, etc., many from places and times no longer in existence. The spine cap of the 14 x 9 x 1 inch book is coming away but overall the large book is G. 
Price: 5455.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 

 

 

WE ARE ALWAYS BUYING HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, DIARIES, JOURNALS, MANUSCRIPTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, MILITARIA AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.

ONE LETTER OR AN ENTIRE ESTATE. PLEASE USE THE 'CONTACT US' BUTTON TO EMAIL OR TELEPHONE.

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mbenjaminkatzfinebooksraremanuscripts.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie