1940s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK OF DISTINGUISHED COAST GUARD CUTTER THETIS - FAMED FOR DESTROYING AN ENEMY U-BOAT IN FLORIDA HOME WATERS

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On offer is a super World War II era original manuscript ship's log book for the US Coast Guard 'B' Class Cutter THETIS that had the distinction of killing a U-boat on 13 June 1942 off the East Florida Coast. The oblong, heavy, cloth hardback; the front cover Title is carefully hand written in ink; 8.75 x 11.25 x 1.1 inches, approximately 200 unnumbered single side printed pages. Very good condition with the exception of cover and edge minor soiling and ink stains and what looks like varnish (or maybe 'Navy Black' coffee) stains on the bottom edge but no pages stuck together. There are a total of 42 pages of hand written entries in ink and pencil. Log entries for the following dates: 21 October 1941 through 7 November 1941; 28 November 1941 - one day; 21 June 1942 through 22 June 1942; 27 June 1942 through 16 July 1942. HISTORICAL INFO: SHIP: BUILDER - Bath Iron Works, Bath Maine; LAUNCHED - 1 December 1931; Decommissioned 1 July 1947. DIMENSIONS - Length 165 feet; Beam 25 feet 3 inches; Draft 7 foot 8 inches (1933) and 10 foot (1945); twin screw; two 6 cylinder diesel engines at 1340 bhp combined. PERFORMANCE - 16 Knots maximum; 11 Knots cruising for 3,000 miles. SHIP'S COMPLEMENT - 1933 - 5 officers & 39 men; 1945 - 7 officers & 68 men. Originally designed as a Prohibition Enforcement vessel. During the war - US coastal convoy escort. On 13 June 1942 off the east coast of Florida, the Thetis, as part of Gulf Patrol, a unit of Task Force 6 - the 'Key West Killer Group', is credited with sinking the German U-boat, U-157 following its attack and damage of the American Freighter Hagan, three days before. This log book has no entries for this action but does begin entries less than a week later for a returning coastal escort cruise starting 21 June 1942 and ending at the Troggs Neck Coast Guard Station and City Island, the Bronx, NYC on 16 July 1942. There is a Header on each page: The American Museum of Natural History (NYC) DEPARTMENT OF LIVING INVERTEBRATES Log of Thetis. Overall G+.

Title: 1940s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK OF DISTINGUISHED COAST GUARD CUTTER THETIS - FAMED FOR DESTROYING AN ENEMY U-BOAT IN FLORIDA HOME WATERS

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: COAST GUARD CUTTER THETIS AMERICAN HOME WATERS, 1940

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0001943

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