1933 - 1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMAN AS HE LEARNS THE WAYS OF THE NAVY, THE SEA, WOMEN AND LOVE AS HE BEGINS A CAREER THAT WILL SEE HIM AS A SUBMARINE COMMANDER IN THREE WARS

By: SAVERIO FILIPPONE, USN

Price: $4,485.99

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On offer is a super, charming original 1933 - 1936 manuscript diary handwritten by a young United States Navy midshipman. Only 20 years old at the beginning of his writings in this 5 year book the author Saverio Filippone [born May 23rd 1913; died 2005], Class of 1937, will go on to serve his country with distinction as a submarine commander in World War II and then remarkably again serve in both Korea ad Vietnam. The diary will be of particular interest to collectors and historians of naval life and education and the men and women attracted to life serving in the Navy will find an interesting and unusual narrative here in many ways. The diary is sporadically used in 1933, very much so in 1934 and 1935 and then less so in 1936 and is comprised of mostly personal entries typical of a young man such as parties, girls, travelling and of course the many entries that have to do with his cruises and academy related activities and education making for a fascinating look at what life was like as a midshipmen in the 30's at the naval academy especially as we know that this young man becomes a commander of distinction in serving his country. Readers may also be surprised at the level of intimacy Saverio shares with his diary especially regarding some of the women he has relationships with; he is unusually candid and revealing of his emotions for many men. Intriguingly the gift inscription states: "Saverio Filippone from the only one xmas '33". The book has a vinyl front cover with a Victorian illustration, the book lacks the locking clasp part but is otherwise VG. BIO NOTES: Events related to this officer: Submarine USS Tarpon (175) 19 Jun 1944 USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. S. Filippone) leaves base for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to perform lifeguard duty in the Truk area. 8 Aug 1944 USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. S. Filippone) ended her 11th war patrol when she returns to base. 31 Aug 1944 USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. S. Filippone) leaves base for her 12th and final war patrol. Once again she was assigned to lifeguard duty in the Truk area. 14 Oct 1944 USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. S. Filippone) ended her 12th and final war patrol at Pearl Harbor. Tarpon was now assigned to training duties on the U.S. east coast. He also served in Korea and Vietnam.

Title: 1933 - 1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMAN AS HE LEARNS THE WAYS OF THE NAVY, THE SEA, WOMEN AND LOVE AS HE BEGINS A CAREER THAT WILL SEE HIM AS A SUBMARINE COMMANDER IN THREE WARS

Author Name: SAVERIO FILIPPONE, USN

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

Publisher: ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND MD USA, 1933

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002022

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