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1945-1946 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AND LOGBOOK OF THE FIRST VOYAGES OF THE U.S.S GENERAL H.F. HODGES, AS IT BRINGS TROOPS BACK TO AMERICA, FROM MANY DISPARATE PARTS OF THE WORLD RAVAGED BY THE WORLD WAR

By: UNIDENTIFIED CREWMAN

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE U.S.S. GENERAL H.F. HODGES (AP-144), 1945

Seller ID: 0009123

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a diary and logbook of a crewman on the maiden voyage, and many others, of the U.S.S. General H.F. Hodges (AP-144) in 1945 and 1946. The diary begins on April 6, 1945, the day the ‘General H.F. Hodges’ was commissioned. The next day sets the scene for what will come in the rest of the diary: “April 10. [As] a member of the crew I was put in the 2nd division. We loaded and then went to a few other docks. We went out on our shake down. That was various drill and mostly to get aquainted with the ship and the fellows. We went to San Diego and made Liberty. I made one Liberty in M... View more info

1825 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MERCHANT SHIP LOG BOOK OF THE FOUR MONTH JOURNEY OF THE SHIP ‘ANN’ FROM NEW ZEALAND SAILING ACROSS TWO OCEANS TO LONDON, ENGLAND

By: UNIDENTIFIED CREWMAN OF THE QUARTERDECK

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: NEW ZEALAND, NZ TO LONDON ENGLAND UK, 1825

Seller ID: 0009077

Condition: Good


On offer is a thoroughly fascinating logbook of the merchant ship “Ann” sailing in 1825 from New Zealand to England. The book contains pre-printed log pages with entries detailing weather, position, and daily occurrences on board. The entries are often brief but do give a good idea of the main outlines of the voyage. The first entry begins off the coast of New Zealand on April 20, 1825. “Begin this 34 hours with light winds and clean weather. Ship worth employed as the Dutch requested. Middle and latter part light winds and cloudy weather. At midnight the East Cape bare SSW. Distance ___... View more info