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1939-04-06 - Page 1. April 6, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1020/show/1016.

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(April 6, 1939). 1939-04-06 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1020/show/1016

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Title 1939-04-06
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date April 6, 1939
Description Volume I, Number 8
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • At Sea
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 3
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript Volume I, Number 8. * U. 5.5.• OUSTO. 1( AT SEA 6 April 1939 Congratulations to Chick, Harris and Hodge Houston Men Take Fleet Finals In Two Fields Due to the splendid coaching of Ar­senault, the support given by Lieut. Comdr. R. M. Peacher, Ensign B. Johnson and Ensign W. C. Leedy in boxing and the splendid efforts of the fighters and wrestlers we have two all Navy champions on the Hous­ton, Chick and Hodge. In one of the most slam bang and slugging bouts seen in the All Navy bouts, Hodge, our 147 lb. package of dynamite, won a decision from Cata­hou. Catahou was all Navy in 1936, that should speak for itself as to the man's ability as a fighter. Major impressed the Judges by his aggressive style, constantly coming in and never letting his opponent get set for a solid blow. The fight was a crowd pleaser from start to finish, keeping them on their feet. Weare all proud of you, Major Hodge, nice going champ. Harris, our fighting Marine, lived up to that name by taking what the writer and a good share of the crowd thought three of the four rounds. The first and second rounds were Harris' by a wide margin due to his aggressiveness and landing of solid punches. The third round was fairly even with the edge going to Harris. The fourth round saw Riegel having a slight edge due to the fact that he landed two right hand punch­es and was the aggressor. The deci­sion was far from being popular with the crowd as there were many voices \ Continued on Page 3.) ...... U. S. S. Houston The Houston is one of the ten thousand ton class of heavy cruisers, 600 feet long, with a beam of 66 feet, draws 21 feet of water and displaces 12,500 tons at full load. She is pro­pelled by four turbine units, each unit connected to an individual propeller, and develops a total of 108,000 horse­power at a top speed of 33 knots. The main battery consists of three triple eight inch gun turrets and four five inch anti- aircraft guns. Four sea­planes are carried on board and may. be launched from two catapults. On board the U. S. S. Houston, you will find a barber shop, post office,' library, notion store, general kitchen or galley, general store, clothing store, print shop, soda fountain, laun­dry, telephone exchange , and a tele­graph office. A power plant capable of pro­viding sufficient power which, if used for illumination purposes, could sup­ply a string of lights placed 12 feet apart, reaching from San Francisco to Shanghai. A distilling plant to convert sea water to fresh water, with a capacity sufficient to provide each person of a city of 800,000 with a tumbler of wa­ter each day. At present the Houston sports three " E's" for efficientcy in gunnery. Houston Largest Seaport And Leading City in Texas Located near the middle of the Gulf Coast of Texas, in Latitude 29° 45' N. and Longitude 95° 17' W., to be exact, Houston is not only the largest city of Texas and her leading seaport, but also the third largest seaport in the United States in total tonnage. Houston is now an important indus­trial center of more than 300,000 peo­ple, head of the U. S. petroleum in­dustry, and of the world's spot cotton markets. At the same time her hist­ory traces the entire history of Texas, as a province, Republic, and state. A ship standing in to the Port of Houston steams 45 miles from the Gulf of Mexico through the Houston ship channel, whose minimum depth is 34 feet and least width 250 feet. Through the Galveston jetty entrance to Bolivar Roads, a ship follows the channel across Galveston Bay. Past Baytown, Lynchburg, and Green's Ba­you, she continues up the San J acin­to River and Buffalo Bayou to the Public Terminals at the Turning Ba­sin. The channel was opened in 1915. A total of 61 vessels may be ac­commodated at the port's terminals, ( Continued on Page 3.) What Are The Following? ( Answers on Page 4.) Pin- rail Pintles Portuguese . man- o'- war Puddin Rake