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1939-05-26 - Page 1. May 26, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1040/show/1036.

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(May 26, 1939). 1939-05-26 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1040/show/1036

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Title 1939-05-26
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date May 26, 1939
Description Volume 1, Number 12
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
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' ( Number 12 Many Changes Appear in Officer Personnel The change of command, when Captain Francis Cogswell relieved Captain George N. Barker as com­manding officer, overshadowed many more lesser changes among the ship's officers which have taken place since arrival in Long Beach less than two weeks ago. Lt.- Comdr. Paul B. , Koonce, re- " ported aboard last week to relieve Lt. ­Comdr. Robert M. Peacher as Engin­eer Officer. Lt.- Comdr. Peacher will go to Philadelphia as aide to the Com­mandant, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, while his Felief comes to the Houston from duty as Senior Assistant En­gineer, U. S. S. Vincennes. Captain A. V. Gerard, U. S. M. C., will leave the ship for duty with the Fleet Marine Force, San Diego, as soon as he is re­lieved this week by Captain J. B. Hen­dry, U. S. M. C., whose i lmediately previous assigment has been witll the Fleet Marine Force. Among the other officers who have recently reported aboard are 2nd. Lt. D. C. Pollock, U. S. M. C., peviously attached to the Marine Ba­sic School, Phil'adelphia, and Acting Pay Clerk J. - A. Lafferty, who was or­dered to this ship from the U. S. S. Tennessee. Other off~ cers wh~ have left the ship or who are soon to leave are Lt. Paul Foley, Jr... who. will report to the U. S, S. Northampton for duty V- SC- 4; Lt. ( jg) W. C. Jonson, to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida as an instructor;. LT. G. M. Price; to the U. S. S. Melville; 2nd. Lt. J E. Morris, U. S M. c.. , to the Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia; Ensign L. B. McDonald, to the U. S. S. Litch'field in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Pay Clerk A. P. Mastio, to the Asiatic Station. Long Beach, California A. A. Battery Tops Good Gunnery Year The highligts of the main bat­tery al'e the " E" on Turret III, a high score Improvised Control Bat­tle Practice, and a creditable score Night Battle Practice " A". In these latter two practices, the Houston stood two and five respectively. Of course there were but two ships to fire the I. C. B. P., but the score was sufficiently high to merit a dispatch from Comcruscofor, complimenting the Portland and the Houston on their excellent scores. The main battery ~ tood 2nd in Short Range Practice among the 17 cruisers competing. The ship stood 9th for the Practice as a whole. The Houston took third place in N. B. P. " A", both batteries combined. The five inch battery has had an outstanding year. The battery took first place in Anti- Aircraft B. P. " D", fourth place in D. M. T. B. P., second place in N. BP. " A", and second place in S. R. P. During the short range prac­tice, the two marine- manned guns got " E's", i. e. Guns No. 2 and 3. The machine gun practices are not to be forgotten. The first M. G. B. P. " H" was a low one; the ship's stand­ing sank to o. 15. In the second " Hypo" practice the ship rose to fifth place. The machine guns took a first place in the Machine Gun Battle Practice " B". The ship in competition with sixteen other cruisers received this highly commendatory communication from Comcrudiv 4: " The Division Commander notes with pleasure the uniformly good per­formance of the anti- aircraft battery of the HOUSTON during the current gunnery year. This battery has made the highest merit among all cruisers ( Continued on Page 4.) 26 May 1939 Ht) uston Ranks High In Athletics Ab'JUt a year ago the Houston wa. 3 relatively unknown in the sports field of the cruiser~. However, during the past year the Houston has come right up, standinn- nine in competition with eighteen cruisers. This is not a very imposing showing but it must be remembered that though we did not score poir: ts in all competition we showe: l up very well in many of the sports. In basketball, boxing, and wrest­ling, we scored 40 points each with Hattemer and Phillips being picked for the All Scouting Force team. In boxing, Major Hodge took the fleet championship in his weight. Harris was just edged out of a fleet cham­pionship. Wrestling was again a great year, Chick winning for a second time the fleet championship. Arthur, Butt­ler, and Fordemwalt made a very creditable showing also aiding in the training. In swimming the Houston took 12.5 points during the competi­tive year, with Brown as star per­former. Of twelve possible sports in which to compete, the Houston entered nine. Owing to our schedule, there was no opportunity to enter in Offi­cer's Golf, Rifle or Pistol meets. Coming up from bottom to more than half way providing stiff com­petition wherever we played, is due to the men, coaches, and officers who devoted willingly of their spare time. Comdr. C. A. Bailey and Lt.- Comdr. W. E. Tarbutton provided the backing whenever difficulties were encounter­ed. The men, coaches, and officers in the various sports are: Capt. A. V. Gerard, U. S. M. C., in charge of bas­ketball, was helped by Ens. D. V. Wengrovius and Av. Cad J. Morrison to make the basketball team what it ( Cuntinued on Page 4.)