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Berkley, J. B., editor; Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Holt, Jack, associate editor, Wallace, J. K., division editor. The Blue Bonnet 1935-05-25 - Page 1. May 25, 1935. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/204/show/200.

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Berkley, J. B., editor; Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Holt, Jack, associate editor, Wallace, J. K., division editor. (May 25, 1935). The Blue Bonnet 1935-05-25 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/204/show/200

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Berkley, J. B., editor; Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Holt, Jack, associate editor, Wallace, J. K., division editor, The Blue Bonnet 1935-05-25 - Page 1, May 25, 1935, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/204/show/200.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1935-05-25
Creator (Local)
  • Berkley, J. B., editor
  • Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor
  • O'Brien, R. W., associate editor
  • Holt, Jack, associate editor, Wallace, J. K., division editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Asher, H. H., reporter, Standafer, S. D., reporter
  • Razlaff, T. B., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
Date May 25, 1935
Description Volume II, Number XX
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 5
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
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Transcript Vol n Honolulu, T. H., 25 May, 1935 SECOND DIVISION ISSUE Number XX A FEW FIRSTS In The History of The HOUSTON The Houston got underway for the first time on July 21, 1930 at 1330. , The first payday was June 20, 1930 at 1500. The Houston became SOPA for the first time on June 19, 1930 at 1545. The first Marines reported on board on June 17, 1930 at 1600. The ship full dressed ship the first time on July 4, 1930. The first last, and only track and field meet was held on July 16, 1930 and was won by the 5th Division. The first planes were brought on board on July 21, 1930, and incidently one pl, ane was so badly damaged that it had to be sent back. to the air station for repairs, but since that time the Houston's record is spotless, in that respect, although we have had minor casualties that were repaired on board. The first foreign sailors to trod the decks of the Houston were Polish, and they were of the Polish training ship ISKRA. They came on board on August 2, 1930, in Newport, R. r. The Houston first hove in sight of foreign shores on Sept. 10, 1930 at 1049 on her shake- down cruise. The land was England. The ships guns were fired for the first time on Nov. 5, 1930, off Key West, Fla, while the first o~ icial practice was fired off Olongapo, P. r., on March 11, 1931. The first ship's dance was held on Continued on page four THE SECOND DIVISION In The Sports World The 2nd Division has always been well represented in inter- divisional, Ship and Fleet athletic~. The Houston first broke into the sports field with a snappy baseball team, with Fahey, BM2c, representing the 2nd, and since then every base­ball team has found several 2nd. Div. men on it. At present Dainwood and O'Brien are with the team. In basketball the Division has been well represented with Kennedy, Clay­ton and O'Brien playing, Kennedy and O'Brien both playing each year they have been on board. In rowing the Division has stood out having from six to seven reguhrs in the selected crew for three years straight. Gwinn, Fabera, Sprague, Robertson, Shaunessy, Keester and Euteraspi were the ash wielders while O'Brien was trainer and cox­swain. Kennedy, Taylor, M., Farquhar. Meyers, Taylor, F. B., Marshall, H, lrt, and Hartkopf, are a few of the pres­ent representitives. I'n boxing, " Frankie" Remus, " Blackie" . Boyd, " Knute" Childers, " Hank" Kennedy, and Mustain, 11ow of the C Division, were the Divisbn representatives. Remus is the holder of the Far East Middle and Light Heavy Weight belts. In wrestling we had England and Robertson. In bowling, Kirkpatrick, captain of the team and Standafer. In Fleet sailing the Division was Continued on page four INTERESTING FACTS About The HOUSTON The Houston went in commission with 28 officers and 496 enlisted men, There were no Marines attached to the ship at the time and the first Marine Detachment totaling 1 officer and 36 men reported on board one hour after the commissioning cere­mony. Woodward, of the laundry, was the last Marine logged on board and is still with us. The ships complement reached her highest peak on Oct. 29, 1932, when there were 821 officers and men at­tached to the ship. ( Flag included.) The Houston has fired 285 salutes, a total of 4,024 guns, using over one ton of black powder. Incidentally, only three 19- 9un salutes have been fired. The first salute was fired on June 21, 1930, a 13- gun salute to Rear Admiral Brumby, the Com'dt. of the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va. The greatest number of guns fired in one day was 126 on Sept. 23, 1931, at Hankow, China, 600 miles inland on the Yangtze Kiang river. The Houston's longest uninterupt­ed cruise in miles and days was in the latter part of 1933, on the return trip from the Orient. The ship sail­ed from Yokohama, Japan on Nov. 24, arriving in San Francisco on Dec. 6, a total of 4,685 miles in 12 days. During the first year the ship steam­ed 29,843 miles while the greatest number of miles were steamed during 1934, a total of 36,283 miles. Since commis ioning the ship has steamed Continued on page four