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Volume I In Houston Ship Channel Number IV
SAM HOUSTON SCHEDULE CITY OF HOUSTON
Continued on page four
Houston was founded in 1836 by
John K. and A. C. Allen, and was
named after General Houston who
achieved independence for Texas on
the battlefield at San Jacinto. The
battlefield is only a few miles below
the city on the banks of the Houston
The Houston Ship Channel was
built at a cost of 23 million dollars
to bring ocean going vessels up
Buffalo Bayou to the city. It is
approximately fifty miles long and is
30 feet deep with a minimum bottom
width of 150 feet. Since 1920 when
it was first opened to traffic its
shipping has increased 13- fold, contributing
to place Houston as the first
cotton port in the country, and the
third city in exports in the country.
There are only five other ports that
export more goods to foreign countries.
As a cotton center, Houston is unexcelled.
It is the largest cotton spot
in the world, that is, it carries a larger
stock of cotton in warehouses than
any other city in the world. During
a normal cotton season, compresses,
warehouses, and terminal plants can
handle the entire cotton crop of the
Three sulphur mines within 50 miles
of Houston supply 85 percent of the
worlds sulphur. It is found between
1000 and 1500 feet below the surface,
is melted underground by steam and
forced to the surface where it is run
into wooden frames and allowed to
Eighteen railroads make connections
to all parts of the country.
Three airlines furnish airway com-
9 - 16 DECEMBER
At Anchor San Francisco. ( Note: HOUSTON
receive flag of Commander
Scouting Force 3- 4).
Semi- annual inspections. HOU-STON
interim docking at Navy Yard,
5 - 8 DECEMBER
Tactics - Force Tactics;
17 - DECEMBER
Tactics; 19 - 23 Force Tactics; At
San Pedro, leave and recreation.
24 - 31 DECEMBER
At anchor San Pedro, leave and
22 OCTOBER - 23 NOVEMBER
Tactics - Fleet Tactics.
( Note:- Semi- annual Inspections
and Damage C~ ntrol Practices of one
ship, each Division, will be held if
24 NOVEMBER - 4 DECEMBER
UPKEEP - At Anchor, San Pedro.
8 - 14 OCTOBER
Enroute to and at West Indian
1 - 8 OCTOBER
Caribbean Area - UPKEEP - At
19 - 21 OCTOBER
Caribbean Area - UPKEEP - At
The cynic is one who knows the
price of everything and the value of
nothing - Oscar.. W.. il. de.
Who in the U. S. Navy is known as
a " hot papa?"
Born in Beckbridge County, Virginia,
March 2, 1793. He enlisted in
the United States Army in 1813, and
for bravery in action during the Creek
War was made a lieutenant and won
the lifelong friendship of General
Leaving the Army he began prac- 15 - 18 OCTOBER
tice of law in Tennessee, becoming Returning from West Indian ports.
a member of Congress from that ( Note:- HOUSTON available to Com-
State 1823 - 1827, and in the latter mander- in- Chief, U. S. Fleet for five
year became Governor. ( 5) days during the period 8- 18 Octo-
He resigned the governorship and -... bel', 1934, for visits to West Indian
lived several years among the Indians Ports. If itinerary permits, and time
where he became a Cherokee Chief. is available, HOUSTON will fire AA
In 1829 he was appointed Special Spotting and mandatory AA Prac-
Commissioner to all Indian tribes by tices during this period.
the Federal Government. In 1832 he
came to Texas to visit the various
Indian tribes. Prior to the Revolution
he became Commander- in- Chief
of the Texas Army. Against overwhelming
odds he led his small force
to victory in the Battle of San Jacinto,
April 21, 1836, thereby securing the
complete independence of Texas.
He was choosen first President of
the Republic of Texas, serving two
years. When Texas was admitted into
the Union in 1845 he became
United States Senator, serving twelve
fruitful years. Elected Governor of
Texas and at the outbreak of the Civil
War he was opposed to secession and
refused to take the oath of allegiance
to the Confederacy, standing firm for
the preservation of the Union.
Died July, 25 1863.