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Berkley, J. B., editor. The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-06 - Page 1. October 6, 1934. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 11, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/51/show/47.

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Berkley, J. B., editor. (October 6, 1934). The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-06 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/51/show/47

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-06
Creator (Local)
  • Berkley, J. B., editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Botterell, R. E.
  • Post, R. W.
  • Baker, R. E.
  • Holt, Jack
  • Razlaff, Joe
  • McCroary, F. A.
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Guantánamo, Bahía de
Date October 6, 1934
Description Volume I, Number VI
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, 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 *" S. S... 0 .. 5 ..... 0 .. * Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Number VI WHY GUANTANAMO? Since the Spanish- American war, Guantanamo Bay has been famous as the scene of certain military operat­ions. On 19 May, 1898, an unsuccess­ful attempt to cut the cable in the bay was made by the SAINT LOUIS and the WOMPATUCK. On 10 June, a force of 600 marines landed from the transport PANTHER on the east­ern shore of Cuba and undertook to make the outer harbor a secure place for the use of American vessels when coaling or as a rendezvous and a refuge in stormy weather. The Mar­ines established their camp ( Camp McCalla) on a small hill, where they sustained the attacks of the Spanish troops for several days; and the cour­age and endurance displayed at this time must be regarded as memor­able features of the war. The MAR­BLEHEAD and TEXAS lent assist­ance, the latter on 12 June, sending 40 marines with two automatic guns. In the course of that week the camp was protected by earthworks; other warships arrived and shelled the thickets in which the Spaniards were concealed, the forests and the town; the garrison was strengthened by ac­cessions of bluejackets and Cuban insurgents familiar with the country; and thus, when ten days had passed, the outer harbor was practically in the possession of the American forces. In July, 1901, the American govern­ment chose a site on this bay for one of the naval stations in Cuba. In 1903, land on both sides of the entrance was leased from the Cuban government, and the chief naval base of the United States in the West Continued on page four COMMENDATION Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 2 October, 1934. From: Commander Cruisers, Scout­ing Force. To Commanding Officer, U. S. S. HOUSTON. Subject: U. S. S. HOUSTON - Con­duct of officers and men. 1. Commander Cruisers noted with pleasure that the conduct of officers and men of HOUSTON, during the recent visit to Houston, Texas, was exemplary. ( s.).. H.. A. RRIS LANING - COMMITTEE OF ENTERTAINMENT The latest news of interest to the crew is a new idea on board this ship. That of an entertainment committee composed of seven officers and one representative from each division. The purpose of this committee is to meet periodically and discuss questions of ship's entertainment as they arise. As this is for the benefit of the crew as a whole, it is desired that all hands cooperate with divisional represent­atives. Previous to meetings, sug­gestions may be handed in to your delegate who will, in turn, bring it up before committee meetings. These _ meetings will talk over entertain­ments of all kinds. The committee is composed of the following members: Commander C. N. Ingraham. Lieut. A. J. Homann. Continued on page four DOWN IN SHIPS During the past week, the aviators have had some unfortunate occuren­ces, one of which ended in a mortality. These men who go up so willingly and without a thought of the danger they face, in every day flying operations, are to be highly commended for the work they do and it is with sincere regret that we must mention such casualities during peace time operat­ions. But the planes must fly regard­less of personal discomfort, difficult­ies met with and such incidences such as has occured to look forward to, and it is to the credit of all concerned that we still have the best Naval Air Force in the world. Last Wednesday, the PENSACOLA and the INDIANAPOLIS units suffer­ed casualties w h i I e conducting Camera Gun operations. While com­ing in to land, the PENSACOLA plane crashed on the beach adjacent to Berth No. 25, the cause unknown. Lieut. ( jg) R. W. Cooper, pilot, was cut and bruised and CAMM F. Trim­born received serious multiple injur­ies. Plane totally wrecked, not recom­mended for repair on the spot. Two INDIANAPOLIS planes crash­ed after a collision in the air during Camera Gun operations, twenty miles East of Windward Point. M. J. Un­derwood, RM1c, was killed, Lieut. W. J. Mullins, Lieut. ( jg) C. W. Haman and W. L. Kim, RM2c., were recover­ed uninjured. Both planes badly dam­aged and in sinking condition. We offer our l! Ondolences to the depend­ents of Underwood and sincerely and deeply regret losing a shipmate in such a manner. ...... Send the BLUE BONNET home.