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The Blue Bonnet 1937-10-27
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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-10-27 - Page 1. October 27, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/774/show/770.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (October 27, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-10-27 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/774/show/770

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet 1937-10-27 - Page 1, October 27, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/774/show/770.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-10-27
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Thompson, R. B., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Boris, John, circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date October 27, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number 42
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 11
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 IV, Number 42 * -... s. s... ous......... * Long Beach, California 27 October 1937 v. s. s. Houston Extends Navy Day Welcome To VISITORS aboard the U. S. S. Houston the Admiral, Captain, of­ficers and crew bid welcome. In order that you may become better acquainted with the ship, we present to you, this brief description and record of the service performed. HONOR FOUNDER OF NAVY DAY Despite the fact that she is forgot­ten in the radio programs, speeches, ceremonies of all kinds on Navy Day, the lady who is responsible for the idea, will not be forgotten by those who know she is one of the Navy's best friends. As founder of the National Navy Club of New York, Mrs. William H. Hamilton has ever admired the Navy and its personnel. She went to Wash­ington in 1922 and suggested that one day of the year be set aside on which to honor the Navy. The following letter is self- explana­tory: Navy Department Assistant Secretary's Office Washington November 11, 1922 My Dear Mrs. Hamilton: I have just returned from a five weeks' campaign. The first thing I wish to do is to thank you personally for having suggested the idea of Navy Day. It was your original idea. It worked out excellently, and, I believe, gave a real momentum to a correct understanding of what the Navy means to our country. With all good wishes, ( Signed) Theodore Roosevelt. TR: DH Mrs. William H. Hamilton, 15 East 41st Street, New York, New York. ( Continued on Page 4.) The U. S. S. Houston was built at Newport News, Va. The keel was laid in 1928 and the ship was launched on 7 September, 1929. Miss Elizabeth Holcombe, of Houston, Texas, spon­sored the ship, giving her the name of that city and in memory of General Houston. The U. S. S. Houston is one of the 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 developes 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. After commissioning in the United States Navy Yard on 17 June, 1930, the U. S. S. Houston made a " shake down" cruise to Europe, visiting Eng­land, France, and Holland, returning to Houston, Texas, to extend the wel­come of the Navy to the Houston's natal city. Following this memorable visit, final trials and overhaul were held, and the ship sailed for the Asia­tic Station on 14 January, 1931, via the Panama Canal and Honolulu, T. H. On 22 February, 1931, the Houston joined the Asiatic Fleet in Manila, P. L, and assumed her role as flagship, hoisting the flag of Admiral Charles B. McVay, Jr., U. S. Navy. On 20 Sep­tember, 1931, she entered the Yangtze River to assist, if necessary, in rescue work during one of the most devastat­ing floods in the history of that fam­ous river. The Houston went up river about 600 miles to the city of Hankow, returning to Shanghai on 5 October, 1931. While undergoing routine overhaul in the Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands, on the night of 31 January, 1932, rush orders were received to pro­ceed immediately to Shanghai, where hostilities had broken out between China and Japan. American lives and interests were endangered. Within a few hours the Houston was ready to sail, took aboard 250 Marines to aug­ment the 4th Regiment, Marine Expe­ditionary Forces, in Shanghai. This ship broke all existing records by mak­ing the trip in 47 hours, under rough weather conditions. On arrival, the Marines and bluejacket machine gun platoon were sent ashore for duty. On 13 March, 1933, the Houston left Manila, on a good will tour through the southern Philippines, visiting Iloi­lo, Cebu, Davao, Dumanquilas Bay, and Zamboango. On 29 May, 1933, a good will tour was made to Japan, vi­siting Yokohama and Kobe, returning to Tsingtao, China, by way of the famous Japanese Inland Sea. On 17 ( Continued on Page 4.)