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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1938-10-27 - Page 1. October 27, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 2, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/954/show/949.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (October 27, 1938). The Blue Bonnet 1938-10-27 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/954/show/949

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet 1938-10-27 - Page 1, October 27, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 2, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/954/show/949.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1938-10-27
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Boris, John, circulation
  • Dillahunt, H. E., printer
  • Swiderski, S. J., printer
  • Schick, C. H., printer
  • Owen, D. W., printer
  • Rakowski, J. T., printer
  • Foltz, E. L., printer, Beckwith, R. L., printer
  • Surratt, R. W., printer
  • Elliott, J. E. Jr., printer
  • Franklin, M., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date October 27, 1938
Description Volume 1, Number 5
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 12, Folder 2
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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File name _0619_L.pdf
Transcript • 27 October, 1938. 1938 History of the U. S. S. Houston U. S. S. HOUSTON ------- 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 in memory of General Houston. 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. I., 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 l" outine 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. On arrival, the Marine and bluejacket mach­ine gun platoon were sent ashore for duty. ( Continued on Page 2) Long Beach, California. Navy Day Issue Long Beach umber 5. FACTS ABOUT THE HOUSTON T 0 VISITORS aboard the U. S. S. Houston, the Admiral, Captain, of­ficers and crew bid a welcome. In or­der that you may become better ac­quainted with the ship, we present to you this brief description of our ship. 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 develops 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. On board the U. S. S. Houston, you will find a barber shop, post office, li­brary, notion store, general kitchen or galley, general store, clothing store, print shop, soda fountain, laundry, telephone exchange, and a telegraph office. A power plant capable of provid­ing sufficient power which, if used for illumination purposes, could supply a string of street lights placed 12 feet apart, reaching from San Francisco to Shanghai. A distilling plant to convert sea water to fresh water, with a capacity sufficient to provide each person of a ( Continued on Page 4) I