Long Beach, Calif., 27 March 1937
Recently a number of Wardroom
Officers received orders detaching
them from the Houston this spring.
Lieutenant Moosbrugger has orders
to the Naval Academy. Lieutenants
(jg) Young, Peters and Davis have
orders to the "Beef Boats," Brazos,
Chaumont and Arctic respectively.
This past Monday, Ensigns Long,
House and Mackenzie completed their
professional Examination for Lieutenant, Junior Grade. All three feel
confident that they were successful in
these examinations. They will receive
their commissions as lieutenant (jg)
some time during the early summer.
At the present time Lt.(jg) G. L.
Huff, Senior Aviator, Houston Aviation Unit, is taking his examinations
for promotion to Lieutenant. He reports, "So far, I have known most
of the answers."
A week ago Thursday the Houston Wardroom Officers gave a combination farewell and welcoming cocktail party to Vice Admiral Tarrant,
Rear Admiral Fenner and their respective staffs at the Villa Riviera
Hotel, in Long Beach.
TRANSFERS AND DISCHARGES
Hayes, Q. P., F3c, USS Relief
Kollmer, L. A., WTlc, NYD Mare Is.
Ford, R. J., RM2c, USS Relief
Connors, T. F., MM2c, Hon. Discharge
Connors, T. F., MM2c; R/S New York
RECEIPTS AND REENLISTMENTS
Davis, S. W. jr., Sea2c; NTS San Diego
Canonizado, G., OffCklc; USS Kalmia
Moser, W. E., Bmkr2c; USS Relief
Connors, T. F., MM2c; Reenlisted on
Easter is a happy time... it heralds the earth's awakening from
winter's long sleep into her brighttest
season . . . springtime. These are days
when smiles are gayer and hearts are
lighter. May we wish all of Easter's
joys and blessings, and the fullest enjoyment of the season to the Blue
Bonnet's many friends and readers.
CAPTAIN BARKER TO COMMAND
According to "Orders to Officers"
appearing in a recent issue of the local newspaper, Captain George Nathan Barker will relieve Captain Guy
E. Baker as Commanding Officer of
the Houston. It is expected that Captain Baker will turn over his command
some time during this coming July.
At the present time Captain Barker
is professor of naval science and tactics of the Naval R.O.T.C. Unit of
Harvard University at Cambridge,
Mass. Captain Barker, who is the
holder of a Navy Cross, is a member of the Naval Academy class of
Upon being relieved Captain Baker
will go to Washingtton, D.C., where
he will have duty with the Chief of
In accordance with the policy of
Admiral Hepburn to have divine services held thruout the Fleet during
the Lenten season, Chaplain Forsand-
er of the Nevada will hold Protestant
Services in the Houston at 0830 Easter
Sunday morning. Easter marks the
end of the Lenten season and will
probably be the last Sunday for some
time that we will have the opportunity of attending services aboard.
Chaplain Forsander has the reputation
of being a very good speaker and he
will undoubtedly deliver an interesting sermon.
AVIATION CADET DUGAN
This past week Aviation Cadet
Arthur J. Dugan, USNR reported
aboard for duty with the Houston
Unit of Squadron VS nine.
Mr. Dugan recently received his
"wings" at the Naval Air Station,
Pensacola, Florida. Between the time
that he finished his course in Pensacola and reported to the Houston he
visited his home in Corona, New
York. The "Blue Bonnet" wishes our
new shipmate HAPPY LANDINGS
in his tour of duty aboard.
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According to the latest Bureau Navigation Bulletin, the courses for Water
Tender, first class and Chief Water
Tender are now ready for issue. These
courses, to date haven't been received
aboard; but, it is expected they will
be in a short time.