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Log of Yacht Vamarie, 1938, MS 88
Vamarie was a Naval Academy ocean racing yacht. John Franklin Shafroth, Jr. was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1908. The Log of Yacht Vamarie spans from June 12 to July 5, 1938. The logbook is the product of a cruise, which began and ended in Annapolis, but centers on a yacht race between Newport, Rhode Island and Hamilton, Bermuda, which commenced on June 22. At the end of the volume is a description of the Vamarie.
Log Book of Proceedings on board His Majesty's Ship Valiant, 1811-1813, MS 156
H.M.S. Valiant was a Royal Navy ship-of-the-line. The Log Book of Proceedings on board His Majesty's Ship Valiant spans from June 24, 1811 to June 30, 1813. The logbook records Valiant's course, location, and sailing conditions during cruises between England and the coastal waters off New Jersey, New York and New England.
Medical Register and Journal of the U.S. Steamer Valley City, 1861-1862, MS 303
U.S.S. Valley City was a wooden-hulled screw-steamer assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. The Medical Register and Journal of the U.S. Steamer Valley City covers the ship's Civil War medical history, as well as several of her notable naval engagements in the waters around North Carolina.
Verses to the memory of his Excell'y Benedict L. Calvert, Late Governor of Maryland who died at Sea, June 1732 [in Manuscript.], 1732-1734, MS 164
Collection of poetry by Richard Lewis and other unidentified authors in memory of Maryland Colonial Governors Benedict Leonard Calvert and the Honorable Captain Charles Calvert. The volume also includes manuscript copies of three letters of Eleanor, Queen of England, to the Pope seeking assistance for the release of her son, Richard, King of England in 1193, copied from Thomas Rymer's Foedera, as well as a poem dedicated to the Queen of England.
Letterbook of the U.S.S. Vincennes, 1840; 1842-1844, (transferred to MS 1)
No description available.
Letter Book U.S. Ship Vincennes, 1842-1844, (transferred to MS 1)
No description available.
Transactions Growing out of the Visit of the U.S. ship Vincennes to the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean, 1829-1830, MS 143
U.S.S. Vincennes was a United States Navy sloop-of-war. The Transactions Growing out of the Visit of the U.S. ship Vincennes to the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean span primarily from August to November 1829 and consist of narrative journal entries, copies of letters, orders, and tables. Under the command of William Bolton Finch, Vincennes cruised the Pacific, with calls in Nuku Hiva (Marquesas), Hawaii, Tahiti, Raiatea, Macau, Canton, Manila, Cape Town, and St. Helena.
Eli Vinock Papers, 1863-1999, MS 333
Eli Vinock, United States Naval Academy Class of 1938, was a Captain in the U.S. Navy, serving as a destroyer commander and diplomat. The Vinock Papers span the period from 1863 to 1999 (bulk 1989-1996). While focusing primarily on Vinock's attempts to chronicle the history of the appointment of enlisted sailors to the United States Naval Academy, the papers also touch upon Vinock's United States Navy career, including his tours of duty as Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela, commander of U.S.S. Sierra (AD-18) , and his involvement in the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization program.

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