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Log of Yacht Vamarie, 1938, MS 88
The logbook of the Naval Academy yacht Vamarie, under the command of John f. Shafroth, spans from June 12 to July 5, 1938. The Vamarie's cruise, which began and ended in Annapolis, centered on a yacht race between Newport, Rhode Island and Hamilton, Bermuda. 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
The logbook spans from June 24, 1811 to June 30, 1813, recording the Valiant's course, location, and sailing conditions during cruises between England and the coastal waters off New Jersey, New York and New England. Several of the log's entries pertain to punishments aboard ship, while other entries pertain to War of 1812 naval engagements, including the recapture of a British brig from the American privateer Jack's Favorite (Marcy 31, 1813), mention of the capture of U.S.S. Chesapeake by H.M.S. Shannon (June 8, 1813), and the capture of the American vessel Porcupine by Valiant, H.M.S. Acasta, and H.M.S. Wasp (June 17, 1813).
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, MS 143
The volume spans primarily from August to November 1829. 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. The volume includes descriptions of the islands visited and their native populations and royalty, as well as descriptions of interactions with the native populations, missionaries, merchants, and local chiefs/royalty.
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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