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Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution, 1931-1934: Finding Aid

Published in April 2020

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 115
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution
  • Dates: 1931-1934
  • Size: 0.11 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 volume of 94 leaves
  • Creator: Constitution (Frigate)
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: U.S.S. Constitution is one of the original six frigates of the United States Navy. The Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution spans from July 2, 1931 to May 8, 1934. The Captain's night orders, issued by the Constitution's Commanding Officer, Louis J. Gulliver, are the product of the Constitution's national publicity tour of American ports along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts.

U.S.S. Constitution National Tour Itinerary

1931 July 1-2
  • Boston, Massachusetts
1931 July 2-3
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts
1931 July 3-12
  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1931 July 13
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
1931 July 14-17
  • Bath, Maine
1931 July 17-23
  • Portland, Maine
1931 July 23-29
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts
1931 July 29-30
  • Marblehead, Massachusetts
1931 July 31-August 6
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts
1931 August 6-10
  • Providence, Rhode Island
1931 August 10-13
  • Newport, Rhode Island
1931 August 13-20
  • New London, Connecticut
1931 August 20-25
  • Ford Pond Bay, Long Island, New York
1931 August 25-28
  • Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
1931 August 29-September 14
  • New York, New York
1931 September 16-18
  • Wilmington, Delaware
1931 September 18-October 1
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1931 October 2-9
  • Newport News, Virginia
1931 October 9-16
  • Norfolk, Virginia
1931 October 16-23
  • Yorktown, Virginia
1931 October 24-November 2
  • Baltimore, Maryland
1931 November 2-5
  • Annapolis, Maryland
1931 November 7-18
  • Washington, DC
1931 November 21-30
  • Wilmington, North Carolina
1931 December 1-6
  • Charleston, South Carolina
1931 December 7-11
  • Savannah, Georgia
1931 December 12-15
  • Brunswick, Georgia
1931 December 16-21
  • Jacksonville, Florida
1931 December 23-30
  • Miami, Florida
1931 December 31-1932 January 4
  • Key West, Florida
1932 January 6-11
  • Pensacola, Florida
1932 January 11-18
  • Mobile, Alabama
1932 January 20-27
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1932 January 27-February 13
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
1932 February 14-23
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
1932 February 24-25
  • Galveston, Texas
1932 February 25-March 1
  • Houston, Texas
1932 March 1-7
  • Galveston, Texas
1932 March 8-12
  • Beaumont, Texas
1932 March 12-17
  • Port Arthur, Texas
1932 March 17-19
  • Orange, Texas
1932 March 19-22
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
1932 March 25-29
  • Gulfport, Mississippi
1932 March 30-April 1
  • Port St. Joe, Florida
1932 April 3-7
  • Tampa, Florida
1932 April 7-9
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
1932 April 15-16
  • Quantico, Virginia
1932 April 16-May 11
  • Washington, DC
1932 May 11-12
  • Alexandria, Virginia
1932 May 12-December 8
  • Washington, DC
1932 December 14-19
  • Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1932 December 22-27
  • Cristobal, Canal Zone
1932 December 27-1933 January 7
  • Balboa, Canal Zone
1933 January 21-February 16
  • San Diego, California
1933 February 17-March 10
  • San Pedro, California
1933 March 10-19
  • Long Beach, California
1933 March 20
  • Santa Barbara, California
1933 March 24-April 12
  • San Francisco, California
1933 April 12-26
  • Oakland, California
1933 April 26-May 2
  • Vallejo, California
1933 May 6-15
  • Astoria, Oregon
1933 May 16-26
  • Grays Harbor, Washington
1933 May 27-31
  • Port Angeles, Washington
1933 May 31-June 15
  • Seattle, Washington
1933 June 15-22
  • Tacoma, Washington
1933 June 22-July 1
  • Olympia, Washington
1933 June 1-7
  • Bremerton, Washington
1933 July 7-14
  • Everett, Washington
1933 July 15-19
  • Bellingham, Washington
1933 July 20-26
  • Anacortes, Washington
1933 July 26-30
  • Port Townsend, Washington
1933 July 31-August 2
  • Astoria, Oregon
1933 August 2-22
  • Portland, Oregon
1933 August 22-24
  • Kalama, Washington
1933 August 24-26
  • Longview, Washington
1933 August 31-September 15
  • San Francisco, California
1933 September 15-29
  • Oakland, California
1933 September 29-30
  • Santa Cruz, California
1933 September 30-October 1
  • Monterey, California
1933 October 3-4
  • Santa Barbara, California
1933 October 4-5
  • Ventura, California
1933 October 5
  • Santa Monica, California
1933 October 6-19
  • Long Beach, California
1933 October 19-November 2
  • San Pedro, California
1933 November 2
  • Avalon, Catalina Island, California
1933 November 3-1934 March 20
  • San Diego, California
1934 April 2-7
  • Balboa, Canal Zone
1934 April 7-8
  • Cristobal, Canal Zone
1934 April 14-23
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
1934 April 27-May 3
  • Charleston, South Carolina
1934 May 7
  • Boston, Massachusetts
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Description of Contents

The Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution, comprising 0.11 linear feet of documentation in a single volume of 94 leaves, spans from July 2, 1931 to May 8, 1934. The Captain's night orders, issued by the Constitution's Commanding Officer, Louis J. Gulliver, are the product of the Constitution's national publicity tour of American ports along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts.

The orders, bearing the cover title "Captain's night order book U.S. Frigate Constitution at sea, July 2, 1931 until May 8, 1934," contain instructions regarding course, speed, watches, and communications. Frequent mention is also made of Constitution's tender, U.S.S. Grebe (Minesweeper: AM-43).

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Arrangement

The Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution comprises a single volume.

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Access and Use

Access

Patron use restricted to microfilm.

Copyright and Permission

The Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution is the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Commander Louis J. Gulliver in 1949. Accession No. 119790.

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Related Materials

Location of Copies or Alternate Formats

This collection also available on microfilm.

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to the U.S.S. Constitution's 1931-1934 national tour in this repository can be found in the U.S.S. Constitution Collection, MS 283.

Materials Cataloged Separately

Three scrapbooks produced by Constitution's commanding officer, Commander Louis J. Gulliver, are cataloged as the U.S.S. Constitution Scrapbooks, MS 281.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution, MS 115

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in April 2020.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Constitution (Frigate)
  • Grebe (Minesweeper : AM-43)
  • Gulliver, Louis Joseph, 1884-1962
  • United States. Navy -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Orders (military records)
  • Ships' logs

Additional Creator/Author

  • Gulliver, Louis Joseph, 1884-1962
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Night Order Book of the U.S.S. Constitution, 1931-1934

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