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David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena, 1881-1882: 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 131
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena
  • Dates: 1881-1882
  • Size: 0.15 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 volume of 213 leaves
  • Creator: Printup, David Lawrence
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: David Lawrence Printup was a Midshipman in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1881. The David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena spans from August 26, 1881 through December 14, 1882. The volume, a practice log, was compiled by Printup during his two years mandatory sea service as a Passed Midshipman attached to the European Station and South Atlantic Station.

Biography of David Lawrence Printup

David Lawrence Printup was admitted to the United States Naval Academy from New York as a member of the Class of 1881 on June 21, 1877, age 17 years 5 months. After graduation in June 1881, Printup for his two years mandatory sea service as a Passed Midshipman, with duty aboard Lancaster (Screw sloop-of-war), U.S.S. Nipsic (Gunboat), and U.S.S. Galena (Steamer). At the completion of his mandatory cruise, Printup was honorably discharged from the United States Navy on June 30, 1883. Following his service in the United States Navy, Printup moved to Britton, South Dakota, where he was a partner in Printup & Brown Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. David Lawrence Printup died in Britton, South Dakota on August 18, 1919.

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Description of Contents

The David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena, comprising 0.15 linear feet of documentation in a single volume of 213 leaves, spans from August 26, 1881 through December 14, 1882. The volume, a practice log, was compiled by Printup during his two years mandatory sea service as a Passed Midshipman attached to the European Station and South Atlantic Station.

The logbook includes sections for Printup's service aboard U.S.S. Lancaster, spanning from August 26 through October 31, 1881 and January 28 through April 30, 1882, under the command of Bancroft Gherardi; U.S.S. Nipsic, spanning from December 1, 1881 through January 27, 1882, under the command of H. B. Seeley; and U.S.S. Galena, spanning from May 1 through December 14, 1882, under the command of Oliver Ambrose Batcheller. The logbook, which records the ships' course, speed, weather, and daily occurrences, also includes entries on a visit by the King and Queen of Greece (March 25, 1882), taking aboard Alexandrian refugees (June 1882), and the British naval bombardment of Alexandria (July 11, 1882), after which Printup, aboard U.S.S. Galena, departed for the South Atlantic Station.

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Arrangement

The David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena comprises a single volume.

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Access and Use

Access

Patron use restricted to microfilm.

Copyright and Permission

The David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena 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

Unknown.

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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 David Lawrence Printup in this repository includes Printup's Midshipman Conduct Record and his Alumni Jacket. Additional practice logs from members of the Class of 1881 aboard U.S.S. Lancaster include logs by Rudolphus R. Cockle (MS 132), James W. Dresser (MS 130), William F. Flournoy (MS 134), and Guy G. Rodgers (MS 133 and MS 135).

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

David L. Printup Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena, MS 131

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

Callahan, Edward William. List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps, from 1775 to 1900. New York: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1901.

United States Naval Academy. Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877-1881.

Printup, David Lawrence Alumni Jacket, RG 405, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

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

  • Alexandria (Egypt) -- History
  • Egypt -- History -- British occupation, 1882-1936
  • Galena (Steamer)
  • Lancaster (Screw sloop-of-war)
  • Naval education -- United States
  • Nipsic (Gunboat)
  • Printup, David Lawrence
  • United States. Navy. European Station
  • United States. Navy. South Atlantic Squadron

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Ships' logs
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Log of the U.S.S. Lancaster, U.S.S. Nipsic, and U.S.S. Galena, 1881 August 26-1882 December 14

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