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Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals, 1863 (approximate): Finding Aid

Published in August 2019

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 521
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals
  • Dates: 1863 (approximate)
  • Size: 0.04 linear feet (1 volume)
  • Creator: Hooker, Edward
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Edward Hooker was an Acting Volunteer Lieutenant in the United States Navy during the Civil War. The Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals was presumably compiled by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward Hooker circa 1863. The volume consists of a handwritten, alphabetical index to signals for various maneuvers, shipboard procedures, and compass directions, as well as the identification of ships sailing under foreign flags.

Biography of Edward Hooker

Edward Hooker was appointed an Acting Volunteer Lieutenant in the United States Navy on September 20, 1862. As early as January 1, 1863, he was in command of the gunboat U.S.S. Victoria (Steamer) as part of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in the coastal waters off North Carolina. As of January 1, 1864, Hooker was commanding U.S.S. Currituck (Steamer) of the Potomac Flotilla, patrolling the Chesapeake Bay.

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Description of Contents

The Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals, comprising 0.04 linear feet of documentation in a single volume, was presumably compiled by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward Hooker circa 1863. The volume consists of a handwritten, alphabetical index to signals for various maneuvers, shipboard procedures, and compass directions, as well as the identification of ships sailing under foreign flags. The index includes spaces for up to 1,268 signals, of which roughly eighty percent have been assigned.

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Arrangement

The Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals comprises a single volume.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals 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 Dr. Davenport Hooker in November 1950. Accession No. 122853.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional manuscript holdings in this repository pertaining to naval signals can be found in the Index to the Signal Book, ca. 1790, MS 191; Flags and Signals, ca. 1850, MS 192; the W. R. Butt Notebook on Seamanship and Naval Tactics, 1859-1863, MS 186; and General International Shipwreck Society: A Practical Treatise on the Means of Relief, MS 165.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals, MS 521

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

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

United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863-1865.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in August 2019. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in August 2019.

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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

  • Signals and signaling
  • United States. Navy -- Communication systems

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Notebooks
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Edward Hooker Code of Naval Signals, 1863 (approximate)

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