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John W. Schmidt fonds
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- Schmidt, John W.
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John W. Schmidt was an officer in the United States Navy in the early 1900. He served as the captain of at least one destroyer. He self-published a book instructing other destroyer captains on the handling of their ships, as well as training their officers.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of a manual written and published by John W. Schmidt, United States Navy, called “Ship Handling – Destroyers.” The date of publication is unknown. The manual consists of advice on how to steer and handle a destroyer in a variety of conditions. It includes illustrations of destroyers’ parts and movements, drawn by hand. Schmidt’s personal stories are also included in the book.
The cover of the book is not attached to the spine of the book
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Fonds received from Michael Whitby of DHH on 12 November 2013.
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No further accruals are expected.