Fonds 2013/18 - John W. Schmidt fonds

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John W. Schmidt fonds

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CA ON00093 2013/18

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  • [19--] (Creation)
    Schmidt, John W.

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1 file of textual records

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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.

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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.

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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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  • English

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    No further accruals are expected.

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