USS MEDUSA CRUISE BOOK 1925 (AR-1) REPAIR SHIP No.1

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 04,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

"THE CRUISE OF THE U.S.S. MEDUSA : Hawaii, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand..Summer 1925. 36 page softcover book, measures about 6 1/2" x 10" History and text, illustrated with black and white photos, map and drawing. Photo of the comander, the ship log and a list of the crew. Out of San Pedro.

"Named for one of the Gorgons of Greek mythology, Medusa (AR-1) was commissioned 18 September 1924. Designed as a fleet repair ship that could perform major repairs beyond the fighting ship's own capabilities but not requiring a Navy Yard, Medusa spent her naval career with the Pacific Fleet. Medusa was equipped with foundry, blacksmith, electrical, pipe, carpentry, machine, and motion picture shops. She held lathes, radial drills, milling, slotting, and boring machines, as well as optical repair apparatus, armature bake ovens, and coil winding machines. She had large laundry, bakery, and refrigeration units".

Some light stains and foxing, NO creases or tears, spine tight. A great early documentation of a ship that would later at Pearl Harbor, really get things done. If you have any questions, please Email us through EBAY or telephone us at PLANET BOOKS, between 11:30am and 6pm daily, California time. Thanks.

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