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Military Manuals The Bluejackets Manual - 1917 Edition Pdf 2015-01-27

1917 Edition Pdf

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    In 1902 when Lt. Ridley McLean first wrote this "sailor's bible," he described it as a manual for every person in the naval service. One hundred years later, it continues to serve as a primer for newly enlisted sailors and as a basic reference for all naval personnel--from seaman to admiral. New technology is artfully blended with ancient heritage, facts and figures are augmented by helpful advice, and the mysterious language of the sea is preserved and deciphered in a volume that has served the United States Navy for an entire century. Updated throughout, the book provides the latest Navy ratings, uniforms, ships, aircraft, and weapons as well as current Navy policies on hazing, fraternization, education, and physical fitness, and a completely new chapter explaining the Navy's mission in terms of its rich heritage.

    The author, winner of the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Naval Literature, has served the Navy in many capacities, both as an enlisted man and officer, and he brings that experience and his devotion to the service to these pages. He explains new terms and such concepts as leadership and core values in both inspiring and pragmatic terms. Relevant photographs, diagrams, and tables enhance the presentation, and accompanying appendixes include a glossary and a wealth of reference material that every sailor will want to keep at hand.

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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Much, much appreciated.
  3. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    In the USSA, ANY THING written or published at public expense (that is, paid for by "we the sheeple") is in public domain. Since the writer was a Lt in the Navy and the book was designed for Navel personel, it was most likely in public domain from the first. ALL US military manuals, such as Tech Manuals (TM), and so on are in public domain. That said, that is a neat book, thanks for the link.
  4. Kajungizmo

    Kajungizmo Monkey+

    Melbo, thanks for doing the legwork on the Bluejacket manual. Not bad to have a copy of.
  5. tc556guy

    tc556guy Monkey++

    Thanks and a bump
  6. Classifier

    Classifier Monkey

    Thank you for sharing this online.
  7. helmetmike

    helmetmike Monkey+

    Growing up a Navy brat in the 50's, I spent many hours reading and learning from my fathers copy of TBJM. Great book and well worth having a copy in your reference library.
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    moved to RM
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