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The Bluejackets' Manual, Tenth Edition 1940

1940 The Bluejackets Manual - Tenth Edition

The Bluejackets' Manual

United States Navy


Tenth Edition

United States Naval Institute

Annapolis, Maryland


Copyright 1938, 1939, 1940 by U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.


The Bluejackets Manual of 1940 gave all recruits the information necessary to integrate themselves into the Navy and be successful. You'll find that everything a recruit needs to know, such as The History The Rules and Regulations Uniforms and Insignias Ordanance, etc. There are many illustrations and photographs, including a few oversized foldouts, many in color. Explanations of the how-tos of being a Bluejacket!

Foreword To The Tenth Edition

This tenth edition has become necessary by the Navy's adoption of the U. S. Army's drill regulations and the desirability of new typesetting for clearness of print. As compared with the ninth edition (revised), one should note the following changes:

Chapters 7, 8, and 9 now accords with the close order drill of the U. S. Army.

Chapter 41, "Artillery: School of the Platoon," has been replaced by "Cart Drill."

Chapter 51, "Artillery: 75-mm. Pack Howitzer," has been omitted because that weapon will no longer be carried aboard a ship.

G. V. Stewart
Captain, U. S. Navy
U. S. Naval Institute
Annapolis, Maryland
June 1940

Table of Contents

  • Part 1.-For The Recruit
  • Part 2.-Subjects All Enlisted Men Should Know-A To N
  • Part 3.-Rudimentary Seamanship And Gunnery
  • Part 4.-Advanced Seamanship And Gunnery
  • Part 5.-Physical Drills
  • Part 6.-Landing Force
  • Part 7.-Miscellaneous

Illustrative Plates

  • Plate I. Flags Of Principal Maritime Nations
  • Plate II. Flags Of Principal Maritime Nations
  • Plate III. Distinctive Flags And Pennants
  • Plate IV. Flag And Dot And Dash Alphabet
  • Plate V. Numeral Flags And Pennants
  • Plate VI. Special Flags And Pennants
  • Plate VII. Special Flags And Pennants

The National Anthem - The Star-Spangled Banner

Fold-Out Oversized Illustrations Include:

  • Fig. 43-3. Firing Lock Detail
  • Fig. 43-9. Marking Of Shells
  • Fig. 47-18-Gun-Factory wire splice in 6 stages.

Library of Congress Listing

  • LC Control No.: 03001595
  • Type of Material: Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)
  • Main Title: The Bluejackets’ manual / United States Navy.
  • Published/Created: Annapolis, Md. : United States Naval Institute,
  • Related Names: United States Naval Institute. United States. Navy.
  • Description: v. : ill.; 15-22 cm. Fifth ed. (1917) also called: Rev. Nov. 1916, and: Authorized ed. Began with 1st ed. (1902).
  • Current Frequency: Irregular
  • Canceled/Invalid LCCN: sn 91028220
  • Notes: At the head of title, 1946-: U.S. Navy.
  • Description based on: 5th ed. (1917).
  • Imprint varies: 1917, New York, Military Pub. Co. -- 1918, New York, E. N. Appleton. -- 1922-1927, Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off. (varies slightly). Some issues in Revised Editions. SERBIB/SERLOC merged record
  • Subjects: United States. Navy --Sailors’ handbooks.
  • LC Classification: V113 .B55
  • Dewey Class No.: 359
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)ocm03045881
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us---
  • Quality Code: LCD premarc
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