Hatchet of the United States Ship "George Washington"


POLLOCK, Edwin T. and Paul F. BLOOMHARDT, (comps.). The Hatchet of the United States Ship "George Washington". (New York : J.J. Little & Ives Co,, 1919). First Edition thus. Pp (14),1-273,(1) + frontispiece + [15] leaves of plates. Large 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to spine, and front with rope-enclosed ship design to front.

A complete bound reprint of the shipboard newspaper of the U.S. troopship George Washington during the Great War. With war news, safety bulletins, shipboard happenings, baseball scores, etc. With passenger lists from all 10 of her transatlantic voyages. As the editors put it themselves "Read the Hatchet- The Biggest Newspaper Published between New York and Liverpool. Dominant for 3000 Miles. A Dry Paper in a Wet Territory."

"SS George Washington was an ocean liner built in 1908 for the Bremen-based North German Lloyd and was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. The ship was also known as USS George Washington (ID-3018) and USAT George Washington in service of the United States Navy and United States Army, respectively, during World War I. In the interwar period, she reverted to her original name of SS George Washington. During World War II, the ship was known as both USAT George Washington and, briefly, as USS Catlin (AP-19), in a short, second stint in the U.S. Navy.

When George Washington was launched in 1908, she was the largest German-built steamship and the third-largest ship in the world. George Washington was built to emphasize comfort over speed and was sumptuously appointed in her first-class passenger areas. The ship could carry a total of 2,900 passengers, and made her maiden voyage in January 1909 to New York. In June 1911, George Washington was the largest ship to participate in the Coronation Fleet Review by the United Kingdom's newly crowned king, George V."

Arranged in 8 'volumes', all are in this book complete. With section of commendatory Letters, several by Albert Gleaves.

Spine professionally repaired, new endpapers, very good. 180.00

Title: Hatchet of the United States Ship "George Washington"

Author Name: POLLOCK, Edwin T. and Paul F. BLOOMHARDT, comps BLOOMHARDT, Paul F.

Categories: 41,

Publisher: J.J. Little & Ives, 1919,: 1919

Seller ID: 44223

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL WW1 WWI UNITED STATES TROOP SHIPS TROOPSHIP TROOPSHIPS PERIODICALS JOURNALISM NEWSPAPERS AMERICAN USN,