Great White Fleet. signed in dj.

By: MELVILLE, John H.

Price: $120.00

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MELVILLE, John H. The Great White Fleet . NY: Vantage Press, (1976). Pp. (12),[1]-275,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection off anecdotes from the Great White Fleet of the United Fruit Company, which served the Caribbean and Latin America in times of war and peace, shipping passengers, cargo, mail, and during times of war, troops. Contents: 1. The Ships and Early Central America, 2. The Schooner Telegraph, 3. The Boston Fruit Company and Its Evolution into the United Fruit Company,4. The Four Admirals, the Ships that Gave the Great White Fleet Its Name, 5. The White Diamond and the First Ships to Display It, 6. Experiments withMarine Refrigeration, 7. The First Ships Built for the Fleet, 8. The Four Dutch Ships, 9. The Thirteen Original 5,000-Ton Ships and the Elite Three, 10. The Great White Fleet at Work, 11. The Original 5,000-Ton Ships Pass inReview, 12. Stories of the Elite Three, 13. The First Four San Boats, 14. The Ulua, Toloa, and Tela, 15. The Four Later San Boats, 16. The First Sugar Boats, 17. The Knot Boats, or Mavis, 18. The Oil Tanks, 19. The La Boats,20. The Castilla, Tela, and Iriona, 21. The Cuyamel Fleet, 22. The Musa an d the Platano, 23. The Six Mail Ships, 24. War Records of the Six Mail Ships, 25. The Final Years of the Mail Ships -- A Colourful Era Ends, 26. The Argual, the Telde, and the Orotava, 27. The World War II Banana Fleet, 28. The Cape Ships, 29. The Nine Twin-Screw Ships, 30. The New 5,000-Ton Ships, 31. The Five Diesel Ships of 1951-55, 32. The New Calamares, Carrillo, and Cartago and the Six T-Class Ships, 33. The Container Ships from Spain and the M-Series Ships from Japan, 34. War Shipping Administration Ships Operated by United Fruit Company During World War II, 35. Crews Courageous, 36. The Changing Tide, 37. A Ship in Distress, 38. Chartered Ships Named for Company Officials, 39. Almirante, 40. Salty Sketches, 41. Celestial Phenomena, 42. Banana Loading Long Ago. Faint spotting to top edge, else vg in spine-browned and tail-nicked dj. Signed by the author on the first leaf. 120.00

Title: Great White Fleet. signed in dj.

Author Name: MELVILLE, John H.

Categories: 64,

Publisher: Vantage Press, New York, 1976,:

Seller ID: 68261

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