The "Big Spud": U.S.S. Idaho in World War II : a War Diary by a Member of Its VO Squadron

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Merriam Press, 1999 - Sailors - 138 pages
 

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Contents

IV
15
V
51
VI
101
VII
155
VIII
175
IX
199
X
207
XI
219
XIII
267
XIV
297
XV
349
XVI
365
XVII
369
XVIII
375
XIX
379
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XII
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Page 10 - ... Swiss Wildschnee. It accumulates in a very light mass, its specific gravity being no more than 1/50 to 1/100; hence a layer, say, half a metre thick shrinks on melting to at most one centimetre of water. Ordinary flaky snow on the ground has one-tenth the density of water.' (p. 130) Williwaw Webster. A sudden violent gust of cold land air, common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes. Mill, Diet, (modified). A sailor's term for a sudden violent squall, originally in the Strait of Magellan....
Page 14 - Standing there, he blessed the ship, and solemnly prayed the Blessed Virgin Mary to protect the Idaho's officers and men from harm.

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