World War II Cruise: 1943-1945
Courtesy of Walter Baranger Jr.
Abbot’s war cruise was well documented by a small but highly informative cruise book that emphasized text over photos.
Aside from highly detailed coverage of traditional “crossing the line” navy ceremonies, it contains a very tidy explanation of typical destroyer operation in the Pacific and, specifically, the Philippines.
This cruise book was printed in black and white, and staple bound in a simple colored paper cover (most are orange or green, and some are blue). It was printed at the Puget Sound Naval Station in Washington in 1945.
Use your computer’s left- and right-arrow keys to move through the Adobe Acrobat editions.
The web version can be printed out for easier reading and is best for casual reading on line; it contains several multimedia features and links to related information. The high-resolution version of the original book is suitable for reprinting. The low-resolution version downloads faster and is better for viewing on a computer.
We also have an eBook version for digital book devices. This is in the standard ePub format, but lacks maps and links to other resources. Also compatible with Adobe’s Digital Editions software.
|High resolution PDF [6MB]|
|Low resolution PDF [1MB]|
|eBook version (For digital book devices, in ePub format.)|