Description: SIGNED SCARCE ANTIQUE circa 1919 WWI Nautical Military History 1st Edition 1st Printing. FULL TITLE: "War Log Of The U. S. S. Mount Vernon: "Queen of the Transport Fleet". "War Log Of The U. S. S. Mount Vernon." by Lieutenant Commander James Doyle, U. S. Navy. HARDCOVER 1919 Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1st Edition 1st printing with "Copyright 1919" & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in scan(s). Collectible 1st Edition 1st Printing hardcover copy. A SCARCE NAVAL WWI TROOP TRANSPORT HISTORY; THERE ARE ONLY TWO COPIES ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF LISTING.
"This volume is a history of the USS "Mount Vernon's" service as a troop transport ship during WWI, compiled directly from the ship's log by Lieutenant Commander James Doyle. Doyle's narrative relates daily incidents as the "Mount Vernon" carried troops between New York City and Brest, France, during and after the war. He also relates the exciting saga of the convoy during which the ship was torpedoed by the German U-82. The "Mount Vernon" & the convoy escort managed to drive the German away & the "Mount Vernon" survived the attack."
SIGNED & INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE BY "MOUNT VERNON'S" CAPTAIN: "TO G L BERTRAM U.S.N./WITH GRATEFUL APPRECIATION/FOR YOUR SERVICES ON THE SHIP/AND WITH EVERY GOOD WISH FOR/YOUR FUTURE SUCESS & HAPPINESS/SINCERELY YOURS/D E DISMUKES"
The USS "Mount Vernon", originally a ship in the North German Lloyd Line called "Kronprinzessin Cecile", took refuge at Bar Harbor, Maine, after the outbreak of WWI. The United States government formally took possession of the ship in February 1917, and it was sent to Charleston Navy Yard to be refitted as a troop ship. Under the command of Captain Ashley H. Robertson and Captain Douglas E. Dismukes, the "Mount Vernon" transported troops between New York City and Brest, France, until the spring of 1919. On September 5, 1918, the ship was hit by a torpedo, which killed 35 crew members and wounded an additional 13, two of whom died in the following days.
Illustrated with photos. Previous owner's name/address inside front board & second owner name/address/date on verso of frontispiece. Front hinge starting from removal of 1st blank end paper, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior: expected light handling wear but all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.
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