Stuart T. Hotchkiss Memoir, Vol. 1: USS Barbet & USS Bowdoin
Date: 1942 - 1943 |
Captain Stuart T. Hotchkiss, a Yale University graduate and a yachtsman for New Haven, Connecticut, was commissioned on July 2, 1936, in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He entered active duty on 20 April 1941 and commanded five ships during and after World War II. Volume I of his memoir initially describes minesweeping exercises while commanding the USS BARBET. The bulk of the volume, however, describes his experiences while on the USS BOWDOIN. Hotchkiss writes about expeditions to Greenland, including making soundings in fjords, establishing meteorological stations, and conducting diplomatic relations with the Danish government and the native people. more...