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Correspondence in this collection consists of letters (1917-1920) from Vosbury to his girlfriend who later became his wife. While at the Naval Academy, routines, procedures, and liberty are discussed, as are general and signal drills (1918). Commentaries concern shot-range ("spotting") practice, a destructive gale at sea, refueling problems due to ship damage, and training and equipment aboard ship. Mention is also made of ship movement censorship, the Navy's adoption of standardized time for ships, government contracts for steam-powered turbines on destroyers, fleet transport of President Woodrow Wilson and comments on his activities during the war, and the renaming of a German ship to the
Bronson P. Vosbury (1895-1963) was born in New York, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1918, served aboard the USS
CRAVEN, and retired with the rank of commander in 1939.
May 22, 1995, 16 items; Letters (1917-1919) from U.S. Naval Academy midshipman and officer aboard USS
CRAVEN. Gift courtesy of Friends of the ECU Library.
Gift of Friends of ECU Library
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Bronson P. Vosbury Papers (#698), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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