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1940 10th Edition
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1940 Hard Cover
1940 Hard Cover
Cover:  medium blue fabric covered hard-cover, book style with gold lettering
Spine: gold lettering
Author:   none listed
Copyright Date:   1938 1939, 1940 by U. S. Naval Institute
Printing Date:  {this group of 5 printings, all in 1940 assumed to be the original printer with 4 re-orders}
 1st printing - May, 1940:
 2nd printing - July, 1940:
 3rd printing - August, 1940:
 4th printing - October, 1940:
 5th printing - December, 1940:

 {this group of 5 printings, assumed to be an added printer with some minor changes}
 1st printing - June, 1940 section order:
    forwards, contents, flag prints, National Anthen, text
  2nd printing - December, 1942 section order:
    forwards, National Anthen, flag prints, contents,text
  3rd printing - February, 1943 section order:
    forwards, National Anthen, flag prints, contents,text
  4th printing - June, 1943 section order:
    forwards, National Anthen, flag prints, contents,text
  5th printing - August, 1943 section order:
    forwards, National Anthen, flag prints, contents,text
Printing Date Codes:   {date codes provided by mine and other collectors manuals listed reverse side of title page}
    5-42-1-50, 8-42-1-75, 9-42-1-50, 9-42-3-OPCO 50, 11-42-3-50,
   11-4-42-50, 12-1-42-50 OPC, 12-2-42-50 OPC, 12-3-42-50,
   8-43-1-50, 1-2-43-50
  {assumptions on reading the date codes}
   June, 1940
    = no code, just month and year:
   12-4-42-50 OPC
    = December 1942, starting day - 4th, 50,000 copies, OPC is the printer;
    8-43-1-50
    = August 1943, 50,000 copies, 1 is the printer
Publisher:   U. S. Naval Institute
Printer:   U. S. Naval Institute
Size:   7½" x 5¼" x 1½"
Price:   90¢ postpaid
Number of Pages:   784 pages including a table of contents, 7 page color plate appendix
Number of Chapters:   7 parts with 59 chapters
remarks:   note the printing dates, due to WWII, this manual is very common
approximate used value:  $3-$25 - only an approximate value, also check eBay or Amazon for current auctions

Main Pages

  • Title Page - front
  • Title Page - back
  • Forward Page - front
  • Forward Page - back

Table of Contents Pages

  • Table of Contents - page 1
  • Table of Contents - page 2
  • Table of Contents - page 3
  • Table of Contents - page 4
  • Table of Contents - page 5