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1943 11th Edition
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  • 1943 Hard Cover - early printing, round corners
    1943 early printing, round corners
  • 1943 Hard Cover - late printing, square corners
    1943 late printing, square corners
Cover: dark blue cloth covered hevay paper cover, book style with gold lettering
Spine: gold lettering
Author:   none listed
Copyright Date:   1938 1939, 1940, 1943 by U. S. Naval Institute
Printing Date:   1st printing - March, 1943
  2nd printing - September, 1943
  3rd printing - October, 1943
  4th printing - November, 1943
  5th printing - January, 1944
  6th printing - February, 1944
  7th printing - May, 1944
Printing Date Codes:   date code listed reverse side of title page:
    early printings:
     3-1-43-50 IG = March, 1943; 9-1-43-50 = September, 1943;
     10-1-43-100 = October, 1943; 11-1-43-100 = November, 1943
    late printings:
     1-1-44-50 NP = January, 1944; 2-2-44-50 OPC = February, 1944;
     LI 5-3-50 = May, 1943;
    the assumption is, the 50 & 100 is the quanitity printed per printing, ie
     50 = 50,000, 100 = 100,000 and the letter codes are for various sub-
     printers, that would explain why some manuals are round corners and
     some are square
Publisher:   U. S. Naval Institute
Printer:   U. S. Naval Institute
Size:   7¾" x 5" x 1¾"
Price:   $1.25 postpaid late printings have price on title page, early ones don't
Number of Pages:   1145 pages including a table of contents, 4 page index,
  3 page color plates appendix
Number of Chapters:   8 parts with 41 chapters
remarks:   War Edition, over 1,000,000 total 1943 11th editions printed
    early printings: round corners on cover and pages
    late printings: square corners on cover and pages
approximate used value:  $5-$25 - only an approximate value, also check eBay or Amazon for current auctions

Main Pages

  • Cover - inside
  • Title Page - front
  • Title Page - back
  • Forward Page - front
  • Forward Page - back
  • Introduction Page

Table of Contents Pages

  • Table of Contents - Page 1
  • Table of Contents - Page 2