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2002 23rd Centennial Edition
The Bluejacket's Manual Turns 100
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Cover:  dark blue hard gloss paper covered hard-cover (left) and thick paper soft-cover (right)
book style with gold lettering and Navy Seal; Spine: no spine text
Author:   revised by Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler U.S.N. (ret)   Bio
Copyright Date:   2002 by U. S. Naval Institute
Printing Date:   this hard cover manual is the 1st printing & was signed by LCDR Cutler
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Printing Date Codes:   none
Publisher:   U. S. Naval Institute
Printer:   U. S. Naval Institute
ISBN:   hard cover-1557502218; soft cover-1557502080
Size:   hard-cover: 8½" x 5½" x 1½"
  soft-cover: 8¼" x 5¼" x 1¼"
Price:   none listed
Number of Pages:   648 pages; including an index and table of contents
Number of Chapters:   24 chapters and 12 appendixs
remarks:   none
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Main Pages

  • Title Page - front
  • Title Page - back
  • Forward by MCPON Hagan - page 1
  • Forward by MCPON Hagan - page 2
  • Preface - page 1
  • Preface - page 2
  • Acknowledgments - page 1
  • Acknowledgments - page 2
  • Acknowledgments - page 3

Table of Contents Pages

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






About the Author
Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler U.S.N. (ret)

Thomas J. Cutler is a retired lieutenant commander and former gunner's mate second class who served in patrol craft, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers. His varied assignments included an in-country Vietnam tour, small craft command, and nine years at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Seamanship & Navigation Department and Associate Chairman of the History Department. While at the Academy, he was awarded the William P. Clements Award for Excellence in Education (military teacher of the year).

He is the founder and former Director of the Walbrook Maritime Academy in Baltimore. Currently he is Fleet Professor of Strategy and Policy with the Naval War College and is the Director of Professional Publishing at the U.S. Naval Institute. Winner of the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Naval Literature, the U.S. Naval Institute Press Author of the Year, and the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, his published works include NavCivGuide: A Handbook for Civilians in the U.S. Navy; A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy [one of the books in the Chief of Naval Operations Reading Program]; The Battle of Leyte Gulf; Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal & Riverine Warfare in Vietnam; and the 22nd, 23rd (Centennial), and 24th editions of The Bluejacket's Manual.

His other works include revisions of Jack Sweetman's The Illustrated History of the U.S. Naval Academy and Dutton's Nautical Navigation. He and his wife, Deborah W. Cutler, are the co-editors of the Dictionary of Naval Terms and the Dictionary of Naval Abbreviations. His books have been published in various forms, including paperback and audio, and have appeared as main and alternate selections of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Book of the Month Club.

He has served as a panelist, commentator, and keynote speaker on military and writing topics at many events and for various organizations, including the Naval History and Heritage Command, Smithsonian Institution, the Navy Memorial, U.S. Naval Academy, MacArthur Memorial Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Naval Institute, Armed Forces Electronics Communications and Electronics Association, Naval War College, Civitan, and many veterans' organizations.

His television appearances include the History Channel's Biography series, A&E's Our Century, Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, and CBS's 48 Hours.