TRADE WINDS. Souvenir Edition.; Issue #29. William H. - Captain/Master Bang.
TRADE WINDS. Souvenir Edition.; Issue #29.

TRADE WINDS. Souvenir Edition.; Issue #29.

(n.p.). August 11, 1954. 1st Printing. [i], 1-9, [10] pp. Illustrated. Black and white line drawing to most leaves. 13" x 8-1/2". White paper leaves, printed to recto and verso in black lettering, stapled at head (left corner), now housed in a mylar sleeve. A VG copy. Light soiling to leaves (especially upper wrapper), age toning to leaves (edges primarily), corners and edges a bit rubbed, otherwise clean and bright. Item #46665

We speculate this newsletter is from the USS General C. G. Morton based on another item we have, (# 44345).
This little ship newsletter starts of with landmarks to see in San Francisco as well as a bit of San Francisco history. As most newspapers this has a "World News" section, a "Sports" section, a "Laffs" sections and details about the staff and thank yous!

According to USS General C. G. Morton wikipedia "On 26 Feb 1954 General C.G. Morton arrived at Agana, Guam for a stop over enroute to the port of San Francisco with military families on board. The ship reached San Francisco on April 20, 1954, and docked at Fort Mason. 695 service members, military dependents, and civilian employees were aboard. Struck again from the Navy List on 29 May 1958, General C. G. Morton was sold to Central Gulf Lines in 1967,[6] and renamed SS Green Wave, USCG ON 508060, IMO 6801183. She was scrapped in Taiwan in February 1980."

However we have this item with the date August 11th 1954. Captain William H. Bang writes "In a very few more 'dogwatches', we should arrive at our homebound terminal, San Francisco, and that means that we have to bid all you good people "good luck and farewell". Possibly a discrepancy in research?

Price: $100.00

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