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Our friend Ed Zajkowski came across this document dated February 27, 1918 which opens a window on what it was like to serve aboard a World War I Destroyer during it's initial work up. You will be amazed at the detail and depth of this publication. What follows are the scanned pages of the entire publication. One wonders how close this manual appears to the one used by the Arleigh Burke Class ? You will see such interesting facts as the list of authorized ratings including a Blacksmith and a Coppersmith. Such details as the crew provision load for each 100 men was 3 pounds of coffee and 43 gallons of baked beans.........no comment !
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