Insignia of America's Little Known Seafarers, by Rudy Basurto

Insignia of America's Little Known Seafarers, by Rudy Basurto

A4 size spiral bound booklet. 104 pages. Date unknown (A7QWSO)

This booklet was produced privately by the author, and so it lacks the 'finish' of a more professional publication (i.e. all the illustrations are of photocopy quality or worse), but none of this detracts from the fascinating contents! The author subsequently reprinted the title in a second and third edition. The contents of the booklet include:

Army Transport Service
The Army Harbor Service
The Army Corps of Engineers
Military Sea Transportation Service
Military Sealift Command
U.S. Public Health Service
U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey
N.D.A.A. Commissioned Corps
The War Shipping Administration
The U.S. Merchant Marine
The U.S. Maritime Service
The Academies
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, New York)
The U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps
The California Maritime Academy
The Maine Maritime Academy
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy
The New York Maritime Academy

The condition of the booklet is generally ok. The card covers have several scuffs and blemishes, and light creasing and wear along the edges and corners, and there is yellowing front and back. The spiral binding is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and bound. There is a name in pen on the inside front cover.