U. S. S. Memphis Australian Cruise 3 January 28 April 1938
Posted on: March 28, 2022 /
Rare 50 page softcover cruise book of the USS MEMPHIS to Australia. Full book title is Australian Cruise – 3 January – 28 April – 1938 – U. Cream colored cover with dark brown type shows a photograph of the USS Memphis or photographed from the Memphis? There are Highlights of Memphis History and a complete map of the cruise across the Pacific Ocean, Neptunus Rex crossing the equator, an entire list of all officers and crew members, and photographs with synopsis of many ports of call. USS Memphis, a 7050-ton Omaha class light cruiser, was built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A few months after her February 1925 commissioning, she made a shakedown cruise to the Caribbean, then went to the Pacific to accompany the Battle Fleet on its voyage to New Zealand and Australia. Naval Forces in European waters. She transported pilot Charles A. Lindbergh back to the United States in June 1927, following his historic trans-Atlantic flight. During the remainder of the 1920s and all of the 1930s, Memphis operated in the Atlantic and Caribbean regions, and in the Pacific. In April 1941, the cruiser was transferred to the South Atlantic, where she patrolled in defense of American neutrality and other interests as tensions steadily increased with Germany during the next eight months. Memphis’ South Atlantic service continued after the United States entered World War II in December 1941. She supported airfield construction, guarded interned French forces in the West Indies, searched for German blockade runners and took part in several diplomatic missions. Memphis was sent to the Mediterranean early in 1945 to serve as regional flagship during the last months of the war with Germany and the first part of the post-War era. This duty ended in November 1945 with her departure for home. Shortly after her arrival at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USS Memphis was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list. Book measures 7 1/4 x 10 inches and is in very good condition. Cover has some light wear and corner bumps (see scans). Inside pages are bright and clean with no missing pages. Navy historical items I will be listing a number of original vintage Navy photographs and memorabilia in the coming weeks. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “kruze3″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.