Naval Ceremonies, Customs, and Traditions / Edition 6

Naval Ceremonies, Customs, and Traditions / Edition 6

by Royal W. Connell
     
 

First published in 1934, this book has enjoyed a reputation both as an authoritative guide to conduct in a contemporary maritime setting and a fascinating historical reference on the ways of the sea and sailor going back to the earliest days of sail. Now updated to cover all the sea services, this new edition fully reflects today's diverse force while at the same

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First published in 1934, this book has enjoyed a reputation both as an authoritative guide to conduct in a contemporary maritime setting and a fascinating historical reference on the ways of the sea and sailor going back to the earliest days of sail. Now updated to cover all the sea services, this new edition fully reflects today's diverse force while at the same time exploring the maritime history of the United States, its flag, and the U.S. Navy's uniforms. A new chapter on naval ceremonies offers more details than ever on such events as award presentations and changes of command. A separate chapter on the popular "Dining In" ceremony explains its beginnings and evolution and tells how to plan and execute such an event. There is also greater coverage of Marine Corps and Coast Guard history and traditions. In addition to discussing the derivation of traditions and customs of the sea services, this latest update has been reorganized for ease of use by the professional seaman planning an upcoming event as well as the armchair sailor curious about the origins of naval customs and terms. It is the only up-to-date book on the subject available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557503305
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Blue and Gold Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
798,049
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Customs, ceremonies, traditions, and usage
1The interrelationship of customs, ceremonies, traditions, and usage3
2The development of tradition in the early Navy, 1775-191513
3The development of the laws of the service23
Pt. 2Sea manners and shore manners
4Honors and salutes39
5Naval ceremonies53
6Naval social customs85
7Dining-in and dining-out96
8Social usage prescribed and proscribed113
Pt. 3Symbols of a great tradition
9The flag of the United States129
10Naval uniforms and insignia162
11The United States Marine Corps181
12The United States Coast Guard219
Pt. 4The sea
13Some traditions, customs, and usages of the service235
14Nautical words and naval expressions269
App. ASome makers of tradition343
App. B"The laws of the Navy"369
App. C"The Navy hymn"373
App. D"The Marines' hymn"378
App. EA note on the much-quoted letter of John Paul Jones381
App. FHomeward bound pennant385
App. GSwallowing the anchor (a note on retirement)386

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