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Catalog Number 2004.8.5
Object Name Manual
Accession number 2004.8
Description A booklet titled 'Troopships'

The front cover of the booklet has the tile in large black letters with a red line underneath it. Near the bottom right-hand side is the logo of the YMCA. The back cover is missing.

The booklet contains sixteen pages of text. The first pages contain the title, author and publishing information while the copyright is on the second page. Pages three though five talks about the living quarters of the soldiers. Pages six and most of seven talk about the construction, and design of the ship. The bottom pf page seven and most of page eight covers what the soldiers should expect while at sea. The bottom of page eight and most of page nine talks about ship conveys. The bottom of page nine and all of page ten talk about smoking and lighting on the ship. Page eleven and half of twelve talk about the importance of lookout. The rest of page twelve to halfway through page fifteen covers information about keeping time on the ship. The rest of page fifteen and then all of page sixteen serves and an appendix. This appendix includes a list of German ships that are now being used as American transport ships, a list of American ships used as transports, and finally military ranks and their equivalents for the Army, Navy, and Marines.

From the World War One service of Sgt. 1st Class, Harry M. Tompkins, Co. E, 110th Engr., 35th Division, AEF, then 5th Engr. Training Regiment.
Date n.d.
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
Subjects Transport ship
Living rooms
Ship equipment & rigging
Ship trials
Search Terms YMCA