U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, rep., 1916. 289 pp., photo-ills., drawings & music. Blue cloth ; gilt with gilt naval logo to front board. 16 x 11cm. Extremities of binding rubbed o/w V.G. Published as a pocket-book for sailors in the US Navy at a time when Europe was going to war with Imperial Germany and its allies, it would be a further three years before the US Navy joined the fray but this book was still in use up to the end of the war. The manual covers abandoning ship, ammunition, bayonet exercises, boatswain's call, broadside gun drills, bugle calls (with music), clearing ship, divisions, emergencies, fire and rescue, general quarters, gun cotton, ordnance, navy smokeless powder, sight-setting, sword exercises, torpedo defence, turret gun drills, etc. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.