Hardcover in original tan burlap boards. No dust jacket, as issued. First printing (1954). Book is sturdy and clean. Slight soiling to burlap. Interior pages are crisp and bright. Minimal text. The Bayfield was a Bayfield-class attack transport built for the United States Navy during World War II, Docked in San Diego after the war, the ship made several cruises to the Orient in the early 1950s and performed special duty in August and September 1954, assisting in the evacuation of refugees that resulted from the partition of Vietnam into a communist north and a democratic south. Photos throughout the book depict the journey of the ship from San Francisco to points east: Japan, Hong King, Iwo Jima, Korea, Okinawa, Indo-China, with details of specific stops. Drawings interspersed throughout. 4to. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Cruise of the U.S.S. Bayfield, APA 33--1953-...
Publisher: U.S.S. Bayfield
Publication Date: 1954
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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