Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


1931 Jack Barrett Christmas card showing gunboat TULSA based in TIENTSIN, China.{9}
Under Commander Paul Rice, the TULSA won Asiatic Fleet gunnery competition June l93l at Chefoo. It was stationed near Tientsin for inelligence purposes, the northernmost ship of the Asiatic Fleet and sent first report of Japanese attack and capture of Mukden, Manchuria, September l3, l931, beginning of thirteen years war. In 1930 Jack was acting Executive Officer of the TULSA commanded by Walter Decker, who was succeeded by Commander Rice. When Lieutenant Commander Leonard Doughty arrived, he became the Executive Officer, and Jack was First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer. p 1 # 6
Subject: Gunboat TULSA - l93l Jack Barrett Christmas cardhr
Year: 1931