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

 

Superdreadnaught WYOMING p 41 #324
Responding to Jack Barrett's remarks, which are quoted on phtos #321 and #323 on this page 41 on website- Captain H. B. Price, skipper of WYOMING wrote "My report was not intended to be derogatory.I was merely trying 'to get the right man in the right place' in future assignments of this officer to duty. -On April 2 he was put in command of a twelve inch turret and division, which position he still holds.As Officer of the deck he has been very alert and attentive to duty.Thus it must be observed that he has fundamental qualities of value in addition to his extensive practical experience outlined in his statement. So it seems probable that his apparent diffidence and seeming lack of forcefulness and self confidence in handling men will much improve as he becomes more accustomed to the duties and ways on a battleship in the Fleet." Signed - H.B. Price May 17, 1922
Subject: WYOMING
Year: 1922