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

 

#1206 p 70 Revenue Cutter School Landing Force Exercise Gardiners Bay, Long Island New York
Jack Barrett summer l936 was "Senior officer Present Afloat" SOPA of five destroyers, which took Annapolis Naval Academy midshipmen - juniors class of 1938 in three groups for four week training cruises centered at Gardiners Bay, Long Island, where Jack had participated in Revenue Cutter School landing force exercises when ITASCA returned from 1910 cruise to English Channel. In August 1936, Jack and many of the Annapolis midshipmen were guests at Maidstone Country Club, Gardiners Bay. The feive destroyers also called at Naval War College, Newport, RI and West Point Military Academy and observator in New York city and were photographed in an MGM movie.
Subject: landing force exercise,Revenue Cutter School(9)
Year: 1919GardinersBay