Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1992. Thirteenth Edition. First Thus Printing. Hardcover. viii, , 353,  pages. Color endpaper illustrations--flags and signals. Illustrations. Tables. Appendices. Suggested Readings and References. Index. James George Stavridis (born February 15, 1955) is a retired United States Navy admiral, currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Counselors at McLarty Associates. In August 2018, he stepped down as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a graduate school for international affairs. Stavridis serves as the chief international diplomacy and national security analyst for NBC News in New York. He is also chairman of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. From 2002 to 2004, Stavridis commanded Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Persian Gulf in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. This edition offers a great deal of new material, including sections on the rules of the road, weather, and engineering. It has a quick reference guide for the office of the deck, including many tricks of the trade that make shiphandling so challenging and rewarding. Much of the other material in the volume has been reviewed, brought into line with current practice, and improved. This represents the state-of-knowledge, the state-of-practices, and the state-of-the-art at the time of the First Persian Gulf War. Condition: fair to good.
Keywords: Naval, Deck Log, Watch Officer, Communications, Navigation, Flags and Pennants, Persian Gulf War, Naval Honors, Nautical Safety, Naval Manual, Military Manual, Boats, Deck-log, Enlisted Watchstanders, Officer of the Deck, Shiphandling