In this circa 1938 photo of ships in the San Diego harbor, the largest is either the Dobbin class destroyer tender
Whitney (AD-4) or Dobbin (AD-3) itself.  Whitney provided service and supplies to many U.S. Navy destroyers
during pre-World War II maneuvers.  This ship was 483' 9" long, 61' wide, with a standard crew of 416 and a
maximum speed of about 16 knots.   
    

       Above photo illustrates
Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 33
                   Source of Photo:  Naval Historical Center, # NH 83923
      Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

                                          Chapter 5.  "Radio School"  

                         
Bonus Photos--not among the 42 included in the book
     Above document illustrates Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 34
Source of Document:  U.S. Navy
Bluejackets manual (1946 edition),  N.A. Brown Collection
Prior to and during World War II, all future U.S. Navy radiomen attended a radio school like this one at
the Naval Training Station in San Diego.  (The black seaman's stripe on right shoulder of the white
uniforms indicates that these sailors are not yet "rated"--qualified--in any Navy specialty.)

 Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 34
                               Source of Photo:  U.S. Navy
       
        May 1940:  The main street of Big Bear Lake, a resort community in southeastern California.  
This region of the San Bernardino Mountains has been popular for on-location filming by Hollywood motion picture studios since 1914.
  
             
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 36
                                       Source of Photo:  Irene Ripley Collection
Above document illustrates Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 37
                     Source of Document:  Ray Daves Collection
Above document--showing grade on Radio School final exam--illustrates Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 37
                                  Source of Document:  Ray Daves Collection
     Above document illustrates Radioman, Chapter 5 ("Radio School"), page 38               
                           Source of Document:  Ray Daves Collection
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