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NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY O FFI CE RS & T RUST EES : Chairman, C raig A. C. Rey nold s; Vice Chairmen, Ri chard o Lopes, G uy E. C. Maitl and, Edward G. Zelinsky; President, Peter Stanford ; Vice President, No rm a Sta nford; Treasurer, William H. White; Secretr11y, Ma rshall Srreibert ; Trustees, Wa lte r R. Brow n, W. G rove Co nrad, Fred C. Hawki ns, Jakob lsbrand tsen, Steven W . Jones, Kare n E. Ma rkoe, Wa rren Ma rr, II , H arry Marshall , Brian A. McA llister, David A. O 'Ne il , Ogden Reid , Charl es A. Robenso n, Howard Slotni ck, Bradford Smi th, John Talbot, Louis A. T rapp, Jr., David B. Vieto r, Har ry E. Vi nall , Ill , Jean Wort, Alexa nder Zago reos; Chairman Emeritw, Alan G. C hoa te FOUN DER: Ka rl Kortum (19 17-1996)

liam Baker (des igner of Mayflower If) we re real sri ckl ers on rhis poinr. In rh e inreres r o f berrer scho larship and more accurate preserva ti o n of rhe historical reco rd fo r future ge nerati ons, perhaps an editori al guideline on rhis topic is in order. RA ND LE M. B IDD LE Valencia, Cali fo rni a M r. Biddle raises an interesting point. We invite our readers to weigh in on this subject of app rop riate designations for the ships inspired by vessels ftom our past.-ED.

Catch of the Day: A Piece of History O ne of our fishin g trawlers retri eved the sreeringwheel and mechanism of rh e schooner Rouse Simmons while dragg ing fo r smelr

Captain Dean's Service to His Country

O VERSEERS: RADM David C. Brow n, Wa lter C ronki te, John Leh ma n, J. W illi am M iddendo rf, fl, John Stobart, Wil li am G. Winterer

I enj oyed rhe great arricle and painrin gs o n rh esloop Experiment by Len Tantillo in rh e W inrer issue of Sea H istory. I found Caprai n Srewarr D ean's name in rhe Natio nal Archi ves on a list of appli ca n rs deni ed a pension afrer rhe war. A r rh e srart o f rh ewar we had no navy. Our young government enli sred rhe aid of a number o f pr iva tely owned m erchant vessels, w hi ch we re rh en armed and sent ro sea und er th e comm and of experienced sea caprain s. F ro m 1776 unril 1782 w hen he was wo unded and caprured aboard rh e Nimrod, D ean was a priva reer prorecrin g our merchanr f1 eer at sea. Evidenrl y, pnva ree rs never arrained mili rary srarus.

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ery res pect ro rhe Liberri es and Vicrori es in rh eir conrriburion to rh e wa r effo rt. Yo u have made a srarr: rhe ship pi ctured o n page 34 of Sea H istory 88 is no r rhe Red Oak Victory, bur an LST, probably o f pos rWW1I vinrage. EDW. K . NEUBAUER Milwa uki e, O rego n There are red fa ces here in the editorial offices. We did indeed place the wrongpicture in the article on the Red Oak Vicrory. We apologize to author Joseph Rychetnick and the Richmond M useum of History for our error. The flood ofcorrections ft om our eagleeyed readers let us know that y ou are paying close attention.-ED.

near rhe remains of rh e fa mous C hrisrm as Tree ship , which sank o n irs fin al run of rhe year, deliverin g C hristm as trees harves ted in Michigan to sell in C hi cago. M an y objecrs have bee n caught in our ners over rhe years from rhe Rouse Simmons and rh e many orher w recks rhar lie in the Rawley Poinr area of Lake M ichi ga n, bur while looking ar rhis arri fac r, yo u realize rhar rhis is rhe ve ry w heel aga insr w hich Capt. Schuenem ann was fi ghring befo re he losr the Rouse Simmons to a wild storm 23 N ove mber 19 12! R OBERT R ULEAU III Capt. , F/V Robert Louis M enomin ee, Michigan

LST Recognition, After All? I agree with H arold L. Sagendorph ("Lerrers," SH 88) rhar ir wo uld be worrhwhile to include arricles o n rh e amphibious vessels of World W ar II. T hese were unusually wo rrh y and successful vessels, equal in ev-


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