The Bluejackets Manual, 25th Edition by Thomas Cutler; $34.95; 2017; 784 pages; Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 4/2/18-4/10/18

Why did I read this?   I wanted to see how the Navy had changed since I separated from the service in June of 1979.  It doesn’t seem like it has been thirty nine years since I got out of the Navy.

This is a good reference book for those going into the Navy or already in.  It has a lot of good information in and a quick reference section for things that you might need intermittently.  Many things have changed since I left the Navy in June of 1979, but there are many that have not changed at all.

What is with the title of the review?  I remember reading my Dad’s copy of this when I was ten and then reading it before I enlisted in the Navy in 1975 and referring to  it during my three years, eleven months and twenty-three days of active duty in the United States Navy.

Grade 10/10