This is a very rare copy of the U.S.S. Coral Sea Cruise Book covering the dates of 1968 and 1969. Its a yearbook of sorts that was written by the Officers and men of the U.S.S. Coral Sea. It is their story.
The book is highly collectible. Usually only the men who served on the ship, or their family, would be the only ones to own one of these and they almost never gave them up.
There are hundreds if not thousands of black and white and color photos covering every aspect of life on the ship, from working hours to leisure time. There are no page numbers, but I would guess there are 300 to 400. The book was published by the USS Coral Sea.
The book measures 9.5 by 11.5 inches and is about 1.25 inches thick. The cover has some bumps on the corners and slight rubbings (like books get when they side against each other on a book shelf). I do not see any writing inside.
Although this book could mail via USPS Media Mail, I highly suggest Priority Mail Flat Rate. Media Mail goes by truck and could take up to 2 weeks for delivery depending on your distance from Arizona. Priority Mail takes 2-3 days. Priority costs about $6 more, but is much safer. If you really want Media Mail delivery, let me know and I can quote you that cost.
The delivery charge will be $9.95. Alaska and Hawaii buyers have only the option of Priority Flat Rate. Media Mail is not an option.
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