Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1997. Revised Edition. INSCRIBED "For Suds/'The Yankee boys for fighting are the days, o!'/Tyrone G. Martin." 'Suds' is Herman Otto Sudholz served as the 58th Commander of the USS Constitution from 9/26/1980 to 6/22/1985, longer than any other person to date. 8vo. 421 pp. Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Illustrations. A fine copy in fine publisher's color illustrated dustjacket. A unique offering with personal inscriptions by 8 Commanders of the USS Constitution to a fellow Commander, along with the author's inscription. Item #19113
The author was captain of the USS Constitution from 1974 - 1978 "...And here, for the first time in one place, is her unabridged story, masterfully told by the seaman who knnows her from billethead to eagle's crest." - dustjacket flap. The signing Commanders include David G. O'Brien, Victor Bernard Stevens, Jr., John Christopher Kelleher, Hugh Albert Moore, Robert Leo Gillen, David Matthew Cashman, Richard Bradford Amirault, and Michael Charles Beck.