Putting Cargoes Through: The US Navy at Gibraltar during the First World War 1917-1919.
Vice Admiral Albert P. Niblack
Edited with an introduction by John B. Hattendorf
Gibraltar: Calpe Press, 2018.
In June 1931, two years after Vice Admiral Albert P. Niblack’s death, the US Naval Institute sent the original typescript of this booklet to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Records and Library, where it was filed with other unpublished naval histories and accounts for the 1911-1927 period. Niblack’s account remained unnoticed for several decades until it was brought to light by John Hattendorf.
Vice Admiral Albert P. Niblack’s account is published here with additional biographical and historical material by John Hattendorf which, together with Niblack’s original account, makes an important contribution to historical knowledge about the US Navy’s operations during World War I and particularly the US Navy’s role at Gibraltar.