U. S. Maritime Service Officers School
The U.S. Maritime Service Officers School at Fort Trumbull, while in existence only in the World War II era, from 1939 to 1946, is an important component of New London's 20th century maritime history. Some 15,000 graduates served aboard the thousands of merchant and other ships that underpinned the Allies' war effort. The library has a small collection of documents and images about the school, including several issues of its monthly newsletter, Trumbullog, and a book containing group photographs of the classes that attended in 1943 and 1944. Items from the collection were displayed in the 15th anniversary exhibit in 2013.
Update: In 2018 an online exhibit about the Fort Trumbull school was added to our series of chapters from New London's maritime history. It can be found by clicking on "Browse Exhibits" at the top of these pages.