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Re: I'd Like to Obtain -- Navy Blue Jacket Manual
They are actually fairly easy to find.
You can get the current edition From Naval Institute Press. For older ones, check AMAZON or Alibris or Barnes and Noble used books. I have my Uncle's from WWII. He enlisted in '42 I think and its the 1940 edition. They are good reference books. Check around though, sometimes say Amazon will only have expensive ones listed, and the other sites will have them pretty cheap. I also picked up the Admiralty Manual of Seamanship, but there is a lot of redundancy.
Naval Institute Press publishes all the USN manuals, so there are others that may interest you, officer of the deck etc. Always check the used book sites. I picked up Farwell's Rules of the Road, a used library edition that looks like it was never opened for about $15.00 when a new one is about $50.00! Good Hunting.