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This is an on going page. The initial information was from a handout from the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. Their website is http://www.lonesailor.org The Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest) is located behind the U.S. Navy Memorial. The National Archives (Deck Logs/Muster Rolls before 1940) is located across the street. If anyone has information to add send it to Karl Zurn at karlzurn@gmail.com

Ships’ History Information

Ship’s Histories
Naval Historical Center (NHC)
Ships History Branch
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374-0571
(202)433-3643
www.history.navy.mil     
Deck Logs/Muster Rolls
(After 1974)
NHC
Ships History Branch
Deck Log Section
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374-0571
(202)433-0824
www.history.navy.mil
Deck Logs/Muster Rolls (1941-1973)
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301)837-3510
www.nara.gov    
Deck Logs/Muster Rolls
(Before 1940)
National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202)501-5385
www.nara.gov
Command Histories/Orders/Biographies
NHCOperational Archives
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374-0571
(202)433-3170
www.history.navy.mil      
Cruise Books
Navy Department Library
NHC
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374-0571
(202)433-4132
http://www.history.navy.mil/
Photographs
US Naval InstitutePhoto Service
118 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21402-5035
(410)268-6110
Fax (410)269-7940
www.usni.org      
National Archives at College Park
Still Pictures Branch
8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 713-6625, x234
www.nara.gov
Photographic Section, Curator Branch
NHC
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374-0571
(202) 433-2765
www.history.navy.mil      
U.S. Coast Guard Information
Historian’s Office
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room B-717
2100 Second Street, SW Mailstop 7362
Washington, DC  20593-7362
(202) 372-4651
Fax: (202) 372-4984
http://www.uscg.mil/history/aboutoffice.asp
Service Records
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/      
Locating Shipmates and Reunion Groups
Veterans National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/
Lost Records/Medals
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138 or
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/replace-medals.html  
U.S. Maritime Administration
(800) 996-2723
www.marad.dot.gov 
mailto:pao.marad@marad.dot.gov
 The Sea Bee Record, 1940-1946:
This listing includes difficult and elusive information
seldom available to collectors of mail sent from
Sea Bee’s during World War II. The listing shows
a Sea Bee’s unit number and then the corresponding
location. The information is public domain and was
posted on the US Navy’s Hyperwar website.
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/Building_Bases/bases-app.html
 
Navy World-Wide Locator
Naval Reserve Personnel Center
4400 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70149
(will forward mail to retired members of the Navy)
  U.S. Search
(310) 734-0644
www.1800ussearch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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