Guide to Federal Records

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments


(Record Group 181)
1784-1996

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 181.1 Administrative History
  • 181.2 Records of Naval Districts 1903-68
    • 181.2.1 Records of the 1st Naval District (Boston, MA)
    • 181.2.2 Records of the 3d Naval District (New York, NY)
    • 181.2.3 Records of the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia, PA)
    • 181.2.4 Records of the 5th Naval District (Norfolk, VA)
    • 181.2.5 Records of the 6th Naval District (Charleston, SC)
    • 181.2.6 Records of the 7th Naval District (Jacksonville/Miami, FL)
    • 181.2.7 Records of the 8th Naval District (New Orleans, LA)
    • 181.2.8 Records of the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes, IL)
    • 181.2.9 Records of the 10th Naval District (San Juan, PR)
    • 181.2.10 Records of the 11th Naval District (San Diego, CA)
    • 181.2.11 Records of the 12th Naval District (San Francisco, CA)
    • 181.2.12 Records of the 13th Naval District (Seattle, WA)
    • 181.2.13 Records of the 14th Naval District (Pearl Harbor, HI)
    • 181.2.14 Records of the 15th Naval District (Cristobal, Canal Zone)
    • 181.2.15 Records of the 17th Naval District (Kodiak, AK)
    • 181.2.16 Records of the Naval District of Washington (Washington, DC)
  • 181.3 Records of Navy Yards 1784-1985
    • 181.3.1 Records of the Boston Navy Yard (Boston, MA)
    • 181.3.2 Records of the Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, SC)
    • 181.3.3 Records of the Mare Island Navy Yard (San Francisco, CA)
    • 181.3.4 Records of the Memphis Navy Yard (Memphis, TN)
    • 181.3.5 Records of the New York (Brooklyn) Navy Yard (New York, NY)
    • 181.3.6 Records of the Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, VA)
    • 181.3.7 Records of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard (Pearl Harbor, HI)
    • 181.3.8 Records of the Pensacola Navy Yard (Pensacola, FL)
    • 181.3.9 Records of the Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, PA)
    • 181.3.10 Records of the Portsmouth Navy Yard (Portsmouth, NH)
    • 181.3.11 Records of the Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, WA)
    • 181.3.12 Records of the San Francisco (Hunters Point) Navy Yard (San Francisco, CA)
    • 181.3.13 Records of the San Juan Navy Yard (San Juan, PR)
    • 181.3.14 Records of the Washington Navy Yard (Washington, DC)
  • 181.4 Records of Naval Bases 1901-69
    • 181.4.1 Records of the Charleston Naval Base and Minecraft Base (Charleston, SC)
    • 181.4.2 Records of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba)
    • 181.4.3 Records of the Key West Naval Base (Key West, FL)
    • 181.4.4 Records of the Long Beach Naval Base (Long Beach, CA)
    • 181.4.5 Records of the New London Naval Base (New London, CT)
    • 181.4.6 Records of the Newport Naval Base (Newport, RI)
    • 181.4.7 Records of the Norfolk Naval Base (Norfolk, VA)
    • 181.4.8 Records of the Pearl Harbor Naval Base (Pearl Harbor, HI)
    • 181.4.9 Records of the Portsmouth Naval Base (Portsmouth, NH)
    • 181.4.10 Records of the Puget Sound Naval Base (Seattle, WA)
    • 181.4.11 Records of the Rosneath Naval Base (Rosneath, Scotland)
    • 181.4.12 Records of the San Francisco Naval Base (San Francisco, CA)
  • 181.5 Records of Advanced Amphibious Training Bases (AATB) 1942-44
    • 181.5.1 Records of the Beni-Sef AATB (Beni-Sef, Algeria)
    • 181.5.2 Records of the Cherchel AATB (Cherchel, Algeria)
    • 181.5.3 Records of the Mostaganem AATB (Mostaganem, Algeria)
    • 181.5.4 Records of the Nemours AATB (Nemours, Algeria)
    • 181.5.5 Records of the Port Lyautey AATB (Port Lyautey, Morocco)
    • 181.5.6 Records of the Salerno AATB (Salerno, Italy)
    • 181.5.7 Records of the Tenes AATB (Tenes, Algeria)
  • 181.6 Records of Naval Operating Bases (NOB) 1940-57
    • 181.6.1 Records of the Auckland NOB (Auckland, New Zealand)
    • 181.6.2 Records of the Dutch Harbor NOB (Dutch Harbor, AK)
    • 181.6.3 Records of the Key West NOB (Key West, FL)
    • 181.6.4 Records of the Kodiak NOB (Kodiak, AK)
    • 181.6.5 Records of the Londonderry NOB (Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
    • 181.6.6 Records of the Oran NOB (Oran, Algeria)
    • 181.6.7 Records of the Palermo NOB (Palermo, Italy)
    • 181.6.8 Records of the San Pedro NOB (San Pedro, CA)
  • 181.7 Records of Other Bases 1940-61
    • 181.7.1 Records of the Bishops Point Section Base (Bishops Point, Oahu, HI)
    • 181.7.2 Records of the Key West Submarine Base (Key West, FL)
    • 181.7.3 Records of the Kodiak Submarine Base (Kodiak, AK)
    • 181.7.4 Records of the New London Naval Submarine Base (New London, CT)
  • 181.8 Records of Naval Stations 1867-75, 1898-1971
    • 181.8.1 Records of the China Lake Naval Station (China Lake, CA)
    • 181.8.2 Records of the Culebra Naval Station (Culebra, PR)
    • 181.8.3 Records of the Green Cove Springs Naval Station (Green Cove Springs, FL)
    • 181.8.4 Records of the Key West Naval Station (Key West, FL)
    • 181.8.5 Records of the Kodiak Naval Station (Kodiak and Adak, AK)
    • 181.8.6 Records of the Long Beach Naval Station (Long Beach, CA)
    • 181.8.7 Records of the Mound City Naval Station (Mound City, IL)
    • 181.8.8 Records of the New Orleans Naval Station (New Orleans, LA)
    • 181.8.9 Records of the Pearl Harbor Naval Station (Pearl Harbor, HI)
    • 181.8.10 Records of the Port Royal Naval Station (Port Royal, SC)
    • 181.8.11 Records of the Puget Sound Naval Station (Bremerton, WA)
    • 181.8.12 Records of the St. Thomas Naval Station (St. Thomas, VI)
    • 181.8.13 Records of the San Diego Naval Station (San Diego, CA)
    • 181.8.14 Records of San Juan Naval Station (San Juan, PR)
    • 181.8.15 Records of the Seattle Naval Station (Seattle, WA)
    • 181.8.16 Records of the Tongue Point Naval Station (Astoria, OR)
    • 181.8.17 Records of the Treasure Island Naval Station (San Francisco, CA)
  • 181.9 Records of Naval Training Stations (NTS) 1894-1952
    • 181.9.1 Records of the Great Lakes NTS (Great Lakes, IL)
    • 181.9.2 Records of the Newport NTS (Newport, RI)
  • 181.10 Records of Naval Communications Stations (NCS) 1942-57
    • 181.10.1 Records of the Honolulu NCS (Honolulu, HI)
    • 181.10.2 Records of the Kodiak NCS (Kodiak, AK)
    • 181.10.3 Records of the Pearl Harbor NCS (Pearl Harbor, HI)
    • 181.10.4 Records of the Seattle NCS (Seattle, WA)
  • 181.11 Records of Naval Air Stations (NAS) 1918-70
    • 181.11.1 Records of the Alameda NAS (Alameda, CA)
    • 181.11.2 Records of the Attu NAS (Attu, AK)
    • 181.11.3 Records of the Barber's Point NAS (Barber's Point, Oahu, HI)
    • 181.11.4 Records of the Brunswick NAS (Brunswick, ME)
    • 181.11.5 Records of the Cecil Field NAS (Jacksonville, FL)
    • 181.11.6 Records of the Ford Island NAS (Ford Island, Oahu, HI)
    • 181.11.7 Records of the Glenview NAS (Glenview, IL)
    • 181.11.8 Records of the Glynco NAS (Glynco, GA)
    • 181.11.9 Records of the Jacksonville NAS (Jacksonville, FL)
    • 181.11.10 Records of the Kahului NAS (Kahului, Maui, HI)
    • 181.11.11 Records of the Kaneoehe Bay NAS (Kaneoehe Bay, HI)
    • 181.11.12 Records of the Key West NAS (Key West, FL)
    • 181.11.13 Records of the Kodiak NAS (Kodiak, AK)
    • 181.11.14 Records of the Lakehurst NAS (Lakehurst, NJ)
    • 181.11.15 Records of the Miami NAS (Miami, FL)
    • 181.11.16 Records of the Minneapolis NAS (Minneapolis, MN)
    • 181.11.17 Records of the Norfolk NAS (Norfolk, VA)
    • 181.11.18 Records of the Olanthe NAS (Olanthe, KS)
    • 181.11.19 Records of the Sanford NAS (Sanford, FL)
    • 181.11.20 Records of the Seattle NAS (Seattle, WA)
    • 181.11.21 Records of the Sitka NAS (Sitka, AK)
    • 181.11.22 Records of the Spokane NAS (Spokane, WA)
    • 181.11.23 Records of the Wahiawa NAS (Wahiawa, HI)
    • 181.11.24 Records of the Whidbey Island NAS (Whidbey Island, WA)
  • 181.12 Records of Naval Air Facilities (NAF) 1942-56
    • 181.12.1 Records of the Adak NAF (Adak, AK)
    • 181.12.2 Records of the Amchitka NAF (Amchitka, AK)
    • 181.12.3 Records of the Andreanof Island NAF (Andreanof Island, AK)
    • 181.12.4 Records of the Annapolis NAF (Annapolis, MD)
    • 181.12.5 Records of the Cold Bay NAF (Cold Bay, AK)
    • 181.12.6 Records of the Grand Cayman Island NAF (Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies)
    • 181.12.7 Records of the Hilo NAF (Hilo, HI)
    • 181.12.8 Records of the Honolulu NAF (Honolulu, HI)
    • 181.12.9 Records of the Imperial Beach NAF (Imperial Beach, CA)
    • 181.12.10 Records of the Kiska NAF (Kiska, AK)
    • 181.12.11 Records of the La Fe NAF (La Fe, Cuba)
    • 181.12.12 Records of the Washington (Anacostia) NAF (Washington, DC)
  • 181.13 Records of the Naval Air Training Command 1942-69
    • 181.13.1 Records of the Air Operational Training Command (Jacksonville, FL) and its successor, the Naval Air Advanced Training Command (Jacksonville, FL, and Corpus Christi, TX)
    • 181.13.2 Records of the Air Intermediate Training Command (Corpus Christi, TX, and Pensacola, FL) and its successor, the Naval Air Basic Training Command (Corpus Christi, TX)
    • 181.13.3 Records of the Naval Air Advanced Training Command (Jacksonville, FL)
    • 181.13.4 Records of the Naval Air Technical Training Command (Memphis, TN)
    • 181.13.5 Records of the Naval Air Training Command (Pensacola, FL)
  • 181.14 Records of Other Naval Air Installations 1930-73
    • 181.14.1 Records of the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Jacksonville NAS (Jacksonville, FL)
    • 181.14.2 Records of the Navy Pre-Flight School (St. Mary's, College, Moraga, CA)
    • 181.14.3 Records of the Quonset Point Naval Air Rework Facility (Quonset Point, RI)
    • 181.14.4 Records of the Seattle Naval Air Base (Seattle, WA)
    • 181.14.5 Records of the Squantum Naval Reserve Aviation Base (Squantum, MA)
  • 181.15 Records of Other Naval Shore Establishments 1834-1981
    • 181.15.1 Records of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
    • 181.15.2 Records of the Bangor Ammunition Depot (Bremerton, WA)
    • 181.15.3 Records of the Civil Engineering Laboratory (Port Hueneme, CA)
    • 181.15.4 Records of the Electricians Training School (Takoma Park, MD)
    • 181.15.5 Records of the Military Sea Transportation Service-- North Pacific Sub-Area
    • 181.15.6 Records of the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center (Melville, RI)
    • 181.15.7 Records of Naval Activities (Port Lyautey, Morocco)
    • 181.15.8 Records of the Naval Ammunition Depot (Charleston, SC)
    • 181.15.9 Records of the Naval Ammunition Depot (Hawthorne, NV)
    • 181.15.10 Records of the Naval Electronics Laboratory (San Diego, CA)
    • 181.15.11 Records of the Naval Engineering Experiment Station (Annapolis, MD)
    • 181.15.12 Records of the Naval Gun Factory (Washington, DC)
    • 181.15.13 Records of the Naval Ocean Systems Center (San Diego, CA)
    • 181.15.14 Records of the Naval Ordnance Station (Indian Head, MD)
    • 181.15.15 Records of the Naval Ordnance Test Station (Pasadena, CA)
    • 181.15.16 Records of the Navy Radiological Defense Laboratory (San Francisco, CA)
    • 181.15.17 Records of Naval Reserve Divisions (Rock Island, IL)
    • 181.15.18 Records of the Naval Reserve Training Command (Omaha, NE)
    • 181.15.19 Records of the Naval Ship Research and Development Center (Bethesda, MD)
    • 181.15.20 Records of the Naval Supply Center (Long Beach, CA)
    • 181.15.21 Records of the Naval Supply Center (Oakland, CA)
    • 181.15.22 Records of Naval Unit 1-A (Loop Receiving Station, Bailey Isle, ME)
    • 181.15.23 Records of Naval Unit 1-B (Loop Receiving Station, South Portland, ME)
    • 181.15.24 Records of Naval Unit 1-F (Loop Receiving Station, Fort Williams, ME)
    • 181.15.25 Records of Naval Unit 1-I (Loop Receiving Station, Westport Point, MA)
    • 181.15.26 Records of the Naval Weapons Annex (Corona, CA)
    • 181.15.27 Records of the Naval Weapons Center (China Lake, CA)
    • 181.15.28 Records of the Naval Weapons Station (Concord, CA)
    • 181.15.29 Records of the Naval Weapons Station (Seal Beach, CA)
    • 181.15.30 Records of the Pacific Missile Test Center (Point Mugu, CA)
    • 181.15.31 Records of the Pacific Reserve Fleet
    • 181.15.32 Records of Portsmouth Naval Prison (Portsmouth, NH)
    • 181.15.33 Records of the Severn River Naval Command (Annapolis, MD)
    • 181.15.34 Records of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation (Pascagoula, MS)
    • 181.15.35 Records of the U.S. Naval Berthing Facility, Swan Island (Portland, OR)
    • 181.15.36 Records of the U.S. Naval Home (Philadelphia, PA)
    • 181.15.37 Records of the U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Headquarters (Boston, MA)
    • 181.15.38 Records of the U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Headquarters (Newport, RI)
    • 181.15.39 Records of the David Taylor Model Basin (Carderock,MD)
    • 181.15.40 Records of the U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, U.S. Naval Aviation Medical Center (Pensacola, FL)
  • 181.16 Textual Records (General) 1925-96
  • 181.17 Cartographic Records (General)
  • 181.18 Motion Pictures (General)
  • 181.19 Still Pictures (General) 1891-1996

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181.1 Administrative History

Finding Aids: Harry Schwartz and Lee Saegesser, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Textual Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments," NM 72 (1966); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records:
Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, RG 45.
General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947, RG 80.
Records of Naval Operating Forces, RG 313.
General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1947- , RG 428.

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181.2 Records of Naval Districts
1903-68

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181.2.1 Records of the 1st Naval District (Boston, MA)

Textual Records (in Boston): Letters sent, 1903-4. General correspondence, 1925-58. Correspondence concerning ships, 1939- 40. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), including General correspondence, 1942-55; geographic files, 1940-45, war diaries, 1942-45, and logs, 1942- 46, of the Operations Officer; and General correspondence of the Aviation Officer, 1944-45. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Administration), including General correspondence, 1946-61; Records of the Historical Officer, including a daily historical log, 1941-45; General correspondence of the District Director of the Naval Reserve, 1946-50; and Records of the Public Information Officer, 1944-50. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel), including General correspondence of the District Personnel Officer, 1927- 36; investigative files of the Director of Naval Officer Procurement, 1941-43; and General correspondence of the Director of Training, 1942-49. General correspondence of the Industrial Manager, 1951-65. Program correspondence of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, 1966-67. General correspondence, 1941-46, and real estate files, 1941-52, of the Public Works Office. Records of the Port Director, Boston, MA, including correspondence, 1942-46; vessel acquisition, inspection, and disposition files, 1940-47; routing instructions, 1941-46; convoy sailing orders and related records, 1941-46; and pier office station logs, 1943-45. Contract administration records ("Ships' Case Files"), 1958-68, of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair,Groton, CT.

Photographs (in Boston): Public Works Office photographic file of naval shore facilities in New England, 1939- 47 (775 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.2.2 Records of the 3d Naval District (New York, NY)

Textual Records (in New York): General correspondence, 1917-42, with record cards. Legal correspondence, 1917-21. Records of the Office of the Commandant, consisting of General correspondence, 1956-59, with index cards; and personal-official files, 1953-57. Records of the Inspector General, 1955-60. Naval histories, 1903- 60. Correspondence of the Shore Station Development Board, 1947- 54. Correspondence relating to the organization of the District Naval Reserve Force, 1920-26. Naval reserve annual inspection and competition records, 1957-59. Naval reserve telecommunications and censorship seminar programs, 1951-65. Construction and civil engineering planning files, 1947-53. General correspondence, U.S. Naval Activities, 1955. Miscellaneous real estate Records of the Area Public Works Office, 1943-57. Notices and instructions, 1951-59. Records of the Port Director, New York, NY, including merchant vessel logs, 1941-46; routing instructions, 1941-46; convoy sailing orders, 1941-46. Miscellaneous administrative and program Records of the Port Director, Iceland, 1942-45.

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181.2.3 Records of the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia, PA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): General correspondence files of organizations in the Fourth Naval District, 1910-26. Security-classified and unclassified General correspondence of the Commandant, 1923-60. General correspondence of the Naval Liaison Office, Sun Ship Building and Drydock Company, 1945-46. Security-classified navy shipbuilding scheduling activity, 1951-52. General files of the District Legal Office, 1955, 1957-58. General correspondence of the Industrial Manager, 1955-57. History, Supply Corps, U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY, 1945. Records of the Port Director, Philadelphia, PA, including routing instructions, 1941-46; ship locator cards for tankers, 1941-45; and logs, correspondence, and reports, 1941-45.

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181.2.4 Records of the 5th Naval District (Norfolk, VA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Records of the Commandant, consisting of central subject files, 1926-60; General correspondence, 1939-57; miscellaneous correspondence, 1926- 40; armed guard ship files, 1945; and a history of the Fifth Naval District and naval base activities, 1939-46. General correspondence of the Port Director, Baltimore, MD, 1935-55.

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181.2.5 Records of the 6th Naval District (Charleston, SC)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): General correspondence, 1917-25, 1952-54. Central subject files, 1925-59. Administrative files, 1958-61. Central subject files, Headquarters, 6th, 7th, and 8th Naval Districts (Consolidated), 1925-39. Correspondence relating to ships, 1917-25. Operations correspondence, 1941-53. Training correspondence, 1948. Reserve Intelligence Program Office correspondence, 1951-55. Records of the Industrial Manager, including central subject files, 1950-61, and research and development files, 1958-61. Records of investigations by the Inspector General, 1951-61. Inspection reports, 1959-63. War diaries, 1942-46. Miscellaneous records, 1903-14.

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181.2.6 Records of the 7th Naval District (Jacksonville/Miami,
FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1925-48. Organization and planning files, 1921-40. Issuances, 1942-46. Central subject files of the Industrial Manager, 1946-55. War diaries, 1942-46.

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181.2.7 Records of the 8th Naval District (New Orleans, LA)

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Records of the Commandant, consisting of General correspondence, 1917-33; and General subject files, 1925-59. Records of the Assistant Commandant for Logistics, 1942-58. Records of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Naval Reserve and Training, 1945-57. Records of the District Legal Officer, 1942-54. Records of the District War Plans Office, 1940-50. Records of the District Intelligence Officer, 1942-45. Records of the District Civil Engineer, 1948-57. Subject files of the Industrial Manager, 1940-58. Issuances, 1951-55. War diaries, 1941-46.

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181.2.8 Records of the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes, IL)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Central subject files, 1929-53. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1913-29. Central subject files of the Industrial Manager (Chicago, IL), 1943-47.

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181.2.9 Records of the 10th Naval District (San Juan, PR)

Textual Records (in New York): Central subject files, 1940-56.

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181.2.10 Records of the 11th Naval District (San Diego, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Records of the Commandant's Office, consisting of subject files, 1918-55; General correspondence, 1918-58; correspondence (navy filing scheme), 1921-47; and COMELEVEN notices and instructions, 1951-56. Subject files of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), 1934-50; Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel), 1938-54; and Assistant Chief of Staff (Logistics), 1952-54. Records of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Naval Reserves and Training), consisting of correspondence, 1924-46; and Naval Reserve files, 1925-43. Subject files of the District Director of Naval Reserves, 1943-54; and District Director of Material, 1931-46. Subject files of the District Communications Office, 1916-47; District Legal Office, 1921-52; and District Planning Office, 1925-52. Subject files of the Convoy and Routing Office, 1941-46. Subject files of the Industrial Manager (San Diego, CA), 1938-45.

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181.2.11 Records of the 12th Naval District (San Francisco, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records of the Office of the Commandant, including General correspondence, 1919-55, with incoming and outgoing logs, 1920-45, and indexes, 1940-54; directives, 1951-58; publications, 1944-56; shore development and planning records and correspondence, 1919-51; and Records of the civilian personnel program, 1936-45. General correspondence of the Industrial Manager, 1954-58. Records of the Legal Office, consisting of subject files, 1935-51; and Records of courts- martial, 1948-52. Records of the Port Director's Office, including General correspondence, 1940-45; and formerly security- classified merchant vessel logs, 1942-45. Records of the Public Works Office, including contracts and specifications, 1951-60; and real property records, 1949-62. Subject files of the Records Officer, 1942-47.

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181.2.12 Records of the 13th Naval District (Seattle, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Commandant, including General correspondence, 1938-54; and administrative files, 1944-53. General correspondence of the Inspector General, 1946-56. Records of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, 1945-58; the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, 1946-56; the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics, 1942-60; and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Naval Reserve and Training, 1918-58 (bulk 1946-57). Records of the Communications Office (Northwestern Sea Frontier), 1937-45. Records of the Operations Office, including General correspondence, 1942-46; operational files, 1944-50, and administrative files, 1951-52. Records of the Planning Office, 1919-54, 1960-63. Records of the Seattle Port Director's Office, consisting of General correspondence, 1941-45; General files, 1943-46; and General files of the Convoy Routing Office, 1942-46. General files of the West Coast Representative, Training Command (Portland, OR), 1943-45.

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181.2.13 Records of the 14th Naval District (Pearl Harbor, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records of the Office of the Commandant, consisting of General correspondence, 1912-57; correspondence relating to naval transports, 1928-34; housing correspondence, 1940-43; personnel correspondence, 1941-56; staff special interest correspondence, 1940-44; and issuances, 1927-41. Records of District Staff Headquarters, including General correspondence, 1935-46; and postwar status planning records, 1945. Records of the Legal Office, including General correspondence, 1943-46; Records of boards of investigation and courts of inquiry, 1926-43; investigative case files, 1940-45; and newspaper clippings relating to the "Ala Moana Case," 1931- 32. General correspondence of the Commandant, Naval Air Bases, 1942-43; Harbor Defense Unit, 1950-54; Hawaiian Sea Frontier, 1950, 1952-57; Industrial Manager, 1952-56; Logistical Office, 1942-46; and Local Defense Force, 1940-42, 1944-45. Intelligence Office ethnographic and hydrographic reports of Japanese mandated islands, 1942. Prewar planning Records of the War Plans Office, 1931-41. Records of the Shore Patrol, 1933-37; and Supply Office, 1942-45.

Maps and Charts (in San Francisco): Installations around Pearl Harbor, collected by District Staff Headquarters, 1959 (100 items). See Also 181.17.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in San Francisco): Public Works Office drawings of overseas and Hawaii projects, 1950-59 (150 items). See Also 181.17.

Photographs (in San Francisco): Outlying islands, collected by the Office of the Commandant, 1935-42 (2,300 images). District Staff Headquarters camouflage studies and reports, 1942-46 (186 images). Construction in the Hawaiian Islands, collected by the Intelligence Office, 1941-42 (290 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.2.14 Records of the 15th Naval District (Cristobal, Canal
Zone)

Textual Records (in New York): Central subject files, 1921-52.

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181.2.15 Records of the 17th Naval District (Kodiak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records of the Commandant, 1946- 61, including General correspondence, 1946-58; and administrative files, 1950-51. Records of the Commander, Alaskan Sea Frontier, 1945, 1947. Records of the Commander, Navy Air Bases, 1944-47. Records of the Information Office, 1942-46. General files of the Public Works Office, 1943-46.

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181.2.16 Records of the Naval District of Washington (Washington,
DC)

Textual Records : Central subject files, 1942-55 (in Philadelphia). Miscellaneous correspondence with other naval districts, 1940-52. Records relating to Naval Weapons Plant contracts, 1955-61. Records of the Potomac River Naval Command, 1952-53, 1955-56.

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181.3 Records of Navy Yards
1784-1985

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181.3.1 Records of the Boston Navy Yard (Boston, MA)

Textual Records (in Boston): Records of the Office of the Commandant, including letters sent, 1825-1908; letters received, 1823-1908; General correspondence, 1909-67; correspondence concerning ships, 1938-46; issuances, 1836-1913; station logs, 1888-1958; daily journals of yard activity, 1815- 46; records relating to personnel, 1846-1911; and construction contracts and other fiscal records, 1823-1913. Letters sent and received by the Office of the Naval Storekeeper, 1842-67. Records of the Ordnance Office, 1871-91. Historical files, 1940-73, and daily journal of events, 1815-32, 1842-46, of the Office of Public Relations. Records of the Chief Engineer, Department of Steam Engineering, including letters sent and received, 1865- 1910, General correspondence, 1898-1912, monthly reports, 1869- 1909, property records, 1863-1900, and muster and time books, 1864-83. Records of the Department of Yards and Docks, including Records of the Captain of the Yard, 1852-1922, and Civil Engineer, 1861-1911.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in Boston): Department of Steam Engineering files of plans and tracings prepared or used by the "drawing room" or machine shop, for vessels constructed, repaired, or overhauled at the Boston Navy Yard; buildings and shops at the yard; and equipment used at the yard or installed aboard vessels, 1856-92 (1,348 items). See Also 181.17.

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181.3.2 Records of the Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, SC)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): General correspondence, 1902-25; with indexes, 1902-9, and record cards, 1909-25. Central subject files, 1925-60. Office files of the aide to the Commandant, 1902- 33. Station logbooks, 1903-52. Miscellaneous records, 1917-25. Housing Division historical data files, 1949-59. Development and maintenance records, 1961.

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181.3.3 Records of the Mare Island Navy Yard (San Francisco, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records of the Office of the Commandant/Commander, including letters sent, 1856-1907; letters received, 1854-1910, with registers, 1901-7; General correspondence ("Old Files"), 1917-25, with record cards, 1916- 21, and indexes, 1917-18, 1923-25; General correspondence, 1926- 58; issuances, 1858-1910, 1929-48; and ship battle damage reports, 1941-46. Records of the Captain of the Yard, including letters received, 1900-5, 1911-13; and endorsements sent, 1900- 13. Records of the Department of Construction and Repair, including miscellaneous correspondence, 1891-97; employee, labor, and payroll records, 1862-1901; and Records of the Stone Dry Dock Section, 1880-82. Records of the Department of Equipment and Recruiting, including letters sent and received, 1865-1900. Records of the Department of Steam Engineering, including letters sent and received, 1858-1910; labor and payroll records and time books, 1867-1905; issuances, 1863-82; and Records of the Machinery Division, 1910-18. Records of the Department of Yards and Docks, 1870-1908. Letters sent and received by the Judge Advocate General, 1908-19; Department of Medicine and Surgery, 1892-1912; Navigation Office, 1881-95; and Ordnance Department, 1863-1907. General correspondence of the Submarine Center, 1941- 46; and Supply Department, 1941-46.

Engineering Plans (in San Francisco): Ship mechanical drawings and blueprints, 1940 (60 items). See Also 181.17.

Aerial Photographs (in San Francisco): Mare Island, 1923 (5 items). See Also 181.17.

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181.3.4 Records of the Memphis Navy Yard (Memphis, TN)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Letters sent, 1846-55. Letters received, 1845-55. Reports relating to facility construction, 1847-51. Fiscal records, 1846-55. Records relating to the construction of the ropewalk foundation and vertical wall, 1846- 48.

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181.3.5 Records of the New York (Brooklyn) Navy Yard (New York,
NY)

Textual Records (in New York): Letters sent, principally to the Secretary of the Navy and Navy Department bureaus, 1840-96. Letters received, principally from the Board of Navy Commissioners, the Secretary of the Navy, and Navy Department bureaus, 1826-96. General correspondence, 1896-1942, with indexes, registers, and record cards. General correspondence, 1930-65. Correspondence relating to ships, 1917, 1922, 1929-31. Commander's correspondence, 1957-59. General correspondence of the Industrial Manager, 1914-19, 1947-59; with indexes, 1914-17. Material Laboratory project files, 1925-62. Yard orders, 1900-11. Personnel records, 1879-1922. Station logs, 1856-1930, 1952-64. Patent disclosure files, 1953-59. Technical reports, 1940-60. Ship files, 1957-59. Medical correspondence, 1944-58. Command histories, 1922-46.

Records of the Department of Steam Engineering, including letters sent, 1900-11; letters received, 1899-1911, 1918; payrolls, 1840- 41, 1843, 1848; weekly ship reports, 1904-7; and Commandant's orders, 1896-1909. Records of the Department of Yards and Docks, including letters sent, 1841-42, 1857-89; letters received, 1849- 94; and daily reports of master masons, 1861-62. Records of the Captain of the Yard, including letters sent, 1910; letters received, 1895-1901; logs, 1902-7; and police blotters, 1892, 1896-97. Records of the Equipment Department, including letters sent, 1879-90; letters received, 1900-2; General correspondence, 1908-10; and orders, 1904-9. Records of the Department of Construction and Repair, including letters sent, 1853-61, 1866- 67, 1887-89, 1905-6; and semimonthly vessel reports, 1857-58. Records of the Department of Ordnance, including pay rolls, 1850- 56; and personnel orders, 1833-66. Letters sent, 1899-1900, and received, 1864-67, by the Board on Wages. Miscellaneous records of the Medical Officer, 1917-21; Paymaster, 1851-57; and Aide to the Commandant, 1911.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in New York): Material Laboratory project drawings, 1945-55 (18,400 items). See Also 181.17.

Photographic Prints: Buildings, equipment, construction and launching of ships, views of ships and small craft, and personnel at the New York Navy Yard, 1898-1922 (NYS, 1,250 images). Ship construction and drydock repairs at the New York Navy Yard, 1916-40 (NYSL, 3,034 images). Construction and completion views, U.S.S. North Carolina (BB-55), New York Navy Yard, 1937-41 (NCB, NCC; 572 images). See Also 181.19.

Photographic Prints and Negatives (in New York): Material Laboratory projects, 1930-45 (9,500 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.3.6 Records of the Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, VA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Letters sent to the Secretary of the Navy and Navy Department bureaus, 1866-1911. General correspondence, 1901-43. Central subject files, 1926-59. Correspondence relating to the interned German ships Prinz Friedrich and Kron Prinz Wilhelm, 1915-16. Telegrams sent, 1893- 1911. Radiograms sent and received, 1906-11. Yard orders, 1866- 1911. Navy Department and bureau orders, 1864-74. Station logs, 1893-1932.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in Philadelphia): Wiring blueprints, U.S.S. Hannibal, 1929-34 (29 items). See Also 181.17.

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181.3.7 Records of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard (Pearl Harbor, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records of the Office of the Commandant, including letters sent, 1899-1908; letters received, 1899-1908, with registers, 1905-15; General correspondence ("Old Files"), 1908-26; General correspondence, 1927-57; miscellaneous correspondence, 1930-34; reports relating to the laying up and recommissioning of vessels, 1922-35; and indexes to correspondence of the Machinery, Radio, and Hull Divisions, 1917- 21. Letters sent and received by the Captain of the Yard, 1904-5. Letters sent by the Departments of Construction and Repair, 1904- 5; Equipment and Recruiting, 1904-7; and Steam Engineering, 1906- 7. Records of the Ordnance Department, 1902-19. General subject files, diving and salvage logs, and other Records of the Fleet Salvage Unit, 1941-46.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in San Francisco): Blueprints of wireless telegraph apparatus used aboard ships, 1903-7 (20 items). Fleet Salvage Unit drawings of righting and raising operations on sunken battleships, 1942-44 (420 items). See Also 181.17.

Photographs (in San Francisco): Salvage photographs maintained by the Fleet Salvage Unit, 1941-45 (400 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.3.8 Records of the Pensacola Navy Yard (Pensacola, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Logbook, 1902-3.

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181.3.9 Records of the Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, PA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Letters sent and received, 1827-1900 (with gaps). Correspondence with the Secretary of the Navy and Navy Department bureaus, 1898-1910. General correspondence, 1910-39, with card indexes, 1910-26. Issuances, 1894-1912. Account ledgers, 1784-1801, 1823-24. Station logs, 1841-76, 1950-55. General correspondence of the Shipyard Commander, 1955- 58.

Photographic Prints and Negatives: Activities, facilities, ship views, and personnel of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1907-26, 1953-63 (PS, N; 3,555 images). U.S. Coast Guard vessel, Point Arguello, Philadelphia Navy Yard, n.d. (PSC, 105 images). U.S.S. Relief, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1921 (PSR, 208 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.3.10 Records of the Portsmouth Navy Yard (Portsmouth, NH)

Textual Records (in Boston): Records of the Office of the Commandant, including letters sent, 1823-1911; letters received, 1815-1902; General correspondence, 1900-55; issuances, 1863-1911; and personnel records, 1819-1917. General correspondence, 1925- 50, and correspondence concerning ships, 1934-50, of the Industrial Department. Correspondence of the Inspection Officer, 1910-11. Letters and telegrams received by the Inspector of Ordnance, 1864-67; and by the Recruiting Officer, 1900-8. Records of the Department of Yards and Docks, consisting of letters sent and received by the Captain of the Yard, 1860-91; and monthly reports of the Civil Engineer concerning improvements and repairs, 1856-59.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in Boston): Film aperture cards (35mm microfilm), maintained by the Office of the Commandant, of sail and steam vessels constructed, repaired, or overhauled, 1840-1923, at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, n.d.(194 items). See Also 181.17.

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181.3.11 Records of the Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Historical records, 1910-85. Records of the Commander, including central files, 1924-61; General correspondence, 1925-53; directives case files, 1954-58; and incoming and outgoing dispatches, 1941-42. Primary progress reports, 1963-64.

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181.3.12 Records of the San Francisco (Hunters Point) Navy Yard
(San Francisco, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records of the Office of the Commander, including General correspondence, 1940-58; administrative histories, 1944-52; navy yard publication, The Drydocker, 1944-65; and station logs and journals, 1953-54. General correspondence of the Industrial Manager, 1951-53. Records of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Inspector of Ordnance, consisting of General correspondence, 1951-56, and correspondence relating to ship drawings, 1959-60.

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181.3.13 Records of the San Juan Navy Yard (San Juan, PR)

Textual Records (in New York): Letters sent by the Department of Construction and Repair, 1909-11; and by the Department of Yards and Docks, 1899-1911.

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181.3.14 Records of the Washington Navy Yard (Washington, DC)

Textual Records : Letters sent, 1839-96. Letters received, 1840- 99. General correspondence, 1896-1919. Issuances, 1837-1920. Records relating to personnel, 1817-19, 1848, 1864-1924. Fiscal records, 1832-1909. Records relating to naval property, 1811-95. Station logs, 1830-48, 1852, 1862, 1865-1905. Records of Naval Lodge 641, Knights of Honor, 1879-85. Minutes of meetings of the Naval Temperance Union, 1892-94.

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181.4 Records of Naval Bases
1901-69

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181.4.1 Records of the Charleston Naval Base and Minecraft Base
(Charleston, SC)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1945-54. Medical evaluation records, 1950-57.

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181.4.2 Records of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
(Guantanamo Bay, Cuba)

Textual Records : Correspondence, 1908-46. Subject files, 1948-56.

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181.4.3 Records of the Key West Naval Base (Key West, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Force Headquarters central subject files, 1955, 1958. General correspondence of the Commander, 1954-57.

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181.4.4 Records of the Long Beach Naval Base (Long Beach, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1948- 53. Central subject files, 1961-69. Subject files of the Supply Officer, U.S. Naval Supply Depot, 1949-62.

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181.4.5 Records of the New London Naval Base (New London, CT)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence of the Fitting Out Section, 1917-19.

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181.4.6 Records of the Newport Naval Base (Newport, RI)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence ("Base Files"), 1956.

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181.4.7 Records of the Norfolk Naval Base (Norfolk, VA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Central subject files, 1941- 54.

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181.4.8 Records of the Pearl Harbor Naval Base (Pearl Harbor, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence of the Office of the Commander, 1941-46.

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181.4.9 Records of the Portsmouth Naval Base (Portsmouth, NH)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence, 1947-52. General correspondence ("Base Files"), 1925-58. Correspondence concerning ships, 1937-54. Issuances, 1951-61.

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181.4.10 Records of the Puget Sound Naval Base (Seattle, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of the Commander, consisting of "Old Files," 1901-25; and officer personnel files, 1943. Real property files of the Real Estate Office, 1936-60.

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181.4.11 Records of the Rosneath Naval Base (Rosneath, Scotland)

Textual Records : Records of Naval Base No. 2, 1943-45.

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181.4.12 Records of the San Francisco Naval Base (San Francisco,
CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence of the Office of the Commander, 1946-54. Records of the Commander's Office, Mare Island-Vallejo Area, including General correspondence, 1947-57; and special files, 1951-57.

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181.5 Records of Advanced Amphibious Training Bases (AATB)
1942-44

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181.5.1 Records of the Beni-Sef AATB (Beni-Sef, Algeria)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1943. Station log, 1943.

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181.5.2 Records of the Cherchel AATB (Cherchel, Algeria)

Textual Records : General correspondence and other records, 1943.

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181.5.3 Records of the Mostaganem AATB (Mostaganem, Algeria)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1943.

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181.5.4 Records of the Nemours AATB (Nemours, Algeria)

Textual Records : General correspondence and other records, 1943.

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181.5.5 Records of the Port Lyautey AATB (Port Lyautey, Morocco)

Textual Records : General and miscellaneous correspondence, 1943. Station log, 1943.

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181.5.6 Records of the Salerno AATB (Salerno, Italy)

Textual Records : Encoded teletype dispatches, 1944. Visual signal messages, 1944. Miscellaneous records, 1944.

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181.5.7 Records of the Tenes AATB (Tenes, Algeria)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1943-44. Dispatches and issuances, 1943-44. Station and other logs, 1942-44.

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181.6 Records of Naval Operating Bases (NOB)
1940-57

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181.6.1 Records of the Auckland NOB (Auckland, New Zealand)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1943-44. Miscellaneous records, 1943-44.

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181.6.2 Records of the Dutch Harbor NOB (Dutch Harbor, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General and General confidential files, 1946-47. Communications files, 1945-47. Public works files, 1946.

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181.6.3 Records of the Key West NOB (Key West, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1940-53, 1956-57.

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181.6.4 Records of the Kodiak NOB (Kodiak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General files, 1940-47. Central files, 1941-44. Administrative files, 1948-50. Miscellaneous files, 1945. War diary, 1942-46.

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181.6.5 Records of the Londonderry NOB (Londonderry, Northern
Ireland)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1942-44. Correspondence relating to personnel, 1943-44. Radio dispatches, 1942-44. Correspondence of the Commandant, 1942-44; Executive Officer, 1942; Personnel Officer, 1943-44; Transportation Officer, 1942- 44; and Welfare and Recreation Officer, 1942-44. Muster and allowance cards, 1942-44.

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181.6.6 Records of the Oran NOB (Oran, Algeria)

Textual Records : General records, 1943-45. Administrative records, 1943-45.

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181.6.7 Records of the Palermo NOB (Palermo, Italy)

Textual Records : Correspondence and reports, 1942-45.

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181.6.8 Records of the San Pedro NOB (San Pedro, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1940- 47. Court of inquiry files of the Base Legal Office, 1941-47. General correspondence of the Assistant Industrial Manager, 1940- 47. Subject files of the Mine Disposal Unit, 1941-46. General correspondence, Roosevelt Base, Terminal Island, 1944-46. Operations manual, U.S. Naval Drydocks, Terminal Island, 1944.

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181.7 Records of Other Bases
1940-61

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181.7.1 Records of the Bishops Point Section Base (Bishops Point,
Oahu, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Station logs, 1942-45.

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181.7.2 Records of the Key West Submarine Base (Key West, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): General correspondence, 1946-53. Logbook, 1946.

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181.7.3 Records of the Kodiak Submarine Base (Kodiak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General files of the Commander, 1942-45. General files of the Industrial Manager, 1951-53.

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181.7.4 Records of the New London Naval Submarine Base (New
London, CT)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence, 1940-61.

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181.8 Records of Naval Stations
1867-75, 1898-1971

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181.8.1 Records of the China Lake Naval Station (China Lake, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Central subject files, 1960-71.

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181.8.2 Records of the Culebra Naval Station (Culebra, PR)

Textual Records (in New York): Letters sent, 1904-11. Letters received, 1904-11. Orders, 1902-4. Records relating to the island of Culebra, 1904-11. Correspondence concerning U.S.S. Alliance, 1904-11.

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181.8.3 Records of the Green Cove Springs Naval Station (Green
Cove Springs, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1948-57.

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181.8.4 Records of the Key West Naval Station (Key West, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1927-55. Station logbooks, 1933-46.

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181.8.5 Records of the Kodiak Naval Station (Kodiak and Adak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General files, 1944-50. Correspondence files, 1949-50. Administrative files, 1951-52. Development plans, 1952.

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181.8.6 Records of the Long Beach Naval Station (Long Beach, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1953- 58. Central subject files, 1960-71.

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181.8.7 Records of the Mound City Naval Station (Mound City, IL)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Letters sent, 1873.

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181.8.8 Records of the New Orleans Naval Station (New Orleans,
LA)

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Letters sent and received by the Officer of the Station and the Officer in Charge, U.S. Ironclads in Reserve, 1867-75.

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181.8.9 Records of the Pearl Harbor Naval Station (Pearl Harbor,
HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, "Old Naval Station," 1903-24. General correspondence of the Office of the Commander, 1955-56. Station logs, 1902-24.

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181.8.10 Records of the Port Royal Naval Station (Port Royal, SC)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Station logbooks, 1907-8.

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181.8.11 Records of the Puget Sound Naval Station (Bremerton, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): General correspondence of the Commander, 1951-58.

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181.8.12 Records of the St. Thomas Naval Station (St. Thomas, VI)

Textual Records (in New York): General correspondence, 1917-31. Radio messages sent and received, 1930-31. Personnel assignment correspondence, 1929-31. Station logs, 1921-31. Regulations and orders, 1917-31.

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181.8.13 Records of the San Diego Naval Station (San Diego, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1952- 55.

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181.8.14 Records of San Juan Naval Station (San Juan, PR)

Textual Records (in New York): Letters sent, 1898-1911. Letters received, 1898-1912. Orders, 1898-1911. Station logs, 1910-12. Records of the Board of Labor Employment, consisting of minutes of meetings, 1905-10, and letters sent, 1905-10.

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181.8.15 Records of the Seattle Naval Station (Seattle, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Administrative files of the Commander, 1948-52. Public Works Office master planning files, 1946-56. General correspondence of the Minecraft Delivery Point Team, 1956-59.

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181.8.16 Records of the Tongue Point Naval Station (Astoria, OR)

Textual Records (in Seattle): General correspondence, 1945-55, and General files, 1952-57, of the Commander. General correspondence of the Industrial Manager, 1943-45. Administrative files of Ship Repair Unit No. 1, 1952-54.

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181.8.17 Records of the Treasure Island Naval Station (San
Francisco, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1954- 59. Canceled station instructions, 1951-54.

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181.9 Records of Naval Training Stations (NTS)
1894-1952

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181.9.1 Records of the Great Lakes NTS (Great Lakes, IL)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Central subject files, 1914-39, with record cards, 1926-38. Issuances, 1940. Station logs, 1935- 43. Miscellaneous logs, 1936-43.

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181.9.2 Records of the Newport NTS (Newport, RI)

Textual Records (in Boston): Letters received, 1894-1910. General correspondence ("Station Files"), 1912-52. Correspondence of the commanding officer, 1921-39. Precommissioning training files, 1944-46. Microfilm copy of selected historical files, 1913-48 (1 roll).

Microfilm Publications: T1017.

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181.10 Records of Naval Communications Stations (NCS)
1942-57

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181.10.1 Records of the Honolulu NCS (Honolulu, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Security-classified General correspondence, 1948-55.

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181.10.2 Records of the Kodiak NCS (Kodiak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General files, 1942-49.

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181.10.3 Records of the Pearl Harbor NCS (Pearl Harbor, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1947- 57. Serial correspondence, 1953-55.

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181.10.4 Records of the Seattle NCS (Seattle, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): General files of the Commander, 1946-53.

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181.11 Records of Naval Air Stations (NAS)
1918-70

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181.11.1 Records of the Alameda NAS (Alameda, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Security-classified General correspondence and directives of the Office of the Commander, 1957-58. Survey cards and field books of the Public Works Department, ca. 1940-50.

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181.11.2 Records of the Attu NAS (Attu, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General records, 1945-47. Dispensary records, 1943-46.

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181.11.3 Records of the Barber's Point NAS (Barber's Point, Oahu,
HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence of the Commanding Officer, 1947-55. Station logs, 1946-47, 1950-53. General correspondence of the Public Works Office, 1951.

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181.11.4 Records of the Brunswick NAS (Brunswick, ME)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence, 1951-53. Correspondence relating to facilities ("Section/Base Files"), 1943-46. Regulations, 1943-52. Public Works Office real estate files, 1942-46.

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181.11.5 Records of the Cecil Field NAS (Jacksonville, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Logbooks, 1953-56. Central subject files, 1954. Central subject files, Carrier Air Group 13 and Fighter Squadron 132, 1961-64. Records of Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron 9, consisting of operational records, 1945; hydrographic records, 1944; top secret log, 1950-60; and education, training, and public information files, 1950-60.

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181.11.6 Records of the Ford Island NAS (Ford Island, Oahu, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1947- 52, and security-classified correspondence, 1957-60, of the Commanding Officer.

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181.11.7 Records of the Glenview NAS (Glenview, IL)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Central subject files, 1942-57.

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181.11.8 Records of the Glynco NAS (Glynco, GA)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Station logs, 1952-54, 1957-59.

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181.11.9 Records of the Jacksonville NAS (Jacksonville, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1945. Central subject files, Commanding Officer, 6th Naval District, Naval Air Bases, 1954, 1956-57.

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181.11.10 Records of the Kahului NAS (Kahului, Maui, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1943- 47.

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181.11.11 Records of the Kaneoehe Bay NAS (Kaneoehe Bay, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1943- 50. Historical reports, 1939-45.

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181.11.12 Records of the Key West NAS (Key West, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Logbooks, 1950-57.

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181.11.13 Records of the Kodiak NAS (Kodiak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Administrative files, 1947-49. General files, 1945-50. Base orders, 1943-44. War diary, 1942-43.

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181.11.14 Records of the Lakehurst NAS (Lakehurst, NJ)

Textual Records (in New York): General correspondence, 1919-45. Subject files, 1940-43.

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181.11.15 Records of the Miami NAS (Miami, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Flight log, 1st Division, 7th Squadron, 1918.

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181.11.16 Records of the Minneapolis NAS (Minneapolis, MN)

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Station journals, 1956-70. Notices and instructions, 1960-70.

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181.11.17 Records of the Norfolk NAS (Norfolk, VA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Central subject files, 1925- 60. Station logs, 1949-55.

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181.11.18 Records of the Olathe NAS (Olathe, KS)

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Station journals, 1952-70. Notices and instructions, 1954-61. Decimal subject files, 1958-70. Aircraft accident and crash reports, 1959. Correspondence and reports, 1960-61. Station deactivation files, 1969-70.

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181.11.19 Records of the Sanford NAS (Sanford, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Station logs, 1951-57.

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181.11.20 Records of the Seattle NAS (Seattle, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): General files, 1938-53.

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181.11.21 Records of the Sitka NAS (Sitka, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Records relating to Port Althorp, 1942-44.

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181.11.22 Records of the Spokane NAS (Spokane, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Station logs, 1950's.

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181.11.23 Records of the Wahiawa NAS (Wahiawa, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1950- 56.

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181.11.24 Records of the Whidbey Island NAS (Whidbey Island, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Station Journals, 1961-64.

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181.12 Records of Naval Air Facilities (NAF)
1942-56

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181.12.1 Records of the Adak NAF (Adak, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General files, 1942-49. General correspondence, 1943-47.

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181.12.2 Records of the Amchitka NAF (Amchitka, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): General correspondence, 1943-45.

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181.12.3 Records of the Andreanof Island NAF (Andreanof Island,
AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Administrative files, 1944-47.

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181.12.4 Records of the Annapolis NAF (Annapolis, MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Station logs, 1944-47.

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181.12.5 Records of the Cold Bay NAF (Cold Bay, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Radio logs, 1943-45.

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181.12.6 Records of the Grand Cayman Island NAF (Grand Cayman
Island, British West Indies)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1942-44. Station report, 1944.

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181.12.7 Records of the Hilo NAF (Hilo, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1943- 47. Issuances, 1944-45. Station newspaper, Station Air, 1944-45.

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181.12.8 Records of the Honolulu NAF (Honolulu, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1944- 45.

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181.12.9 Records of the Imperial Beach NAF (Imperial Beach, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1955- 56.

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181.12.10 Records of the Kiska NAF (Kiska, AK)

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Confidential files, 1943-44.

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181.12.11 Records of the La Fe NAF (La Fe, Cuba)

Textual Records : General correspondence, 1942-44. Station log, 1943. Intelligence bulletins, circular letters, and other records, 1942-44.

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181.12.12 Records of the Washington (Anacostia) NAF (Washington,
DC)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Central subject files, 1949- 51. Station logs, 1951.

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181.13 Records of the Naval Air Training Command
1942-69

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181.13.1 Records of the Air Operational Training Command
(Jacksonville, FL) and its successor, the Naval Air Advanced
Training Command (Jacksonville, FL, and Corpus Christi, TX)

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Subject files of the Commandant, 1942-58.

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181.13.2 Records of the Air Intermediate Training Command (Corpus
Christi, TX, and Pensacola, FL) and its successor, the Naval Air
Basic Training Command (Corpus Christi, TX)

Textual Records : Subject files, 1942-45 (in Fort Worth), and 1946-51 (in Atlanta).

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181.13.3 Records of the Naval Air Advanced Training Command
(Jacksonville, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1942-45.

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181.13.4 Records of the Naval Air Technical Training Command
(Memphis, TN)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1942-59.

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181.13.5 Records of the Naval Air Training Command (Pensacola,
FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1957. Index to General correpondence, 1947-57. General correspondence, 1948-51, 1956-58. Outgoing correspondence, 1960-69. Directives, 1957-61. Inspection reports, 1957-60. General files, 1960-69. Operations readiness plans, 1963-65.

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181.14 Records of Other Naval Air Installations
1930-73

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181.14.1 Records of the Naval Air Technical Training Center,
Jacksonville NAS (Jacksonville, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Courses of study, curriculum outlines, lesson guides, and master schedules, 1946-59. Central subject files, 1960-61.

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181.14.2 Records of the Navy Pre-Flight School (St. Mary's,
College, Moraga, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Personnel correspondence, 1946. Station logs, 1942-46. Subject files, 1942-46. Unit history, 1946.

Photographs (in San Francisco): Program activities, 1943-46 (6,000 images). Officers and enlisted men, 1942-45 (100 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.14.3 Records of the Quonset Point Naval Air Rework Facility
(Quonset Point, RI)

Textual Records (in Boston): Command history files, 1949-73. Organization charts, 1944-72.

Motion Pictures (in Boston): Activities at the rework facility, 1968 (1 reel).

Photographs (in Boston): Buildings, shops, equipment, repair activities, personnel, and aerial views of the facility, 1941-70 (550 images). See Also 181.19.

Color Slides (in Boston): Activities at the rework facility, 1964-70 (101 images). See Also 181.19.

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181.14.4 Records of the Seattle Naval Air Base (Seattle, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Administrative files of the Commander, 1950-51.

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181.14.5 Records of the Squantum Naval Reserve Aviation Base
(Squantum, MA)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence, 1930-43. Station logs, 1934-43. Muster rolls, 1933-43. Registers of issuances, 1941-43.

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181.15 Records of Other Naval Shore Establishments
1834-1981

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181.15.1 Records of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Mail, telephone, and publication logs, 1955-61. Central subject files of the Charleston Group (Charleston, SC), 1954-61. Central subject files, 1957, and legal assistance files, 1960-61, of the Florida Group (Green Cove Springs, FL). Deck logs for USS APL-54, 1958-60.

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181.15.2 Records of the Bangor Ammunition Depot (Bremerton, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Station journal, 1919-64.

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181.15.3 Records of the Civil Engineering Laboratory (Port
Hueneme, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Project files, 1943-72.

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181.15.4 Records of the Electricians Training School (Takoma
Park, MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Correspondence, 1951-53.

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181.15.5 Records of the Military Sea Transportation Service--
North Pacific Sub-Area

Textual Records (in Seattle): General correspondence, 1950-59, and administrative files, 1952-53, of the Commander. General files of the Port Director, 1946-51.

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181.15.6 Records of the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training
Center (Melville, RI)

Textual Records (in Boston): War diaries, 1943-45. Records relating to torpedo boat development and combat, 1942-45.

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181.15.7 Records of Naval Activities (Port Lyautey, Morocco)

Textual Records : Correspondence and reports, 1951-53.

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181.15.8 Records of the Naval Ammunition Depot (Charleston, SC)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Depot security records, 1959-62.

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181.15.9 Records of the Naval Ammunition Depot (Hawthorne, NV)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1948- 50. War diaries, 1942-46.

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181.15.10 Records of the Naval Electronics Laboratory (San Diego,
CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Central subject files, 1942-56. Field surveys, 1927-62. Engineering notebooks, 1941-71. Research and development technical reports, 1942-53. Security- classified General correspondence, 1949.

Architectural and Engineering Plans (in Los Angeles): Drawings and specifications, 1946-55 (2,000 items). See Also 181.17.

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181.15.11 Records of the Naval Engineering Experiment Station
(Annapolis, MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Station logs, 1951-53. Flight certificates, 1951-53.

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181.15.12 Records of the Naval Gun Factory (Washington, DC)

Textual Records : Letters sent by the Inspector of Ordnance, 1854- 93, and the Superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory, 1893-1912. Letters received by the Inspector of Ordnance, 1851-54, 1857-58, 1866-87. Construction correspondence, 1851-53. Letters sent relating to employees, 1890-95. Memorandums, 1879-1917. Issuances, 1871-73, 1891-1911, 1919, 1922. Fiscal records, 1905- 12. Property records, 1862-72, 1888-90, 1905-8. Records relating to employment and wages, 1859-1914, including minutes and reports of the Board of Wages, 1884-85.

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181.15.13 Records of the Naval Ocean Systems Center (San Diego,
CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Research and development project case files, 1955-70. Security-classified research and development project case files, 1953-66.

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181.15.14 Records of the Naval Ordnance Station (Indian Head, MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Central subject files, 1907- 25.

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181.15.15 Records of the Naval Ordnance Test Station (Pasadena,
CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Security-classified project test reports, 1949-69.

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181.15.16 Records of the Navy Radiological Defense Laboratory
(San Francisco, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1946- 59. Technical experiment notebooks, 1948-58. Technical reports artwork, 1956-60. Testing project field records, 1955-56.

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181.15.17 Records of Naval Reserve Divisions (Rock Island, IL)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Correspondence and other records, 1924-43.

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181.15.18 Records of the Naval Reserve Training Command (Omaha,
NE)

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Manpower authorization reports, 1954-68. General correspondence and reports, 1959-62. Notices and instructions, 1956-70. Monthly reports of personnel, 1962-68. Decimal subject files, 1959-70.

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181.15.19 Records of the Naval Ship Research and Development
Center (Bethesda, MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Central subject files, 1918- 48.

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181.15.20 Records of the Naval Supply Center (Long Beach, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Subject files of the Supply Officer, U.S. Naval Supply Depot, 1949-62.

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181.15.21 Records of the Naval Supply Center (Oakland, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Material logistical support analysis reports (Pacific Ocean Area), 1946-60.

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181.15.22 Records of Naval Unit 1-A (Loop Receiving Station,
Bailey Isle, ME)

Textual Records (in Boston): Station logs, 1942-45. Operation (loop signature) logs, 1942-45.

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181.15.23 Records of Naval Unit 1-B (Loop Receiving Station,
South Portland, ME)

Textual Records (in Boston): Station logs, 1944-45. Weekly war diaries, 1942-45.

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181.15.24 Records of Naval Unit 1-F (Loop Receiving Station, Fort
Williams, ME)

Textual Records (in Boston): General correspondence, 1941-44. War diaries, 1942-43. Station logs, 1942-44. Operation logs, 1942-43.

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181.15.25 Records of Naval Unit 1-I (Loop Receiving Station,
Westport Point, MA)

Textual Records (in Boston): Station logs, 1944.

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181.15.26 Records of the Naval Weapons Annex (Corona, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Security-classified General correspondence, 1954-61. Security-classified projects and studies files, 1954-63.

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181.15.27 Records of the Naval Weapons Center (China Lake, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1944- 58. Project files (Sidewinder, Snort, Parachute), 1942-81. Formerly security-classified central subject files, 1949-50. Management analysis files, 1950-58. Security-classified General correspondence, 1956-58. Security-classified project files, 1952- 79. Security-classified missile distance measurement reports, 1953-61.

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181.15.28 Records of the Naval Weapons Station (Concord, CA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): General correspondence, 1958- 59.

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181.15.29 Records of the Naval Weapons Station (Seal Beach, CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1947- 69.

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181.15.30 Records of the Pacific Missile Test Center (Point Mugu,
CA)

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): General correspondence, 1946- 59. Test reports, 1955. Security-classified range project and administration files, 1951-59. Sparrow II project files, 1952-58. Laboratory project records, 1952-58. Public Affairs Office historical files, 1945-77.

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181.15.31 Records of the Pacific Reserve Fleet

Textual Records : General correspondence of the Mare Island Group (San Francisco, CA), 1956-58 (in San Francisco). Central subject files of the Commander, Tacoma Group (Tacoma, WA), 1953-58, and the Columbia River Group, 1951-57 (in Seattle).

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181.15.32 Records of Portsmouth Naval Prison (Portsmouth, NH)

Textual Records (in Boston): Annual reports, 1908-28. Station logs, 1920-40.

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181.15.33 Records of the Severn River Naval Command (Annapolis,
MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): General correspondence, 1944- 53.

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181.15.34 Records of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Ingalls
Shipbuilding Corporation (Pascagoula, MS)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Central subject files, 1957-63.

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181.15.35 Records of the U.S. Naval Berthing Facility, Swan
Island (Portland, OR)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Miscellaneous files, 1944-47.

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181.15.36 Records of the U.S. Naval Home (Philadelphia, PA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Correspondence, 1838-1910. Admission permits, 1834-1910. Monthly reports of admissions, deaths, and changes, 1866-88. Beneficiaries files, 1887-1943. Requisitions and vouchers, 1890-1908. Station logs, 1943-49. Personnel files of residents of the home, 1931-59.

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181.15.37 Records of the U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Headquarters
(Boston, MA)

Textual Records (in Boston): Station logs, 1944-46. Station logs of the shore patrol unit at Quincy, MA, 1943-46.

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181.15.38 Records of the U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Headquarters
(Newport, RI)

Textual Records (in Boston): Station logs, 1944-46.

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181.15.39 Records of the David Taylor Model Basin
(Carderock, MD)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Reports and blueprints, 1957-61.

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181.15.40 Records of the U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Institute,
U.S. Naval Aviation Medical Center
(Pensacola, FL)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Scientific publications, 1942-69. Research publications, 1963-65.

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181.16 Textual Records (General)
1925-96

Records (in Atlanta) of the Military Sealift Command, Gulf Subarea, New Orleans, LA, consisting of daily log of the staff duty officer which includes the account of operations during Hurricane Betsy in September 1965, 1965-66; and subject files, 1967.

Records (in Atlanta) of the Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division, Charleston, South Carolina, including real estate property records, 1969-71; and Design Division files (8,610 microfilm cards), 1962-72.

Records (in Seattle) of the Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest Division, Bureau of Yards and Docks, Seattle Washington, consisting of real property records, 1962-70.

Records (in Los Angeles) of the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, consisting of local station newspapers, 1925-96; command histories, 1959-95; and historical matters, 1964-96.

Records (in Boston) of Anti-Submarine Squadron Thirty-Four, consisting of squadron logs, 1960-68; and command histories, 1966-68.

Records (in Boston) of Carrier Division Fourteen, Anti-Submarine Warfare Task Group BRAVO, consisting of General correspondence, 1962.

Records (in Boston) of Service Squadron Two, consisting of correspondence, 1966-68.

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181.17 Cartographic Records (General)

See Maps and Charts Under 181.2.13.
See Architectural and Engineering Plans Under 181.2.13, 181.3.1, 181.3.5, 181.3.6, 181.3.7, 181.3.10, and 181.15.10.
See Engineering Plans Under 181.3.3.
See Aerial Photographs Under 181.3.3.

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181.18 Motion Pictures (General)

See Under 181.14.3.

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181.19 Still Pictures (General)
1891-1996

Photographic Prints: Flying boat NC-4 and airship C-2, 1919 (NC, 2 images). Views of U.S. warships, 1891-1916 (BSO, 12 images). Construction of U.S.S. Saratoga (CVA-60), modifications to U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CVA-14), and the launching of U.S.S. Farragut (DD- 348), 1934-56 (CLM, 200 images). Lt. Eugene Ely landing an airplane on the armored cruiser U.S.S. Pennsylvania, 1911; and gunnery practice, U.S.S. Maryland (ACR-8) and U.S.S. South Dakota (ACR-9), n.d. (PSX, 14 images). Buildings and businesses in the Wallabout and Kent Avenue sections of New York City, by Somach Photo Service, 1920-41 (WM, WA; 2,655 images). Photographs (in Los Angeles) from the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, 1917-96.

See Photographs Under 181.2.1, 181.2.13, 181.3.7, 181.14.2, and 181.14.3.
See Photographic Prints Under 181.3.5.
See Photographic Prints and Negatives Under 181.3.5 and 181.3.9.
See Color Slides Under 181.14.3.


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