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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of Vice Admiral
Edward L. Cochrane

Scope and Content Note

Vice Admiral Edward L. Cochrane served with distinction as the Chief of the Bureau of Ships throughout World War II. In that capacity, he was directly responsible for the Navy's massive shipbuilding and maintenance program from November 1942 until November 1946. The papers include documents pertaining to the reorganization of the Bureau of Ships during World War II as well as transcripts of official speeches given by Admiral Cochrane during his term as head of that Bureau. Additionally, there are many personal papers and photographs relating to the Admiral's close association with civilian Naval Architecture and engineering organizations.

There are three series in the collection. Series I, Orders, 1914-1918, is arranged chronologically. Series II contains letters of promotion and commendation from 1914 to 1946, and Series III holds pay and travel vouchers dated 1914-1947. These two series are also arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Edward L. Cochrane, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
United States. Navy--Officers.
United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships.
Rhode Island (Battleship : BB-17)
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
Naval architecture.
Marine engineering.


2.5 cubic feet

13 August 2002